حرب سوريا تدفع للتفكر بدور المقاتلين السلفيين المعروفين في الصحافة الغربية باسم “الجهاديين”، في تغذية حروب بالوكالة عن أطراف إقليمية ودولية. Facebook Commentsاقرأ المزيد
لم تشهد قضية في تاريخ لبنان إذلالاً ومهانة وإهمالاً بقدر مأساة عائلات ١٧ ألف مفقود ومخفي قسراً بينهم مئات في عهدة النظام السوري، أسوأ سجّاني المنطقة وربما العالم. أهالي المخطوفين، وجلّهم من الزوجات والأمهات، تعرضوا للابتزاز إبان الحرب بُعيد وقوع عمليات الخطف. ميليشيويون ونصابون زاروا منازلهن، مدّعين بأن في حوزتهم معلومات عن المفقودين. هناك من[…]اقرأ المزيد
I was reading the Guardian’s reporting on the assassination of Hassan Shateri, then I came across the following paragraph: After the 2006 war between the Israeli military and Hezbollah, Iran’s elite forces bolstered their presence in southern Lebanon, saying they were willing to revamp the region’s war-stricken infrastructure The statement was meant to be[…]اقرأ المزيد
يخال للمرء عندما يسمع مفتي الجمهورية أن محاكم التفتيش قد نُصبت لصلب كل من يخرج عن سلطته الدينية. فأن يقول محمد رشيد قباني أن “كلَّ مَن يوافقُ من المسؤولينَ المسلمينَ في السلطة التَشريعيةِ والتنفيذيةِ في لبنان، على تشريعِ وتقنينِ الزَواجِ المدَنيّ، هوَ مُرتَدٌّ وخارِجٌ عن دينِ الإسلام، ولا يُغَسَّل ولا يُكَفَّنُ ولا يُصلَّى عليه”، معناها[…]اقرأ المزيد
Cmdr. Ahmad Zolghadr, the deputy head of the Tehran Revolutionary Guards, has said in a speech in Mashhad: “If we had acted on the fatwa of the late imam [Khomeini] and had killed Salam Rushdie, insult against the Prophet of Islam would not take place.” [Apparently, he meant that subsequent perceived insults including films and cartoons, including[…]اقرأ المزيد
Why would someone needlessy destroy a milk factory? The Turkish involvement in the “needless” destruction of the Pharmaceutical industry & textile factories should be further investigated. If micro competitors eliminate each other, why wouldn’t whole national industries open up new markets by means of proxy destruction? Facebook Commentsاقرأ المزيد
The dialogue, on a Saudi based Islamist channel, starts with an introduction by an FSA officer, sitting next to the captured Allawite POW (while Adnan Arour, Syria’s influential telesalafist sits in the Saudi studio). The FSA officer reiterates many times that Allawite officers are not joining the armed revolution, only Sunnis are heeding the calls to split the army.
The Allawite officer speaks of the “good treatment” he’s receiving throughout his hundred days in the FSA’s custody. He condemned the regime’s prisoners’ swap in return for the Iranian hostages, while leaving him, an Allawite officer, without any attention.
Arour asks the officer whether Allawites feel that they’re being used by a single family (the Assads) to protect its own interests. The FSA officer says that the Allawite POW has bombed Sunni homes, and that the regime refused to include him in a swap.
The Sheikh also asks about the proportion of Allawite officers in the officers’ corps vis a vis Sunnis. When the officer says I do not know exactly, the Sheikh objects and the line is cut. The video ends there.
This is the dialogue in a nutshell, the narratives are now surfacing, and people are less considerate as there is no need for political correctness when you are fighting a brutal war.
Last week, Hazem Ameen from Al-Hayat wrote on the Nusra Front’s rising presence in Syria, concluding that the radical Islamist group is fighting the regime, alongside the Syrian people’s revolution, not within it. In a nutshell, Jihadists remain an external force with a different agenda to the revolution’s early aspirations. This remains[…]اقرأ المزيد
Since Lebanon’s Former Prime Minister and Sunni Leader Saad Hariri left Beirut to Paris in early 2011, the country’s Sunni population has seen notable political and social shifts. Back then, Syria’s revolution, particularly its Islamist effects, was yet to start. The Shiite Hezbollah had humiliated Hariri’s wide Sunni backing, by toppling his government, replacing it[…]اقرأ المزيد