[Marxism] Fwd: Syria Audio Analysis: Why Did 2 Britons Get 12-Year Sentences for Fighting Assad? | EA WorldView

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Sat Dec 6 06:43:09 MST 2014

(So what was that again about David Cameron champing on the bit to 
invade Syria?)

On Friday, two British men were sentenced to 12 years and 8 months in 
prison for going to Syria to fight against the Assad regime.

Nahin Ahmed and Yusuf Sarwar — also give a five-year “license period” 
after their prison terms expire — were punished for “engaging in 
preparation of terrorism acts”, after they pled guilty in July. They had 
gone to Syria in May 2013, fighting with an insurgent faction until January.

However, the supposed evidence of “terrorism” raises questions about the 
case — I explained why to BBC Coventry and Warwickshire on Friday afternoon:

Listen from 1:19.57

Ahmed and Sarwar joined the foreign fighters of Kataib al-Muhajireen, 
which later became part of Jaish al-Muhajireen wal Ansar. Contrary to 
British media headlines, neither group is linked to Al Qa’eda, although 
both — like many Syrian factions — have fought on frontlines alongside 
the Islamist faction Jabhat al-Nusra.


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