The Khatib Controversy – How Liberal is He? More Countries Recognize National Coalition

Washington (AP) — Obama says US not ready to recognize new Syrian opposition group as ‘government in exile’. France, Turkey, and Gulf States recognize the National Coalition.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov is urging the Syrian opposition to unite as France pushes for arming the opposition. Lavrov met with Arab foreign ministers on Wednesday in Saudi Arabia stressing the unification of Syrian opposition groups and calling for the establishment of a team to negotiate with President Bashar al-Assad’s government. Syrian opposition groups formed an umbrella coalition on Sunday in what Syrian Deputy Foreign Minister Faisal Muqdad criticized as a “declaration of war.” France said it will discuss arms supplies to the Syrian opposition with its European partners. While French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said he was wary of injecting more weapons into the war torn country, the government is looking for a relaxation of a European Union arms embargo which has made it difficult for “defensive arms” to reach opposition fighters.
  • Turkey recognized the Syrian opposition’s new coalition as “the legitimate representative of the Syrian people.”
  • Protests against King Abdullah II and rising gas prices continued in Jordan for a third night.
  • The Pentagon estimated that it would need 75,000 troops to seize Syria’s chemical weapons.

This Friday is named “Support the National Coalition Friday”

The group posts numerous videos of demonstrations “in support of the National Coalition” (the new anti-regime coalition) it says have taken place today in various parts of the country. The name of today’s protests is “Support of the National Coalition Friday”, according to the LCCS.

Islamist-In-Chief
The new leader of Syria’s opposition has a history of statements that are anti-Semitic, outrageous, and sometimes downright bizarre.
BY MOHANAD HAGE ALI | NOVEMBER 14, 2012 – Foreign Policy

Summary by Joshua Landis: Mohanad Hage Ali goes through Khatib’s speeches and website to show that he calls Shiites “rawafid” or rejectors because they reject the first three caliphs of the “Rashidun,” or rightly guided Caliiphs, which Sunnis hold up as marking the “Golden Age”of Islam.  This is a common accusation against Shiites, which is used by Wahhabis in Arabia to call Shiites unbelievers and conspirators who have entered Islam to destroy it from within. We have no evidence to believe that Syria’s new leader in exile would go so far as to call Shiites unbelievers because they are rawafid, but he does criticizing Shiites’ for their ability to “establish lies and follow them.” By using the word “rawafid” to describe Shiites, he will not make friends among Shiites. He will also encourage Syria’s Alawites to believe Assad’s propaganda that the opposition is intolerant and sectarian, wishing harm on Alawites because of their religious beliefs and not merely because of their political misdeeds and willingness of many to support the Assad regime even as it carries out brutal crimes against fellow Syrians.  It will give liberal Westerners cause to worry about religious tolerance in the Syria they are helping to build. Khatib also has made anti-Jewish statements. He writes that one of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein’s positive legacies was “terrifying the Jews.” Washington’s liberal establishment will find no comfort in this as they make the case for providing Khatib and his group with legitimacy and weapons. All the same, Sheikh Khatib has made many expressions of religious tolerance.

One of these is this statement to a crowd near Damascus soon after the Syrian uprising began last year: “My brothers, we lived all our lives, Sunnis, Shiites, Alawites, and Druze, as a one-hearted community. And with us lived our dear brothers [Christians] who follow Jesus, peace be upon him. We should adhere to this bond between us and protect it at all times.”

To Alawites he said:  “I say to you that Alawites are closer to me than many other people I know,” he said Sunday after being elected president of the National Coalition for Revolutionary Forces and the Syrian Opposition. “When we talk about freedom, we mean freedom for every single person in this country.”]

The battle over ecumenical statements of tolerance comes as no surprise to anyone familiar with religious dialogue in Damascus. Many of Syria’s religious leaders who are most associated with ecumenical dialogue are those who were also closest to the regime. They are accused of being creatures of the Assad regime, for Assad did a lot of arm twisting to get “friendly shiekhs” to make ecumenical pronouncements that would make Alawites and other religious minorities feel accepted and equal. They were also meant to help legitimize the regime, which claimed to be a defender of secularism and religious tolerance. Two of these shaikhs recruited by the state were the Grand Mufti Ahmed Kuftaro and his successor Shaykh Ahmad Badr Al-Din Hassoun.

Sheikh Kuftaro announced during the sixties that Abu Nur was commemorating the birth of Christ and he invited leaders from the Syrian and Lebanese Christian communities. An uproar naturally ensued, but left no doubt who ecumenical dialogue’s strongest supporter was. A later comment on the nature of Jesus perhaps summarized Sheikh Ahmed’s views most succinctly: “If a Muslim does not acknowledge Sayyidna Isa (Jesus), then his Islam is for naught”

Sheikh Hassoun sparked controversy on 19 January 2010 when he commented, “If the Prophet Muhammad had asked me to deem Christians or Jews heretics, I would have deemed Muhammad himself a heretic,” and, “[i]f Muhammad had ordered me to kill people, I would have told him, ‘You are not a Prophet.’” In a later clarification, Hassoun stated that his initial statement had actually been, “If our Prophet Muhammad had ordered me to disbelieve in Moses and Jesus…”

Provoking an outcry amongst many orthodox Muslims, news of the incident reached the English-speaking world primarily after the prominent Muslim scholar Shaykh Muhammad al-Ya’qoubi‘s public condemnation of the mufti. During his Friday sermon of 22 January at Masjid al-Hasan in Damascus, Ya’qoubi decried Hassoun’s indiscretion, imputing disbelief to his words, and demanded that the mufti resign. Ya’qoubi’s comments led to his own immediate dismissal from the pulpit.

Hassoun is vocal in his opinion that states should be ruled on a civil rather than religious basis, believing that secularism is not synonymous with atheism, a sentiment that holds great sway in Syria’s religiously diverse society.

“I don’t believe in religious wars nor in holy wars. The killing of another human is not a holy deed. I never saw religion bid me to kill anyone. My religion has commanded me to try to reach out to people to bring them to a state of peace,” he declares, adding that it is important to teach people, especially the young, to have respect for all sacred teachings. “The Crusades as well the Islamic conquests were to serve political interests and had nothing to do with religion.”

But when the US debated whether to invade Syria after the beginning of the uprising, Hassoun extolled martyrdom operations. In a public address which aired on Syria News TV and was posted on the Internet on October 9, 2011 (as translated by MEMRI), Hassoun threatened to activate suicide bombers in Europe and the United States if Syria is attacked, stating that “The moment the first missile hits Syria, all the sons and daughters of Lebanon and Syria will set out to become martyrdom-seekers in Europe and on Palestinian soil. I say to all of Europe and to the US: We will prepare martyrdom-seekers who are already among you, if you bomb Syria or Lebanon.” He further added that “Do not think that the people who will commit martyrdom in France, Britain, or the US, will be Arabs and Muslims. They will be a new Jules Jammal or a new Muhammad Al-Durrah. They will all be like the righteous [of the past].”

Having studied the different faiths in the world, Dr Ahmad Badr says, religions do not conflict as they all invite to one essential value, which is the sacredness of the divine and the inherent dignity of the individual.

But the problem, he says, is that followers do not really comprehend the religion they adhere to and that some political leaders exploit religious sentiment and “light the fire to promote discord and enmity” between the followers of different faiths to advance their own special interest. “Don’t ask me about the Arab lands. I am so saddened by what they are doing in those places. I don’t complain about the enemies,” he says.

He often repeated that he belonged to all strands of Islam, including Shiite: “I am Sunni in practice, Shiite in allegiance. My roots are Salafi, and my purity is Sufi.” This, he said, is the type of international Muslim he is trying to mold: “There is no contradiction in being both Sunni and Shiite. That’s how one’s Islam becomes complete.” “Praying in a church or a synagogue is like praying in a mosque. They’re all houses of God.”

The tolerance controversy is very important to the future of Syria because it goes to the heart of the unresolved question of religion and its rightful role in politics. So long as the major opposition parties and militias are not clear about the role of religion in Syria’s future state, many Syrians will remain concerned.

Tony Karon writes: Syria’s new opposition leadership structure announced in Qatar on Sunday could mark a turning point in the stalemated 20-month old rebellion against the Assad regime. But it could just as easily prove to be another chimerical Western attempt to stand up a friendly regime for an Arab country in transition. That’s because [...]

Syria economy: Quick View – Inflation rises to almost 40% in August
2012-11-14,  Nov. 13 (Economist Intelligence Unit)

Statistics has issued data for the consumer price index in August, showing that year-on-year inflation has risen to 39.5%.
Analysis

The rise follows a stabilisation in price growth at 36.1% in June and July, mainly owing to seasonal factors. The average inflation rate for the first eight months of the year is about 30%, according to the official data.

There are significant regional variations, with Aleppo, which first became affected by large-scale violence during the summer of 2012, showing a year-on-year inflation rate of 48.8%, compared with 34.7% in Damascus. The overall August inflation rate corresponds closely with the rise in prices for food and beverages, which has a 42% weighting in the index. The overall food and beverages index rose by 39.5% year on year, and the index in Aleppo climbed by 47%. Prices of bread and flour showed a 70% year-on-year increase in Aleppo, compared with 41% for the country as a whole.

The highest rate of increase in the index is for housing, utilities and fuel, which have a total weighting of 22%. Overall, this sub-index rose by 55% year on year, while in Aleppo it rose by 64%. Prices for fuel in Aleppo rose by 120% year on year. The intensification of the military conflict since August, particularly in Aleppo, is likely to have resulted in further sharp increases in prices. The onset of winter, which will push up demand for scarce fuel, will also be a driver of higher inflation. An additional factor has been the recent fall in the value of the Syrian pound on the black market. After stabilising at around S£70:US$1 between April and October, the rate has slipped in November and is currently quoted at close to S£80:US$1.

Syria’s new opposition coalition still has its old problems
Uniting anti-Assad factions is a real achievement. But a strategy based on western intervention will only prolong Syria’s agony
Patrick Seale, The Guardian, Wed 14 Nov 2012

 The Syrian opposition has a new leadership – the Syrian National Coalition. This umbrella group was formed in Doha on Sunday under pressure from Qatar, its main financial backer, and Turkey – the country that first gave the opposition house room – as well as from the United States and other western countries eager to see President Bashar al-Assad toppled.

….The west cannot pay lip service to the notion of a ceasefire while arming the rebels. What the international community should be doing is imposing a ceasefire on both sides while pressing them to come to the table to negotiate a peaceful transition – even if this means negotiating with Bashar al-Assad himself. To demand his departure as a precondition for talks is unrealistic. As he told Russian television the other day: “I am a Syrian … I will live in Syria and die in Syria.”  All sides should heed the wise advice from Norway’s foreign minister, Jonas Gahr Store: “Dialogue is the strategy of the brave.”

CNN: After the election, a new push on Syria
2012-11-12

(CNN) — The United States and its allies are gearing up for a new push to unify the Syrian opposition and topple President Bashar al-Assad. They are looking to exploit battlefield gains by the rebels and change the trajectory of the conflict before …

 CNN: Syrian government scoffs at new opposition alliance
2012-11-13

(CNN) — Not long after Syrian dissidents united in hopes of gaining global credibility, the Syrian government slammed the new coalition, saying any effort to topple President Bashar al-Assad will be futile. “There is no power in this entire world

 

 

Der Spiegel: SPIEGEL Editors’ Note Were Syria Photos Too Baroque To Be Real?

2012-11-13

A SPIEGEL reader recently wrote in to question the veracity of two striking photos the magazine …

Business Insider: Disturbing Fake Videos Are Making The Rounds In Syria
2012-11-13

ALEPPO, Syria — Videos posted to the internet have played a key propaganda role in Syria’s bloody civil war. The footage typically shows brutal attacks, beatings and mass executions. Many clips show rows of dead women and children. But are these …

SYRIA’S INTERNAL WAR TURNS AGAINST THE REGIME
By Jeffrey White – WINEP

As the Assad regime’s increasingly precarious military situation becomes irreversible, outside assistance could help deter Damascus from extreme escalation.

After almost twenty months, Syria’s internal war appears to be approaching a decisive stage. Since early October, rebel forces have been on the offensive in key theaters, while regime forces are stretched thin, increasingly on the defensive, and giving ground. The conflict is evolving from a war of attrition (with the two sides primarily exchanging casualties) to a war of positions, with rebel forces seizing checkpoints, reducing the regime presence in the provinces, interdicting roads, and pressuring key regime strongholds and facilities. Barring a major change in Bashar al-Assad’s approach or massive intervention by Hizballah and Iran, the regime’s military situation will likely continue to deteriorate, perhaps dramatically, in the weeks ahead.

REBEL OPERATIONS

The rebels may not yet have a unified political structure, military command, or national strategy for their war against the regime, but the cumulative effects of their operations are significant and mounting. Furthermore, they hold the military initiative in key areas of the country.

Rebel operations support several major objectives. First, they inflict increasing losses on regime personnel and equipment, including tanks, combat vehicles, and aircraft. Based on daily casualty reporting from the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, regime forces averaged nearly 50 personnel killed per day in October, up from 35 in September. And in the first eleven days of November, the average rose to 53. To this toll must be added wounded and captured personnel as well as defectors. Meanwhile, reported clashes between rebel and regime units averaged some 25 per day last month, up from 18 in September; the total October tally of 764 was the highest monthly number since the war began.

Second, the rebels are reducing the regime’s presence and influence (especially in rural areas, but also in major urban areas) by seizing positions or forcing the government to abandon them under pressure. Even in areas where the regime is relatively strong, the rebels are contesting its control

Third, rebel forces are interdicting key lines of communication, especially in Idlib and Aleppo provinces, but also increasingly in Raqqa province. This activity hinders the regime’s ability to move forces to threatened areas and ties them up in protection of LOCs. This in turn contributes to the isolation of regime positions in disputed areas, including artillery fire bases and airfields. While the rebels still have difficulty overrunning major regime positions, they are able to invest and harass them, limiting their utility and forcing the regime to defend them.

Fourth, the rebels are attacking regime positions and facilities to acquire weapons and ammunition. Every position they take provides some of each, sometimes in large quantities. Favorite targets are checkpoints and air defense facilities.

Collectively, rebel operations maintain pressure on the regime on multiple fronts. This may not be part of a grand strategy, but the sum of such operations has a similar effect. Fighting in many places spreads regime forces thin, denying them the ability to concentrate numbers for major offensives.

REGIME STRATEGY AND OPERATIONS….

An Syrian-American writes:

The Free Syrian Army invasion of Ras Al-Ayn is threatening to tear up the ethnic fabric in the Hasakeh Province where Arab Sunni, Christians, and Sunni Kurds lived  peacefully since WWI. Not one FSA fighter is from Ras Al-Ayn. Not one FSA fighter knows the significance of Ras Al-Ayn. It was in Ras Al-Ayn in 1915-16 that the Turkish hordes from the north perfected the art of massacring Christians. It was reported that tens of thousands of Armenians and Syriacs perished in Ras Al-Ayn in 1916. Why
did the FSA fighters have to follow south on the footsteps of the Turkish hordes? Don’t they know that they are telling the world that they are walking in the shadows of 1915? Is there no intelligent officer in the FSA? Who is planning these reckless attacks? Iraq backed out of a $4.2 billion arms deal with Russia, citing possible corruption among Iraqi officials.

From Syria Report

The volume of freight in Tartous Port declined some 27 percent in the first ten months of the year, according to estimates from the Ministry of Transport.

The Syrian Government has issued a tender for the construction of a 350 MW power plant in the coastal area.

Les Alaouites et la crise politique en Syrie
Article publié le 07/03/2012
Par Fabrice Balanche, Les Cles du Moyen-Orient

« Les Alaouites au cercueil et les Chrétiens à Beyrouth », ce slogan scandé dans les manifestations contre le régime de Bachar el-Assad au printemps 2011 fait polémique. Les principaux courants de l’opposition syrienne affirment que les auteurs de ce slogan seraient des membres des services de renseignement, infiltrés dans les manifestations. Selon eux, le but du régime serait de montrer le sectarisme de l’opposition dominé par des salafistes, de faire peur aux minorités et à tous ceux qui souhaitent vivre dans une Syrie laïque. S’agit-il effectivement d’une manipulation du régime ou bien d’un dérapage d’une partie de l’opposition ? La poursuite des événements ces derniers mois a montré le risque d’une guerre civile communautaire, opposant les sunnites aux Alaouites, avec comme victime collatérale les chrétiens, à l’échelle de la ville de Homs. Des dizaines de milliers d’Alaouites et de chrétiens ont abandonné Homs pour se réfugier dans la région côtière, où ils sont dominants, pour échapper aux attaques dont ils étaient quotidiennement victimes. Cela rappelle le mouvement qui eut lieu lors de la révolte des Frères musulmans, entre 1979 et 1982, où des milliers d’Alaouites fuirent Alep pour trouver refuge à Lattaquié…..

GCC, Russia fail to reach agreement on Syria
2012-11-14

Nov. 14, 2012 (Xinhua) — The Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) countries and Russia failed to reach an agreement regarding the Syrian crisis, Qatari Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Sheikh Hamad bin Jassim al-Thani said Wednesday night, according to Saudi News Agency. “We have a point of view and our friends in Russia have a
different one, but we agreed to continue our talks,” he said at the end of a strategic dialogue between the GCC and Russia at the level of foreign minister in Riyadh.

Turkey’s Kurdish options
by Hugh Pope*, 11 November 2012

Amid the many challenges thrown up for Turkey by the worsening civil war in Syria is the way it adds fuel to the flames of Ankara’s domestic conflict with insurgents of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK). Clashes have worsened dramatically in Turkey’s southeast over the past year. A PKK-affiliated group is now dominant in Kurdish areas along northern Syria’s Turkish borders. And Turkey is accusing Syria of resuming its previous support for the banned group, listed as a terrorist organization.

But it is important for Turkey to face the fact that the Syrian connection is merely a symptom of its most important internal problem. A US Patriot missile shield along the Turkey-Syria border, as suggested by the Turkish government this week, is not going to be much help against the PKK. The real test for Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is to find a way to use the current turmoil to perform a U-turn to escape from the failed PKK/Kurdish policies of his government in the past 18 months.

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401. Syrialover said:

“America doesn’t need you raghead wahhabi parasites” – WARREN

A hiss of bitternes, failure, inadequacy, resentment and anger at life.

A sad giveaway that society around him out there has shown it doesn’t need WARREN.

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November 20th, 2012, 3:10 pm

 

402. Albo said:

368. ZOO said:

“Is Israel really accepting Hamas conditions? This would be a great victory for Hamas. That will surely embold the Palestinians in for further concessions from Israel.”

The IDF have resumed heavy bombardments as we speak.
I believe a truce is possible, but Israel’s bargaining position remains stronger and they will make sure that this is well understood. Furthermore, they know that large stockpiles of rockets are still hidden and intact, and they will want to have them destroyed one day or another.

Meshaal must be nervous because he knows that if he starts to sound moderate, more radical groups will start to gain audiences. We saw the same phenomenon in Egypt between the Muslim Brotherhood and the Al-Nour party.

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November 20th, 2012, 3:11 pm

 

403. Warren said:

Understanding Taqiyya ― Islamic Principle of Lying for the Sake of Allah

Lying and cheating in the Arab world is not really a moral matter but a method of safeguarding honor and status, avoiding shame, and at all times exploiting possibilities, for those with the wits for it, deftly and expeditiously to convert shame into honor on their own account and vice versa for their opponents. If honor so demands, lies and cheating may become absolute imperatives.” [David Pryce-Jones, “The Closed Circle” An interpretation of the Arabs, p4]

“No dishonor attaches to such primary transactions as selling short weight, deceiving anyone about quality, quantity or kind of goods, cheating at gambling, and bearing false witness. The doer of these things is merely quicker off the mark than the next fellow; owing him nothing, he is not to be blamed for taking what he can.” [David Pryce-Jones, “The Closed Circle”, p38]

The word “Taqiyya” literally means: “Concealing, precaution, guarding.” It is employed in disguising one’s beliefs, intentions, convictions, ideas, feelings, opinions or strategies. In practical terms it is manifested as dissimulation, lying, deceiving, vexing and confounding with the intention of deflecting attention, foiling or pre-emptive blocking. It is currently employed in fending off and neutralising any criticism of Islam or Muslims.

Falsehoods told to prevent the denigration of Islam, to protect oneself, or to promote the cause of Islam are sanctioned in the Qur’an and Sunna, including lying under oath in testimony before a court, deceiving by making distorted statements to the media such as the claim that Islam is a “religion of peace”. A Muslim is even permitted to deny or denounce his faith if, in so doing, he protects or furthers the interests of Islam, so long as he remains faithful to Islam in his heart. (See endnotes)

Like many Islamic practices, taqiyya was formed within the context of the culture of Arab tribalism, expansionary warfare, Bedouin raiding and inter-tribal conflict. Taqiyya has been used by Muslims since the 7th century to confuse, confound and divide ‘the enemy’.

http://www.islam-watch.org/Warner/Taqiyya-Islamic-Principle-Lying-for-Allah.htm

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Lying is an integral part of Islam and raghead culture of arabia, lying to kaffirs is condoned and encouraged in the Koran/Sunnah.

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November 20th, 2012, 3:14 pm

 

404. Amjad of Arabia said:

LOL! “Christian Warren” gets worked up over insults to his Persian Ayatollahs. See how always on the mark I am about someone’s true persona. Hey Warren, I had chicken for dinner. Tasty, juicy chicken. Too bad in Iran chicken is in such short supply the Ayatollahs have banned it from even being shown on TV LOL!

Iran women university ban.

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/iran/9487761/Anger-as-Iran-bans-women-from-universities.html

Shameful, disgraceful. Shocking! How so very unsecular and backwards and primitive. I am appalled at this terrible injustice to the human rights of Iranian hos (LOL!)

And thank you for post # 385, proving once and for all that the massacre carried out in Daraya could not possibly have been by the FSA, but was by the murdering Alawite shabihas. The Alawite regime has not treated the survivors of Daraya as victims of an atrocity, but as opponents in a sectarian and racial war. I am going to be quoting that news article everytime a menhebakji fool keeps insisting that the Daraya massacre couldn’t have been carried out by the Alawite gangs. Oh Robert Fisk, where art thou now.

Way to shoot yourself in the foot Qurdahan Persian “Warren” :) I’m glad to see that insults to your beloved Ayatollahs just pushes that glorious pillar in your rectum a few inches deeper. Allah Akbar, bitch.

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November 20th, 2012, 3:24 pm

 

405. zoo said:

#382

A ghost?

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November 20th, 2012, 3:26 pm

 

406. Amjad of Arabia said:

Hey Qurdahan Persian “Warren”, let me tell you what taqiyya is. It’s when I tell your crack-head sister that I’ll marry her, but then use her sexually and then dump her on the side of a road somewhere, forever destined to pleasure highway truckers for some crack money :)

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November 20th, 2012, 3:27 pm

 

407. Amjad of Arabia said:

“Wahhabi sharia fiends consider music and song to be haram”

Actually Qurdahan Persian “Warren”, Rotana is the biggest music brand in the Arab world, and it’s owned by a Saudi prince. It has branded music stores, satellite channels, and rights to sell Western music in the Gulf, and owns the contracts to some of the most popular Egyptian and Lebanese singers. Ohhhhhh, buuuuuuuuuuuuuurn :)

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November 20th, 2012, 3:32 pm

 

408. Syrialover said:

Update! Update!

France has now found a way to kick out former Syrian ambassador Lamia Shakkour (who managed to hang around in Paris after being asked to leave 6 months ago with the excuse she was a representative to UNESCO).

Here she is giving the finger to a crowd at the airport cheering her departure.

http://twitter.com/Aljukh/status/269998002578534400/photo/1

What a crude, ugly woman. A typical representative of the Assad regime.

(Remember she became Syrian ambassador to France because her Christian Assadist father had held that job).

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November 20th, 2012, 3:34 pm

 

409. Amjad of Arabia said:

Stupid Warren, do you even read the articles you post?

From #393

“Different kinds of ‘marriages’ are discussed and promoted on Saudi cyber sphere, such as ‘Mut’a’ marriage which translates “pleasure”, permitted by Shi’ites which is a contract between a man and a woman for a limited period of time, and divorce is not needed to end it (Al Sajed, 2003).”

LOL! You can’t even walk anymore after shooting yourself in the foot so many times. I wouldn’t be surprised to find out Warren was the result of a Mut’a marriage between a Qurdahan peasant girl and a rich elderly Saudi. Warren takes “hate my daddy and blame him for everything” to new heights :)

“Here she is giving the finger to a crowd at the airport cheering her departure.

http://twitter.com/Aljukh/status/269998002578534400/photo/1

AAAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAH!! AAHAHAHAHAHAAHH!!! Khazoooooooooooooq! Hahahaha, she looks soooo angry too. Stew in your own filth, bitch.

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November 20th, 2012, 3:38 pm

 

410. SYR.EXPAT said:

A list of some of the war booties according to the FSA after the complete liberation of Special Forces Regiment 46:

13 tanks with all of their “accessories”
10 artillery units (130 mm) with a range of up to 27 km
40 mortars (80 to 120 mm)
12 anti-aircraft guns (23 mm)
5,000 tons of ammo
Many personal weapons

All of that and more from one site and for FREE.

With a range of up to 27 km, I am wondering what targets will be hit by the 130mm towed field guns? Will the shabiha on this board provide some suggestions?

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November 20th, 2012, 3:43 pm

 

411. Tara said:

Majedkhaldoun

Welcome back.

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November 20th, 2012, 3:54 pm

 

412. Tara said:

Syrialover

What an expressive picture of what class this peasant regime represents. And she is supposed to have been an Ambassador? This picture must be on display in the museum that is going to be built in Qurdaha instead of Na’isa mosque and the tomb of papa Hafiz.

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November 20th, 2012, 4:01 pm

 

413. Warren said:

Amajad the salafi catamite – #403

Read the entire article you lazy retard!

Nikah Al-Mutah is a type of marriage Saudis themselves practice, especially on wretched sunni syrian refugees girls!

Syrian Refugee Girls Forced into ‘Pleasure Marriages’

Muslim men from Saudi Arabia and other Gulf countries have in the past few weeks asked their embassies in Amman and Baghdad to help them find Syrian girls living in makeshift refugee camps in Jordan and Iraq.

This is happening at a time when the oil-rich Arab countries are doing almost nothing to help the tens of thousands of Syrian refugees who are living in extremely difficult conditions.
Some Arab human rights activists have condemned the phenomenon, but their voice has thus far fallen on deaf ears.

http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/opinions/syrian-refugee-girls-forced-into-pleasure-marriages/2012/09/12/

Amajad, you are such a retarded salafi rape victim! lol

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November 20th, 2012, 4:13 pm

 

414. Warren said:

Amajad the salafi catamite

Desperate Syrian Refugees Selling Off Daughters To Wealthy Libyan Men

Some Syrian refugees, fleeing the devastation in their home country after more than 18 months of a brutal government crackdown against rebels, are being forced to sell off their daughters, especially to wealthy Libyans, for much-needed cash.

According to a report from BBC, some Libyans have even asked Syrian refugees in the country for underage girls as potential brides.

Hundreds of Syrians have fled to the Libyan city of Benghazi, almost 1,000 miles from Damascus, and many are desperate to raise money to survive. Their Syrian daughters — renowned for their beauty — have become a valuable asset.

http://www.ibtimes.com/desperate-syrian-refugees-selling-daughters-wealthy-libyan-men-794156

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You pathetic sunni beggars are selling your daughters to other sunnis as if they were a commodity! You sunnis are shameless, allah hu akbar screaming idiots!

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November 20th, 2012, 4:20 pm

 

415. Syrialover said:

TARA #406.

Great suggestion.

Syrians have been humiliated and disgraced abroad by such people for decades – and a lot of scarce state funds have been wasted supporting their luxurious lifestyle.

As I said before, imagine the relief and pleasure French foreign office officals will feel dealing with the civilized Dr Mounzir Makhous of the Syrian Coalition.

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November 20th, 2012, 4:32 pm

 

416. Warren said:

Amajad the salafi catamite #401

“Actually Qurdahan Persian “Warren”, Rotana is the biggest music brand in the Arab world, and it’s owned by a Saudi prince. It has branded music stores, satellite channels, and rights to sell Western music in the Gulf, and owns the contracts to some of the most popular Egyptian and Lebanese singers. Ohhhhhh, buuuuuuuuuuuuuurn ”

How does that disprove or refute the article I posted earlier? You really do have comprehension problems.

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Saudi says no music lessons at schools

Saudi Arabia denied local press reports that it is planning to introduce music lessons to its schools, saying the government has no intention to take such a step.

The Ministry of Education said it had not considered any plans to include music in the curricula at all class levels in the Gulf Kingdom public and private schools.

“The reports in some local newspapers and websites that the government is planning to introduce music lessons to schools are baseless and incorrect,” the Ministry’s spokesman Mohammed Al Dakheeni said, quoted by Aleqtisadia newspaper.

He said Saudi Arabia, one of the most conservative Moslem nations, intends to expand summer activities for students, including more folklore and stage functions, but has no plans to include music and songs in its school syllabuses.

http://www.emirates247.com/news/region/saudi-says-no-music-lessons-at-schools-2012-11-20-1.483906

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Read the article you fucking idiot, have the sharia fiends of
wahhabistan prohibited music and songs in its schools? Yes or No?

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November 20th, 2012, 4:33 pm

 

417. Warren said:

‘End of virginity’ if women drive, Saudi cleric warns

A report in Saudi Arabia has warned that if Saudi women were given the right to drive, it would spell the end of virginity in the country.

The report was prepared for Saudi Arabia’s legislative assembly, the Shura Council, by a well-known conservative academic.

Though there is no formal ban on women driving in Saudi Arabia, if they get behind the wheel, they can be arrested.

Saudi women have mounted several campaigns to try to overturn the ban.

Aside from the practical difficulties it creates, they say it is also illogical as in trying to keep them under family control and away from men, it actually puts them in daily contact with a male driver.

The issue has received huge international attention.

Some Saudi women feel it has attracted too much interest, obscuring other equally important issues.

As part of his careful reform process, King Abdullah has allowed suggestions to surface that the ban might be reviewed.

This has angered the conservative religious elite – a key power base for any Saudi ruler.

Now, one of their number – well-known academic Kamal Subhi – has presented a new report to the country’s legislative assembly, the Shura.

The aim was to get it to drop plans to reconsider the ban.

The report contains graphic warnings that letting women drive would increase prostitution, pornography, homosexuality and divorce.

A Saudi woman who has campaigned for women drivers told the BBC that the report was completely mad.

She said the head of the Shura had assured women campaigners that he was still open to hearing the case for lifting the ban.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-16011926

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This is the regime and theology the salafi catamite praises.

This is the regime and theology the salafi catamite believes Syria should emulate!

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November 20th, 2012, 4:42 pm

 

418. Syrialover said:

UZAIR8,

I read your post (#372) and couldn’t believe it – aggressive pro-regime tweeter Syrian Commando selling out. Was his twitter account being hacked, has he had a lobotomy? Wow.

I went and looked for myself. Sure enough, he’s pretty well stopped tweeting on Syria and is distracting himself with Gaza.

Syrian Commando is now not even making weak barks at the Syrian opposition.

I scrolled down and found a few more sour, disillusioned tweets about Assad:

- When Turkey gets Patriots, it’s game over, Assad has no guts so he won’t do anything

- I pretty much filter away all statements from military sources about advancement — I know a few days later they will be reversed

- Anyone who thinks Assad will order any kind of retaliation for any aggression [by Israel] has not been paying attention. He only makes one move: bluff.

- Assad has not kept his word on any implicit consequences for our enemy’s actions. In the end he is the decision maker. No decisions made.

Comment: I wonder what finally triggered Syrian Commando’s sharp collapse in faith and respect for Bashar Assad. The same reality must have hit other supporters as well.

https://twitter.com/syriancommando

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November 20th, 2012, 5:14 pm

 
 

420. ALI said:

Ajrab of Arabia:

Lak million tooooooz feek wa fi your jihadists, lak init qerd wo 7eewan before you be rude to others be respectful to your mother and sister.

lak tfooooo 3ala heek nas jerbaneh yel3en ribken sho wlad shware3, qal bedken revolution walallahi bedken ta3leq bi elmarjeh.

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November 20th, 2012, 6:02 pm

 

421. Citizen said:

Kurdish fighters have given a fitting rebuff to the terrorists of the “Free Syrian Army
http://edition.cnn.com/2012/11/20/world/europe/turkey-syria-violence/index.html
Istanbul (CNN) — A flashpoint Syrian border town recently captured by rebels was reeling Tuesday after deadly clashes erupted between Syrian rebels and a Kurdish militia.
The battle left dozens of fighters from both sides dead, including one prominent ethnic Kurdish leader.

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November 20th, 2012, 6:06 pm

 

422. Syrialover said:

David Lesch, UK academic who is a former close associate and approver of Bashar Assad (and who is now looking an idiot by his own admission), has been offering some more insights at a talk in London

He says Bashar lives in an alternative reality, a bubble: “In his mind’s eye, Bashar has not fallen at all. He is protecting the country, said Mr. Lesch.

“[after his father died] Bashar al-Assad was surrounded by sycophants–cabinet and Ba’ath party leaders who worshiped him as a prophet and savior of the country. They created an alternative reality and orchestrated this alternate reality, explained Mr. Lesch.”

After the fake referendum of 2007 Lesch says Bashar “had drunk the ‘Kool-Aid’ of power, and he was going to be president for life”.

The Asadist system is not geared to respond to people’s demands, it is geared to control people and shape their demands. “It is geared to maintain the status quo and survive,” he said.

Leach believes that Russia is now powerless over Assad. Iranians are the only ones that are capable of convincing Bashar al-Assad to step down, and Iran would only consider doing so if their own interests are secure in Syria after its fall.

He said dictators and tyrants like Bashar Assad perceive a different world than the rest of us.

“They don’t see the house coming down. They believe in their destiny and righteousness… They may never see it until the bullet goes into their head.”

http://www.ipinst.org/events/speakers/details/408-david-lesch-future-bleak-in-syria.html

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November 20th, 2012, 6:27 pm

 

423. Citizen said:

Syria Kurdish leader rejects new opposition coalition
(Reuters) – A party that controls much of Syria’s Kurdish region on Tuesday rejected the new opposition coalition, highlighting the deep divisions still remaining between the many Syrian armed groups 20 months into the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad.
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/11/20/us-syria-kurds-opposition-idUSBRE8AJ1FV20121120

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November 20th, 2012, 6:34 pm

 

424. Syrialover said:

New post by Joshua and thread started.

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November 20th, 2012, 6:36 pm

 

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