Monday, September 26, 2016

Superficiality as a Path to God: on conflating contemporary violent groups with historical Sunnism

Note by the Saker: I was recently contacted by a reader of this blog who, while praising the overall contents of the blog, also expressed regret at what he perceived was a pro-Shia bias resulting from what, both my correspondent and I agreed, were a number of objective circumstances, including many legitimate ones.  Still, my correspondent expressed regret at this bias and I decided to offer him a chance to present his point of view on historical Sunnism.  He kindly accepted and we have agreed that I would post here a 3-part series on historical Sunnism, the first one posted today.  I am deeply grateful to Anwar for the opportunity to educate me and many others on historical Sunnism and to help us all to better appreciate the immense diversity and richness of traditional Islam (as opposed to the maniacal takfirism of the liver-eating “moderate terrorists” of Daesh & Co.).

We will get out of our problems- Pres Buhari assures African Development Bank

President Buhari today said Nigeria has the people and the resources to surmount her economic problems. Receiving President of the African Development Bank (ADB), Dr Akinwunmi Adesina, at State House, Abuja, on Monday, President Buhari said:
"God has given us people and resources. It will take hard work on our part, but we will make it. We will get out of our problems. We are determined to produce what we eat, and stop importation. We will also chase those who stole, and get them to refund."

Proxy Media Forces: Al Jazeera Releases Fake Footage From ‘bombed Hospital’ In Eastern Aleppo

While US-backed ‘moderate opposition’ groups torture people in the city of Homs, the Qatari state-run broadcaster ‘Al Jazeera’ supports the US-led media campaign against the Syrian government forces’ anti-terrorist operations in Aleppo city.
The footage below (released by Al Jazeera) should depict some ‘bombed hospital’ in the militant-controlled neighborhoods of Aleppo city.
Let’s look at the “injured” guy on the right:
Now, you know all what you need about the well-known ‘independent’ coverage of the conflict by the mainstream media.

Russia’s Air Power Bombing Al-nusra Terrorists North Of Aleppo City

Today, the Russian Aerospace Forces have reportedly delivered some 30 air stikes on the targets belonging to Jabhat Fatah al-Sham (formerly Jabhat al-Nusra) ad the group’s allies near the Handarat refugee camp, located north of Aleppo city.

NATO Ammunition and 'Guns of Hell': Rare Glimpse of Handarat Camp in Aleppo

In a pitched battle, the Syrian army, assisted by al-Quds militia brigades recaptured a Palestinian refugee camp on Saturday in the north-eastern suburbs of Aleppo. However, by Sunday morning the territory had fallen back under control of the rebels.

RIA Novosti correspondent Mikhail Alaeddin visited the Handarat camp almost immediately after its liberation and interviewed several of the fighters who had helped capture it.

Russian MoD Presents Radar Data From MH17 Crash Site

A company that produces radiolocation radars and the Russian Defense Ministry presented radar data that was gathered in the airspace over the MH17 plane crash, which occurred on July 17, 2014 and claimed the lives of all 298 people on board.

Damascus Has Audio of Daesh Talks With US Military Before Strike on Syrian Army

The Syrian intelligence possesses an audio recording of conversation between Daesh terrorists and US military prior to the Washington-led coalition's airstrikes on the government troops near Deir ez-Zor on September 17, the speaker of the People's Council of Syria said Monday.

Another judge hands off Kanu's case pending NJC's investigation

 Today, Justice John Tsoho of the Federal High Court, Abuja, handed off the case of the leader of Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB), Nnamdi Kanu, and returned the case file to the Chief Judge for re-assignment.

Kanu's lead counsel, Chuks Muoma (SAN) told the court that it will only be proper for the court to suspend hearing of the case pending the outcome of investigation of the Nigerian Judicial Council (NJC).