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People of the Book: Fighting the Holy War
At the heart of most of the world's great religions, there is a sacred text. This is usually a compilation of the words of the enlightened founder of the path or the interpretations of the life and teachings of this founder. Within this text is contained the...
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New audience for Antara, the desert warrior-poet
“I am a man who, taken alive, would have to be dragged in chains behind the meanest camel in the herd.” Strong words. Yet Antara ibn Shaddad was no average warrior-poet.
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Hear the NYU Abu Dhabi Institute panel talk War Songs: The Poetry of Antarah ibn Shaddad, about the pre-Islamic warrior and poet with a heroic voice.
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Held at cultural space Creekside tonight, the panel War Songs: The Poetry of Antara ibn Shaddad will feature a discussion between editors from the library of Arabic literature.
A new weapon of Islamist extremists is...poetry?
A new weapon of militant Islamist groups is ... poetry?
In the West, the pen is 'mightier than the sword'. In the East, the pen and the sword 'are one'. Islamist extremists probably have no idea they are tapping into ancient Eastern wisdom with their latest recruitment tool – poetry.

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