Monday, July 30, 2012

Mr. `Ar`ur

By the way, I could be mistaken--I never am, of course--but is this the first time that `Ar`ur has been mentioned in the New York Times?  This is a highly influential fanatic nut in the Syrian uprising and now he makes a passing appearance?  "Ahrar al-Sham in particular enjoys the support of Sheik Adnan al-Arour, a Sunni Muslim media star in exile, who blasts Shiites and Alawites on his television show and on what appears to be his authentic Twitter account. “We buy weapons from the donations and savings of the Wahhabi children,” said one recent Twitter posting, referring to the Islamic sect prominent in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, “and not from the Americans like the Shiites of Iraq did."  And why not mention that he is hosted by a TV station owned by Prince `Abdul-`Aziz bin Fahd?