I would love to see Sufism in Afghanistan & Hinduism in India get a choke hold on the Wahhabi Movement in Pakistan & kill it. Peace would be more likely in the region. This is what I would most cherish after researching, reporting on, and poetically allying myself with Afghanistan for about a year now.
Most of the Christians out of the United States & Europe are getting out of the way & going home. The Afghan National Army & Police & citizens of Afghanistan stay. They stay & fight for their freedom & fledgling democracy. They fight the Wahhabi-tainted & intolerant Taliban. What’s going to take place in Afghanistan now will be, to say the very least, interesting ~ and, alas, bloody.
The religious connotations of the ongoing Afghanistan War, I believe, cannot be denied. I believe matters of spirituality cannot be denied anywhere. But I’ve never been to war as an individual, just a citizen of a nation gone to war. Being an American, this is a common thing for my countrymen & me.
It will be nice ~ when the Taliban succumb to the efforts for peace & become monks somewhat like they were originally. I’m sure most people don’t believe this will happen. But I pray.
Old Timer Chronicle II, this blog, has been covering the Afghanistan War for a wee bit more than a year, from September, 2013, to October, 2014. Some research of the war’s earlier years has been included. Sufism, a version of Islam popular amongst Afghans, is explored & Hinduism, out of India, is touched upon. Some of St. Paul’s work represents Christianity on this blog. Wahhabism, a blood-thirsty perversion of Islam, can be explored on a link or two. My favorite TV news commentators, Alex Wagner & Harris Faulkner, dropped by a few times via my shenanigans.
Today Old Timer Chronicle II has 90 subscribers. It was removed from the wordpress.com forum some time ago. By whom? Why? Maybe the NSA is doing its job protecting U.S. citizens, like myself, from blood-letting Jihadists.
Also, I wrote a narrative verse that consists of forty episodes entitled “Afghaneeland” in this issue of the Old Timer. I’ve promoted it as Afghanistan’s new Iliad. That makes me the Homer of Afghanistan. Ain’t that somethin’? I’ve never been there.
Among the characters that evolved out of my poetical efforts on this blog, thrives the young Afghan woman, Mamoodia. She’s an idealistic, unrealistic, but promising, beautiful character, evolved out of Nuristan province. Now she endures in the world of literature ~ to thwart unscrupulous Taliban ~ forever!
Young Afghan Mamoodia pulls an arrow out of her quiver