December 31, 2011 Special Dispatch No. 4397

Senior Jihadi Cleric Sanctions Bombings in Syria, Calls on Syrians to Take Up Arms against Regime

December 31, 2011
Syria | Special Dispatch No. 4397

The Salafi-jihadi website Minbar Al-Tawhid Wa-Al-Jihad has posted a fatwa by a member of its shari'a committee, the prominent sheikh Abu Al-Mundhir Al-Shinqiti, in which he proclaims it permissible to carry out violent operations against the Syrian regime, such as blowing up freight trains, even if this means killing Muslims. He urges the Syrians to stop relying on peaceful protests alone, and to launch an armed struggle against the regime in order to topple it. ...

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