Syria: Sifting through the disinformation

Syria: Sifting through the disinformation by Abel Ashes It is important to realize that in the Syrian conflict there are many Islamist factions, and several secular ones, as well as minority religious groups most of whom support some sort of secular government in order to protect themselves. The semi-secular Assad regime is backed by the Shiite Islamist regime of the Islamic Republic of Iran and both Iran and Syria support the Shiite Islamist group Hezbollah and prior to the Syrian uprising both supported the Sunni Islamist party Hamas. Among the opposition to Assad there are Sunni Islamists backed by Saudi … Continue reading Syria: Sifting through the disinformation

The Saudi Regime Is Pro-Islamist but Anti-Al Qaeda

The Saudi Regime Is Pro-Islamist but Anti-Al Qaeda by Abel Ashes The Saudi government supports Salafists but not Al Qaeda. Al Qaeda has as a stated aim, the overthrow of the Royal Family. There are accusations that Omar al-Bayoumi funded 9/11 hijackers and whether that is or is not the case, it is also the case that support for Al Qaeda is punishable by death as an act of treason in the Saudi Kingdom and that the Al Qaeda leadership have long considered the Saudi regime to be enemies worthy of death. Some would argue that the Saudi regime is … Continue reading The Saudi Regime Is Pro-Islamist but Anti-Al Qaeda