July 29, 2013

What Do You Mean America Not Helping in Syria?

We sent this dude? What more do you want?

A Pittsburgh man may be the latest American killed as part of the global Muslim jihad against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. The man, identified as Amir Farouk Ibrahim, 32, was reportedly killed July 22 in fighting between Syrian Kurdish forces and those linked to the Islamic State of Iraq, an al-Qaida affiliate.


The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights, a British-based Syrian opposition group, posted pictures of Ibrahim's American and Egyptian passports on its Facebook page. Ibrahim's passport appeared alongside about a dozen others belonging to men from around the Islamic world, underscoring the fact that the Syrian conflict has become a transnational one.

"The documents were found after the ISIS (Islamic State of Iraq and Syria) retreated from the town after intense clashes last week with the YPG (Yekineyen Parastina Gela Kurdish faction)," the Syrian Observatory wrote on its Facebook page. "We do not know the fate of the owners of these documents, whether they are dead or alive and still active in Syria."

I'd like to personally thank the Islamic State of Iraq for helping him seek Jihad in the way of Allah and to Bashar al-Assad a Kurdish militia for making sure he didn't get any bright ideas about returning to Pittsburgh.

All's well that ends well I always say.

Thanks to MAKAYA for pointing out that it was most likely a Kurdish militia who dislike al-Qaeda's um, imperialism that offed Ibrahim.

Even better, as Rusty always asks, "Why don't we give them, a state?"

By Howie at 11:03 AM | Comments |