Marzieh on Rumi and humanity

Interviewers often asked Marzieh, who had been largely apolitical as a young woman, what had moved her to join the resistance. Speaking to the newspaper The Scotsman in 1999, she replied by quoting Rumi, the revered 13th-century Persian poet: I am looking for that which cannot be found For I am fed up with beasts and ogres And I yearn for a human being.

In the NYT (here)

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