Tuesday, June 25, 2013

News at Eleven: [Al-Saddiq] Al-Raddi's resistance is not driven

by hatred for the faith, but rather by the way he believes that the regime twists Islam into a plaything. As he said to The Majalla, "Our problem is not with Islam or Islamic civilization, but rather its use for political ends which destroys society." He showed this by reflecting Sudan's rich history in poems that portrays the history of Sudan's multifaceted past. Al-Raddi's knowledge of his past allows him to flit from the relics that predate the Egyptian pharaohs to the Saharan trade routes that connected his country with West Africa, Libya, the palaces in Baghdad, Sicily and Andalusia.

from The Majalla: Refusing the Politics of Piety


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