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#Syria: In the Footsteps of Dayton in Palestine, Americans Train “The Moderate Opposition”

6:25 AM October 23, 2014 Leave a comment


Drowning in Treason and Agency to its American Master against a Revolting People who will not be Diverted by the World’s Conspiracies from Achieving their Goals

After a lot of talks were going on about the American and Western politicians training “The Moderate Syrian Opposition”, with constant calls from the traitor coalition to its masters for arming and coordination, we assume the right to wonder: Is it the training for weaponry, or training for subversion and treason of the sacrifices of the people of Ash-Sham and the blood of their martyrs?! Since when did America care about our blood, dignity and interests and it is the mother of crime in its homeland, so how about in our homeland? How will the issue be straightened while the resonant has been announced by the Syrian revolutionaries: “America: Hasn’t our blood quenched your hatred yet?!” We say to those who call for that or is silent: Have you forgotten “The Lawrence of Arabia”?! Or it seems that you have forgotten the crimes of Dayton and the criminals he has prepared and trained to commit various types of injustice and torture on the Muslims of Palestine to an extent that it exceeded the crimes of “Israel”, but it rather reached the limit for some who preferred to be arrested by “Israel” than falling into the dirty hands trained by even dirtier hands?! Are you satisfied that our situation is like that of those who get out of a muddy swamp so he cleans himself and puts perfume on it then goes to plunge into a new swamp?! Give us a place where America entered without encroaching it with havoc, destruction, and blood baths!! Have Afghanistan, Iraq, Yemen, Pakistan, Somalia, and others transformed into heavens and permanent paradises or into tortures, moans, screams, blood, and carnage?! What is wrong with you? How do you make judgments?!

“Friendly Fires” are killing the Kurds in Ain al Arab (Kobane). Therefore, who is holding people accountable and who’s originally responding to the denunciation and condemnation?! Before this, there was the targeting of the sincere revolutionaries, which reached many factions with some under the excuse of fighting “terrorism” and “ISIS”!! Another American symphony about “information” about the Khurasan organization on the Land of Ash-Sham as an excuse ready for more crimes against Islam and the Muslims, so who is holding America accountable for what its hands are committing against the Islamic Ummah?! Is America working on preparing “The Moderate Opposition” to be the “Merciful Angels” or arms abiding by the orders of the American master as declared by the American politicians with their tongues and not the tongues of others?!

O Muslims in the Proud Ash-Sham:

The Lord of The Throne سبحانه وتعالى decided upon this matter in His Mighty Book by describing the nature of the conflict between us and the West as a conflict between Kufr and Iman… There is no meeting point in it or intersection… So, is there anyone who takes heed or considers this?! Allah سبحانه وتعالى said:

وَلَن تَرْضَى عَنكَ الْيَهُودُ وَلاَ النَّصَارَى حَتَّى تَتَّبِعَ مِلَّتَهُمْ

“And never will the Jews or the Christians approve of you until you follow their religion”

(al-Baqara: 120)

He سبحانه وتعالى also said:

يَا أَيُّهَا الَّذِينَ آمَنُواْ لاَ تَتَّخِذُواْ الْيَهُودَ وَالنَّصَارَى أَوْلِيَاء بَعْضُهُمْ أَوْلِيَاء بَعْضٍ وَمَن يَتَوَلَّهُم مِّنكُمْ فَإِنَّهُ مِنْهُمْ إِنَّ اللّهَ لاَ يَهْدِي الْقَوْمَ الظَّالِمِينَ

“You who have iman! do not take the Jews and Christians as your awliya; they are the awliya of one another. Any of you who takes them as awliya is one of them. Allah does not guide wrongdoing people.”
(Al-Maaida, 5:51)

We in Hizb ut Tahrir / Wilayah Syria warn whoever puts his hand in the hand of the Americans and their criminal allies (the Arab rulers) from the wrath of The One Who Takes Retribution, The Overpowering Lord, then from the anger of the revolting people of Ash-Sham who have presented huge sacrifices to be ruled with the justness of Islam over the ruins of tyranny, and not by the injustice of those whom America works to prepare so that they obey it and become cheap tools used by it after removing the head of the system and keeping its muddy roots in control of all sorts of security and military criminal branches.

Ash-Sham is the home of the pious believers, who watered this blessed land with their pure blood. They will not be satisfied with half-solutions or any partial solutions, but rather they will not be satisfied without overthrowing the system with all of its symbols, pillars, and crimes, to rule upon its ruins with the justness and mercy of Islam in a state ordered by the Prophet of Allah صلى الله عليه وسلم which the governing system in it will be the system of Khilafah. That is a promise of Allah سبحانه وتعالى and the glad tidings of His Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم, and who is more truthful in saying other than Allah سبحانه وتعالى and His Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم?

Allah سبحانه وتعالى said:

وَعَدَ اللَّهُ الَّذِينَ آمَنُوا مِنكُمْ وَعَمِلُوا الصَّالِحَاتِ لَيَسْتَخْلِفَنَّهُم فِي الْأَرْضِ كَمَــا اسْتَخْلَفَ الَّذِينَ مِـــن قَبْلِهِمْ وَلَيُمَكِّنَنَّ لَهُمْ دِينَهُمُ الَّذِي ارْتَضَى لَهُمْ وَلَيُبَدِّلَنَّهُم مِّـــن بَعْدِ خَوْفِهِمْ أَمْــناً يَعْبُدُونَنِي لَا يُشْرِكُونَ بِي شَيْئاً وَمَـــن كَفَرَ بَـــعْدَ ذَلِكَ فَأُوْلَئِكَ هُمُ الْفَاسِقُونَ

“Allah has promised those of you who have iman and do right actions that He will make them successors in the land as He made those before them successors, and will firmly establish for them their deen with which He is pleased and give them, in place of their fear, security. ‘They worship Me, not associating anything with Me.’ Any who are kafir after that, such people are deviators.”
(An-Nur, 24:55)

Ahmad Abdul Wahab

Head of the Media Office of Hizb ut Tahrir Wilayah of Syria

Thursday 22nd Dhul Hijjah 1435 AH – 16/10/2014 CE

No: 214/1435 AH


Abu Qatada denounces ISIS ‘gold tax’ on Syrian Christians

12:50 AM March 5, 2014 Leave a comment

Source: Ammon News


Jordanian cleric of Palestinian origin also known as “Abu Qatada,” lashed out at the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS) for imposing a tax on Christians in Syria, saying that it goes against Islamic teachings. 

On Feb. 26, ISIS announced it was imposing a series of rules on Christians in the Syrian city of Raqqa, which is controlled by the group. These rules include paying a jizya — a tax historically paid by non-Muslim citizens of an Islamic state, under Islamic law — and requirements that they perform religious ceremonies in private. 

Abu Qatada went before the Jordanian State Security Court on Thursday, as part of his trial on terrorism charges. Speaking to Al-Hayat just before the session began, he said, “Imposing a jizya on the Christian residents of Syria is not religiously permissible, because it should be a contract between two parties, and one party is absent.”

He added, “The mujahedeen in Syria do not yet have [sufficient] power, and they cannot protect the lives and properties of Christians given the current conditions. It is religiously unacceptable for us to take their money and not provide them a service.” 

ISIS announced it had reached an “agreement” including 12 terms, which aimed to ensure the “protection” of Christians. The group warned that anyone who does not respect the agreement will be treated as an enemy. The agreement, which was published on Salafist websites close to militant groups in Syria and carry the ISIS seal, stipulated that Christians would pay a jizya, which was imposed on non-Muslims in the days of the Prophet Muhammad and in the era of the caliphs. 

Abu Qatada continued his verbal attack against ISIS, indirectly accusing the group of killing Abu Khaled al-Souri. The latter was a leader in the Islamic Front, one of the formations fighting against ISIS in Syria. “I am very sad about the killing of the Mujahid Abu Khaled. … I never expected that he would die at the hands of these criminals who adopt a deviant ideology,” Abu Qatada said. 

He said, “[Souri’s] killing resembled the murder of the Caliph Ali, may God bless him, who was killed by the criminal [Abdel Rahman] Ibn Muljam,” adding, “[the death] of Abu Khaled was a great loss for us. I knew him well and met with him in London. His loss is like the loss of the Mujahid Sheikh Osama bin Laden.” 

Souri was killed on Feb. 23 by a car bomb in the city of Aleppo. The attack was carried out by a suicide bomber from ISIS, according to the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights. 

Souri was one of the most important jihadist leaders in Syria, and al-Qaeda identified him as “[al-Qaeda leader] Ayman al-Zawahri’s deputy [in Syria], and a companion of Sheikh Osama bin Laden.” Jabhat al-Nusra leader Abu Mohammad Golani lamented the death of Souri, saying, “He was a friend of Sheikh Osama, Dr. Ayman and other distinguished jihad leaders and Islamic scholars.” He also accused ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi of killing Souri. 

In response to a question posed by Al-Hayat regarding the deadline Golani had given to his sworn enemy, Baghdadi, Abu Qatada said, “I support everything Golani said. Targeting mujahedeen in this disgraceful manner is unacceptable. It is their right to defend themselves.”

The leader of Jabhat al-Nusra has given ISIS a five-day deadline to submit to arbitration to end infighting among Islamists. If ISIS refuses, he vowed to fight them in Syria and Iraq. Abu Qatada said, “Our primary goal is fighting the criminal regime in Damascus, but the filth along the way must be eliminated. Those who adopt deviant ideology should stop [their actions],” in an explicit reference to ISIS. He added, “I can confirm today that the so-called ‘Islamic State of [Iraq and] al-Sham’ is not [a unified group]. Those close to ISIS confirmed to me that this organization is composed of groups without leadership or a unifying system. The [group’s] media official and spokesman has been injured.” 

Abu Qatada continued, “This jihad will reach its final goal in Syria, but we are awaiting the blessing of jihad from other countries.”

On another matter, Abu Qatada told a group of journalists that he was refraining from eating prison food, in protest against his living conditions and that some of his relatives had been prevented from visiting him. 

He said, “There are nine jihadists in my prison block who have gone on complete hunger strike, while two others are abstaining from eating prison food. The latter did not fully participate in the hunger strike because of their deteriorating health, so they decided to buy food at their own expense.”

Abu Qatada said that Salafist detainees in Jordan were not allowed to see their relatives, aside from immediate family members, and said that one of the prison officials is not listening to them. During his court session, which was attended by representatives from Western embassies, Human Rights Watch and a number of activists, Abu Qatada complained about the length of his court sessions. The judge postponed the trial until March 15. Abu Qatada is one of the most prominent al-Qaeda ideologues. He fled to Britain in 1993, and was deported to Jordan last summer following an agreement between London and Amman that no evidence extracted under torture would be used against him. 

Breaking News!

12:06 AM March 3, 2014 Leave a comment

Israel is reportedly paying $100K for information on the “extremists” (with obvious reference to the Islamists) in Syria.

Inside the hellhole of Yarmouk, the refugee camp that shames the world

7:06 PM February 16, 2014 Leave a comment

Source: The Guardian

Tens of thousands of Palestinian refugees trapped in a Syrian camp by the war are enduring appalling conditions that ought to concern all of us. Christopher Gunness, spokesman for the UN relief effort, says humanitarian aid must be stepped up


Crowds wait to be allowed across the frontline at Yarmouk to reach the area where the UN distributes aid. Photograph: UNRWA

The lexicon of man’s inhumanity to man has a new word – Yarmouk. The camp, on the edge of Damascus, was once the bustling, vibrant heart of the Palestine refugee community in Syria, where 160,000 Palestinians lived in harmony with Syrians of all stripes. Over the past six months, it has become synonymous with infant malnutrition, women dying in childbirth for lack of medical care and besieged communities reduced to eating animal feed – all this in the capital city of a UN member state in the 21st century. Yarmouk sums up the tragic, profound suffering of civilians in the Syria conflict. It should not have to.

This tragedy has a human face. Khaled, aged 14 months, is a war child. He was born as Syria’s pitiless conflict engulfed Yarmouk: armed opposition groups entered the camp and government forces responded by encircling it. Trapped with his parents and four siblings, he has seen more suffering in his short life than most of us will experience in a lifetime.

Khaled embodies Syria’s tragic conflict, but also the opportunities that we must grasp. He would probably be dead had it not been for Dr Ibrahim Mohammad of the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA), who treated him for a severe form of malnutrition known as kwashiorkor, caused by a prolonged lack of protein. He also had symptoms of rickets.

“When I first saw Khaled he looked like a five-month-old,” says Mohammad. “He was about to die. Khaled had survived on water and almost no solid food for two months.”

When asked about life in Yarmouk, Khaled’s mother Noor, 29, becomes agitated. “Hell would be better,” she says. “We boiled spices with water and drank it. We ate grass until all the grass was gone.”

When Noor gave a birth to Khaled at home, she was able to breastfeed him, but with her poor diet her milk stopped after two months. Cow’s milk smuggled into the camp was prohibitively expensive and no powdered milk was available. Khaled went without. He was lucky. Noor says her four-month-old niece starved to death.

“Everyone assumed they would soon be dead because of hunger or shelling,” she says. “Death was everywhere. One of my neighbours died in childbirth. The midwife was called away mid-birth, to assist another woman, and when she returned, my neighbour had bled to death.”

There are many Khaleds and many more Noors in Yarmouk. UNRWA workers have encountered them every morning since 18 January, when the Syrian authorities allowed UNRWA to take in food. Each day, crowds of gaunt figures await the distribution team on Rama Street, at the northern edge of the camp. After their ID cards are checked, some of them go across no man’s land, defined by opposing sniper positions, and join the long queues to the distribution area.

The wait is stressful and exhausting. At the end of each day, once darkness falls and the UN distribution team returns to its base in Damascus, hundreds of civilians, in a visible state of desperation, fatigue and anguish, return to their harsh existence inside Yarmouk, many of them with nothing. On our best day, 30 January, we delivered more than 1,000 food parcels, each containing enough supplies to feed a family for about two weeks. On more difficult days, we have managed as few as 26 or as many as 645. War is no respecter of need.

As with all humanitarian work in conflict, rewards are small, frustrations are manifold and danger is everywhere.

On 14 January, an UNRWA relief convoy of six trucks with food for 6,000 people, along with 10,000 doses of polio vaccine and other medical supplies, left our main warehouse in Damascus. We were required to use the southern entrance to Yarmouk. This meant the convoy had to drive 20km through an area of intense conflict, in which numerous armed opposition groups, including some of the most extreme jihadist organisations, have a strong and active presence.

Citing security concerns, the Syrian authorities did not permit UNRWA to use the northern entrance to Yarmouk, which is under government control, and which is generally regarded as more likely to be accessible with relatively less risk.

As the convoy approached Yarmouk from the south, it was joined by a government security escort, which enabled the vehicles to reach the last government-controlled checkpoint. The convoy was cleared to go beyond and the Syrian authorities provided a bulldozer to clear the road of debris, earth mounds and other obstructions. However, as this was happening, the bulldozer was struck by gunfire and forced to withdraw, though with no casualties. Thereafter, bursts of gunfire, including heavy machine-gun fire, erupted close to the UNRWA vehicles. One mortar exploded close to the convoy. Our team withdrew, mercifully without casualties.

We were undaunted. Our humanitarian mission continues. Following successful access to Yarmouk on 18 January, we have now delivered more than 6,000 basic food parcels and 10,000 polio vaccines. This is not enough. We need more. We need secure, substantial and sustained access. And we need this for all civilians in Syria. There are many Yarmouks.

Let me end by returning to Khaled. Four weeks later, and he has been transformed with nutrition and medication. His lifeless face now carries a smile, his swollen abdomen and limbs look healthy thanks to the work of Mohammad. Today he weighs as much as an eight-month-old. He grew exponentially with modest assistance and with continued medical care. Our health department is confident he will reach the size and weight of a normal, healthy baby.

Nature will take its course, we hope, and perhaps with a nurturing, stable environment, eventually Khaled will achieve his full human potential. That remains our goal for him and for all our beneficiaries in Yarmouk and beyond. We must see Khaled’s rapid recovery and that of his mother Noor as symbols of hope, as symbols of our commitment to the people of Yarmouk and to all civilians in Syria.

Yarmouk has been a challenge to the humanity of all of us. UNRWA is rising to that challenge. We must all rise to that challenge. For while the people of Yarmouk and other civilians in Syria are deprived of their dignity, the dignity of all of us is diminished.

Perhaps ultimately the word Yarmouk can take on another meaning. Perhaps when the war is over, Yarmouk will come to be seen as an example of human compassion, where the pitilessness of war was overcome by the sheer force of human dignity.


■ Yarmouk was established in 1957 to accommodate an informal and largely tented area for Palestinians who had fled after Israel’s foundation in 1948. It is a built-up urban area, once home to 112,000 people, with schools, hospitals, apartment blocks and shops.

■ Palestinians in Syria have passports and some have served in senior government positions. Factions operating there have included Fatah; the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine – General Command; and Hamas, whose external office under Khaled Meshaal was based in Damascus for a decade.

■ Hamas’s refusal to support Bashar al-Assad’s regime against the rebels in 2011 saw Meshaal and other members of the external Hamas leadership quit Syria in 2012 for Qatar, leading to a breach with Shia Iran – one of Assad’s main backers – that had been supportive of the Sunni Hamas.

■ As the Syrian war intensified, Yarmouk struggled to remain neutral. There were clashes between those – some of them Sunni salafists –who supported the largely Sunni anti-government opposition and those who favoured staying out or who backed the regime dominated by Alawites, a Shia offshoot. Those supporting the opposition prevailed. As the population fled and the camp began to empty, the issue was settled as armed opposition groups moved in. The Syrian army then blockaded and bombarded Yarmouk. Peter Beaumont


4:52 PM July 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Last night the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus was under chemical attacks by the regime. Several cases of suffocation and poisoning arrived to hospital after a very intense night of extremely violent shelling.


4:51 PM July 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Last night the Yarmouk camp for Palestinian refugees in Damascus was under chemical attacks by the regime. Several cases of suffocation and poisoning arrived to hospital after a very intense night of extremely violent shelling.

Hamas says its Iran ties worsen over Syrian civil war

12:06 AM June 21, 2013 Leave a comment

Wednesday, 19 June 2013

Hamas said on Wednesday its relations with financial backer Iran have suffered as a result of the Islamist group’s support of rebels battling Syrian President Bashar al-Assad, a long-time Iranian ally.

Hamas was also once an Assad ally but last year endorsed the revolt against him in a shift that deprived the Syrian leader of an important Sunni Muslim supporter in the Arab world.

“Our relations with Iran were affected both on the political and the financial levels,” said Ghazi Hamad, deputy minister of foreign affairs in the Hamas-run government in the Gaza Strip.

Hamad declined to provide any figures for the amount of aid Hamas receives from Iran or give details of any cutbacks, other than to say “it did not get to the point of boycott [from Tehran].”

“We have stood by the Syrian people and we have backed the demands of the revolution,” Hamad told reporters, saying those positions had led to a worsening of ties with Tehran.

A diplomatic source in the region said Iran has provided Hamas with up to $20 million a month to help pay the salaries of nearly half of 50,000 Gaza government employees.

Hamad said Hamas was still meeting its payroll and “had lots of other sources” for money. But he added: “Things are not easy… and we are trying to overcome the problem.”

Iran has also provided Hamas with weapons, including long-range rockets that it has used to strike cities deep inside Israel.

Hamad made no mention of any change in Iranian arms supplies to the group, which is boycotted by the West over its refusal to renounce violence, recognize Israel and accept existing Israeli-Palestinian interim peace deals.

On Monday, Hamas urged the Lebanese militant group Hezbollah to withdraw its forces from Syria, where they are battling on Assad’s behalf.

The call marked a further deterioration in relations between Hamas and Hezbollah, two long-time allies who have each fought against Israel and advocate its destruction.

“We are with Hezbollah in their resistance against Israel but we are not in favor of their position in Syria,” Hamad said.

Source: Al Arabiya


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