29 Jan '14, 4pm

Ahrar al Sham leader criticizes head of Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham

A top official in Ahrar al Sham and the Islamic Front, Hassan Abboud, has sharply criticized the Islamic State of Iraq and the Sham (ISIS) and its emir, Abu Bakr al Baghdadi, in a written statement and audio message released on social media pages. Ahrar al Sham and the Islamic Front have been engaged in an ongoing and heated dispute with ISIS. In his written statement, Abboud poses three questions for Baghdadi. The first question chides Baghdadi for rejecting a reconciliation initiative put forward by Sheikh Abdallah Muhammad al Muhaysini. Abboud asks Baghdadi if it is appropriate to reject such an initiative by imposing conditions that are not found in the book of Allah. Second, Abboud asks Baghdadi if he agrees with the ISIS sharia officials who have "branded Ahrar al Sham and the Islamic Front as infidels." ISIS' habit of labeling other jihadist groups as infidels was c...

Full article: http://www.longwarjournal.org/archives/2014/01/ahrar_al_s...

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