Tuesday, December 04, 2012

Sufis, liberals, seculars, and whiskey drinkers in Syria

"Traboulsi is among the many jihadists in the Middle East who are answering a call by radical clerics to enter the fight in Syria to depose dictator President Bashar Assad, according to analysts.
Abdel Ghani Jawhar, a known member of radical Islamist group Fatah al-Islam, was killed alongside other rebels in Syria in the spring. Jabhat al-Nusrah (the Victory Front) has claimed responsibility for suicide bombings and other attacks on regime targets across the country."