America’s Jihadis are ‘kinder, gentler’ & almost ‘unreal Jihadis’!
August 11th, 2012
“…Thomas Pierret, an expert in Syrian Islam at the University of Edinburgh, says that a distinction has to be made between Syrian Salafi groups and radicals with a global jihadi agenda. “The political identity Ahrar al-Sham display is nationalist Salafi – they claim they are Salafi but they use Syrian national symbols, unlike real jihadis,” he says. “Every single video released by Ahrar al Sham has the colours of the Syrian flag. That’s a very different brand from the global jihadi one.”
While some of the fighters from Iraq openly admit they are part of al-Qaeda, other Arabs joining Syrians do not necessary espouse an extremist ideology…”
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