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Robin Yassin-Kassab

al-Qa’ida Speaks

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time does not pass

our dead live more deeply

water flows stalactite

our lungs do not breathe

 

 

we have no enemies contemporary

we fight ghosts of the past

Crusader and Jew

Safavid, Qarmatian

Mongol, munaafiq

the followers of Khusrau

– all must be repeated

there is no new news

 

the sin of this moment

is the taint of the present

its salvation lies deep in

its own timeless heart

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Written by Robin Yassin-Kassab

September 6, 2011 at 12:14 am

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