Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Mosul in the Hands of Al Qaida
The oil rich area of Mosul has been conquered by a Sunni group with Chechen members. The conversation recorded reveals the ideological roots of the war: the main conflict is Sunni vs Shia, while the jihad against the original enemies of Islam, the Christians and the Jews, is secondary and at this stage the fighters will accept the payment of the taxes specified in the Quran for peoples of the book. The Shia group is Iran, half of Iraq, the Alawi sect of Syria and the Hizballah of South Lebanon.