The Covenant of the Supreme Council of Jihad Groups: Jihadis vs. Iranians and Shi'ites

[Institute for Counter-Terrorism/IDC Herzliya] Reuven Paz - On January 14, 2007, one of the leading Jihadi-Salafi scholars, the Kuwaiti Sheikh Hamed bin Abdallah al-Ali, published "The Covenant of the Supreme Council of Jihad Groups," which was immediately circulated in Jihadi forums and received enthusiastic support. The document is the first of its kind since Osama bin Laden issued the declaration of the founding of the World Islamist Front against the Crusaders and the Jews in February 1998. The document is an official stamp marking the opening of the anti-Iranian and anti-Shi'a front alongside the traditional anti-"Crusader-Jewish" one. Al-Ali places the Iranian-Shi'a threat as the first of the two. The writer is Director of the Project for the Research of Islamist Movements (PRISM) at the GLORIA Center, IDC Herzliya.

2007-02-09 01:00:00

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