“The sheik told me of all of his top aides who had been killed or captured,” he says.
Even sheik Hamza Abbas al Isaawi, the grand mufti of Fallujah, had to leave his spiritual home, like a pope banished from Rome.
The sheik also appeared to lash out at Sunni Arab nations for their backing of the mainly Sunni insurgency against Assad.
“The sheik was in good shape in mind and body,” the commander recalls.
“The sheik feared the ISI more than the CIA,” the commander says.
Taking advantage of every bush the Arabs advanced slowly under the direction of their sheik.
“I believe I do not like your sheik machine,” said I, laughing nervously.
Kanemi died in 1835, and was succeeded by his son, sheik Omar, who altogether abolished the nominal kingship of the Sefuwa.
As the sheik was turning away to attend to other matters, the woman spoke.
You are not well,” replied the sheik; “and if I buy you, you cannot walk.
"head of an Arab family," also "head of a Muslim religious order," 1570s, from Arabic shaykh "chief," literally "old man," from base of shakha "to grow old." Popularized by "The Sheik," novel in Arabian setting by E.M. Hull (1919), and the movie version, "The Sheikh," 1921, starring Rudolph Valentino, which gave it a 1920s sense of "strong, romantic lover."