Fatwa By Senior Al-Qaeda Sheikh Sanctions Killing 'Alawites In Syria

Special Dispatch Series No. 4874,  August 9, 2012

The jihadi website Shumoukh Al-Islam has posted a fatwa by senior Al-Qaeda sheikh 'Abdallah Khaled Al-'Adm (aka Abu 'Ubayda), titled "don't consult with anyone [before] killing 'Alawites." The fatwa, dated July 12, 2012, calls upon the Sunnis in Syria to kill 'Alawites everywhere, without mercy, for they are greater infidels than the Christians and Jews and do greater harm to Islam.

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