Lebanon's Most Wanted Islamist Terrorist "Killed Planting Bombs for Syrian Rebels"

(Telegraph-UK) Ruth Sherlock and Richard Spencer - Abdel-Ghani Jawhar, head of Fatah-al-Islam, a militant group that had fought the Lebanese army, has been killed while planting bombs for the rebel movement in Syria, raising fresh concerns about the growing influence of radicals in the opposition to the Assad regime. One Sunni businessman said he had fled Homs with his family after radical Islamists beat him for not attending Friday prayers at the local mosque, or protests afterwards. He said, "I was brought up a moderate Muslim. Now many of the mosques are Salafi. Some of the speeches I heard called for Syria to be an Islamic emirate."

2012-04-25 00:00:00

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