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13 Islamists arrested in Lattaqia

May 2nd, 2005 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Thirteen students have been arrested in Lattaqia, on the Syrian coast. They are accused of forming an Islamist group called Sunna Al-Haya.

The details come from a Syrian minister, and the solicitor for the students.

The villages outside Lattaqia are the centre of Syria’s Allawi minority (from which most senior ministers come from).

Syria’s most organised opposition force is the Muslim Brotherhood, an Islamist organisation which tried to overthrow the government 20 years ago.

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  • 1 Anonymous // May 3, 2005 at 12.06 am

    Is this group related to Amr Khaled’s life makers project??
    if so i can’t see anything political in it.

  • 2 sasa // May 3, 2005 at 11.17 pm

    Whether or not it is political, the Syrian and US governments justifiably feel touchy towards Islamist groups.

    It is difficult to say that particular religious movements have no political ambitions. At what point do these groups’ programs for social change become political?

  • 3 Catherine // May 6, 2005 at 6.18 pm

    No matter what…I feel stomach ache when I think of what these poor pepole might be going through in the horrible prisons with unhuman gards and torture and all…

  • 4 sasa // May 6, 2005 at 10.34 pm

    Have a stomach ache when you think about what the prisoners would do to us if they were free.

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