DIALECTICS ON SYRIAN JIHAD: A FRONT OF RELIGIOUS CONFRONTATIONS.
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This paper is a brief discourse on ‘global jihad’ focusing on the war in Syria. It presents an argument on the significance of the element of religion in the war and the fact that it can be a beginning for a large-scale religious war. While the West and its media attempt to downplay the significance of religion in this war, a fair reading on the conflict suggests otherwise. Resentment towards the tyrannical regime is the catalyst but the foundation of the uprising is definitely religion. The paper also explains how this war can lead to a religious war of a greater scale and the Global Jihad Movement with networks across the globe will be the main actor. The Shia, the West, Russia and all the current governments in the Muslim world will play the enemies of the movement. The war in Syria is far from over but the present stalemate will not last. However, current development shows that when it is over, whoever wins will face foreign resistance and Syrians will face the fate comparable to those in Iraq and Afghanistan as well as African Muslim countries. The likelihood of regime change is seemingly improving as the regime is losing in many parts of the country but the West is waiting and scheming to ensure that the winner will be one that can best serve its interests later. Iran has already moved to assist the regime alongside Lebanon’s Hezbollah but still the resistance is gaining momentum. The mujahideen is gaining more than the secular rebels. The Sunni-Shia enmity has reignited fully due to this war. A western occupation of Syria will amplify the anti-Western sentiments amongst Sunni Muslims. Russian involvement will increase support for the Chechen cause. The inability and refusal of Sunni Arab regimes has already erased any lingering trust the Sunnis have towards them. In the end, the frustration, anger, isolation and most importantly the religious obligation to defend Islam and Muslims will lead to a mass revolution through the method of jihad. The Global Jihad Movement will earn the legitimacy and a grand struggle towards the Caliphate shall begin with a momentum gained indirectly from the war in Syria. The study is based on library research only and much of the arguments are from deductions.
is also a continuation of centuries-long enmity between the Sunnis and the Shias. As such, the issue of Syria must be explained in two perspectives – religion and realpolitik. The study accordingly chose to analyse the conflict in both the standpoint of realism and constructivism. However, it must be noted that religion is the main motivation amongst the rebels and as such, it is critical to understand the standpoints of Islam (the Sunni school of thought) with regard to the war to deduce the
as a threat to their hegemony and survival. 6.0 Russia’s interest in the Syrian War Russia’s (and China’s) veto against s UN Security Council resolution seeking to condemn and sanction the Assad government led many to believe that Russia is adamant that the regime survives. There are a number of reasons for Russia to be interested in this war. One of them is the fact that Bashar al-Assad is Russia’s only ally in the Arab world. The Russian Navy keeps a naval re-supply and maintenance base in
from certain. The US does wish for a more assertive Russia but is also unwilling to directly confront such a formidable adversary on a battlefield. It is too costly. Thus, giving Turkey the chance to display its military capability and regional political leadership is a viable option. The US appears to willing to let other player to play the leading role, choosing to adopt a less authoritative approach to avoid the possible losses. The most plausible conjecture would for the US to intervene
into what he termed as the ‘Afghan Trap’. The US , along with Egypt, Pakistan, French intelligence, Saudi Arabian funding, and Israeli involvement, assembled a major army, a huge mercenary army, maybe 100,000 or more, and they drew from the most militant sectors they could find, which happened to be the Islamic fundamentalists, from all over, most of them not from Afghanistan. The movement called al-Qaeda which later evolved into the Global Jihad Movement is a product of US covert war against
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