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  •  For what it's worth, I was researching (3+ / 0-)
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    Islamic dress for a paper for the Society of Creative Anachronism, and stumbled across a number of ancient Persian and Mughal paintings which DO show the Prophet--but with his face either not present or with a veil over it, hiding it completely. They were all done by Muslims.

    I was researching the topic because one of my SCA personas lives in Egypt in the late 12th and early 13 the century. I wanted to get it right, so I have extensively--as extensively as I could relying on English texts--the history and culture of the time. WHy did I chosoe that persona (a person I portray when the SCA--a medieval re-creation group which also does a lot of work with schools--gets together? I bellydance,a nd fell in love with Moorish Spain when I was twelve and read  Washington Irving's Tales From the Alhambra for the first time.

    The last time we mixed religion and politics people got burned at the stake.

    by irishwitch on Thu May 20, 2010 at 12:49:02 PM PDT

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