Wednesday, April 17, 2013

The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant is born

 

 Al Nusra Front pledge allegiance to Zawahiri

 Iraqi al Qaeda wing merges with Syrian: The leader of the Islamic State of Iraq), Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, said his group had funded cells of fighters from Syria's al-Nusra Front - which is blacklisted by the United States - since the early days of the two-year-old uprising. He said in a statement posted on Islamist websites and seen by Reuters on Tuesday that the two groups would operate under the joint title of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant.
"It's now time to declare in front of the people of the Levant and the world that al-Nusra Front is but an extension of the Islamic State of Iraq and part of it," Baghdadi said.






Okay we are considered their enemy along with Israel as we seem to be every ones in the middle east who wants us off their land. With that said I don't know if they are not abusing the good name of the Levant. Al- Nusra was first heard of in 2011 and was formed to remove Bashar Al Assad from power for killing the Sunni rebels.
That is a good thing and I agree with it but if they truly consider themselves protectors of and people of the Levant they would be protectors of all the downtrodden in the middle east. They should be the protectors of Palestine when they are done with Syria. I do not think it is a bad thing that they are in Syria. However when the job is done they should move on to help Palestinians. Palestinians are truly of the Levant.
Muslims of Palestine are largely descendents of Christians and Jews of the southern Levant. The Southern Levant roughly encompasses Palestine, the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, along with the modern sovereign states of Israel, Jordan and the southern parts of Lebanon and Syria. We are talking all the way back to prehistoric times people.
[1]." and descendents of a core population that lived there in prehistoric times.[22]Since the time of the Muslim conquests in the 7th century, religious conversions have resulted in Palestinians being predominantly Sunni Muslim by religious affiliation, though there is a significant Palestinian Christian minority of various Christian denominations, as well as Druze and a small Samaritan community. 
Though Palestinian Jews made up part of the population of Palestine prior to the creation of the State of Israel, very few identify as "Palestinian" today. Acculturation, independent from conversion to Islam, resulted in Palestinians being linguistically and culturally Arab.[18] The vernacular of Palestinians, irrespective of religion, is the Palestinian dialect of Arabic. 
Absolutely there should be a 2 state solution with an Israel and a free state of Palestine side by side. However as we keep asserting, it will never happen with the sorry excuse for Diplomacy. Jihadists, Islamists, extremists, Al Qaeda affiliates, whatever you call them someone of that stature has to stand up for them and it can't be Hezbollah. Someone has to stand up to the separatist hard liner Netanyahu and the likes of Gingrich who back him up saying he is dead right saying Palestinians are "invented" and Jerusalem belongs to the Jews.
I am afraid he is dead wrong and defending Netanyahu's divisive war mongering stance and saying Palestinians are an invented people is grotesque and will only help guarantee a total middle east breakdown. I refuse to believe that ass can get away with voicing such war mongering destructive divisive rhetoric. For now for me the jury is still out on Jabhat al-Nusra but they are the professed front line.

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