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The leader of Al-Qaeda has voiced his support for the Syrian uprising. He called on Muslims to join the opposition in Syria in their drive to oust President Bashar Assad.
In an eight-minute video address posted on Sunday on a jihadist website, Ayman al-Zawahri called on Muslims in Turkey, Iraq, Lebanon and Jordan to aid the Syrian rebels.
Many Sunnis are rebelling not only against the heavy hand of the state, but also the 40-year rule of the Alawite Assad family and the prominent positions given to members of the minority Shia offshoot. The Alawites have long counted on Syria's other minorities for support, including Christian groups and Druze, in turn guaranteeing them religious freedom and protection as well as high-profile government jobs.
The government has played up the idea of its opponents as extremists. But reprisal attacks on Alawites in cities like Homs and Hama have added to the real fears of all minorities.
The flag, complete with Arabic script reading "there is no God but Allah" and full moon underneath, was seen flying above the Benghazi courthouse building, considered to be the seat of the revolution...
Originally posted by daaskapital
See, Al-Assad was telling the truth all along.
Originally posted by sk0rpi0n
And once again, the world will fail to realise that a middle eastern leader is speaking the truth.
Originally posted by daaskapital
reply to post by BRITWARRIOR
Reuters is a credible source. Gaddafi said from the start that the uprising in Libya was caused by Al Qaeda, and once he was dead, there was an Al Qaeda flag which was flying next to the new Libyan one, is that proof enough for you? Now you have Al Qaeda, the same terrorist organisation who allegedly staged the 911 attacks, supporting the uprising against Al-Assad, sound familiar?
What's worse, The allies (USA, Britain, Australia) are all supporting the uprising, which is supported by Al Qaeda, so we are allies with Al Qaeda in this matter, yet enemies in a Holy War. Things like this should not happen, and wouldn't happen if they took their Jihad seriously.
What's worse, The allies (USA, Britain, Australia) are all supporting the uprising
Originally posted by WHOS READY
reply to post by theoracle
C'mon, get it right, it's pronounced al-CIAda not al-quaeda!! psshhh, what ever next!
Is it really a surprise that al-CIAda always happen to appear when the US needs them. No matter what country or continent, they're always in the right place at the right time... Nice and puntual..lol.
The majority of Syrians do not want Assad to resign and believe that the news about the protests in the country are exaggerated, according to a YouGov/Qatar Foundation poll on Syria commissioned for the Doha Debates that was published earlier this month. Atrocities have been carried out by both the Government and some of the armed protesters. In addition, Western, North African and Arab countries are funding, arming and training the armed opposition in Syria.
Some 55% of Syrian respondents do not believe President Assad should resign, whereas it was found that it was the vast majority of respondents across the region, 81%, who want him to do so.
Of the total respondents, 46% wanted President Assad to remain in power to prevent Syria becoming another Iraq, and half of the total (50%) think that the protests [in Syria] are part of a conspiracy by the US and the West.
Almost a third, 32%, of respondents from the Levant region believe that President Assad is the best president for Syria (the figure for Syria alone is not given).