This cross-border meddling is exactly what Hassan was seemingly able to prove.
A suicide bomber also killed Hassan, from Khanasor, at the Rabiaa border crossing with Syria.
"That's not going to work," you say to Hassan, who also watches the scene.
You tell Hassan to have the Iraqi army soldiers check the mattress.
It is a sentiment shared by 37-year-old Hassan, a father of four young children.
Hassan returned home, but the next day he came to the forest again.
Hallaj quoted a work of Hassan of Basra, from which he said he had taken it.
Hassan was well content with this interpretation, when a eunuch entered and brought him a sealed letter on a golden salver.
"Hassan Kashef," he says, was in need of barley for his horses.
Hassan wore a red cap, and a white robe confined at the waist by a red sash.