I say, let them go, in fact, encourage them to go, but make sure they are not allowed to come back to Australia. Even better, they might get killed in Syria. h/t cathari5lives
While the administration continues to pursue its destructive path.
Zebari Zebari must be some kind of Islamophobe, since everyone knows that only greasy Islamophobes think this is remotely a possibility. “Syria mess may spawn ‘Islamic emirate’ world must deal with, says Iraq’s top diplomat,” from the Associated Press, December 7: MANAMA, Bahrain — Iraq’s top diplomat says the “toxic”…
This heartwarming story of a father teaching his children the family trade might not always be rosy. After all, kids will bicker: “Daaaaad! Ahmad stole my bomb vest!” “Now, Ahmad, give Muhammad back his bomb vest. No, wait, don’t pull tha—–“
“Family jihad: father takes five sons to join Syrian rebels,” by Damien McElroy and Ruth Sherlock for the Telegraph, December 6:
A Moroccan father has taken all five of his children — the youngest of them aged 13 — to fight for an Islamist faction in Syria, according to reports.
Ahmed al-Sha’ara took his sons across Europe and through Turkey before joining up with forces challenging President Bashar al-Assad, the Egyptian al-Aram website has reported.
Among them was Osama, 13, who had earlier accompanied his father on demonstrations in Tangiers, northern Morocco, against the jailing of Salafists — radical Sunni Muslims.
If confirmed, the family’s journey would support claims that large family groups from across the Muslim world are travelling to Syria in greater numbers….
Intelligence sources have told The Daily Telegraph that British Muslims make up the largest contingent of about 1,000 Westerners fighting with Islamist groups.
A long and ugly history.
Senior Hezbollah commander Hassan al-Laqis was assassinated early Wednesday in southern Beirut – a sharp blow to the Iranian-backed Shiite group. Hezbollah has no shortage of rivals eager to strike at its strongholds and leadership:
Shhhh: “Talk about extreme, militant Islamists and the atrocities that they have perpetrated globally might undercut the positive achievements that we Catholics have attained in our inter-religious dialogue with devout Muslims.” — Robert McManus, Roman Catholic Bishop of Worcester, Massachusetts, February 8, 2013 “Syria: ‘Crimes against humanity’ in Christian…
In PJ Lifestyle I discuss a new example from Syria of how jihadis are made: The videois chilling: a jihadist from the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria, al-Qaeda’s branch for those two countries, addresses a crowd of boys at a school in Syria, rallying them to jihad. The…
A growing body of evidence collected by U.N. investigators points to the involvement of senior Syrian officials, including President Bashar Assad, in crimes against humanity and war crimes, the U.N.’s top human rights official said Monday.
The government authorized the army Monday to take charge of security in Lebanon’s second-largest city of Tripoli for six months following deadly sectarian clashes by rival sides stemming from the civil war in neighboring Syria.