Photoshopped “revolution”

Syria: A photoshopped “revolution”:
http://worldmathaba.net/items/1674-syria-a-photoshopped-revolution

…and Egypt is following:
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/blogs-news-from-elsewhere-23469516

 

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Who is the US arming in Syria?

“The Obamas and the Camerons…want – or wanted – to send weapons to the FSA, the secular, “heroic” resistance fighting for “democracy” against the…regime…in Damascus…the FSA are the guys we should be arming, now that the al-Qa’ida outfits have started killing the FSA leadership. If the good guys in the FSA are now fighting the bad guys of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant, we should help them.

But history suggests that the good guys might turn into the bad guys and that the bad guys might win. What if the Islamists wipe out the FSA? Then our weapons really will fall into the “wrong hands” rather faster than they would have done anyway – since guns are money in civil wars and al-Nusra and the rest have the cash to buy anything we give the FSA.”

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/world/middle-east/who-is-the-us-arming-in-syria-president-assad-rubs-his-hands-at-news-of-rebel-split-8706540.html

Assads interesting comments about Jihad and Islam, Part II

Interviewer: Mr President going back to your definition of jihad in its true meaning, we find unfortunately that the more prevalent form is based on fighting and killing. What can be done about this?

President Assad: The solution is to seek guidance from the Quran where the clear words of God resonate. Islam is a religion of mercy and forgiveness; the word “mercy” is cited over 70 times in the Quran. Islam came to promote human values, enshrine mercy and love, and prevent killing…The Quran and the Hadith are both clear in promoting love, forgiveness, justice and humanity. Those who claim to emulate the Prophet Muhammad (PBUH) should remember his behaviour as a human being before and after he became a prophet, they will find that his message was primarily based on human morals and principals.

I would like to pose a question to you and your readers: do these Wahabis and Takfiris and their acts resemble in any shape or form our great Prophet’s conduct throughout his life, either before or after he became a prophet? …the Prophet did not only convey the words of God, he embodied their meaning and practiced what he preached. If we go back to the Quran, the Hadith and the life and conduct of the Prophet, we will see the complete opposite of what these terrorists are practicing.
http://syriareport.net/al-assad-inteview-with-al-thawra-newspaper/

See also:
https://100wordz.wordpress.com/2013/07/25/assads-interesting-comments-about-jihad-and-islam-part-i/

Assads interesting comments about Jihad and Islam, Part I

“Syria has not turned into a land for Jihad. Jihad usually denotes benevolence; it is about construction, development, defending the country and the messages advocated in religion relating to virtuousness, justice and equality. What is happening in Syria is the complete opposite to the concept of jihad; Syria has turned into a land for terrorism.”

“Animals do not eat their brothers’ flesh out of hatred; they do so out of hunger. When you lose your morals and your principles, you lose the real value of religion. Religions came to reinforce humanity and cannot by any means be the pretext to behead humans and eat human flesh. ”

http://syriareport.net/al-assad-inteview-with-al-thawra-newspaper/

After beheading opponents, eating dead soldiers hearts, etc: Syrias “heroic” rebels killed a child for “blasphemy”

“One of them shouted: ‘Whoever insults the Prophet will be killed according to Sharia’,” she told me.

“I ran down barefoot to the streets. I heard the first shot. I fell to the ground when I got there.

“One of them shot him again and kicked him. He shot him for a third time and stamped on him.

“I said: ‘Why are you killing him? He’s still a child!’ The man shouted: ‘He is not a Muslim – leave!'”

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-middle-east-23139784

Syrian rebels have received tons of weapons (yet still whine around)

“They do not need arms. It is an unchallenged figure that 3,500 tons of arms have been shipped in by way of Croatia with the assistance of the CIA, funded by the Saudis, funded by the Qataris…”

“If it is the case that Saudi Arabia and Qatar are today funding the very jihadists against which we are fighting, why are we not using international pressure, the United States, the European Union, to persuade Saudi Arabia and Qatar to stop, to prevent this?”

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/middleeast/syria/10153629/Syria-3500-tons-of-weapons-already-sent-to-rebels-says-Lord-Ashdown.html