By Jay Tharappel According to Michael Karadjis’ latest article published on the 17th of February titled ‘Assad Regime Responsible for Rise in Religious Sectarianism’, it is the secular Syrian government that is responsible for the rise in sectarianism, and not the actual bloodthirsty insurgents of all factions who have earned an international reputation for their sectarian brutality. The main theme of Karadjis’ article is his argument that the sectarian hatred endemic among most, if not all rebel factions, is primarily a predictable outgrowth of the over-representation of Alawis in the Syrian government. He refers to the Syrian state as a “family run” “Alawite regime”, which is nothing more than a lazy cliché that serves to transform the story of a complex nation and its political history into a generic caricature that ultimately serves imperial interests. There are many who support the so-called revolution who wouldn’t go this far, or who would at least balance this viewpoint with an emphasis on the heavy funding provided to the insurgency by the Saudi & Qatari regimes, or the vicious propaganda of oil-money sponsored Salafi clerics calling for Bilad ash-Sham (the Levant) to be cleansed of religious minorities. According to Karadjis these explanations are peripheral as it’s the “Alawite dominated” regime that supposedly constitutes the original source of sectarianism. Karadjis begins by citing an argument by Gilbert Achcar who contends that if, hypothetically, the Copts in Egypt dominated the state, then one would naturally expect to see Muslim extremism thriving. This ignores the obvious ... Read More »
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Formal Arsenal player: “Abu Issa Andalusi” is filming jihad videos urging others to join him in Syria as he claims. A man that claimed that he have left the life of luxuries and lifestyle in Europe is filmed in 2 videos posted on some websites that are related to some extremist groups in Syria addressing people in Ukraine and calls others to join Al Qaida related group the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) He is viewed in the video hiding his face with a black mask and appears holding an AK-47 and he talks to his audience in heavily accented English. “Welcome, come and join us and from those who think that they cannot fight they should also come and join us because it maybe that they can help us in something else, for example help with medicine, help us financially…” ,he said. On the other hand, Arsenael are investigating his claims of being a formal member of their team…however a spokesman addressed the news that ” We do not recognize the individual from the published clips and we don’t have any record of a [person of this name] representing the club at any level.” Read More »
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’Jihadist’ Infighting in Syria is ’Sedition’: Ayman al Zawahiri the succesor of bin laden said on a recorded video Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri has told “the fighting militant groups in Syria to accept independent “Islamic arbitration” to end three months of fighting”however these 3 months of fighting have resulted in the death of more than 3 thousand militants. Militant groups in Syria, including the Islamic Front and Al-Qaeda’s newsest sect Al-Nusra Front, have been in fierce fighting with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) since January. Read More »
My own Picture: While burning Egypt One of the pages that support the FSA al Quada posts a picture saying they captured some Hizbollah forces when they didn’t notice that these members where captured by isreal and then freed and that the third person in the picture in the man who have been in the isrelian prison for 60 years and then freed By Hzbollah Abducted Iranian Border Guards Freed in Pakistan Egypt has barred entry to a Lebanese activist who wanted to deliver a petition against a court’s death sentences for 529 alleged rioters, an official with the activist’s group said Friday. Wissam Tarif, a member of the US-based Avaaz human rights organization, was detained at Cairo airport for several hours and put on a flight back to Lebanon, said the group’s spokesman Sam Barratt Read More »
Former Israeli navy chief Vice Admiral Eliezer Marom said that Hezbollah has settled the account with the Zionist entity, noting that the resistance” feels that the score is tied”. In remarks published by Israeli daily Jerusalem Post on Thursday, the Israeli V.-Adm noted that the “an alleged air strike on a Hezbollah convoy ferrying advanced weapons from Syria to Lebanon, touched off a series of attempts by Hezbollah to ‘settle scores’ with Israel.” Hezbollah seems to have signaled that it has accomplished its goal with the latest attack, which wounded four members of an army patrol on the Golan border on March 18, JP quoted Marom as saying. “Five of the alleged air strikes were reportedly on Syrian territory, and the weapons that were attacked were in the possession of the Syrian army. The latest attack on a weapons transit, if Israel carried it out, targeted arms in Hezbollah’s possession. This changes things.” For Syrian President Bashar Assad, he “has no interest in confronting us, he is busy with the rebels. With Hezbollah, it’s a different story. This is a terrorist organization that cannot allow itself to not respond to strikes on it. Its justification for its existence is resistance to Israel. Also, Hezbollah is Iran,” Marom explained. If Israel was indeed behind the air strikes, those who ordered it would likely have assumed that a direct strike on Hezbollah is different from previous air strikes in Syria, Marom added. “Hezbollah has many possibilities when it comes to responding. They ... Read More »