The Secular Idiot’s Guide to Syria’s Jihadist Groups
December 10, 2012 2:35 PM Subscribe
The Secular Idiot’s Guide to Syria’s Jihadist Groups They span the entire political spectrum, from extreme militant Salafist to Nihilist Al-Qaeda franchise. But to the untrained eye it’s difficult to tell them apart or know what each stands for. So we prepared this brief but handy guide to help you differentiate between The Lions of Damascus Brigades and The Damascus Lions Brigade. As a general rule, the more hard consonants there are in a group’s name, the more hardcore they are. Groups with 3 vowels or more are often dismissed as ‘liberals’.
This post was deleted for the following reason: I'm not sure this is more than making fun of people from other cultures' choice of names for their splinter groups? -- jessamyn
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