A July 2012 fatwa by Muslim cleric Sheikh ‘Abdallah Khaled Al-’Adm (aka Abu ‘Ubayda), was entitled “Don’t consult with anyone [before] killing Alawites.” It called upon Sunnis in Syria to kill Alawites everywhere, without mercy, and said they were even greater Infidels than Christians and Jews.
“ISIL kills 102-year-old man, family in Syria,” AFP, June 1, 2014:
The most radical jihadist group fighting in Syria on Sunday killed a 102-year-old man along with his whole family in the heart of the country, a monitoring group said.
The 102-year-old was shot dead in his sleep, with the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) also killing his son, his grandson, his great-granddaughter and her mother, said the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights.
All the victims were Alawites, members of the same offshoot of Shiite Islam as Syria’s President Bashar al-Assad.
Rooted in Al-Qaeda in Iraq, ISIL is the most extremist group fighting in Syria’s war.
Initially welcomed by rebels seeking Assad’s overthrow, their systematic abuses and quest for hegemony turned the rest of the opposition against them.
ISIL killed the family while attacking Zanuba village in Hama, said the Observatory.
“Some members of the family were burned alive, others killed in their sleep,” it added….