The make-up of Syria’s Islamist opposition

The make-up of Syria’s Islamist opposition
The make-up of Syria’s Islamist opposition

The make-up of Syria’s Islamist opposition

Recently, Jabhat al-Nusra, an Islamist group operating within Syria’s opposition to the regime of Bashar al-Assad, announced its affiliation with Al-Qaeda in Iraq. Islamist groups make up a large part of Syria’s resistance, but they are hardly monolithic. Aron Lund is a Swedish writer and researcher who recently released a report on the Islamist elements operating in Syria. He joins Worldview to shed some light on the different strains of Islam in Syria’s resistance. (Photo: AP Images).