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March 13, 2012 Special Dispatch No. 4565

Fatwa by Senior Salafi-Jihadi Cleric: Muslims Are Obligated to Join the Ranks of the Syrian Jihadi Group 'Jabhat Al-Nusra'

March 13, 2012
Syria | Special Dispatch No. 4565

The Salafi-jihadi website Minbar Al-Tawhid Wal-Jihad published a fatwa by senior Salafi-jihadi cleric Abu Mundhir Al-Shinqiti, dated March 6, 2012, in which he called on all capable Muslims to join the ranks of the Syrian jihadi group Jabhat Al-Nusra Li-Ahl Al-Sham ("The Front for the Defense of the Syrian People"). He said that considering the Syrian regime's brutality and lack of restraint, and the fact that victory was only possible with the help of Allah, the Muslims must adhere to Islam and rally around the mujahideen who hoist the banner of the shari'a....

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