But some are concerned that such slogans reveal too much to the stupid Infidels in the West who are so eager to believe their pipe dreams about “Arab Spring” democracy. “Syria – Islamist slogans under criticism,” by Khaled Soubeihi for Sapa-AFP, May 18 (thanks to Twostellas):
The use of Islamist slogans by protesters during weekly on Friday demonstrations against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s regime has triggered criticism among an already-fractured opposition.
Activists have been organising online polls on “The Syrian Revolution 2011” Facebook page since the beginning of the uprisings in March last year to pick slogans for demonstrations that usually take place after Friday prayers.
But slogans like “victory from God,” “God’s Victory is near” and “armies of Islam, set us free,” have provoked criticism from many in the fragmented opposition, which includes the Muslim Brotherhood, nationalists, liberals and independents.
Syrian activist and journalist Kinan Ali said the use of religious slogans “shows that the opposition is bankrupt of political ideas.”
Abdul Karim Karman, a Hama-based activist, agreed.
“I am a committed Muslim but Islamist slogans do not benefit (the revolt) and do not represent everyone,” Abdul Karim Karman, a Hama-based activist, told AFP though Skype.
“We need slogans that have political content for the Syrian public and for the international community.”…
Yes, we especially need to tone down the Islamic supremacism for the silly West.