Monday, February 11, 2013

Abu Al-`Ala' Al-Ma`arri beheaded by Syrian rebels

People still argue whether Al-Mutanabbi or Al-Ma`arri was the best poet of Arabic ever.  I am a fan of both but I am politically closer to Al-Ma`arri as he was a great advocate of reason and critic of clerics and religion in general.  Syrian rebels beheaded the statue of Ma`arri in Syria and accused him of infidelity.  Kid you not.