• Charles Häberl deposited The Situation in Iraq on Humanities Commons 1 year, 6 months ago

    Recording of a brief anecdote in Neo-Mandaic. “We heard yesterday, four or five days ago a Mandaean in Baghdad, whose name is Laith Anis Ḥamur, he was a jeweler who has gold. They came in upon him, he also had a weapon, they didn’t give him an opportunity to give up his weapon. They killed him, they took his gold jeweler, they took his money, and they left him there. The Mandaeans there, the men, they are very distressed every day. Their poor doctors, they won’t go to work. None of the jewelers go to the market when the situation is very dire. I don’t know what they’ll do, I only pray that God protects them, that Life, God, and Manda d’Hayyi protects them.”