Skip to comments.Syrian rebels 'exclusively' America-hating jihadists
Posted on 12/12/2012 7:10:53 AM PST by Perseverando
French report cites fighters from 'Army of Muhammad'
While the Obama administration reportedly is moving toward recognizing the recently formed and supposedly inclusive Syrian National Coalition as the legitimate representative of the Syrian people, recent reports from in and around the embattled Syrian city of Aleppo make clear that Syrian rebel forces on the ground consist virtually exclusively of jihadists, including self-avowed veterans of the al-Qaida-led insurgency against American forces in Iraq.
Thus, in a report that appeared last week in the French leftist daily Libération, correspondent Jean-Pierre Perrin describes visiting with one of the rebel militias that have infiltrated Syrias largest city and erstwhile economic hub.
The name of the group? The Lords of Tawhid Battalion. Tawhid is a core Islamic notion signifying the unity and indivisibility of God, a concept that Islamists contrast to the Christian Trinity.
The term is frequently employed by jihadist groups. For instance, the original name of the late Abu Musab al-Zarqawis notorious Iraqi al-Qaida affiliate was the Tawhid and Jihad Group [Jama'at al-Tawhid wal-Jihad].
The names of some of the other rebel militias present in and around Aleppo include The Aleppo Islamic Peoples Brigade [Liwa Halab ash-Shahba ul-Islami], The Islamic Dawn Movement [Harakat Fajr ul-Islami], The Battalions of Islam [Kataa'ib ul-Islam], The Army of Muhammad Brigade [Liwa Jaish Muhammad], The Sultan Muhammad Battalion [Katiebat as-Sultan Muhammad], The Shield of Islam Brigade [Liwa Dara' ul-Islam], and The Pearls of the Ummah [Liwa Dur ul-Ummah]. The Ummah is the Arabic expression for the Islamic community.
The names are given in a video statement that was issued by the rebel groups in November. In the statement, the groups rejected the authority of the Syrian National Coalition and pledged to establish an Islamic state or caliphate.
In Aleppo, Libération reporter Perrin spoke with the commander of the
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The only thing they hate more than Assad is the freaking Islamic People's Brigade of Aleppo.
You have to admit the war on terror is going much better since we switched sides.
so is our President
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