Al-Qaeda captures part of the Golan Heights

Apr 26th, 2014 | By | Category: Weekly Washington Updates

Israel border with Syria now under threat from Al-Qaeda

by William J. Murray – Religious Freedom Coalition

From the mouths of the Obama supported “rebels” fighting in Syria as they take control of a position in the Golan Heights overlooking Israel: “By Allah, this scene reminds us of the lion of Islam, Sheik of the mujahideen, Osama bin Laden.” … “The age of great wars began with the 9/11 attacks.”… “We are fighting the Zionist-Crusader alliance occupying Muslim countries.”


Al-Qaeda forces capture Golan Heights area overlooking Israel

Astonishingly Israel has supported – with military force – the drive by the Obama Administration and Sen. McCain to destroy the current government of Syria and install an imaginary future democratic government. Just like John McCain, I have been to Syria. There I found no “moderates” reading the Federalist papers in preparation for a new democratic state. Rather I saw among the “moderates” armed by Saudi Arabia and the United States the black flags of Jihad, the banner first waved by Osama bin Laden in Afghanistan as he fought the Soviet Union, with the support of the United States.

The desire of Israel’s leadership not to have a hostile state with an organized and technically advanced military right across their border is understandable.  Perhaps a nation in chaos on its northern border seems less of a threat, at least in the short term.  However, the advance of an al-Qaeda affiliate into the Golan Heights should give some pause to Prime Minister Netanyahu’s support of Obama’s plan. Many settlements – towns actually – are now within mortar range of a position held by the al-Qaeda affiliate,  Jabhat Al-Nusra. A border area that has been for decades a security issue only in the remote event of a full blown war with another nation is now a constant threat from infiltration and terror.

A recent documentary by Al-Nusra of the military conquest of a Syrian Army base in the Golan Heights overlooking the border with Israel is chilling in its message. The images of the black flags of al-Qaeda moving uphill toward the summit should strike some fear into Israeli leaders as should the use of heavy weapons in the assault, some of them American made. At one point in the Al-Nusra produced video the fence at the border with Israel is clearly visible, as is a Syrian tank captured during the assault.

Sami Al-‘Uraydi, a senior Jabhat Al-Nusra religious authority, speaks at the site of the victory telling his adherents: “Thanks to Allah, the banner has been raised. The first to raise this banner in this century was Sheik Osama, may Allah accept him in Paradise. The banner passes from one lion to another, from one man to another, until it will reach Muhammad bin Abdullah, the Mahdi. Allah wiling, the banner will not be lost, until it has reached Muhammad bin Abdullah, the Mahdi. The age of great wars began with the 9/11 attacks.”

The Jabhat Al-Nusra men can be heard responding to him: “We will sacrifice our lives for the sake of shari’a.” That would be the same Sharia law that President Barack Obama tells us is integral to the “religion of peace.” Equating Islam with democracy Obama has said, “America and Islam are not exclusive and need not be in competition. Instead, they overlap, and share common principles of justice and progress, tolerance and the dignity of all human beings.”

The video should be watched in its entirety, however; the last two minutes are essential to view, as they put the comments of President Obama in context. The video embedded below is exclusive to MEMRI:

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