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Holy Wars

rsmorynski Wrote: Apr 04, 2013 12:23 PM
You will be hearing of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not frightened, for those things must take place, but that is not yet the end.
Ms Kelly Wrote: Apr 05, 2013 12:44 AM
I'm 63 and I have been hearing of "wars and rumors of wars" all my life. I'm sure the end is a lot closer now than it was when I was a kid.

In much of what we now call the Muslim world, Muslims are fighting Muslims. The conflicts fall into two broad categories: those in which militants battle militants, and those in which militants battle moderates. The outcomes of these conflicts matter.

Syria is the most visible battlefield in these wars. Initially, Bashir al-Assad, satrap of the regime that rules Iran, was challenged by peaceful protesters demanding basic rights and freedoms. He brutalized them. Today, he is in a duel to the death with an opposition increasingly dominated by such al-Qaeda affiliated groups as Jabhat al-Nusra.

When jihadists are slaughtering jihadists, both...