Syrian citizens: Jabhat al-Nusra trying to 'control everything'

A Syrian family leaves a town in Idlib province on a motorcycle. Jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra has been attempting to take control in areas of the province. [Philippe Desmaze/AFP]

A Syrian family leaves a town in Idlib province on a motorcycle. Jihadist group Jabhat al-Nusra has been attempting to take control in areas of the province. [Philippe Desmaze/AFP]

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When Ahmed Mustafa Mansour, a schoolteacher, went to get bread from his local bakery in Aleppo, he never imagined he would end up in a prison run by Jabhat al-Nusra (JAN), a jihadist group with ties to al-Qaeda and active in Syria.

Mansour's troubles began shortly after he arrived at the bakery, where he got into an argument with a person going by the name "Abu Hassan".

"This person controlled the distribution process blatantly, giving preference to JAN supporters over neutral people or supporters of the leaders of the Free Syrian Army (FSA)," Mansour told Al-Shorfa.

The verbal fight soon escalated into pushing and shoving.

"Seconds later I was arrested by a group present in the area and taken to a house, three rooms of which had been converted into a prison," he said.

Mansour said the rooms were fitted with strong iron gates.

"Dozens of Syrians from the area and beyond were inside [the makeshift prison]. None of them had anything to do with the Syrian regime; they were civilians or resistance fighters," he added.

A group of gunmen approached him, identifying themselves as member of JAN's "sharia committee". They charged him with disobeying the orders of the "Guardian" and gave him a "commuted" sentence of 40 lashes to be meted out at once, after which he was detained for three weeks then released with others.

Mansour, who now resides in Lebanon, said he was not the only one tried in this fashion.

Other detainees he met had similar stories. Some had refused to wear the jihadi outfit in battle and were imprisoned for it. One "insulted religion" and another refused to force his wife to wear sharia-compliant clothes, a condition required to receive relief supply rations.

Mansour said he moved to Beirut "to escape the hell of what is happening in the liberated areas", adding, "The epitome of irony, however, is that I escaped from Syria and the tyranny of these religious groups with the assistance of those same groups, who transported me to Lebanese territory for $300."

"They are even imposing jizya (tribute) on anyone who tries to escape to Lebanon or other countries; they seize whatever money or jewellery they have on the pretext this is support for the mujahedeen and their steadfastness," he said.

Stories abound in the media about JAN's practises in areas they wrested from the Syrian regime. While the group has presented itself as an opposition force fighting the regime, its long-term goal of imposing extremist Islamist rule has become more apparent, with reports of JAN clashing with local residents increasing.

"Al-Qaeda-affiliated Jabhat al-Nusra li ahl al-Sham, because of the takfiri jihadi ideas it believes, has become a formidable force on the ground, dealing viciously not only with regime forces in battle but also with Syrians in liberated areas who oppose its ideas," said retired Maj. Gen. Abdul Kareem Ahmed, an Egyptian military analyst who specialises in the affairs of takfiri groups.

He told Al-Shorfa JAN's objectives are no different from those of al-Qaeda: namely, to establish full Islamist rule in the form of emirates spread across Arab and Islamic regions, ultimately united under the banner of one Islamist state.

After observing the movements of these groups, it is "clear they receive considerable logistical and financial support, as well as ample food supplies, which they use as a source of pressure, to control people's fates and force them under the groups' banner, or at least force people to not oppose them", according to Ahmed.

JAN's ranks include not only Syrian nationals but also nationals of the countries it receives support from, in addition to Gulf, European, Arab and Chechen fighters, he said.

Idlib residents protest against JAN

In areas of Idlib province, JAN has been trying to replicate a model it has imposed in Aleppo, according to Ahmad Kaddour, a spokesman for Sham News Network.

"JAN elements are trying to assert control over 'everything', from providing citizens with basic services and fuel, to interfering in civil life, to the extent that JAN is now in charge of relief [efforts] in Aleppo, which it could not do in Idlib and Saraqeb," said Kaddour, who resides in Saraqeb.

In January, reports emerged that JAN members expelled foreign correspondents from a cultural centre in Saraqeb, forced women journalists to wear headscarves and gave preference to male over female journalists.

According to Kaddour, Saraqeb residents staged demonstrations to protest the action and submitted a complaint against the group to the court system run by the Syrian opposition.

Kaddour said the issue was resolved "peacefully".

"We received promises from them there would be no harassment of media staff and journalists in the future," he told Al-Shorfa.

Civil life and relief efforts in Saraqeb are still controlled by local councils, he said, which do "not allow any interference in civilian matters, whether by JAN, the FSA or any other military group".

Any renewed actions by JAN to interfere will invite "a second uprising against them", Kaddour said.

While some local Idlib councils are still deterring the spread of extremism, other Idlib residents paint a more pessimistic picture.

Suleiman Kazem Abdul Razzaq, a native of rural Idlib who arrived in Egypt a month ago after fleeing to Jordan, told Al-Shorfa JAN has expanded its presence considerably on the ground.

JAN members are harassing those who do not subscribe to their ideas by "controlling food and supply rations and imposing the Islamic hijab on women, even on girls younger than 10 years old", he said.

Abdul Razzaq, who worked with the opposition's local co-ordination committees, said some relief groups avoid entering certain areas for fear their supplies will be stolen by JAN-affiliated groups. Such groups seek to impose their rule by controlling relief distribution methods and specifying who benefits from the relief, he said.

Despite the establishment of local councils and Islamic courts, whose decisions are meant to be binding on everyone in the liberated areas, JAN runs its own sharia court and security apparatus, he said.

"JAN carries out arrests and refers [the arrested] to the sharia court, a process that usually ends with [the court handing down] a flogging sentence, which is now the fashion," Abdul Razzaq said.

Many citizens in those areas are poor and destitute and cannot speak about or disclose their suffering, he said.

"The majority [of people] in areas under JAN's full control cannot meet the cost of fleeing to other areas or the cost of their daily sustenance, so they are forced to stay silent and go along with those orders and [court] rulings," he said.

No place for extremism

Members of the Syrian opposition have repeatedly distanced themselves from groups such as JAN.

"Do not fear for Syria because of the religious extremists, for in reality, Syrian society does not accept those extremist ideas and has historically rejected them as alien to its fabric, and it will oppose them in the future as it does now," Abdulbaset Sieda, former head of the Syrian National Council (SNC) and member of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, told Al-Shorfa.

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.

In a recent study by the Quilliam Foundation, former Libyan jihadist Noman Benotman and researcher Roisin Blake warned that should President Bashar Assad fall, JAN members 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 [al-Qaeda in Iraq] did in the 2000s," the two researchers wrote in the 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 also "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."

Both Mansour and Abdul Razzaq said they hope for a brighter future for their country. Before the crisis started, Abdul Razzaq supported the regime, and Mansour the opposition. Now, they both said, they just hope for "democracy and freedom" to prevail in their homeland.

As for Kaddour, he said problems in his town began to surface when "religious extremism" began to emerge.

"It is true the majority of population in the liberated areas is Muslim; they, however, adhere to moderate Islam and a high percentage of them are opposed to the spread of religious extremism and stand against extremists," he said.

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    سامي

    2013-10-29

    I swear that I have read all what was written, but I did not deduce anything from what you said that may be used to condemn the Nusra Front. All what I saw is that you, and those who adopt the same methodology, have a clear enmity towards Islam and that you are afraid of the establishment of a real Islamic state that would rule according to the divine sharia rather than a constitution, which was invented by the west for us. For example, you said that they force the women to wear the hijab, so what is the problem? God commanded us to do this, and we will never forsake our religion for the sake of the so-called freedom and democracy. These are the ideas of the westerners rather than people who believe that there is a reckoning inn the hereafter. Anyone who does not want to comply with the Islamic law, he would be a non-Muslim. In such a case, he embraces Islam, pays tribute, or is killed. This is how the Sunnah ordained. However, if such a person is a Muslim, then I think that the only description of a person who commits a sin deliberately and refuses to listen to the right is that he is an “apostate”.

  • سامي

    2013-10-29

    I swear that I have read all what was written, but I did not find anything from what you said that may be used to condemn the Nusra Front. All what I saw is that you, and those who adopt the same methodology, have a clear enmity towards Islam and that you are afraid of the establishment of a real Islamic state that would rule according to the divine sharia rather than a constitution, which was invented by the west for us. For example, you said that they force the women to wear the hijab, so what is the problem God commanded us to do this, and we will never forsake our religion for the sake of the so-called freedom and democracy. These are the ideas of the westerners rather than people who believe that there is a reckoning on the hereafter. Anyone who does not want to comply with the Islamic law, he would be a non-Muslim. In such a case, he embraces Islam, pays tribute, or be killed. This is how the Sunnah ordained. However, if such a person is a Muslims, then I think that the only description of a person who commits a sin deliberately and refuses to listen to the right is that he is an “apostate”.

  • سيف الخلافة

    2013-7-19

    Let us fight the waves of life to make a bright future that meets our hopes and aspirations. Despite the pain, the hopes will stay. The Islamic caliphate will come, God willing. Let us work for the sky of 2018.

  • ايمان من سوريا

    2013-6-15

    May God protect Syria from all evils. O God! Protect the Arab Syrian army and grant it victory over its enemies.

  • Mohamed El-Azzazi

    2013-5-9

    "Do not fear for Syria because of the religious extremists, for in reality, Syrian society does not accept those extremist ideas and has historically rejected them as alien to its fabric, and it will oppose them in the future as it does now," Abdulbaset Sieda, former head of the Syrian National Council (SNC) and member of the National Coalition for Syrian Revolutionary and Opposition Forces, told Al-Shorfa. This is absolutely wrong, because this is what we used to imagine in Egypt but unfortunately, the fake Islamists‎ and religious fascists managed to defeat Syria and us. The only solution is that the liberal forces in the Arab world should struggle against the religious fascist forces, which try to achieve hegemony in the name of Islam, while Islam is innocent of them.

  • ابو اسامة

    2013-4-24

    The Nusra Front will establish the Islamic state.

  • كرار بواتنك

    2013-4-24

    They deserve it.

  • kaled

    2013-4-20

    Hence, those should not be called the Nusra Front because they are Wahhabis who came to spread their destructive thought and they defamed Islam and brought destruction to us.

  • محب لجبهه النصره

    2013-4-17

    This is a filthy, rubbish and doggy website. Focus on the crimes of Al-Maliki in Iraq first, because the Nusra Front is the best jihadist faction in Syria.

  • في وجه التكفير

    2013-4-14

    These takfiri and terrorist groups defame Islam and this front is no more than a branch of the Takfiri and religious extremism.

  • محمد

    2013-3-30

    The dogs of the Nusra Front are the dogs of Al-Qaeda to the best of my knowledge. There is none worse than those filthy dogs.

  • محمد

    2013-3-30

    May God take revenge on the aggressors.

  • ثائر الكرعاوي من العراق بغداد

    2013-3-29

    Preventing the students from going to the schools by the terrorist groups is a deathblow to humanity and we have to stand against it.

  • ابواحمد

    2013-3-29

    Peace be upon you…. I am from Lebanon and I call on the youth of Syria, which is the heart of the Arabism, and the Syrian educated people to realize that our wars in the Arab states are invented by Russia and the USA. They want to divide the Arab states into two regions to be shared by the Americans and the Russians. Today, the war is over the oil, but 40 years later, the ways will be the cause of the war as revealed by the situation between Iraq and Turkey, I hope that the crisis of the Syrian brothers will end soon. May God relieve you from the woes of fighting and we ask him to guide to the right path.

  • علي

    2013-3-29

    This is prohibited.

  • freedom for ever

    2013-3-28

    The West is the one that is nurturing the Nusra Front. Also, the destruction of Syrian is in the interest of Israel and the Syrian regime serves Israel (two faces of the same coin).

  • ابو معاذ

    2013-3-28

    Fear God as to the religion of Islam and act in accordance to the teachings of the Prophet, peace be upon him. There is no power except with God the Almighty.

  • محمد الادلبي

    2013-3-28

    O God! make the hearts of the Syrians close to each other whether they are jihadis, revolts or members of the Free Syrian Army.

  • مهند

    2013-3-27

    May God defeat the Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army and grant victory to the Syrian people.

  • ابو عادل

    2013-3-26

    Damn the Front of Shame and all those who betrayed Syria. May God curse them and all those who think that they are responsible for the Syrian people are deceived, because our loyalty is to Syria and its Arab Syrian army as well as its leader dr. Bashar Al-Asad, may God protect and support him.

  • الطيب السوراني

    2013-3-26

    Because you didn’t learn your lesson from Iraq, Tunisia, Libya, or Egypt, the infiltrators only work under these circumstances. May Allah return Syrian to the Arab nation and save the believers from the evil of fighting

  • عبدالناصر اسماعيل

    2013-3-25

    First, the Nusra Front is not affiliated to Al-Qaeda but it is affiliated to the Syrian people. It resists like all the groups of the Free Syrian Army, against Bashar and his supporters, who invade Syria rather than ruling it. We seek God's help against Bashar and his supporters.

  • ابو طارق اليمن

    2013-3-25

    May God curse the jihadists and Al-Qaeda, which displaced the people from their country.

  • ابو اسامه

    2013-3-25

    O Muslims wake up! Where are you? Return to God and stop this heedlessness. Your enemy is waiting to attack you.

  • حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل

    2013-3-25

    Those people will defeat the revolts if we toppled the regime. So, how will we get rid of them? May God punish them and we ask God to help us.

  • مسلم

    2013-3-25

    The greediness for the power blinded the Free Syrian Army. Look to your steps and see who benefit from your acts. Tell me since when Israel supports something that does not serve its interests? Since when the west support anything that does not serve its interests? What is the picture that the Nusra Front introduced about the Islam our prophet preached? The truth is clear and the falsehood is clear too. I think that Syria has become open before all mean people from everywhere thanks to the blindness of the power seekers. No one would enjoy stability in this country until God degrees otherwise. I would like to say to the happy people who applause for the Nusra Front to wait until you see some of those who wrongly believes that raping your women and killing your children will have them rewarded. We seek God's help and support!

  • أبوالمعتصم بالله

    2013-3-25

    This will never happen. The Nusra Front is more honorable than you are.

  • الاسيوطى

    2013-3-24

    O God! protect Syria and its people from all oppressors.

  • فيصل عساف

    2013-3-24

    What you said is nonsense. As long as the brother is in Lebanon, then he is certainly one of the group of Hasan Nasrallah. Probably, the writer of the article is one of his party and we all have seen their acts that made you the heroes of the newspapers for writing about them.

  • الفاروق

    2013-3-24

    O God! Grant them victory over the disbelieving and immoral Rafidah as well as the devil’s party and the treacherous Iran and the devilish man called Nasrallah.

  • ع

    2013-3-23

    May God support you.

  • سورية حرة

    2013-3-23

    O God! Grant victory to the Nusra Front whose members are free mujahidin and free revolts. Amen.

  • mohamed

    2013-3-23

    O Allah, grant succor to Islam and dignify Muslims

  • رمضان

    2013-3-22

    God’s Sharia must be implemented.

  • مسلم سني ولله الحمد

    2013-3-21

    When you mention the Nusra Front, then you must realize that it means engaging in jihad until achieving victory. Hence, this report is full of lies and only God knows what we know. Therefore, we ask Him to judge between us.

  • احمد

    2013-3-21

    May God grant victory to Bashar Al-Asad and Sayyed Hasan Nasrallah over their enemies.

  • ابو محسن الحر

    2013-3-21

    O God! grant victory to Islam and Muslims.

  • ابن سورية .تلاوي حر تلكلخي حر .

    2013-3-21

    What is offered and done by the Nusra Front is that they apply the religion of Muhammad, peace be upon him, on earth. We belong to his nation verbally and practically, not just verbally. I do not think that the Nusra Front does not fear God. It represents me completely and it is a source of price for all the believers on earth.

  • شاب سوري

    2013-3-20

    Where is Homs? I swear that nothing is more precious than our own home, Syria, and the Lebanese people are the meanest people ever.

  • emanhasan139

    2013-3-20

    O Lord, no gloating! Just like what you did to us in Iraq and destroyed us, sending your mercenary fighters over, now the mercenaries have gone to you so you can taste what you fed us

  • جمال اليمن

    2013-3-20

    We tried democracy! The USA lies but the Nusra Front is welcomed.

  • هدى بنيو

    2013-3-20

    We seek God's help and support against these groups, which transformed the pure revolution into a devilish one, from which Islam is innocent!

  • منال زوانه

    2013-3-20

    May God help Syria.

  • ابو محمد السلفي

    2013-3-20

    May Allah grant victory to Al-Nusra Front who only fights to protect the word of No god but Allah and Mohammad is His prophet. The caravan moves on and the dogs bark. Die with envy, O seculars and democrats

  • osama habood

    2013-3-20

    All this is a bunch of lies and whoever says such a thing is….. God bless Al-Nusra Front

  • إبراهيم

    2013-3-19

    Oh Syrians, may God help you accomplish victory, support you, grant mercy to your dead ones, and heal the injured. May He punish Bashar and his clique too.

  • احمد

    2013-3-19

    May Allah grant victory to the Free Army and make Bashar an example for observers

  • ابو الورد

    2013-3-19

    Your rulers are like you. O God! Have mercy upon the humanity from the evils of the fake advocates of Islam.

  • أحمد نائل

    2013-3-19

    Stop the voices of sectarian strife. In all the world news agencies, the people hail the heroic acts of the Nusra Front. May God grant victory to the Nusra Front and the freemen of Syria as well as the sincere people in the Free Syrian Army.

  • سوري

    2013-3-18

    My Allah give victory to the Free Army and to Islam. Ibn Aran

  • مجمد

    2013-3-18

    May Allah give you victory, O Bashar

  • بشيرالعواضي

    2013-3-18

    May God help and support the Free Syrian Army.

  • بتول محمد

    2013-3-17

    O God! Protect Islam from he evils of the evil people. The Nusra Front represents a gathering of the immoral people. Let there be no coercion as to the religion. God is the greatest and we seek God's help against all oppressors, hypocrites, and liars.

  • عاي

    2013-3-17

    May Allah curse Wahhabis, the source of terrorism

  • ايه

    2013-3-16

    Allah is with us, thank Allah

  • محب الشام وأهله

    2013-3-16

    Such articles are promoted by the gangs of Bashar My advice to all who love Syria is to ignore such lies May Allah bestow victory upon the people of the Levant against their oppressors, amen

  • انيس غيث

    2013-3-16

    Listen to me. I would like to say that the Nusra Front is an Islamic front not a branch of Al-Qaeda. In addition, the most important thing is that the Nusra Front seeks mainly to raise the banner of Islam and establish the caliphate according to the prophetic methodology. It rules according to what satisfies God not as you said regarding beating or killing people. They have established religious courts indeed, but they do not judge those who are not guilty not as you described. They apply sharia and whoever accepts to be ruled according to anything other than the sharia is an infidel. If you are a true Muslim, then you should make your woman wear hijab without waiting for them to tell you to do so. It seems that you are not Muslims. Further, was it not for the efforts of the Nusra Front, Bashar would have slaughtered you and your children like the goat? As for those who speak about the Front, it seems that they are non-Muslims because the true Muslims cannot speak about there fellow Muslims in this way. Islam does not know Al-Qaeda or so, Islam only has rules that must be applied to the letter. The Nusra Front came to support you rather than take your money or kill your children. On the other hand, Bashar killed you, slaughtered your children, raped your women, and destroyed your houses. He committed all the crimes of the world against you. After that, the Nusra Front came to support you but you spoke about it in this way. You are not Muslims and you will never be Muslims. I am Palestinian, but I am also a Muslim and I know what is right. I know the wrong party and the right one. As for me, I see that the Nusra Front tries to clean your wastes and wastes of Bashar. To identify what is right from what is wrong. Fourth, you should not foment sectarian strife among the Syrians and the revolts of Nusra Front. This is the worst in this world, and it is even worse than murder. You divide the Syrians and cause turbulences and you will be severely punished on the Day of Judgment. If you are Muslims. Do not foment strife. You know what is right from what is wrong but you pretend to be stupid. The Syrian people do not wait for you to explain to them what Nusra Front. Is Our Front is victorious… Our Front is victorious…. Enough with your nonsense.

  • متفائلة

    2013-3-16

    He told Al-Shorfa this group's objectives are no different from those of al-Qaeda: namely, to establish full Islamist rule in the form of emirates spread across Arab and Islamic regions, ultimately united under the banner of one Islamist state. If this is their objective, then they are welcomed. The writer of the article acknowledged this. God’s support is with Syria, which is the source of faith. Of course, this will not happen under the leadership of Bashar.

  • خا دم المذهب

    2013-3-15

    I am ready to sacrifice my soul to protect you.

  • عايدالاسدي

    2013-3-15

    O God! protect Islam and Muslims.

  • توفيق

    2013-3-15

    This story is full of lies. Who doeth greater wrong than he who invents a lie concerning Allah? I ask God to take revenge upon all the liars. Lie as you wish, but God will eventually support the truth.

  • علي

    2013-3-15

    We seek God's help against all the oppressors irrespective of their religious or intellectual affiliation.

  • وليد

    2013-3-15

    I wish that the Arabs would open their eyes even for once.

  • ابو بكروعمر

    2013-3-15

    You are all debauchers and infidels. Long live the Nusra Front.

  • احمد الشامي

    2013-3-15

    I call on our beloved brothers in Syria to beware because Al-Qaeda has no religion, but it only seeks to create havoc and destruction. They have left the Jews to create havoc on earth and kill the Muslims. Hence, they share the same ideology, thought, creed, and objective, which is killing all Muslims from all sects.

  • مسلم معتدل

    2013-3-15

    The Nusra Front proved its success and bravery on the ground. All the fair enemies of Islam acknowledged this and only those who do not support it are the people who suffered from its power such as the Rafidah, Nusayris, hypocrites, and the debauchers of the Sunnis.

  • نبض وجدان

    2013-3-15

    It seems that we will move from a hole to fall into a well. We want the Free Syrian Army only.

  • من جزيرة العرب

    2013-3-15

    The opponents of the Nusra Front are only the debauchers and the people who follow their fancies and whims. This is a universal norm and a familiar reaction on part of those who boil with anger and grudge whenever they see it making victories. However, we say to them: Die with your anger, because God will complete Hi light even if the if infidels hated it.

  • خالداحمد

    2013-3-14

    Syria is a sovereign state and it faces many conspiracies. Can we restore Syria to its normal conditions? Who should save Syria from war?

  • عبدالله الطائي

    2013-3-14

    The Nusra Front came to Syria to remove the injustice against the people rather than coming to suppress them. It is possible for some mistakes to happen during the war. The Nusra Front are true Muslims who left their works and their families to help us.

  • تامر

    2013-3-14

    May God grant victory to the Free Syrian Army.

  • صقرالج

    2013-3-14

    These are the conditions of the Arab world.

  • عبد العالم الحيدري

    2013-3-14

    May God destroy Bashar and those who support him.

  • hg

    2013-3-13

    I pray that Syria gets divided among the conflicting parties and end the problem and be rid of its news

  • سمير

    2013-3-13

    May Allah give you victory, O Bashar, against the Wahhabi infidels

  • هنادي

    2013-3-13

    Where are my comments

  • هنادي

    2013-3-13

    Those Mujahedeen know nothing about religion except its name and how to pronounce the Statements of Faith, they are full of stupidity and that stupidity will kill them. Allah is my suffice and He is the best guardian. I hope they start by themselves before they try to preach to us, May Allah take them away

  • العراقي

    2013-3-13

    May Allah not give victory to Al-Nusra Front, this is what they do while they’re still not in charge, what would they do if they were in charge? They are destroying Islam, those allies of America and Israel

  • وسيم الخليدي

    2013-3-13

    Fear God as to Syria.

  • خادم المذهب

    2013-3-12

    May God curse the Nusra Front and the Free Syrian Army. May God grant victory to Bashar, Hasan Nasrallah over those mad dogs of Saudi Arabia and Qatar.

  • محمدعطية محمد

    2013-3-12

    2013-3-9 The Nusra Front and the so-called Free Syrian Army represent the takfiri thought in Syria and they have no relationship with freedom or the religion of Muhammad. Is this the correct form of Islamic thinking? I ask you by God to be honest! We will never submit. Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned! They will certainly end because they do not know the meaning of jihad in the cause of God and they only care about killed and slaughtering the people. God would support Bashar Al-Asad and the brave Syrians, God willing.

  • kareem

    2013-3-12

    I swear by God, people, that what they call for has nothing to do with Islam. Islam is innocent of them. Let the people live normally and united as they were before your arrival.

  • محمد الجعفري

    2013-3-12

    The day would come when you would regret for the departure of Bashar Al-Asad and you would weep with blood tears and ask God to have mercy upon him. I do not like Bashar, but you will see what will the stinky people who call themselves mujahidin do to you.

  • رسن الساعدي

    2013-3-12

    This is very sorrowful. The Syrians have to fight those killers and the Free Syrian Army is supposed to fight them.

  • فؤاد الاسود

    2013-3-11

    What revolution are you rejoicing about. You actually have no patriotism and your believes are Saudi and Israeli. Shame on you; you’ve destroyed Syria

  • رياض

    2013-3-11

    May god help the free Syrian army

  • ابوليث

    2013-3-11

    My dear Syrian brothers, be careful so that you don’t end up like we Iraqis ended up. This is an appeal to all decent Syrians

  • معتز

    2013-3-11

    It is not permissible to accuse people falsely, my fellow observers, because the Front of Nusrah may appear to everyone to have a religious attitude, but we must make a distinction between those who use religion in order to publish corruption and those who follow God's commandments and the Prophet's sayings. Therefore, I believe that you must be factual and credible before accusing people falsely. Let things in Syria go with the Mujahedeen and the Front of Nusrah; that is a thousand times better than leaving the whole Syrian issue and just sitting and analyzing it, and saying that this is one is in favor and this one is against it. What is important now is the Syrian case and what is happening to the Syrians. As long as Front of Nusrah is against Bashaar, it must be supported, even morally.

  • طارق احمد

    2013-3-11

    The Front of Nusrah and al-Qaeda are two sides of the same coin, which is the coin of murder and destruction. Therefore, the Syrians must be smart and must realize that this assistance is not just to help them get rid of Bashaar, because anyone who wants to recognize Nusrah must look at Iraq and the conditions there. Don't be deceived by the talk about religion and Islam, because the true Muslim is the one who defends Islam by peaceful Islamic means, not by using explosions. We need to have ideas, instead of following destructive thoughts that mean nothing except ruin.

  • Ali

    2013-3-11

    The true promise of God will be fulfilled. There is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. This regime will be inevitably overthrown, God willing.

  • محمود

    2013-3-11

    The Nusra Front: Dear Abu Jahl…do not be so hasty, and be patient so that we tell you what we will do. We will enter the beautiful Syria and will not leave it before sending it back to the ancient times. We entered it while it was like Aden, but we are going to leave it as ruins.

  • ةئ

    2013-3-10

    I swear we are tired.

  • ابو فهد

    2013-3-10

    These are lies against the Sunnis in Syria. We have to support our brothers in Syria with the supplication, hoping that God would grant them victory over the enemies of the religion.

  • عقيل كاظم

    2013-3-10

    May God curse terrorism and the terrorists until the Day of Judgment.

  • حىدر جاف

    2013-3-10

    If everyone of us sufficed with what he needs, the gold would be as cheap as the bricks.

  • مجد

    2013-3-9

    Oh! Where have we been and where are we known? Let the people be more aware and we wish for the victory of Syria.

  • عادل ابوالحق

    2013-3-9

    These are just the appetizers of their rule, which will be much worse.

  • محمدالعراقي

    2013-3-9

    The Nusra Front represents the takfiri thought in Syria, and the so-called Free Syrian Army, has no relationship with freedom or the religion of Muhammad. Is this the correct form of Islamic thinking? I ask you by God to be honest! We will never submit to humiliation. Those who do wrong will come to know by what a (great) reverse they will be overturned! They will certainly end because they do not know the meaning of jihad in the cause of God and they only care about killed and slaughtering the people. God would support Bashar Al-Asad and the brave Syria, God willing.

  • محمد فوزى نعمان عجاج

    2013-3-9

    May God take revenge on Bashar and make him an example to his ilk.

  • شاكر عبد الله

    2013-3-9

    All parties are happy with what they have. Each party serves its own interests and the interests of its group and party. As for the citizens, they have none to help them but God.

  • mohamadalomare

    2013-3-9

    If you are unable to control, then you can lie as much as you want. The Nusra Front belongs to the people who do not accept the oppression. The Nusra Front is not a terrorist group because Bashar is a liar and the USA does not realize that the Syrians are smart people.

  • محمد السنى

    2013-3-8

    Fear God as to Egypt.

  • محمد العجيرى

    2013-3-8

    This article is riddled with contradictions and fallacies that any person with modest cognitive abilities could understand. Anyone with little expertise could figure out the fabrication in presenting the information. Syria will undoubtedly attain triumph against the will of freedom haters.

  • a o

    2013-3-8

    I am against religious fanaticism. I support democracy as it doesn’t exist alongside extremism. There are many nationalities and religious beliefs that live on the land of Syria

  • محمد دسوقى

    2013-3-8

    May Allah have mercy upon us

  • حسن الفولي

    2013-3-8

    O Allah! Have mercy upon us

  • اخوكم حازم الراقي

    2013-3-7

    We are all for Islam. Hard luck, America

  • ابو البراء

    2013-3-7

    People of Syria, you have nobody but Allah and the Al-Nusra Front. Everything that is being said about Al-Nusra front is nothing but fabricated lies. Everyone who says bad things about the Al-Nusra Front does not want the laws of Allah to be applied in his country and wants to be ruled by the tyrants instead of the holy book. The law of Sunnah was ordered by Allah

  • بيان ماهر

    2013-3-7

    O Lord, bestow your victory upon the Syrian revolution and protect the Free Army and give them victory and kill their enemies, amen

  • محمد محمدي

    2013-3-7

    I don’t like terrorism or whoever claims to be a Muslim and kills innocent people under the excuse of resistance. May Allah’s eternal curse be on every wrongdoer and every hypocrite, and whoever wants evil for the nation of Mohammad and his family

  • جاسم

    2013-3-7

    May Allah protect Syria and its people from the Takfiris who tear up the unity of Muslims and serve Israel

  • ايادالعراقي

    2013-3-7

    Anyone who supports the Nusrah Front or sympathizes with it symbolizes the true manifestation of terrorism that takes the lives of Muslims. Supporters of the Nusrah Front are protecting the Jews and they are aiding Western occupation of overpowered Arab nations. These groups have defeated and deflected form the norms of Islam and those of humanity, and they are cronies of the Saud and Thani royal families and other Israel-loyal Sheikhdoms of the Gulf.

  • paradisesland

    2013-3-7

    We have tried moderate rulers, but their governance didn’t work. Hence, we now need autocratic rulers – according to what you believe. As a matter of fact, these rulers are those who enforce god’s law. In other words, we need to be ruled with god’s law since He is our creator and knows best what will make us better, so the advocates of secularism must take note of that.

  • honarawetay

    2013-3-7

    O Lord, please bestow your victory upon the Syrian people

  • حسن عداربه

    2013-3-6

    All what we can say is that There is no power except with God the Almighty. What is happening in Syria is an annihilation of the Syrian people at the hands of the enemies of Islam.

  • احمد بخيت

    2013-3-6

    May God grant victory to Syria

  • ابو ريان الناصري

    2013-3-6

    Don’t you ever think that Allah is oblivious to what the wrongdoers are doing

  • ali

    2013-3-6

    The righteous kept their silence from the wrongful and thus the wrongful are under the illusion that they are right. May Allah rid Syria of them with the mettle of the valiant men of the Syrian army

  • احمد

    2013-3-6

    Those crooks talk and brag about Jihad and Islam while both renounce them. What’s wrong, O Muslims? Haven’t you yet seen the connection of the international Zionism and Massonism? Who are the countries that support them? Damn you and your false strife

  • حسين

    2013-3-6

    Allah doesn’t accept that

  • دعاء

    2013-3-6

    May Allah protect us

  • محمود بيومي

    2013-3-6

    This is injustice, where are you, Arab leaders

  • فوزي العواجي

    2013-3-6

    Enough with grudges, unite under the banner of Islam

  • محمد محمد محمد الرماح

    2013-3-5

    O heroic people of Syria, my heart is with you and I am sure that you are more knowledgeable about the affairs of your country. Please, do not ever commit the mistakes of the beloved brothers in Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

  • ابوسيف

    2013-3-5

    O God! grant victory to Syria over all the oppressors.

  • المسلماوي

    2013-3-5

    If the Al-Nusra Front or whatever name it goes by such as The Free Army had an interest in the Syrian people, we would see America, Britain or Israel against them, but they know they are only targeting progress and the Syrian people, not the regime. Victory is coming for the people of Syria, God willing. Qasim Al-Muslamawi, Baghdad

  • MUTHANNA

    2013-3-5

    These people are the ones who set off sectarianism in Iraq, killed both Sunnis and Shiites in Iraq, raped women, displaced families and killed children. I swear they are the same ones and they make the same claims that they made before in Iraq. They claim that they defend the Iraqi Sunnis, so beware of these terrorist infidels. Their aim is to take control over people and do whatever they please.

  • أسيا

    2013-3-5

    I swear only right things will prevail

  • ابن الخطاب

    2013-3-4

    Oh dear lord! Everything that you are saying about the Nusrah Front is deceitful, dishonest and deceiving. The Nusrah Front is defending your dignity, and this is how you return the favour.

  • محمدعبدالعزيزالسيد

    2013-3-4

    May god take vengeance

  • محمدالسقا

    2013-3-4

    I really have no comment. May God help you Syria.

  • همام كيوان

    2013-3-4

    May Allah help every wronged person against every tyrant

  • زينب

    2013-3-4

    The most important thing for Syrians is stability and taking Syria back to the days of glory. The situation has become very critical and the state of citizens is deteriorating. The people are tired of murders, and the only loser is the people. President Bashar should put an end to all the external interventions and kill everybody who’s involved with the Al-Nusra Front and everyone who is looking to destroy Syria.

  • عباس العذاري

    2013-3-4

    Iraq is a flower that blooms whenever you water it

  • فؤاد العواضي

    2013-3-4

    O Lord! O Lord! Lift your wrath and loathing about us however you wish. O Lord

  • عبدالسلام سالم

    2013-3-4

    Al-Asad will always remain a lion.

  • khodor

    2013-3-4

    God is Generous.

  • الحنش

    2013-3-4

    We want a lie to be satisfied

  • نبيل ابودان

    2013-3-4

    Whoever talks in the name of religion from those groups ascribed to Islam is a liar, a crook and a killer

  • سام المشرع

    2013-3-3

    May Allah bestow victory over the Free Army

  • ابو عمر

    2013-3-3

    The truth is, you seculars refuse anything that has to do with Islam and call it Takfiri and terrorizing. So as a Muslim from Lebanon I am telling you that the Front and Al-Qaeda are right

  • معتز

    2013-3-3

    And they say the Muslim Brotherhood are mad dogs

  • هاجر سعد

    2013-3-3

    There is no power but from Allah

  • كابومحمد

    2013-3-3

    Allah is with you.

  • جمعه السعدون

    2013-3-2

    It is better to have a government that runs the country without all those parties that are sinking the ship.

  • مسلم عربي

    2013-3-2

    The Al-Nusra Front is the real Muslim party; they aren’t extremists and are only practicing Jihad to uphold the word of Allah. What is the word of Bashaar? Don’t prejudge it; it is the winning party, God willing

  • yekcan

    2013-3-2

    We are the fed up with the speeches and statements while the children and the youth are dying early in addition to the elders. You just speak about the multi-national forces and that they are non-Syrians, while the people of Syria look like a paper ship burning in a frozen lake. This is enough! Stop talking from your homes and stop chattering during your leisure time about Syria while you eat and drink. This is prohibited, please.

  • مسلم

    2013-3-2

    Al-Nusra Front, you are traitors against Islam and Mohammad, you are infidels and have nothing to do with Islam. Islam has nothing to do with you; whoever kills mercilessly is an animal and not a human being. Fear Allah and show respect to his book and the Sunnah of Mohammad and his family. May Allah guide you and give us victory against the enemies of Mohammad and his family.

  • مياده طارق

    2013-3-2

    May Allah guide all Arabs, amen.

  • حسام حيدر

    2013-3-2

    Our Syrian brothers, I swear if you don’t take the Iraqi experience as an example you will end up crying over the old days of Damascus. I am telling you, stay with the opposition but steer clear from extremists who would take away everything from you under the name of “Al-Jizya”. We Iraqis have gone through this and other tricks and now we know what extremists do; they allow what Allah has forbidden for themselves only. Regards.

  • كفانى ياقلب

    2013-3-2

    O God! fix the affairs of the Muslims.

  • احمد المدني

    2013-3-2

    O God! take revenge upon them for the sake of Muhammad and his household. Why they do not go to liberate Jerusalem? That is because they are agents of Israel.

  • الحر

    2013-3-1

    This article was merely written to entice disorder. Everyone knows how the Al-Nusra Front areas of presence are directed, they are the safest areas. Please follow up with incoming internal reports for the sake of reliability. God bless.

  • drso

    2013-3-1

    O Lord! Bless Islam and Muslims all over the world

  • عراقي وافتخر

    2013-3-1

    Allah is greater than you, politicians. Pay attention to the people, May Allah show you guidance

  • خليل اليافعي اليمن

    2013-3-1

    Allah is the greatest. My Syrian brothers, victory is from Allah. Don’t expect anyone other than Allah to benefit you. I swear, if all the people of the world united, the could never hurt you or benefit you with anything, so have sincere good intentions for your country and the religion of Islam, for actions are built by intentions

  • حسن ابو همام

    2013-3-1

    May Allah have mercy on the souls of martyrs in Syria and revenge on those who do wrong

  • منيف العنزي

    2013-3-1

    Al-Nusra Front is a part of Al-Qaeda and Al-Qaeda are Kharijites who always come out with lies to Muslims. Wherever Al-Qaeda goes, trouble arrives

  • rafea.alabed

    2013-2-28

    May Allah help our brothers in Syria

  • ابو فندي

    2013-2-28

    Woe upon you, O Syria. Barbarians are now trying to liberate you from tyranny and say they’re standing by the side of people of the Levant. I wish Allah would awaken Hafez Al-Assad from his grave to see what the fools have done to Syria, trying to drag it back to the medieval times, even though I am in favor of changing the regime but without the use of killing, which isn’t a part of Islam. The prophet respected captives and did not treat them as you do with the sword. Damn you! May Allah protect you, O Syria, from the villains

  • أبو عدوان الخالدي

    2013-2-28

    May God grant victory to the Nusra Front. All what is said about the Nusra Front is not true because they want to control everything and this is wrong.

  • hassansaad

    2013-2-28

    Iraq will never be defeated.

  • لتن

    2013-2-28

    The easement is close O people of Syria.

  • رهام

    2013-2-28

    May God protect and sustain them.

  • ابو إياد

    2013-2-28

    Many untrue news are published about this group in order to defame it just because it raises the banner of Islam. This campaign aims at making the people hate the Islamic groups when the purism is achieved after the Syrian people get their freedom and head to the ballot boxes. All the people who interacted with these groups praised them and their good manners and treatment with the others. Hence, all what is said about them is malicious.

  • عودة مؤيدعودة

    2013-2-28

    This is not very nice

  • احمد شيكو

    2013-2-28

    That is not fair

  • اسامة الحمصي

    2013-2-28

    The Islamic Caliphate for which the Nusrah Front is yearning is next to impossible. People are dying on a daily basis in order to overpower injustice and establish a just and moderate government, and they have no intentions to bring to power a despot who is worse than they have now. Feeble-minded and naïve individuals do not have the right to exploit religion in order to justify their greed for power, because this would also give the insane Bashar the right to let his sect stay in power. The Nusrah Front, Al Qaeda and other Takfiri movements failed to grasp that we are in the 21st century and not in the 4th or 5th century. In other words, the world has developed to a large extent, so much so that their superstitions and twisted logic have been rendered obsolete. Everyone knows who the members of the Nusrah Front were before becoming religious fighters and everyone knows who supports them. Also, everyone knows how will they end up, but I hope that their demise in Syria will be a memorable one so that it could be a lesson for any pervert or hypocrite who tries to exploit religion in order to accomplish their goals. None of us wants Syria to become another Iraq and none of us wants Syria to be a den for deviants and opportunists as was the case in Afghanistan when it was taken over by Takfiri movements. We should now learn a lesson from the situation in Egypt and Tunisia in the aftermath of the ouster of despots, wherein the two nations were taken over by individuals who exploit religion. These people are greedy for power and influence, and they eclipse and outperform their predecessors in this regard. The prophet (PBUH) said (God does not look at your faces and shapes but he looks into your hearts and evaluates your deeds) he then pointed to his heart and said three times: piety lies therein. Since religion belongs to god, religious leaders should not be in power since worldly affairs would distract them from keeping their duty to god, performing nightly prayers and glorifying the Almighty. That is not permissible. All we want is to establish a just government that would ensure the rights of everyone, and all we want is to live in peace without religious extremism or secular extremism.

  • جمال الخولي

    2013-2-27

    Through money, you can do everything.

  • حامد حوكشان

    2013-2-27

    Your lies are worse than the lies of the regime because you are agents of the regime and you try to defame all that belongs to Islam. However, God’s commandments would prevail. I am not from the Nusra Front and I am not even religious.

  • علي البخاتي

    2013-2-27

    Iraq is a crown over the heads of all Arabs.

  • عربي اصيل

    2013-2-27

    I do not want to hear anything about liberation or so. Dear brothers, those people plan together and the three of them plan as one team (Iran + USA + Israel). They want Iran to stop its nuclear ambitions to stop the game, and Iran tries to trade Syria for Iraq on condition that the issue of the nuclear arms should remain intact.

  • محمد مسى

    2013-2-27

    We have to be one hand.

  • youssef

    2013-2-27

    Allaah The Exalted Says (what means): {Falsehood cannot come at it from before it or from behind it. (It is) a revelation from the Wise, the Owner of Praise.}. Fight for supporting the word of God in the physical world. Do not be deceived by the physical and sensual pleasures. Look to the corrupt regimes who forgot God and thus God forgot them. Fight in the cause of God. We ask God to guide us to what pleases him.

  • وشكرا

    2013-2-27

    O God! Protect Syria and its people from the oppression and the oppressors. O God! Grant them victory over their enemies. Amen. Thanks for this good and elegant gesture to the internal situation in Syria. We want to shed more light on the image to reach all the concerned parties. Thanks.

  • محمود صدقي احمد ديب

    2013-2-27

    I am from Gaza and I appeal to all people to stand with Syria. may God bless the people of Syria. Go ahead and we are with you.

  • ابوعلي

    2013-2-27

    I advise our brothers in Syria to benefit from the bitter experience of Iraq with the Al-Qaeda terrorist organization from 2004 to 2008.

  • قصي

    2013-2-27

    Good

  • امير

    2013-2-27

    I would like to clarify that the writer of this article hates the Nusra Front and he even shivers of thinking about its victory. Let me tell you if you have any concern about the Muslims, just disregard all this and feel assured.

  • انسان

    2013-2-26

    I do not support the front at all, but I also do not see that Bashar staying on is better. There is none worthy of worship except Allah and Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah. God would support the true revolutionaries and deter the fake ones, who depend on outbidding the moderate form of the religion, which reforms all times. I mean the religion as it was at the time of Muhammad, Abu Bakr and Umar rather than the time of the group or the Nusra Front.

  • عبدالواحدالنهارب

    2013-2-26

    May God support the oppressed people.

  • ابو. وحدى

    2013-2-26

    I am suffering When will I get it when

  • بشار

    2013-2-26

    Everything will be fine God willing.

  • اسعد07805376790الشطري

    2013-2-26

    It is prohibited to see this happening in an Islamic state. I swear that this is prohibited. I swear that the people of Ramadi are the elements of the army of the chosen.

  • أبو أحمد

    2013-2-26

    Allaah The Almighty Said (what means): {It was by the mercy of Allah that thou wast lenient with them (O Muhammad), for if thou hadst been stern and fierce of heart they would have dispersed from round about thee..} May God have mercy upon you… help the citizens and do not overburden them.

  • عامر العبيدي

    2013-2-26

    O God! Protect Syria.

  • mena mony

    2013-2-26

    O God! protect Islam and Muslims everywhere on earth.

  • saad husaaun

    2013-2-26

    May God take revenge on the aggressors. Islam is innocent of those people.

  • على

    2013-2-26

    May God support you.

  • المخلافي

    2013-2-26

    Today!!

  • حسن

    2013-2-26

    The problem is that anyone can grow his beard and shorten his garment and considers himself the commander of the believers. This facilitated the Zionists to target Islam in its pure Muhammadan form.

  • النديم

    2013-2-26

    Fear the day when you will return to God.

  • عبدالرازق

    2013-2-26

    O God! we cannot object to your judgment.

  • 3ula

    2013-2-26

    Either this is a fabrication on part of the Syrian regime’s security forces or any other party to defame the mujahidin by those who hate Islam and Muslims, as they know full well that the renaissance of the nation is contingent upon our return to Islam for judgment.

  • معاذ

    2013-2-26

    O God! Grant us victory over those people.

  • جبهاوي

    2013-2-25

    If you entered any state and read wrong news, what would you do? I would spit at them and close it immediately.

  • عمر بكر

    2013-2-25

    Al-Qaeda, with all of its names means destruction of the Arabs and the Muslim world. If Al-Qaeda seized any state, it will destroy it. The same thing applies to Al-Qaeda and the Nusra Front. Hence, you must beware of the backward people of Al-Qaeda and the Nusra Front, because they are like the cancer that plagues any states and regions that they control.

  • الاسم مطلوب عيون دمشق

    2013-2-25

    Until now, the Syrians do not know that secure Syria is something of past. They will regret and long to the time of Bashar Al-Assad when you get to see the chaos that you call freedom. They will not know the meaning of freedom.

  • ابو عبد

    2013-2-25

    May God protect Syria and its people from all evils and from Al-Qaeda, Nusra Front, and the Takfiris. In Iraq, we know them very well. Terrorism has no religion. Stop lying.

  • عربي اصيل

    2013-2-25

    This is very wise and accurate.

  • فراس الخطيب

    2013-2-25

    May God guide the nation of Muhammad.

  • ahmed

    2013-2-25

    O God! Have mercy upon the people of Syria and make them return to their country safely.

  • عبدالله

    2013-2-25

    The secularists have let down our nation since they assumed power in the countries of the Muslims until today. The Muslims knew nothing but humiliation, defeat, and poverty under their rule that started following the fall of the Islamic caliphate. Welcome to those who would restore for us the glory of Islam. God has blessed us with Islam and He is the one we turn to. Return to your God O Muslims and disbelieve in secularism and curse the secularists.

  • عدي الناصري

    2013-2-25

    Strange!

  • alkhalidy ahmed

    2013-2-25

    May God help you.

  • مواطن صالح

    2013-2-25

    Unfortunately, this is the condition of all parties and those resisting the Islamists‎. They claim that the rule is only for God, but once they reach power, they glorify themselves and exploit the idiots and the deceived people.

  • قلمونيه وبتحدى الاسديه

    2013-2-25

    O people, those who do not speak well should take care of it. Ok!

  • jaciana

    2013-2-25

    I do not understand the logic of those sinful people who attack the Islamists‎ in Egypt and other states. May God crush them sooner or later.

  • مندي

    2013-2-25

    May God help Syria

  • القناص

    2013-2-25

    What do you expect from those barbarians. They are enemies of humanity as they kill, rape and destroy each other in the name of Islam, but Islam is innocent of them.

  • مسلم

    2013-2-25

    I want to ask who said so whether he is a Muslim or not? Do not you want to apply Islam in reality? Fear God and do not attack the Nusra Front, which seeks to establish a caliphate that follows the methodology of the prophethood. Are the rulings of disbelief better than Islam? You must realize that there is no middle solutions; either the ruling of Islam or the rulings of disbelief. There are no middle solutions. Choose belief or disbelief.

  • عبد المطلوب

    2013-2-24

    May God bless the Free Syrian Army.

  • نواف العماري

    2013-2-24

    This is one of the most untrue things I have ever heard

  • أمير محمد أحمد

    2013-2-24

    O God! We seek refuge with You from the disagreements and disputes. Defeat the aggression and suppression first and do not wrong each other because the Prophet, peace be upon him, said that aggression is darkness on the Day of Judgment. God commanded us to cooperate on what is good and right rather than evil and aggression. However, our foolishness makes us apply the agenda of the enemies of Islam. We became fighting parties and groups and each party only sees that his opinions are correct and that the others are wrong. However, those whom you think to be inferior to you may be better than you are. Dear brothers, wake up and fear God as to your weak brothers. Enough with this disunity! Where is your mercy over your brothers? Where is your compassion and kindness? Please, have mercy upon those on earth so that God may have mercy upon you.

  • احمد اكرم

    2013-2-24

    Syria is beautiful and its people do not deserve what is happening in it. If this is true, then this is sorrowfully the beginning.

  • mohammad

    2013-2-24

    indeed!

  • جهاد النتشة

    2013-2-24

    The first thing is that Muslims must realize the rule of sharia is obligatory. Hence, abuse of the religion means a sharia-based trial. Second, I do not believe that this is true because the youth of the Nusra Front came to Syria for God’s sake only. Hence, they have no choice as to the implementation of sharia on the ground and this is normal.

  • tareq ali

    2013-2-24

    It is sad to see revolutions against the suppressive regimes like the regime of Bashar al-Assad, which made his people pay a very high price by suffering from displacement, torture, hunger, and; disease. However, they endured, hoping that this would help in getting rid of the oppression and its traces and hoping for a better future for them and their children. However, they discovered that they replaced the oppression with greater oppression and suppression. If the result would be so, then what was the cause of all these sacrifices and all the destruction? Should we not use our minds and determine who is the best to rule this country? Should we leave the current rulers or deliver the country to those who came to rule us? In the countries of the Arab Spring, we were not in need of revolutions as much as we needed cultures and dialogue to get the best of what we have for the best of our country. There was no need to sacrifice all this blood of the martyrs, who got out demanding for real freedom, justice and democracy. They never imagined that their sacrifices would be useless and that someone would later come along to take all the credit for himself. Even worse, he made himself an executioner who is worse than the one the revolution came to oust. May God have mercy on a nation whose ignorance made the other nations weep. (May God have mercy on our dead, and we ask God to count them as martyrs and admit them in His home, as it is the best.)

  • إحمد المصري

    2013-2-24

    God is the Greatest.

  • عبد الله المقدسي

    2013-2-23

    Do you want Syria to be like Egypt…immorality, nakedness, and agreements with the Jews? No, we want the rule of Islam! do you want people to abuse Islam without interference? Do you want the newspapers to publish images of almost naked women without any problem? Yes to the intervention of Islam in all affairs of life no to the traitors. Yes to the amputation of the hand of the disbelieving west in our countries.

  • salah

    2013-2-23

    We need justice for all people throughout the Arab world with its massive fortunes.

  • وسام

    2013-2-23

    Unfortunately, this is not true and I am sure it isbased on personal experience with them. All the residents of Aleppo know that were it not for the presence of Nusra Front, the Syrian army and some members of the Free Syrian Army would have looted the houses of the city.

  • مسلم

    2013-2-23

    I hope that this is nothing but mere exaggeration because extremism does not bode well. This nation has endured enough hardship on the hands of its adversaries, and it now needs caring and compassionate hands to heal its hurt and guide it to the straight path of safety. Those who are carrying out their activities under the title of Jihad must keep their duty to God, and there opponents must do the same. May God guide us all to the straight path and may He keep us away from sedition.

  • هوبا

    2013-2-23

    May God help us

  • محمد القحطاني

    2013-2-23

    This source of all disagreements and failures would affect the revolution. The disagreements over power and interests will divide us and the ends do not justify the means. You seek to destroy a criminal ruler and his gang. So, let the disagreements aside and be united dear Syrians to learn from those who preceded you.

  • ه لا

    2013-2-23

    May God help the Syrian people. Who would benefit from this O Arabs? We are killing each other while Israel is laughing at the Arabs.

  • laith

    2013-2-23

    These are lies about the people who died in the cause of God. You defend people who are slaves of the worldly interests.

  • حامل الدعوة

    2013-2-23

    The Nusra Front army members are Muslims who pledged to support Islam and establish the religion, which God imposed upon us. This article contains nothing of the truth. The Western media always seeks to distort the facts and point the accusations towards Islam always. "However, most people do not understand anything." God has said the truth.

  • علي يفاعة

    2013-2-23

    We ask God to punish all those who suppressed them.

  • ali mamlok

    2013-2-22

    We want an Islamic rule and the application of the Sharia.

  • جورج ادوارد

    2013-2-22

    May Allah have mercy upon you. My heart is beating!

  • الله يحمي الجيش الحر

    2013-2-22

    May God protect the Free Syrian Army.

  • احمد

    2013-2-22

    May God curse whoever suppresses the people.

  • ahmed mahmoudyehya

    2013-2-22

    O God! Fix the affairs of the Muslims everywhere.

  • محمدعبدالعال

    2013-2-22

    O God! protect Egypt from all evils everywhere.

  • محمدعبدالعال

    2013-2-22

    O God! Protect the people of Egypt and the Muslims worldwide. Amen, O Lord of the Worlds.

  • مؤمن

    2013-2-22

    Islam is the religion of easement not hardships. The Prophet, peace be upon him, never forced anyone to enter Islam.

  • احمد

    2013-2-22

    The Nusra Front must respect the principles of real peace and refrain from committing anything against the Syrian people that contradicts Islam. To Allah we complain!

  • مصطفى حديفة

    2013-2-22

    I wish that all the honorable and free people would try to be honest and avoid exaggeration in their comments. I wish that we would stop defaming the Muslims. Each one of our society must be an advisor, not a scandal spreader. May God guide us all to do what is good and we all must realize that causing turbulences is worse than murder.

  • ذبيح النصيري

    2013-2-22

    God is the Greatest over you, the people of Syria, because what is happening to you is caused by your own hands. You rejected the rule of God and thus, He humiliated you. After the destruction and bloodshed that you have suffered at the hands of the Nusairis, I am afraid that you still believe in the misleading and infidel ideology of democracy! What is wrong with you? Have you not sufficed with what happened to you? Is it not enough for you that they are fighting just to protect you? You do not deserve this sacrifice.

  • ابرار

    2013-2-22

    We seek God's help against the oppressors.

  • العكيلي

    2013-2-22

    Fear God as to the people and the country, O Muslims.

  • ربيع علي احمد فرغلي

    2013-2-22

    May God help them.

  • مى محمد

    2013-2-22

    May God help them.

  • سوريا

    2013-2-22

    The writer of this article is a liar and an Alawi Nasiri. What is the religious extremism that you accuse the Nusra Front of? The Nusra Front seeks to make God’s word the victorious and the word of the infidels defeated. Hence, we do not believe the opinions of the scholars who do not want Islam, but want the alleged democracy that is invented of the money worshipers and "Cross Worshipers" and that they use to justify killing the children and women and blow up the mosques. We ask God to support the Muslims and we hope to live in Syria honorably under the guise of God and his Sharia, amen. Your brother from the wounded Iraq.

  • أحمد

    2013-2-22

    Die with anger and lie as you wish. There will inevitably be a wise caliphate that follows the methodology of the prophethood, as God and His Prophet promised us.

  • وسام

    2013-2-22

    What happened to the Syrian brothers is sorrowful.

  • ظافر

    2013-2-22

    In the name of God, the Most Merciful, the ever Merciful. This is the opening phrase in everything the Muslims do. So, where is the mercy? What is the Nusra Front? Whom does it support? They want to follow the steps of Al-Qaeda in Iraq and they say that their enemies in Iraq are three groups. First, the Rafidah, then the apostates, and finally the non-Muslims. We now know that they mean by the apostate, the Sunni who does not work with them. Wherever they go, bloodshed becomes everywhere. They came to support their destructive thoughts and we seek God's help against them.

  • صلاح

    2013-2-22

    They are scum who attended to practice the hobby of killing and theft to liberate themselves not the others.

  • ابو عبدو

    2013-2-22

    Of course, all those who failed to support the Syrian people are accomplices in this crime, especially the USA. The main interests of the USA in the Middle East are 1- the security of Israel 2- flow of the Arab oil. Hence, this allowed Al-Qaeda to enter Syria to support the Syrian people and implement its agenda. Al-Qaeda dreams of the Islamic caliphate and it dreams of fighting the Jews. Hence, all the mujahidin come from all countries of the world.

  • عبدالله

    2013-2-21

    The news of this website and their wording make me doubt its credibility. These news serve special thought and group, which makes me believe that the purpose of this website is to spread the poisons and untrue rumors to make the people doubt their religion. We all want the Islamic not the democratic state. If the Nusra Front will do this, then we all support it.

  • مسلم غيور

    2013-2-21

    May God disgrace them. They are liars. Glory be to God.. This is plain lying. The Jews and the Christians would never be pleased with you until you follow them.

  • موطون

    2013-2-21

    Unlawful!

  • مسلم

    2013-2-21

    O God! support the Nusra Front, the Free Syrian Army, and the Muslims worldwide.

  • ابوحسان

    2013-2-21

    Victory is coming!

  • عبد الصمد

    2013-2-21

    These are lies not about the Nusra Front but about Islam. We seek God's help and support!

  • جان بولات

    2013-2-21

    The Arab states have deceived and betrayed Iraq, but look how they became?

  • حيدر تركي

    2013-2-21

    Extremism is a blight that kills the ambitions and hopes of the peoples that seek change.

  • احمد

    2013-2-21

    Al-Qaeda wants to destroy Syria as it did Iraq. Hence, the Syrians must confront them before the disaster befalls them

  • Dr.3bood

    2013-2-20

    I have visited Syria recently and visited many areas, and the situation is totally different from what is mentioned in this article. I wish success to Islam and we do not need these misleading lies. This is just one of thousands of untrue articles. The west and the supporters of the regime abroad started preparing themselves to defeat the mujahedeen after their sudden victory. Hence, they started lying.

  • مصر تحت حكم خليفه المسلمين !!

    2013-2-20

    You reminded me of the Muslim brothers in Egypt, who exploit the poor's need for food to vote for them in the elections. All of them are traders in religion.

  • هلال العنزي

    2013-2-20

    I think that it is impossible that these lies are intended by some resistance groups, which are afraid of the hegemony of the Nusrah group over the country. Those who actually - not virtually - fight in Syria are the members of the Nusrah Front, may God preserve them.

  • داود لالو

    2013-2-20

    I did not like it.

  • أبو رحيل

    2013-2-20

    May God help them, God willing.

  • محمداسماعيل

    2013-2-20

    O God! Fix the affairs of all Muslims. O God! Protect Egypt from all evils. O God! You are the Omnipotent.

  • محمد

    2013-2-19

    I think that the Nusrah Front came to add more suppression and help the regime. They should first consider their conditions before they come to hold the people accountable and force the women to wear Hijab. They must return to where they came from and everyone should have a right to his own religion and no one has the right to interfere in the other's religion.

  • محمد القاره

    2013-2-19

    We seek God's help against them.

  • علي البريدي

    2013-2-19

    We have to be united and prevent this extremism. We do not want to suffer from the humiliation again. We want to be free.

  • samsam

    2013-2-18

    There is no hope.

  • أبو عبير

    2013-2-18

    There is no extremist Islam or moderate Islam that accepts the democracy, which is the ultimate rule of the people instead of the divine commandments, as you claim! No Muslim accepts this and he may never be excused because of ignorance. God knows the best and He is the most wise and the most compassionate. So, whoever prefers any rule to the rule of God is not a Muslim.

  • محمد ابن حماه

    2013-2-18

    I ask God's forgiveness from all the great sins.

  • جاد العربى

    2013-2-18

    I am so sorry for what is happening in the country of the Muslims. O god have mercy upon Egypt and protect our children.

  • الاسم بنت السعوديه

    2013-2-18

    This article is wonderful. May god protect Syria and its people.

  • محمود حمزة يوسف اسكافي

    2013-2-18

    I liked this article.

  • حسين الزركاني

    2013-2-18

    That is fine. May God bless your efforts.

  • احمد

    2013-2-18

    I see that Al-Shorfa is loyal to the Syrian regime and it shivers at the victory of Islam.

  • صالح الكباس

    2013-2-18

    Very cool

  • ammar

    2013-2-18

    The writer of this article is a liar and his purpose is to cause turbulence and foment sectarian strife among the misled Muslims.

  • سعد محمد عبد السند ابراهيم الملوانى

    2013-2-17

    What are the latest news?

  • الجميع

    2013-2-17

    We may seek the help of the devil to defeat devils, so what if we sought the help of angels.

  • الاسم مطلوب

    2013-2-17

    Release your hatred!

  • محمد ياسين

    2013-2-17

    There is some exaggeration and deliberate defamation of the image of Islam. This group may be hidden supporter of Al-Assad.

  • abdulla

    2013-2-17

    Beautiful!

  • الزبيدي

    2013-2-16

    May God protect Syria and its people from the oppressors.

  • أحمد اياد اغا

    2013-2-16

    May God help the people of Syria and destroy our old Arab rulers. Amen. Amen.

  • غريبة الاطوار

    2013-2-16

    May God help our brothers in Syria. O God! Support the truth.

  • ابو الوفا

    2013-2-16

    You are most probably liars and those who fear God should not do this. Your targets are clear and your mass media are undoubtedly treacherous. As for the Nusra Front, they will go ahead with God’s permission irrespective of those who oppose them. May you sleep over the shoes of secularism because the devil today is better than the pathetic chatterer.

  • روان

    2013-2-16

    Their sadness is sorrowful.

  • ابو محمد العربي

    2013-2-16

    Those idiots need to be uprooted from the Arab world. The Arabs prefer to work according to the money paid and today it is Qatar and tomorrow it would be Saudi Arabia, which always turn against its fosters. This is really astonishing.

  • عبد الله محمد

    2013-2-16

    The Nusra Front in Syria is a set of the devilish tools that are used to change the countenances of humanity and planting fear and invalidity. I think that they would end as their sheikh has ended and their traces would be completely eliminated.

  • وسام عمر /سراقب

    2013-2-15

    This news story is not true and the Nusra Front organizes the people’s affairs in the areas liberated from the the regime of Al-Assad.

  • ابو البراء

    2013-2-15

    The Nusra Front has a great popularity among the Syrians in general and the revolutionaries in particular. The Syrian people pin all hopes to the Nusra Front to liberate Syria and establishment of the Islamic state in Syria.

  • حيدر

    2013-2-15

    We support the Nusra Front, because it is part of the Free Syrian Army, which is the only army who represents the Syrian people and this accident was committed by a few people. May God protect the Free Syrian Army.

  • محمد اسامة

    2013-2-15

    This is beautiful.

  • عايشة جكر و مننه البشر

    2013-2-15

    "It is true that the vast majority of the population in the liberated areas are Muslims but they belong to the moderate Islam, and a high proportion of them oppose the spread of the religious extremism and reject the extremists," he said.

  • إيمان بلوشة

    2013-2-15

    This is ridiculous and unacceptable. It should be disregarded due to its clear discrepancies.