The world watches an agonising struggle within Syria’s borders between the free Syrian army and the military commanded by the countries apparent ruler Bashir Al-Assad. However there’s a darker more menacing battle occurring in this inhospitable piece of land, that of the Jihadists.
The Jihadists are a group containing members from all over the world; these radical Muslims are in the country for anything but trying to end the civil war that rages on around the innocents of Syria. Their aim is to convert the country of Syria into a radical sharia law abiding state, similar to that of Afghanistan with the Taliban. The group of course have links with Al Qaeda, in their eyes violence, not only on established enemies but also the use of weapons of mass destruction, and most notably, acts of violence towards innocent civilians, is encouraged meet the groups aims, since in their eye’s anyone killed in their ‘righteous jihad’ will be sent to heaven, and any infidels will be sent to hell.
Recently a Syrian state TV anchor was executed, two British photographers were abducted and held hostage for a number of days before being uneasily released, but not before threats were made on their lives. These threats were made by none other than British nationals. Knives were sharpened before the innocent photographers eyes. The men brandishing the blades that would be used to sever their heads are members of our country, when their work is done in Syria they will return to our society, live in our streets, shop in our shops. The same has been seen in conflicts throughout the world, Iraq, Afghanistan and Egypt. Do these people have any place in a British society?
British citizens are among the murderous Jihadist groups polluting the already turbulent situation in Syria. Their number’s stretch across the country and are responsible for countless attacks on UN convoys. Although in some areas they work with, alongside the free Syrian army, other groups almost appear to be sympathetic to Assads regime. What will happen once the weapons of Bashir Al-Assad are put down? Will it be the end of the fighting or will it spiral into another Iraq type conflict. Uneasy peace being blown to pieces by the roadside bomb. Yet another tarnished country added to the list engulfed in sectarian violence. Nigeria has been plagued with such violence, most recently with the attack on churches. Yemen, another society in turmoil down to the peaceful religion of Islam being interpreted by the tempestuous few.