Islam’s global civil war

Islam’s Global Civil War !


Clifford D. May, Special to National Post

Malian soldiers fight while clashes erupted in the city of Gao on Feb. 21.FREDERIC LAFARGUE/AFP/Getty Images

In much of what we now call the Muslim world, Muslims are fighting Muslims. The conflicts fall into two broad categories: those in which militants battle militants, and those in which militants battle moderates.


The outcomes of these conflicts matter to all of us — Muslims and non-Muslims alike.


Syria is the most visible battlefield in these wars. Initially, Bashir al-Assad, satrap of the regime that rules Iran, was challenged by peaceful protesters demanding basic rights and freedoms. He brutalized them. Today, he is in a duel to the death with an opposition increasingly dominated by such al Qaeda-affiliated groups as Jabhat al-Nusra.


When jihadists are slaughtering jihadists, both sides claiming they are “fighting in the way of Allah,” a measure of schadenfreude is probably inevitable among us infidels. But people of conscience should not discount the…

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  • boudicabpi  On April 17, 2013 at 3:14 pm

    To bad we can’t get a like button for reblogs.
    Bob A.

  • swissdefenceleague  On April 17, 2013 at 4:19 pm

    I see what you mean,Bob.
    Well it goes to “American Infidels” Who Can Bring Great Post, some that you don’t see in other places…Not Always Agree, But Good Site !

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