Saturday, December 01, 2012

thugs and moderate thugs

"Indeed the jihadi Jabhat al-Nusra, originally a small outfit with a penchant for bombings, has started to find favour in rebel strongholds. Aleppans, who view many of the rebels as uncouth bumpkins, point out that the group carries out attacks, rather than occupying their districts and inviting shelling. Devout beliefs have restrained thuggish behaviour."