Kurdistan between illusion and truth . Part (16)

It is assumed that we continue today to talk about the ancient roots of the Kurds, but it is very shameful that the Kurds -occupying Raqqa- will perform a folkloric show that resembles what Israel is doing in Palestine of holding folkloric concerts that include the display of clothing and songs on the basis that it is from the Kurds heritage in Raqqa, getting help in that from some traitors who were assisted by some ignorant traitors who were paid few dollars in exchange of turning a blind eye and acknowledging this Kurdish folklore, which is claimed to be from the heritage of the Kurds in Raqqa.

The Kurds had never existed throughout history in the city of Raqqa. Words approved by the Kurds themselves, especially the fanatical politicians among them, for the Kurdistan Project, and we find this in all Kurdish institutes in European countries such as the French Kurdish Institute, for example, which published many of the alleged maps where we do not see the impact of the Kurdish presence in Raqqa during ancient and modern history.

The whole topic is groups of Kurdish women from outside Raqqa who were brought in to perform a folkloric party alleged to be from the Kurdish heritage of Raqqa with the help of some traitors of Arabism, and may the soul of (Rabia Al-Raqi) rest in peace, when he said about Raqqa from one thousand two hundred and fifty years in the context of his praise for it:

Oh how beautiful Raqqa and its houses

A country whose inhabitants you would all like

A country that no other matches

Wilderness and nautical residents

From Quraysh and a Assad

He talks about the residents of Raqqa, who are from the Quraysh of the authentic Arab tribe, and so far the grave of the Companion (Wabsa ibn Maabad ibn Al-Asadi).

And the poet is Rabia bin Maabad bin Lajah bin Al-Aizar Al-Asadi Al-Raqi – born in the village of Al-Ghanem Al-Zahir, north of the city of Raqqa, about thirty miles.

I wrote about him in a book called “Rabia Al-Raqi, the poet of Raqqa in the Abbasid era”. He died in the year (98) AH during the days of the caliphate Al-Ma’mun.

Raqqa was abandoned during the conquest of the Mongols until it was rebuilt in the era of Ottoman colonialism in the year (1860) CE.

When reviewing all the maps made by Kurdish politicians, they have no presence in their alleged designs, as we said.

When Al-Raqqa was rebuilt in the Ottoman era, they were inhabited by Arab families brought from the tribe east of Deir Al-Zour and other Arab families brought from Urfa whom origin was from the Ansar companions of the Messenger of God, who were allegedly attributed to the region from which they came, and they said about them “the Kurds of Raqqa” who are fifteen families of pure Arab blood attributed to The Kurdish areas from which the Ottomans deserted them.

And the countryside of Raqqa was inhabited five hundred years ago when the Arab tribes of Zabid al-Qahtaniya inhabited them known as Al-Afadleh.

Until the year 1970 AD, the Kurdish population of Raqqa did not exceed more than thirty people who were working in building fields holding cement on their shoulders and harvesters workers who came from the northern villages adjacent to Tal Abiad like the village of Tal Akhdar and they were from the Iraqi Kurds who migrated to it and gave it the name of the village from which they migrated from Iraqi Kurdistan .

We continue … Later, we will follow up on the historical roots of the Kurds academically.

To be continued…


( By : Dr. Ali al-Shoaibi )


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