And in other news, Obama has authorized $10 million in additional aid to these Syrian rebels. “Prominent Jihadi Cleric: Jabhat Al-Nusra — ‘A Link In The Ongoing Chain Of Global Jihad’: Influx Of Foreign Fighters To Syria Will Increase,” from MEMRI, April 7 (thanks to Pamela Geller):
The second issue of the jihadi online magazine Fursan Al-Balagh features an essay by prominent jihadi cleric Abu Sa’d Al-‘Amili titled “The Conflict in Syria — A Harbinger of War between the Ummah and Its Enemies.” In it, Al-‘Amili expounds on the unique nature of the civil war in Syria, and on the role of Jabhat Al-Nusra (JN) in this war and in what will follow it.
Although JN itself, in its official releases, does not emphasize its affiliation with Al-Qaeda, Al-‘Amili acknowledges this affiliation, describing JN as an integral part of the global jihad movement that has been fighting the “forces of falsehood” since the war in Afghanistan in the 1980s. He also stresses that this movement is fighting a war between Islam and its enemies that has been ongoing for many generations and will only end with the ultimate victory of Islam. He explains that this movement, which is a single organic body, benefits greatly from the mobility of its members: since fighters move freely from front to front, they bring their accumulated experience and personal connections to each new fighting arena.