Skip to comments.Al-Qaeda Chief Wants Islamic State in Syria
Posted on 04/09/2013 4:13:59 AM PDT by Mount Athos
The leader of the Al-Qaeda terrorist group, Ayman al-Zawahiri, has urged rebels to fight to establish an Islamic state in Syria, AFP reported.
"Let your fight be in the name of Allah and with the aim of establishing Allah's sharia (law) as the ruling system," he said, in his first message posted on the Internet since last November.
"Do all that you can so that your holy war yields a jihadist Islamic state," said Zawahiri, adding that such a state would help to re-establish the Islamic "caliphate" system of rule.
"The enemy has begun to reel and collapse," he said, referring to forces loyal to President Bashar Al-Assad.
Islamist rebel groups such as the Al-Nusra Front, which has links to Al-Qaeda, have eschewed the main opposition National Coalition.
Al-Nusra is one of 13 factions in the radical Islamist rebel council that announced its secession from the main opposition force and declared its own Islamic state in Aleppo.
Zawahiri's message will not sit easily with Western powers, who have expressed fears of extremist Islamism playing a growing role in the Syrian conflict and are reluctant to arm the rebels on the ground.
Assad's regime has long dismissed the rebels as "terror" groups backed by Western powers and driven by Al-Qaeda-style ideologies.
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We really need to support Assad.
someday the west will realize that we are in a war to the death with islam. Hopefully we will wake up before it’s too late.
I still feel we need to nuke meccca just as an example. The total destruction of their god’s holy city will break their spirit for decades or even centuries.
Assad is a ruthless mass murderer. That’s why his regime has clung to power despite all attempts to dislodge it.
The Arab way is to kill your enemies or be killed. As a result, the Syrian civil war will drag on for a very long time.
So. I want the entire Middle East to become American-type Republics, with constitutions banning the implementation of Sharia law.
Hello? So was Saddam Hussein, that’s the only way you can have some kind of control over your totally idiot populace.
I like this, these dipsticks are just killing each other...........even George Soros and Code Pink weren’t planning on this body count.
So we send money and weapons to get rid of Assad nad he will be replaced by something worse.
At least Assad isn’t declaring war on Christians.
Helping Al Quaeda gain control in Syria is just plain nuts.
The Rissians are on the right side of this one.
Would the Muslim Brotherhood faction of the Soetoro Regime agree?
Al-Qaeda Chief Wants Islamic State in Syria
So does our Congress...isnt that speacial;o)
As long as the tyrants stay within their own countries and don’t bother us then they are better than any “democratic” moslem government.
We are at war with islam, not with tyrants. ANYTHING that impedes islam is a good thing.
Hussein’s mistake was he supported an organization that attacked the USA. If he had kept the terrorists out of iraq, or at least did not provide aid to them, he’d still be in charge over there and the world would be a better place. Now we’ll have to nuke iraq eventually as islamic radicals take control. (Of course the possibility still exists that iraq and iran will nuke each other)