Moreover, I think it's really shocking to realize just how easily people were exiled back in these times, for some really silly reasons really. I mean, now-a-days (or perhaps even to someone who doesn't follow the religion?) they seem silly. Hasan's willingness to stand up for his family should be commended, not discouraged and punished. But, alas, if this did not happen, would we have such a great story afterward? Hasan's exile led him to Cairo, and new places to travel to, stories to tell.
I also think it's really sad what the Ottomans / Turks were doing to the different kind of people. All of the killing (for really no reason), and especially the showing off of the heads and what not. Totally unnecessary! But what's especially disheartening is how commonplace this kind of thing has been throughout history, and even still, it's prevalence in modern day. Throughout our existence and now, we fight and kill people for no reason aside from simple differences in small things, like religion, skin color, birth region, and many other petty things. I wonder if humanity can ever reach the point where we don't kill for petty reasons, or really any reason. We've existed for so long, and failed. What do you guys think?