Analysis: Jabhat al-Nusra seeks to impose Islamist rule

Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility for this deadly June 27th, 2012 attack on the offices of a pro-regime television station outside Damascus. [Stringer/AFP]

Jabhat al-Nusra claimed responsibility for this deadly June 27th, 2012 attack on the offices of a pro-regime television station outside Damascus. [Stringer/AFP]

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Armed Syrian opposition forces seeking to topple the regime of President Bashar Assad is an amalgamation of forces. While the Free Syrian Army (FSA) may possibly be its largest component, it also includes groups described as jihadist.

One such jihadist group, Jabhat al-Nusra li ahl al-Sham (JAN), attracts more attention today than any other after it was linked to al-Qaeda, because it appears to be implementing the latter's agenda in Syria.

JAN's ranks are not numerous compared to other opposition factions and the FSA, as they range between 1,000 and 5,000 fighters - according to a recent study by the Quilliam Foundation, a counter-extremism think tank. But though their numbers are relatively small, JAN fighters are apparently trying to win the hearts of the population in areas under opposition control in northern Syria.

In addition to refraining from theft (with the exception of "spoils" they seize from the regime), JAN has announced it is distributing relief assistance to the needy in areas devastated by the fighting. This indicates JAN's desire to co-opt ordinary citizens into its ranks, a lesson perhaps learned from the fate al-Qaeda in Iraq (AQI) suffered as a result of its violent offences against citizens in past years.

But the organisation's attempts to gain favour with "needy" citizens cannot hide the fact that its methodology and agenda appear to differ greatly from those of many other Syrian opposition factions. Furthermore, its vision for the future of Syria does not seem to be compatible with the vision of the other regime opponents, nor with that of broad segments of the country's population.

JAN's method of fighting the regime, for example, clearly differs from the methods of the rest of the opposition, because it involves suicide attacks, including booby-trapping cars and trucks driven by individuals willing to blow themselves up among elements of the security forces.

Even when regime forces are the intended target, suicide bombings kill many ordinary citizens. It must be noted that when JAN began carrying out these kinds of bombings in early 2012, many opposition fighters rushed to distance themselves from the group, especially as it was clear many civilians were being killed in the bombings.

Different ideological motives

Clearly, the war JAN is waging against the regime stems from ideological motives, which are not necessarily the same motives that drove most opposition groups to participate in peaceful protests against the Assad regime before turning to armed action. JAN publicly proclaims that the purpose of its war is to defend "Sunnis" against what it describes as the "Nusairi" Alawite regime, which it aims to overthrow so it can establish an Islamic caliphate.

JAN announced last March it carried out attacks on security headquarters in "revenge" for the regime's abuse of Sunnis, saying in a statement titled "[Answering] shelling with blasts": "We say to him stop your massacres of the Sunnis, otherwise you bear the sin of the Nusairis (Alawites), and what's [coming to you] next shall be worse and more bitter, God willing."

In January 2012, JAN leader Abu Mohammed al-Joulani, who nicknamed himself "the conqueror", said JAN had come "to restore the authority of God to his land and avenge violated honour" when he formally announced the formation of the organisation.

While all opposition groups share the desire to topple the regime, many were not driven to action by the Syrian president's sectarian affiliation but rather the desire to replace a dictatorial regime with a democratic one that grants them long-denied rights and freedoms.

And while a considerable segment of the opposition may be hoping that an Islamic-oriented government is established on the ruins of the former regime, the difference between these groups and JAN is that the latter seeks to forcibly "impose" its vision of an Islamist state on Syria. Other opposition groups, including Islamists, say they want to bring about such a state in consultation with the people, who would have the final say through the ballot box.

Recent JAN threats to kill Alawite soldiers may be another point of difference between this group and the rest of the opposition, which seeks to reassure Alawites, encouraging them to abandon both the regime and their fear of what could befall them in the event of its collapse.

Perhaps these differences in methodology and ideology between JAN and the rest of the Syrian opposition were the reasons that propelled researchers at the Quilliam Foundation, namely former Libyan jihadist Noman Benotman and researcher Roisin Blake, to warn that should Assad fall, JAN would attack the other opposition immediately or "occupy strategic places to negotiate their own ends".

"[JAN] overestimated the religious loyalty of the Syrian people, just as AQI did in the 2000s," the two researchers wrote in a recently-published study. "Syrian culture is not naturally conducive to Islamist governance, given the religious pluralism and history of relative religious freedom and tolerance" in the Levant.

JAN "overestimated the level of popular support for them in Syria", they said. "They see themselves as representatives of Syria's Sunni population, which is a dangerous falsehood. Even amongst the rebels, only a minority shares their ideology and goals, with many others, tens of thousands of activists, calling for a democratic system of government rather than an Islamist state."

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    مواطن سوري

    2013-5-25

    You call this group as the Nusra Front but the question is that against whom this support is directed ? It is known that this is an Islamic movement and they give themselves names of the companions and the righteous people. However, the fact is that they do not belong to Islam, any other heavenly religion or creed. Their only religion is the infidelity and their creed is the atheism. They just make such claims to cover their psychological diseases, bloodiness, and immorality. They can ally with even the devil as long as this would allow them to implement their mean, immoral, and destructive purposes and spread bloodshed, insecurity, and immorality.

  • Mohamed El-Azzazi

    2013-5-9

    Those who demand the religious state know nothing about the true Islam, which did not impose a certain form for the state. Those fake Islamists‎ must realize that the fascism that they defend means apostasy from Islam.

  • الجعدني

    2013-4-14

    Dear Syria do not be sad because the Nusra Front is in the front and it will lead us liberate Golan and crush the people of polytheism and oppression.

  • كاظم الفهد

    2013-4-9

    Good evening. Our calamity is because of those extremists who make useless slogans, while they are in fact saying nonsense and they do not apply anything of what they say. However, the situation serves them as they fish in troubled waters and exploit the poor and weak people to achieve their personal and partisan interests.

  • سوري اسدي

    2013-4-3

    May God disgrace and defeat this disbelieving front that destroyed our lives in Syria. They are Hamad’s mercenaries. I am Syrian servant of Al-Asad, and I am proud of it.

  • علوكة علوك

    2013-3-19

    May Allah grant victory to the Front

  • نوال الأفندي

    2013-3-15

    O Arabs! This is shameful for you. Do you not know that this war on the Arabs, especially in Syria, comes as part of a colonial campaign under fake Arab or Islamic names? Do you not know that this is the most victorious war to be fought by the Zionist entity since its ominous establishment? The Zionist entity is the real beneficiary and the miserable Arabs are the only losers. Neither the God nor the people will be pleased with you. As for me, I am a simple man and I am not pleased with you. You have your own religion and I have mine.

  • أأبو أحمد الشامي

    2013-3-11

    I swear that the Nusra Front proved that it is the foot of the USA in Syria. The USA plans to take this as a pretext to interfere in Syria after the fall of the current regime in order to protect Israel.

  • BERO BROWN

    2013-3-2

    Peace be upon you….

  • حامد حوكشان

    2013-2-27

    You seek to foment the sectarian strife as hard as you could depending on massive cunning and deception. Anyway, God’s commandments would prevail.

  • اكرامى عروج

    2013-2-25

    May God bless the Muslim Brotherhood.

  • عبد الله المقدسي

    2013-2-24

    Do the followers of the disobedient secularism want us to be moderate Muslims when we hear people abusing our religion and then do nothing? Do they want us to see the naked women in the streets and then accept this without showing anger for God’s sake? Damn you and victory for the Nusra Front, we want a rationale caliphate according to the methodology of the prophethood. God willing.

  • السوري الحر

    2013-2-23

    I swear that it is prohibited for you to make the people think in this way about these affairs. I think that you have given a chance to the West and the regime of Al-Assad to frighten the people with the issue of the ideologies of the revolutionaries, while you simply lie. The Syrians, the Arabs, the Westerners, and all the reasonable people know well that the revolutionaries are oppressed and all what they want is to topple the regime and then return to their homes, children, and normal life. O God! Support the Syrian revolution and support all the honorable and honest people who love God and who revolted to support their family, brothers, and country. We all love our country and we ask God to support us.

  • انس

    2013-2-19

    Shorfa and those who are behind it shiver whenever they hear the name of Nusrah Front!!

  • ماندو

    2013-2-18

    O god! Grant victory to mujahideen everywhere. O god! Destroy Bashar and save us from him.

  • ابو مازن الا سكندرانى

    2013-2-16

    The people of Syria are heroes and we ask God to bless you with victory over this dictator. I remind you that you should not commit the mistake of the Egyptians and choose the Muslim Brothers because they are losers, liars and unreliable. They do not know how to run the state and they only care about getting the important offices in the state. I warn you against them because they are power seekers. Do not be deceived as we have been deceived by the Brotherhood.

  • ahmedalrefaee

    2013-2-14

    May God grant them victory.

  • ش

    2013-2-14

    May God give them victory.

  • السيد رجب

    2013-2-14

    May God support president Mhohamed Morsi, the head of the Arab Republic of Egypt. He is a good man, God willing.

  • زين

    2013-2-14

    May God curse these groups.

  • الوصابي

    2013-2-14

    Bashar is one of the main agents of Iran and he works hard to destroy his people to please the mullahs and reward them for what they offered him.

  • السامي

    2013-2-14

    May God grant victory to the Nusra Front.

  • محمدزين

    2013-2-14

    We support Morsi to establish a good Islamic rule.

  • حسن

    2013-2-14

    This is the best thing I have ever heard.

  • karamaboud

    2013-2-13

    Please, allow Morsi to work and then we can hold him accountable.

  • منيب

    2013-2-13

    Wonderful.

  • خالد المعايطة

    2013-2-13

    No opposition party in Syria seeks to achieve the interests of Syria first. The opposition in general has its own objectives, but unfortunately this will be the fate of the Syrian revolution.

  • تهامي اليمني

    2013-2-13

    O God! Grant victory to the mujahedeen in Syria, especially the Nusra Front, as they are God's men. It seems that the Islamists‎ have become annoying to many people these days.

  • شجاع الزعبي

    2013-2-13

    It pleases God and His messenger and fights cheating and corruption. Why do they condemn it?

  • علي حسين خضر عبد العزيز

    2013-2-13

    Is my name there?

  • maghawry

    2013-2-13

    O God! support the mujahidin everywhere.

  • abohiba

    2013-2-13

    Islam has no relationship with terrorism or bloodshed. Jihad has conditions and it is not different from the claims of the extremist Islamists‎. They commit suicide attacks forgetting that Allah The Exalted Says (what means): { For that cause We decreed for the Children of Israel that whosoever killeth a human being for other than manslaughter or corruption in the earth, it shall be as if he had killed all mankind, and whoso saveth the life of one, it shall be as if he had saved the life of all mankind. }

  • hassan torky

    2013-2-13

    First, the two researchers want to impose their useless opinion upon us. Why is the Islamic regime always rejected? The sweeping majority of the Syrians are Muslims. Third, why do those losers always interfere and try to interpret Islam, while they do not belong to it in anything. Finally, if we applied Sharia, then victory would be for Islam and all people will love it.

  • دياب الجنتل

    2013-2-13

    The cause of our conditions is keeping away from God. O God! have mercy upon us.

  • يارث بغداد

    2013-2-13

    Every country has people and the Syrians are the only people who can decide what they want in Syria.

  • ايهاب

    2013-2-12

    Nothing is better than a good word. May God make those who are fit among us our rulers.

  • الاسدي

    2013-2-12

    May God protect the peace lovers and keep us from the turbulences. O God! Protect Iraq.

  • محمد الحمراوي

    2013-2-12

    God does not fix the work of the corrupt people

  • كاظم جودو

    2013-2-12

    Can we forget the war?

  • الجوجرى

    2013-2-12

    Our brothers in the Nusra Front really seek to establish justice on earth, and they do not do this to be famous. They do this for the sake of God and in order to support the religion and the weak Muslims. Let us go back for a little and see how the Muslims ruled the earth and whether they have even committed a single rape case, theft or murder of innocent civilians? God is the Greatest! You must read the history and try to be fair. May God guide us all and help our nation to be united. We also ask God to guide the people of France to Islam and save them from their rulers who treat the Muslims mercilessly. You must know that Islam is the coming ruling regime in the world willy-nilly.

  • محمد عسران الديب

    2013-2-12

    O God! Protect Egypt and all the Arab states.

  • ابن سوريا

    2013-2-12

    This article is as worse as its writer.

  • محمود عياده

    2013-2-11

    The poor will suffer at the end because they are helpless. All those great emperors only care about their interests which take precedence over all people.

  • حمصيه حرا

    2013-2-11

    May God disgrace Bashar and save us from his evils.

  • محمد اعراقي

    2013-2-11

    Question: To what extent you believe that the fall of Al-Asad would solve the Syrian problem? We have ethnic, sectarian, and political differences in addition to the opposition and the supporting states, let alone the stances of the neighboring states, etc.

  • ALBAKRY22

    2013-2-11

    Honestly, we must listen to the verse in which God The Almighty Said (what means): {Lo! Allah changeth not the condition of a folk until they (first) change that which is in their hearts}. Hence, we have to return to the book of God and the Sunnah so that God grants us victory.

  • ابن الانبار

    2013-2-11

    God’s victory is so close. God be with you O heroes of Syria. Son of Anbar.

  • جابرسلامه

    2013-2-11

    The situation is very dangerous and the Arabs must be united.

  • ayman ahmed

    2013-2-11

    We all support president Mursi and Egypt would be beautiful. God willing.

  • ام عبد الله

    2013-2-11

    We seek God's help against the writer of this article. He is a liar and he understands nothing other than chattering. The caliphate is coming despite you and you know and fear this.

  • ه

    2013-2-11

    May God support the people of Syria.

  • محمود ناجح محمد

    2013-2-10

    May God help Syria.

  • احمد

    2013-2-10

    If the Arabs had been honorable, these states would not have been destroyed.

  • على محمد طة

    2013-2-10

    How strange that one who suffers from fear forgets to say: "Allah is Sufficient for us! Most Excellent is He in Whom we trust!" How strange that one who suffers from people’s cunning forgets to say: "I confide my cause unto Allah. Lo! Allah is Seer of His slaves...." How strange that one who suffers from harms forgets to say: "Lo! Adversity afflicteth me, and Thou art Most Merciful of all who show mercy." How strange that one who suffers from anxiety forgets to say: "There is no Allah but Thee. Be Thou Glorified! Lo! I have been a wrong-doer."

  • موسى من حلب الحر

    2013-2-10

    May God grant you victory over Bashar, the criminal, who committed horrible crimes against the Syrians. We seek God's help against him. O God! Grant victory to those who support Your religion and the Sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him. O God! Grant easement to our people in Syria and destroy those who fought You and crush them. O God grant victory to the righteous people. Amen… Amen… Amen, O Lord of the Worlds.

  • موسى من حلب الحر

    2013-2-10

    May God grant you victory over Bashar, the criminal, who committed horrible crimes against the Syrians. We seek God's help against them. O God! Grant victory to those who support your religion and Sunnah of the Prophet, peace be upon him. O God! Grant easement to our people in Syria and destroy those who fought you and crush them. O God grant victory to the righteous people. Amen…Amen… O Lord of the Worlds.

  • lمحمد البدري العراق

    2013-2-10

    The division of Syria is underway between the Sunnis, Kurds, Alawis and Druze.

  • yosefksa117

    2013-2-9

    Defend your home!

  • حسن الياسري

    2013-2-9

    What Islamic rule that they talk about in Syria? The issue is clear to all people. This is a Zionist plan that is implemented by Saudi Arabia and Qatar in order to stress the sectarian tendencies that are promoted by mean people like Al-Aroor, who was involved in homosexuality scandal in 1971 that led to his dismissal from the party and the army, as he was an officer at the Syrian army. I wonder are those who lead the Syrian revolution. This is a new crime to be added to the crimes that were committed in Iraq. We belong to God.

  • غيور على السنة

    2013-2-9

    We need a non-extremist and tolerant Islamic rule.

  • الجهمى

    2013-2-8

    I ask God to protect Egypt

  • اشرف سمير(السويس)

    2013-2-8

    Morsi, may God punish you because you’ve devastated Egypt. Please leave because we had enough of your revival and we are exhausted by it.

  • حوام

    2013-2-8

    May god succour them and may He Succour the Mujahedeen all over the world. They are true Mujahedeen and there is no one on their side except god and He will succour them. God is great, God is great and no dignity without Islam.

  • mostafa

    2013-2-8

    Yes Mursy

  • hassan basuony

    2013-2-8

    Wonderful article and we ask God to help us in the Arab states.

  • عراق الوحدة

    2013-2-8

    This comment is perfect as it reflects what is going on in Syria, the homeland of honor and resistance.

  • إيمان

    2013-2-8

    Be patient dear Syria, as God’s victory is so close, God willing.

  • اسماعيل المصري

    2013-2-8

    We support Mursi.

  • سماهر

    2013-2-8

    Even if the Nusra Front had been a terrorist organization, it will never be worse than the terrorists and criminals regime, which transformed the peaceful revolution with its stupidity into an armed revolution. Anyway, the donkey Bashar, who is seen as a butcher by his people, must be overthrown irrespective of the cost.

  • غاده حجاوي

    2013-2-7

    O God! Protect Syria and its people. O God! Grant victory to Bashar Al-Assad, because Syria will be the last castle willy-nilly.

  • أحمد البصراوي

    2013-2-7

    We the Iraqis will carry Syria over our heads because we owe her. However, we mean the Syrians not the infidel group of the Nusra Front. They are terrorists and they commit mass murder and loot everything.

  • عماد رزق

    2013-2-7

    God willing, the victory over the traitors who displaced the children is so close. Victory is from God and it always comes after the extreme suffering.

  • وليد

    2013-2-7

    My Name is Walid Abd El-Nasser. I ask God to support Islam.

  • مراد

    2013-2-6

    The poison appears clearly in this article.

  • مسلم

    2013-2-6

    O God! Grant victory to our brothers in the Nusra Front, as they defend the honors of the Muslims in the beloved Syria and everywhere. Amen.

  • علي.محمد.عمر

    2013-2-6

    They are a group that slaughters people in the name of the religion. They are criminals. Ali Muhammad Omar

  • توفي

    2013-2-6

    How long will the camel remain over the hill? How long will Bashar keep killing the people?

  • ساهر العمري

    2013-2-6

    May God grant victory to the truth and expose it to all people.

  • عطا حاكمة

    2013-2-6

    God is the Greatest.

  • عطا حاكمة

    2013-2-6

    Nothing.

  • يحيي الشلالي

    2013-2-6

    All heavenly religions and human laws and traditions prohibit killing the innocents. All the national revolutions erupted against oppression and the oppressors, and in order to support the oppressed.

  • الحزين

    2013-2-5

    I do not know what is the end of what is happening in Egypt. I wish that those who know would enlighten us.

  • ابوا حيدر العراق

    2013-2-5

    O God! Send peace and blessings upon the Prophet, peace be upon him, who brought mercy to the whole world. O God! Send peace and blessings upon the pure household of the Prophet, peace be upon him. O God! Crush the devil’s party of Al-Qaeda and the front of the infidels, which is known as the Nusra Front, in addition to the Free Syrian Army that destroys Syria, the home of the resistance. O God! Send them to hell. Amen.

  • محمد

    2013-2-5

    May God support the Nusra Front; because it supports the persecuted people of the free Sunni Syria to raise its flag. There is none worthy of worship except Allah and support for the weak Muslims in the Muslim world in general and in Syria in particular. The west has defamed the image of the mujahidin and frightened the Muslims away from them, while they are the defenders of Islam and the honors of the Muslims, their money, countries and unity. They want to get rid of them so that they can easily loot our wealth, home and dream in good life. May God support you and accept your martyrs in Paradise. Your brother in God Abu Hassan Al-Suri. I wish that God would accept me among the mujahidin, the martyrs, and prophets and to make us together under his throne. Amen.

  • tata

    2013-2-5

    With Morsi, Egypt will be destroyed.

  • ﺍﻟﺮﺣﺒﺎﻭﻱ

    2013-2-5

    Salam Al-Rahbawi: May God grant Bashar victory.

  • سمسم

    2013-2-5

    We all support you!

  • محمد جوده

    2013-2-5

    I do not want to overbid anyone. We all see president Mursi and his followers seeking the power and positions, which is also the purpose of the National Salvation Front. They are defying each other and the result is that many martyrs have fallen for the sake of a worldly position. Umar, may God be pleased with him, said, “if a mule stumbled in Iraq, I would be afraid that Allah would ask me, why did you not pave the road for it, Umar.”. Wake up and spare the blood of the Egyptians. Death comes suddenly and remembers the Day of Judgment. I ask you to do this for God’s sake.

  • هاجر بنت مصر ام الدنيا

    2013-2-5

    Dear Syria, be patient because after the night, there is a dawn. Daughter of Egypt, Banha, Hajar Al-Jindi

  • سني

    2013-2-4

    Syria was and it will be an Islamic state whether they accepted or rejected this.

  • بسنت

    2013-2-4

    The best words… the most amazing words… and the worst words.

  • مصعب العراقي

    2013-2-3

    If Islam accepts the murder and displacement of the innocents under the name of jihad, then, we can say that Islam is gone.

  • عمر ابن الخطاب

    2013-2-3

    This is untrue and far from the truth. It is also speculative, but you simply do not want Islam. God would punish you and destroy your cities. All what is happening is a test from Allah the Almighty Who said what means: { Lo! they plot a plot..* And I plot a plot.. * So give a respite to the disbelievers. Deal thou gently with them for a while. }

  • مى

    2013-2-3

    The Arab states are in danger and we ask God to help and protect us from the Zionist plans.

  • mohamed

    2013-2-3

    Your analysis is misleading and the Syrian people are aspiring to the Nusra Front, which will be victorious, God willing.

  • علي

    2013-2-3

    When one says Allah is the Greatest, then this is a sign that he is a Muslim, and it is known that the Muslim is banned from violating the honor, blood, or money of his Muslim brother. However, they are fighting the government, and kill those who oppose them. This is not Islam and you can think about it.

  • مسلمة شيعيية

    2013-2-3

    The religion prohibits murder, and the Salafis are criminals. They are not humans. Even the animals refuse to be like this. May God curse you.

  • مطفي

    2013-2-2

    In the name of God the Most Merciful the ever Merciful. Did you not notice that all the bad news come from the Islamic states (demonstrations, bloodshed, and bombings)? All these things are planned by the West, but God is Our Supporter and we ask Him to guide them and to send His soldiers against them and destroy them. We ask God to make their days as destructive as the days of Aad and Thamud and to save the Muslims from their evils.

  • حيدر

    2013-2-2

    This is a beautiful and wonderful website.

  • زيد

    2013-2-2

    Everything is ok.

  • محمدالراجحي

    2013-2-2

    We all support the Nusra Front as long as it wants to apply Islam, that God has approved for us.

  • الحريري

    2013-2-2

    May God support them. A freeman from Daraa.

  • ركب 01147712478

    2013-2-2

    Where is Muhammad?

  • فاطمة

    2013-2-2

    We seek God's help against them. This is what all the Iraqis should say.

  • بسنت

    2013-2-2

    I did not like anything of the written.

  • يحيى المحافيظ

    2013-2-1

    We greet Bashar Al-Asad, who is an experienced and wise president. May God protect you dear Mr. President, O son of Al-Asad.

  • هدي سلام

    2013-2-1

    God is the Greatest.

  • ايوب

    2013-2-1

    God is the Greatest.

  • issa

    2013-2-1

    May God protect Syria under the leadership of Bashar.

  • abou l8adab

    2013-2-1

    No…. No…. No…. No, sir Bashar Al-Assad will never fall!

  • أحمد البصراوي

    2013-2-1

    This is true and the Syrian people have no relationship with those mercenaries. The Syrian people started this legitimate revolution and then it was stolen by those people. Beware of them and protect Syria from turning into another Taliban.

  • لن اقول الاسم

    2013-2-1

    We want to know he results of Abu Al-Hawl Preparatory School for boys!

  • أبو عمر الحموي

    2013-2-1

    The analyst can read the situation based on specific tokens, but I would like to give the glad tidings to all of you that the Nusra Front has become a source of pride for the Syrians. Hence, add to your information that about 82% of the Syrians are Muslim Sunnis and thus the thoughts of the Nusra Front completely accord with the nature and creed of the majority of the Muslim people. In addition, the terrorism of Bashar and his gang has generated something more powerful than the Nusra Front, which is the amount of hatred and grudge in the hearts of the Syrians towards all those who stand with Al-Assad regardless of their religion or sect.

  • لولو

    2013-2-1

    Where are you leading us Morsi? Are you taking us to death or what? What is our destination?

  • لولو

    2013-2-1

    May God be with you. Egypt will never abandon you.

  • عبد اللهةة

    2013-1-31

    What can I say about those who speak in the name the religion and justice while they actually follow no religion. The Prophet, peace be upon him, and his household have no relationship with them or their ilk. They kill the innocents under the pretext of killing the criminals in all the hotspots in Syria. This is a war on the people and Islam and it is neglect of the values and the manners. What victory and what conquest? The bitterest enemies of the humanity are the ignorant tyrants who appoint themselves as advocates of justice, while they launch a war on Islam and the Muslims. It appears that if those people if had the power to kill all the people, they will not just suffice with the establishment of the argument against the people. This is very strange because we have Muslims and non-Muslims who follow other religions. What is the hell is in the minds of the governments that support terrorism? They will soon find themselves face to face with those extremists because after Syria the only remaining states are known to be monarchies. Hence, they should not help them today because they will find no one to help them tomorrow. We should not allow those people to interfere in deciding the people’s fate as we are all slaves to God and no one has precedence over the oaths. Are killing the people and destroying the cities part of piety? You are racists and you should first liberate yourselves. You suffer from psychological complexes and ignorance about the rulings of Islam, which is the religion of tolerance and equality. I seek God's help against you. Bloodshed is the easiest thing you could do and it is even easier than confessing your sins. You will be sent to hell.

  • ايمن العزام

    2013-1-31

    Forgive me dear people in Syria… I feel ashamed when I see you shivering… while I am warm under my blankets near my heater I feel ashamed when I see you afraid, while I am securing my house with the keys and locks I feel ashamed of your hunger… while I sit to the table I feel ashamed of my rest, which I see your tiredness I feel ashamed of my tears …, as I know they will not benefit you May God make a way out for you… Your brother…

  • جمال عواد

    2013-1-31

    A message to the heroes and Arab saviors: what you are facing is because you are the greatest Arab people and this is a test from God. We ask God to provide you with patience as it is the best remedy I ask God to stop the bloodshed and to guide you to choose the best.

  • امل حسن

    2013-1-31

    Believe me dear sister, these untrue words aim at meeting the needs of the west and the objective is very clear, which is the elimination of the Islamic sharia. Stop lying to the people, because you want Bashar and his rule, but rule is for God

  • نور

    2013-1-31

    You are not true and the support front is not so.

  • بسمه

    2013-1-31

    There is no power except with God the Almighty.

  • ابوعبدالله

    2013-1-31

    I agree with the comment of sister Huda. You are 100% agents and your news and comments are strange.

  • معتز صبحى عبدالفتاح محمد على

    2013-1-31

    Sheikh Mu’tazz Subhi Al-Fah Muhammad Ali asks God to support Egypt.

  • ابواحمدالعراقي

    2013-1-30

    I swear that wish that God would protect the unity of Iraq and make the Iraqis stand hand in hand.

  • عمر من حلب

    2013-1-30

    Shorfa is the media mouthpiece of the Nusra Front.

  • عصام عمر

    2013-1-30

    May God grant victory to the people of Syria

  • أيمن

    2013-1-29

    Today’s news are beneficial and informative.

  • المجدالجابري

    2013-1-29

    I liked it

  • rabmohilba

    2013-1-28

    Shorfa is so good and we wish you success.

  • بلد كلها شمال واليمين فيها مش شغال

    2013-1-28

    What does Bashar exactly want?

  • الاسم مطلوبغ

    2013-1-28

    I liked it.

  • مها

    2013-1-27

    O God! Topple Bashar Al-Asad !

  • مروه الاسم مطلوب

    2013-1-27

    There is no honorable person who returns to touch the same flame that has just burnt his finger. There is an Iraqi proverb to this effect.

  • بيان الخولي

    2013-1-27

    No comment on whatever said by president Bashar Al-Asad. May God protect Bashar for us and we ask God to protect Syria and its leader and his supporters.

  • نصرا

    2013-1-26

    Syria the Cat… we do not love it.

  • هدى سلام

    2013-1-24

    This is not a study, but a compilation of texts from different inconsistent sources. The honor can never be purified from the blemishes without bloodshed. Do not hurt us with your articles about Syria, which was a Muslim state before you and your unrealistic analyses came to this world. In fact, your writings are like poisons and devilry. All those who sacrifice their souls received unreal accusations. What do you want? You oppose the killer and those who defend you and sacrifice his life! This is strange.