2013 May 10 Friday
Muslim Fundamentalists Best Funded Rebels In Syria

Allies of the United States government (as distinct from allies of America) are funding the least secular and most Islamist rebel organization in Syria.What the allies are up to:

Syria's main armed opposition group, the Free Syrian Army (FSA), is losing fighters and capabilities to Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist organisation with links to al-Qaida that is emerging as the best-equipped, financed and motivated force fighting Bashar al-Assad's regime.

Will the new regime coming to Damascus be ruled by Jihadists? Looks that way. Qatar and Saudi Arabia are funding the fundies.

"The fear is that both the Saudis and the Qataris are competing for influence in Syria by pouring in support to rival groups of jihadist fighters, and that Syria is descending into the depths of hell as a result," said Simon Henderson of the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, a US research group dedicated to improving American strategy in the Middle East.

Syria's Christians need a place to flee to.

(AINA) -- Syria's Christians fear an Islamist takeover should the current government be overthrown. During the ongoing civil war there has been a well-documented rise in the number of salafi-jihadist groups operating in Syria that pose a direct threat to Syria's Christian community.1 These militant opposition forces espouse an Islamist ideology, which incorporates elements of Wahhabism2 and Salafism3 and whose stated goals and objectives are by definition hostile towards Christians. Firsthand accounts from Syrian Christian refugees in Lebanon reported by award winning investigative journalist Nuri Kino detail the horror in which they described kidnappings, rapes, harassment, theft and other violent reprisals at the hands of Islamist groups.

What would be sensible: let Egypt's, Syria's, and Iraq's Christians move to Lebanon and reestablish a Christian majority there.

Share |      By Randall Parker at 2013 May 10 08:37 PM 

Engineer-Poet said at May 11, 2013 9:38 PM:

What would be sensible:  Let the Christians of the Middle East move to Gaza and the West Bank in exchange for the Muslims.

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