If Children Ruled the World
If Children Ruled the World

It is reported that members of the Islamic State of Iraq

& Syria (ISIS) killed two young children simply because they

were not Muslim.

The Islamic State of Iraq and Syria the Levant (Arabic:

الدولة الاسلامية في العراق والشام‎ ad-Dawla al-Islāmiyya fi al-‘Irāq

wa-sh-Shām) abbreviated as ISIS or ISIL (acronym in

Arabic: داعش‎, Dā’ish), is an insurgent group active in Iraq

and Syria. It was established in the early years of the

Iraq War, and pledged allegiance to al-Qaeda in 2004,

becoming known as al-Qaeda in Iraq. The group was

composed of and supported by a variety of insurgent

groups, including its predecessor organisation, the

Mujahideen Shura Council, Al-Qaeda, Jaysh

al-Fatiheen, Jund al-Sahaba, Katbiyan Ansar

Al-Tawhid wal Sunnah, Jeish al-Taiifa al-Mansoura,

etc., and other clans whose population is of Sunni faith.

It aimed to establish a caliphate in the Sunni dominated

regions of Iraq, later expanding this to include Syria.

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Now in Syria, The group, the Islamic State of Iraq and

Syria-ISIS, which is linked to Al Qaeda and known as


seems less interested in fighting President Bashar

al-Assad than in imposing its ultraconservative version

of Islam, antigovernment activists said. It banned

smoking, ousted other rebels from their bases, and

detained and executed those it decided were opposed to

its international jihadist project.

Their goal is to establish an Islamic Republic State

composed of Iraq & Syria :

Besides its affiliation with Al Qaeda They espouse a

violent form of Islam, the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria

seeks to erase the border between Syria and Iraq and

build an Islamic state that will serve as a base for

international jihad. The group is the main destination

for the foreign fighters who have flocked to Syria to join

the war.

Islamic State of Iraq and Syria fighters, many of them

Sunni Islamic jihadists drawn from elsewhere in the

Middle East and Europe, were initially welcomed by the

Syrian insurgency last year as an additional military

resource to help advance the common goal of deposing

President Bashar al-Assad of Syria. The fight also

acquired a sectarian tone, with insurgents increasingly

rallying their fighters against Mr. Assad’s dominant

minority Alawite sect, an offshoot of Shiite Islam.

Amid concerns about ISIS’s plans, other rebel groups

are looking to Jabhat al-Nusra as a counterbalance and

have been teaming up with it on the battlefield.

Last week, mounting tensions between the Islamic State

of Iraq and Syria and other rebel groups exploded into

clashes that have raged across northern Syria, left

hundreds dead and further shattered the battle lines in

a conflict that is increasingly destabilizing neighboring

countries. Rebel fighters have driven the group from a

number of areas in recent days, and this WED 8 JAN

2014  they

ejected ISIS from its headquarters in the major city of

Aleppo, dealing the group a sharp reversal.

“In the beginning, we went out to the streets because we

refused the dictatorship of Bashar al-Assad,” said

Mohammed, the Jabhat al-Nusra fighter. “And we

aren’t going to let any other dictatorship like Islamic

State of Syria & Iraq ISIS rule us. That’s what they are: a


When ISIS emerged as a force in March, all the foreign

fighters hailing from places such as Chechnya, Tunisia

and Algeria — left to join the Islamic Radical group ISIS

The Nusra Front, one of Syria’s most powerful rebel

groups, which has also declared allegiance to Al Qaeda

but whose fighters have remained closer to Syria’s

other rebel organizations has fought

alongside other rebel groups against the Islamic State of

Iraq and Syria ISIS in recent days.

The difference between the two Qaeda affiliates has

more to do with their approach than with their way of

thinking, analysts say. “Their ideologies are very much

the same, but Nusra is really embedding itself in the

Islamic landscape, working with other groups and

trying to compromise, while ISIS has been doing the

opposite, which is why they have no more friends,” said

Aron Lund, a researcher who edits a website on the

Syria conflict for the Carnegie Endowment for

International Peace

Rebel groups fighting Assad say they see Jabhat

al-Nusra as key

to curbing ISIS’s expansion

in rebel-held areas and are

keen to reach out to the rebel Nusra Front

“The rebels avoided confronting ISIS in the beginning

because they didn’t want to be distracted from fighting

the regime,” the activist Abdul-Rahman Ismael said by

Skype from Aleppo. “They hoped that ISIS would help

topple the regime but found otherwise, so it became

necessary to fight ISIS before fighting the regime.”

Opposition activists who have compared the ISIS heavy-

handed tactics to those of Mr. Assad’s government were

glad to see it pushed from Aleppo. One of them, who

goes by the nom de guerre of Abu Fatih, said the group’s

fighters accused him and his colleagues of being

heretics, evicted them from their office and barred

them from smoking in the street.

“Now my neighborhood has been liberated twice,” he

said. “Once from the Assad regime and the second time

from ISIS.”

We are to be children in malice but men in spiritual understanding
We are to be children in malice but men in spiritual understanding

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