Involved in: Training grounds, Money laundering, Providing finances, Aid for terrorists, Human rights atrocities;
Profit: Regime private benefits, Keep the citizens under fear, Profits for leaders, Damage on domestic democracy;
Spreading: Fear, Government propaganda, Territory;
Providing for Terrorists: Funds, Ground, Camps, Arms;
- Cut off one head and three others grow – Hezbollah’s Syrian Hub
- The Godfather of internal trade between Assad and ISIS
- Report: Jund al Aqsa’s campaign of violence
- The business of the Islamic State terrorist group
- A worldwide Telecommunication structure serves Hezbollah for financing and intel collection
- ISIS – The return to Europe
- Quds Force & IRGC’s Intelligence Organization – the originators of terrorism
- Beirut port explosion – analyzing the chain of events
- Hezbollah’s Consigliere – Achi Law Firm
- Financing of the terror attacks in France
- Hezbollah in Iraq
- The Islamic State – one of the world’s richest terrorist organization
- Hezbollah and the Lebanese Customs
- Hezbollah companies in Lebanon
Syria is a terror state. It didn’t become that way overnight because of the Arab Spring or the Iraq War. Its people are not the victims of American foreign policy, Islamic militancy or any of the other fashionable excuses. They supported Islamic terrorism. Millions of them still do.
Following Syrian occupation of Lebanon in 1976 a number of prominent Syrian officers and government servants, as well as “professional men, doctors, teachers,” were assassinated. Most of the victims were Alawis, ” which suggested that the assassins had targeted the community” but “no one could be sure who was behind” the killings.
ISIS took over parts of Syria because its government willingly allied with it to help its terrorists kill Americans in Iraq. That support for Al Qaeda helped lead to the civil war tearing the country apart. The Syrians were not helpless, apathetic pawns in this fight. They supported Islamic terrorism.
A 2007 poll showed that 77% of Syrians supported financing Islamic terrorists including Hamas and the Iraqi fighters who evolved into ISIS. Less than 10% of Syrians opposed their terrorism. Why did Syrians support Islamic terrorism? Because they hated the United States. Sixty-three percent wanted to refuse medical and humanitarian assistance from the United States. An equal number didn’t want any American help caring for Iraqi refugees in Syria.
The terrorism poll numbers are still ugly. A poll this summer found that 1 in 5 Syrians supports ISIS. A third of Syrians support the Al Nusra Front, which is affiliated with Al Qaeda. Since Sunnis are 3/4rs of the population and Shiites and Christians aren’t likely to support either group, this really means that Sunni Muslim support for both terror groups is even higher than these numbers make it seem. But these numbers are even worse than they look. Syrian men are more likely to view ISIS positively than women.
This isn’t surprising as the Islamic State not only practices sex slavery, but has some ruthless restrictions for women that exceed even those of Saudi Arabia. (Al Qaeda’s Al Nusra Front, however, mostly closes the gender gap getting equal support from Syrian men and women.)
ISIS, however, gets its highest level of support from young men. This is the Syrian refugee demographic.
In the places where the Syrian refugees come from, support for Al Qaeda groups climbs as high as 70% in Idlib, 66% in Quneitra, 66% in Raqqa, 47% in Derzor, 47% in Hasakeh, 41% in Daraa and 41% in Aleppo. Seventy percent support for ISIS in Raqqa has been dismissed as the result of fear. But if Syrians in the ISIS capital were just afraid of the Islamic State, why would the Al Nusra Front, which ISIS is fighting, get nearly as high a score from the people in Raqqa? The answer is that their support for Al Qaeda is real.
When Syrian refugees were asked to list the greatest threat, 29 percent picked Iran, 22 percent picked Israel and 19 percent picked United States. Only 10 percent viewed Islamic terrorism as a great threat. By way of comparison, twice as many Iraqis see Islamic terrorism as a threat than Syrians do and slightly more Palestinian Arabs view Islamic terrorism as a threat than Syrians do. These are terrible numbers.
It’s time that we listened to Syrian Christians in this country who oppose bringing tens of thousands of Syrian Muslims to terrorize their neighborhoods the way that they are already terrorizing Syrian Christians in Germany. Syrian Muslims are a nation of terrorist supporters. They destroyed their own country and now they are spreading their ideology worldwide.