posted on Oct, 22 2015 @ 04:40 AM
"Dozens of Saudi Arabian clerics not officially affiliated with Riyadh have urged Muslims to support the fight of “holy warriors” against
Syria’s government and its Iranian and Russian allies. The clerics are outraged by Russia’s bombing of Islamic State.
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Fifty-five Saudi Arabian ‘opposition’ clerics and academicians, including some prominent Islamists, have signed a joint online statement urging
“true Muslims” to “give all moral, material, political and military” support to the fight against Syrian President Bashar Assad’s army as
well as Iranian and Russian forces."
The article continues with the following statement:
"The group brands the Russian involvement as 'an orthodox crusade' and calls on anti-Assad fighters to 'unify their front' and stay in Syria. It also
uses sectarian terms for Iran and the Shi’ite Alawite sect to which Assad belongs.
“The Western-Russian coalition with the Safavids [Iran] and the Nusairis [Alawites] are making a real war against the Sunni people and their
countries,” the text says."
Although the article is dated Oct 7th, 2015, I have yet to see an article posted on ATS concerning an Islamic clerical response to Russian action in
Syria since Russian involvment against IS, ISIL began in Syria in early October; Surprised that perhaps no one caught this but evidently, there is
strong opposition by clerical (Sunni) authorities in the Middle East to strong aggressive Russian involvement and activity..
Just how important is this call to Jihad against Russia, "The Orthodox Crusaders," going to be?
edit on 22-10-2015 by tony9802 because: (no reason given)