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"dan osman" Discussed on Curious City
"Life during covid nineteen. The stay at home. Order has changed just about every aspect of our lives including the way we worship and today we meet the woman who is experiencing a very unusual Ramadan this year. I'm Dan Osman. This might not interrupted. Ramadan is a month where Muslims fast from dawn until sunset and the month is centered around spirituality prayer renewing your faith and your connection with God and your connection to our holy book the Koran. It is a month that you feel the blessings and and you really feel those bussing centered around community a lot of the time because it is a month where we engage in communal prayer every night one of the memorable experiences we have. I've read on. Madan is going to the Players in the evening after we break our fast and depending on the night of the month you may see hundreds or thousands of people alot pitch dark outside and seeing the building and the minaret and dome illuminated by the lights around. The mosque against the sky is just a beautiful sight. Honestly I was very concerned about how we would still make it feel special how we would still maintain that sense of community and spirituality. Even though we're not seeing anyone as the month kind of move don I came to appreciate the way that I am experiencing it because there is more focused on your children? We can pray at home as a family. We can have our three-year-old just sitting on the floor next to US playing with his blocks and he can also see us praying so I do appreciate that. And I appreciate sort of pairing things down to the essentials and realizing that's kind of what Madonna's more about my husband grew up in Gaza and Palestine. He did go through school during the Intifada enduring other events in Gaza where they were not able to go out or go to school or go to the mosque or or go anywhere so he very much so appreciates the fact that we are able to do that here and he's tries to communicate that to the kids night. You know kids. They don't they don't get it. They don't realize the difference in their situation and others by. I think it's still good for them to realize onto here that not everyone has the same experience may seem like a difficult situation and it is a difficult situation. There's no denying that but there are. I think levels of difficulty. Ooh It's GonNa be a challenge to see when things can kind of resume the way that we're used to and I don't know how soon that will actually happen. Because our prayers specifically put people in close proximity with one another standing shoulder to shoulder when we kneel and put our faces on the ground. It's like everyone. Is you know touching the same carpet and is a very close to one another and so I am concerned about that but at the same time in a SNAM worship is anywhere so you don't have to necessarily worship in a mosque. There's a verse in the Pura on that says say to my servant that I'm near I hear the prayers of those who call on me so basically saying that all you have to do as Colin Gotten. He will answer you in one way or another. When you really think about the fact that you know God is the one who's in control of all of it and you surrender yourself to that fact. I feel it's a little bit easier to cut through it and to do your part in order to stay sane and stay healthy and take care of yourself in those around you and just realized that whatever's going to happen is GonNa Happen and that hopefully he will take care of you. That was Deanna of Mon- for our series life interrupted this story was produced by Isabel Carter and Joe so with help from me Stephen Jackson. We want to hear from you too. How has your life been interrupted? And how are you getting through it? If you have a story to tell get in touch find us on facebook and twitter or send us an email at life interrupted at wbz Dot Org..
"dan osman" Discussed on WRIR.org 97.3FM
"Dot org and joining us now from the Netherlands isn't gonna move on building about a journalist and political analysts specializing in issues concerning Iraq Iran Syria and Turkey with a particular focus on Kurdish politics he is covered several major battles against ISIS in northern Syria and Iraqi Kurdistan for outlets such as the Middle East died the daily beast the region to fence post al Jizerou and foreign policy and his latest book based on first hand research and interviews conducted on the ground in Iraqi Kurdistan and all this area is the Kurds of northern Syria governance diversity and conflicts welcome to background briefing by me and then we're going to thank you N. de up what's your sense over understanding now the fate of the Kurdish fighters who the US abandoned or at least president trump abandoned they've had to make a very hasty deal with Syria with the Assad regime will have a beginning communication with them for some time have they lost all of their leverage in effect in making this deal well it's very difficult to say now because they're saying that the deal is only to protect the border and that their administration will stay somehow intact so it's difficult to say and also there is this issue that you have to steal announcements recently by the US administration after meeting with Turkish officials about like a ceasefire agreement so there were some people saying this is the end of the steering currents but I think the game it's not the being played out and we still have to see the next few days what's going on exactly happened but the other one is has refused to cease fire five so what has he agreed to well according to the US administration there was a ceasefire agreement that to the court should withdraw from from what I think a twelve mile zone from the border from Jordan Syria and and Turkey stops their operation and done if this works down do you accept a social not the sanctions on Turkey but it's very fresh I mean it just happened to Dan Osman so we have to wait this also the reaction of the of the Kurds let's say of the military leadership of the Kurds because until now it's it's just happened and I mean all these days has been like this every day something else is being sent or tweeted or responded to so we have to see sure but do we have any idea of how long this twelve mile boffo will go along that lengthy border between the Turkey and Syria well I think we have to wait until there's more clarification from U. S. administration officials but it seems that they're talking about the area between the lobby out that also line where most of the fighting is taking place even Nalder was reportedly a hospital shelves and also line so I think they're still fighting so we have to see how that works out and even if the courts work stopped being removed from that area because in the past they said like also we had the security mechanism deal and we removed off fortifications and some of our forces and then still Turkey attacked so of course there's also a trust issue like today still trust to US after what happened I mean it's not for nothing that they try to they basically reached a deal with with this year in government to come to to the city's that's not for nothing shore and what role as Russia played in this and they broke at this or is this between Turkey and the United States well this specific deal between the US and Turkey is between US and Turkey but the deal between the Syrian government on the curse most likely rush played a role than dot but that's that's not we haven't seen any public confirmation of that by the Russian government but most likely they were part of this deal between this year in courts and and Damascus because they have been calling for deal between the course of the muscles for a long time now but this new deal between the US and Turkey we still have to see how that will play out but the idea of the whatever other one I mean obviously this thing is being very good for the ones domestic popularity was having he lost a couple of elections and now he even the opposition praising the military actions in northern Syria but the idea of resettling the three point six million Arab refugees from the Syrian war into this buffer zone as it has always been rather dubious as it not because these urban refugees mostly and the areas is Kurdish and Arab FAMAS so if this twelve mile deal ends up being the new status quo is it going to fulfill the ones ambitions to resettle and have that buffer along the border well I'm not sure if this this small area out this big and all for free point six million people and also the majority of those people are not from trump to lobby out there that are yeah I mean there were some people that flat daily we ought to tell up yet from the fighting when the Kurds took it from my system as possible to bring those people back to top yet but I think most of the population of static on your also like they were still living there so I think it will not so still the the ambitions of art London even this let's say after he does get what it wanted this is for two miles borders on that even done it will be very difficult to implement because the majority of those people are living in Turkey they are not from that area they're mostly from other people and like other cities in northwestern Syria there's like a very small part of them that are actually from the northeast of Sir you are from this border and on service so you would get like demographic change I mean there's a lot of Arabs also live in that area but prince is the remaining guards if there will be basically displaced and then replaced with our Dennis will be like on the almost completely our majority are like the whole border and now you still half like areas like cities with occurred to Kurdish majority but if I don't spend will be completely implemented then you'll basically house all those Kurdish majority small towns and cities they would be like arabized art on gets what he wants but it seems that there's something else going on now and we have to see how this will play out in the end and again I'm speaking with that amendment land bill going back a journalist and political analysts specializing in issues concerning Iraq Iran Syria and Turkey with a particular focus on fetish politics he is the author of the Kurds of northern Syria governance diversity and conflicts and what is the situation vis a vis isis that's obviously the idea that ISIS prisoners would be released and I understand that the the shock troops that are the ones being using the circle free Syrian army I have a lot of jihadis in their ranks and some of them have been releasing prisoners as far as we know but if the Syrians takeover these camps I don't think the fate of those prisoners who was would be particularly good what's the latest on that is it is I mean that is really I think what's driven the vote in the house of here in Washington yesterday which is a heavy condemnation of of trump with two to one Republicans joining with the Democrats in a resolution against what trump is done I think by and large the Congress people were probably motivated by that fear of of ISIS being given a get out of jail free pass what's your understanding since you're very familiar with that area hi to me what is going exactly going on and how many of these prisoners are being free well until now there have been five prisoners freed from prison in the city of Kamaishi there was also a camp arrested your ID peak that was shelled and administration had to evacuate the the refugee camp so I think a lot of the ISIS families they're scared from this specific on and then there was also present in the city of I know you sever most likely some people are scared but it's still not clear yet like the Belgians now saying that too at these two persons were scared that's gone for like two Belgian ISIS male fighters of course we're not just talking about foreigners we also talking about Syria and ISIS fighters that could escape but so far it seems that the log a large number of spices families have escaped from the camp and I Nissan like a small number also ISIS fighters and in the city of commission and have the Syrians taken over the camps in the south holding us prisoners and their families no until now it's still on the Kurdish control but also I sisters like some online like before just before the attack I just carried out that attack on Kurdish let forces saying this is a revenge for a woman so there seems to be some indications that isis is stepping up attacks and I think that ISIS also wants to basically free dose prisoners and there was even a statement I think today from ice is that they claim to have read some woman from a prison I talk about the local authorities at arco day denied this but it's clear that this is like a huge risk if Turkey will be allowed to continue with this operation but the situation also has strange because also this year in government has stepped in but I mean they haven't taken over any prisoners so far they have arrived mostly and in border cities to basically stopped took some intense recorder so what are the Americans doing as I mean there Russian and media areas is crawling out of the U. S. abandoning at their facilities there and they're showing pictures of refrigerators full of Sodor eccentric I mean if if there's a deal going on between the US and Turkey is the withdrawal of US forces being halted is it being reversed or are they still getting out of there and and also one of the big headquarters which was also warehouse storing arms at the circle cement factory the US airforce bombed it yesterday so what's the status on the position of the US troops Ave in retreat or they're holding or are they going to go back well I I think most most of the US forces around the clock cool Bonnie mom **** and this this is a specific area of the house were drawn from these areas but there are still some areas where there are still US forces present like for instance the countryside of data that is all so number of of US forces have withdrawn from their bases including that cement factory you mention but the US army is still in some basis in other parts of Syria like in the house of the problems I think and and that is sold so they also do I said that they would withdraw one thousand troops but there's not one thousand troops in Syria there are more troops and also the US set for short gonna keep troops and bought off in the town of bass which is not the nor piece of sherry that's further further all to basically stop the Iranians from from and sensing there but until now there are still some US troops in in Syria so I I think it's unclear I think the trump administration still says publicly that they want to withdraw those troops that are there well of course you don't withdraw troops in one or two days to take some time to withdraw those troops well it is obviously very confusing and a lot of push back from from the Congress with that resolution so it's hard to know in and of course trump showed this letter that he wrote to everyone on the ninth three days after the phone call in which he essentially gave when the green light which was one of the most extraordinary undiplomatic letters any world leaders have a probably sent I think where he said don't be a tough guy don't be a fool my understanding is that the one through that letter in the trash so what's your understanding of of the U. S. Turkish relations you know given then met Norma semana nationalism and jingoism going on now in the Turkish media which is not on I'm like what happened in the United States when and the bush administration invaded Iraq with shock and all well I mean it's difficult to say I mean that the Turkish media is always like very nationalistic and like to have been always seem like this conspiracies of the west to divide Turkey because these dates back to history basically off the Altman empire one after the defeat of the Ottoman Empire basically like western powers tried to divided on demand empire in pieces and they lost a lot of land so they still have to sort of conspiracy thinking that the west is out there to divide Turkey and yeah and US of course you also have a lot of anger because of Turkey buying a like weapons from Russia and closer to Iran and and and Russia but also a lot of people forget that Turkey also has good relations with friends or a law like this is often ignored I'm also Turkey is a very big act during like crazy as H..