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Islamic Law Comes to Rebel-held Syria

posted on March 21, 2013

As the Syrian revolution continues, Liz Sly of The Washington Post examines how Islamist groups have gained control over other revolutionary factions. This implementation of Islamic law has created a divide with the more secular rebels. Of the Islamist factions, Othman al-Haj Othman, a secular activist, said, “Those people don’t represent the revolution. They don’t understand the revolution. They have power, they have guns, but they don’t have support. When there are free elections, you will see.”

Read at The Washington Post