DAMASCUS, SYRIA (2:05 P.M.) – Ahmad Nashouk, a former preacher and Sharia law chief for the Saudi-backed Jaish al-Islam rebel group has turned himself in to the Syrian government as the entire East Ghouta region fell to the Syrian Army’s control on April.

Nashouk chose to have his legal status settled and eventually joined the Ministry of Islamic Affairs as a judge.

However, opposition activists accused him of spying for the Syrian regime ever since he was a senior member of the Sharia body of Jaish al-Islam.

Before Nashouk, Sheikh Bassam Difdaa;  a Sufi preacher working in the Kafr Batna neighborhood, has reportedly played an important role in surrendering several Faylaq al-Rahman-controlled areas.

Rebel groups in the East Ghouta region surrendered to the Syrian government after weeks of fierce battles and intense shelling and aerial bombardment. Militants unwilling to reconcile were evacuated to the country’s north.

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Daeshbags Sux
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Daeshbags Sux
2018-06-19 21:32

I’d reward him with a nice pair of shoes :

Then a free helicopter ticket for a discovery flight over the sea

And the holidays would include scuba diving
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“and eventually joined the Ministry of Islamic Affairs”
=> Such thing shouldn’t exist in a secular country.

2018-06-20 16:52
Reply to  Daeshbags Sux

Even secular countries have religious people and religion is a powerful force that can (and has been) exploited. Better to regulate preachers and mosques to standards that allow for the expression of religion without extremism than let them run unregulated and funded by Saudi whatnot.

Though given the large non-Muslim population in Syria, perhaps a Ministry of Religious Affairs would be suited.