Syrian Christians in the war between
Fundamentalists and Secularists, Sunnis and Shiites
by Samir Khalil Samir
Al Qabas, Kuwait's daily
newspaper, reports the arrival in Syria of jihadists from Saudi
Arabia, Algeria and Pakistan. Among them many are under 18 years of
age. Turkey serves as a transit point for weapons and people. A war
of fundamentalism against the Alawite Shia and Sunni fundamentalism
against the secularism of the Assad dictatorship. The distrust of
Christians. The ambiguous West.
Beirut (AsiaNews): Al-Qabas, the Kuwaiti
Arabic-language newspaper, yesterday published an article
stating that dozens of Kuwaitis have crossed the Syrian-Turkish
border to fight in the jihad alongside the Free Syrian Army
(FSA), the 'armed opposition against the regime of Bashar el
According to sources close to these groups that have arrived in
Syria, the offices of the FSA and other jihadists welcome
militants from Saudi Arabia, Algeria and Pakistan, provide them
with Syrian identity documents, should they be captured by the
regular army, and ask about their to leave their real identity
documents to the Turkish border.
The FSA gave them weapons, after verifying that they have
followed a military training in their countries of origin. Then,
they send them into different regions of Syria, wherever
necessary, to fight against the regular army. The FSA has also
sent back a number of jihadists to their countries because they
were under 18 years of age.
For its part, Jordan has arrested two Salafi militants who were
trying to get into Syria, also to fight alongside the Islamists.
Meanwhile, the Directorate of Fatwas [in Kuwait], at the
Ministry of Waqfs, has issued a fatwa (Islamic legal decision)
allowing to anticipate the zakat (obligatory Islamic alms) prior
to the original date to refugees and Syria's needy.