Of course they blame the West for their becoming “Islamists.” Yet despite their recent conversion, they seem well-versed in the Islamic supremacist agenda of reconquering lands that were once ruled by Muslims and that they thus think belong to Islam forever: “And slay them wherever ye find them, and drive them out of the places whence they drove you out” (Qur’an 2:191).
“Syrian Rebel Founding ‘Robin Hood Brigade’ Vows to Conquer Israel, Iran, and Europe,” from MEMRI, October 21 (thanks to Mackie):
Following are excerpts from a clip featuring rebel fighters in Aleppo, Syria, which was posted on the Internet on October 21, 2012:
Syrian mujahid: We will move on. When, Allah willing, we cleanse Syria, we won”t stop there. We will continue to the Shebaa Farms and Kafr Shuba, and we will pass through the Golan Heights all the way to Jerusalem. And then”¦
Other Syrian mujahid: All the way to Persia.
Syrian mujahid: Then we will make an about-turn, cleanse Iraq, where there is still some filth. After we are done with Iraq, we will move on to Constantinople, and then Cordoba and Andalusia. That”s it. Now that we have weapons, we don”t intend to ever lay them down.
The West, Bashar, and America should be happy. This is what you get for supporting the Bashar regime. We told you that we wanted freedom. If you had removed him, you”d never have heard from us again. You have brought this upon yourselves. We have become Islamists. We have become terrorists. You forced this situation upon us. You could have called him up and said: “Bashar, get out.” He would have left. But instead, you supported and financed him. Why? Because he serves as [Israel"s] border guard. Not a bullet has been fired there in the past 48 years….