December 6, 2012

Syrian Opposition Fighters Aren't All Jihadists

Tareq al-Abed, Al Monitor

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“Beware the jihadists.” This is the phrase that the international community keeps repeating as an excuse to avoid supplying the Syrian opposition with arms. They mean to say that extremist elements are entering Syria and that they should not be given arms. But an examination of the Islamic groups in the Syrian north reveals the true situation.

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TAGGED: Jihadists, Salafists, Islamist, Syria


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