Skip to comments.Syrian Rebels Split: New Islamic State Declared in Aleppo
Posted on 11/21/2012 2:08:28 AM PST by Eleutheria5
Syria's fractured opposition forces, which have spent nearly 20 months trying to topple the regime of President Bashar al-Assad, declared independence this week from Damascus and from each other. The powerful radical Islamist rebel factions on Monday declared an independent Islamic state in the city of Aleppo, the country's northern commercial hub.
The announcement came in a video statement posted on the Internet that denounced the new opposition Syrian National Coalition as a foreign creation.
"We are the representatives of the fighting formations in Aleppo and we declare our rejection of the conspiratorial project, the so-called national alliance, said an unidentified speaker. We have unanimously agreed to urgently establish an Islamic state.
Among the 13 Muslim extremist factions involved are those who are foreign Al Qaeda-type jihadists, including the al-Tawheed Brigade, and the Jabhat al-Nusra. Other members include those who are backed by the local Muslim Brotherhood.
The move came as a blunt rejection of Syria's new Western-backed opposition Syrian National Coalition, and validates the concerns expressed by the international community that prevented stronger military support for the revolt. Western leaders have withheld arms shipments to the rebels in their struggle to depose Assad, believing they would end up in the hands of Muslim extremists.
The fracturing mirrors similar difficulties with the Palestinian Authority, which was armed and trained by the United States and other Western nations. In 2007, the Islamist Hamas terrorist organization seized control of the Gaza region and entirely ousted its rival Fatah faction. But within the past two years, the Iranian-backed Shi'ite Muslim Islamic Jihad terror group and even more extremist Salafi Islamist Global Jihad organizations such as the Army of Islam have begun to challenge Hamas for control of the region.
Meanwhile, Hamas has threatened to declare Gaza to be an independent...
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I think it is time to hand Obamao and Hitlery to a Hague tribunal for a crime of actively enabling it.
Heck of a job there Barry!
This is exactly as I said — the Islamists will take over Syria and make Assad’s regime look cuddly. They will slaughter Christians and Druze and Alawis and launch war on Israel, killing as many as possible.
And Obama smiles approvingly. He has become a great Islamist leader toppling secular dictatorships and spreading the Muslim Brotherhood and other transnational terrorists throughout the Middle East. He is advancing the Muslim dream of the Greater Caliphate that will unite to destroy Israel and attack the West.