The Jihadist and Wahabist links to the Syrian revolution is becoming more and more clear everyday now. David D. Kirkpatrick reports:
In Paris, a French doctor who just returned from a two-week medical mission at a rebel-controlled hospital in Aleppo said he was surprised by the number of militants from outside Syria who had joined the fight with the goal of establishing an Islamist government.
The doctor, Jacques Bérès, 71, a surgeon who is known for missions to war zones and who helped found the humanitarian group Doctors Without Borders, said in an interview with Reuters that he had treated about 40 patients a day and that 60 percent were rebel fighters, half of whom were from outside Syria.
“It’s really something strange to see,” he said, according to Reuters. “They are directly saying that they aren’t interested in Bashar al-Assad’s fall, but are thinking about how to take power afterward and set up an Islamic state with Shariah law to become part of the world emirate.”
“Some of them were French and were completely fanatical about the future,” he added, according to Reuters.
Dr. Bérès called the high proportion of foreign Islamist fighters in Aleppo a sharp contrast to his impressions on trips this spring to makeshift clinics in the cities of Idlib and Homs.
The same writer also reports:
Abdulla, an 18-year-old smuggler working along the border with Lebanon, said that he had helped several foreigners — including two Saudis, two Americans and a German — cross into Syria to join a cousin’s brigade in Homs and that they all saw the civil war in religious terms. “They were all seeking jihad,” he said, and for one American, “the only words he knew in Arabic were ‘jihad’ and ‘greetings.’ ”
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