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Col. Sangari: Jihadists in Horrific Game of One-Upmanship

By    |   Monday, 06 April 2015 11:54 AM

Violent Muslim jihadists, who lack a figurehead to represent the various factions, are jockeying — via Christian persecution and genocide — to be viewed as Islam's leader, according to retired Army Col. Sargis Sangari, who appeared Monday on Newsmax TV's "America's Forum."

"We have multiple different groups of Christians out there, but when the Pope speaks, everybody understands he speaks on behalf of Christianity," Sangari said. "That doesn't exist in Islam."

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"Saudi Arabia is trying to be the lead for all the Sunnis, Iran is trying to be the lead for the Shia, Turkey is trying to be the lead for all the Khalifas that came before, the Egyptians are trying to become the main spokesman for all the Arab nations," Sangari said.

"Because there's no such figurehead in Islam, everybody is fighting to be able to establish" it, he said, "because that figurehead also will bring economic support for the networks and countries."
The most recent atrocity against Christians took place late last week in Kenya, when four al-Shabab gunman slaughtered some 150 people at a university campus located about 120 miles from the Somali border.    

Al-Shabab leaders claim that the attack was revenge for Kenya sending troops into Somalia to fight against a group aligned with al-Qaida.

The U.S. has failed to "inject leadership" into the region, which has contributed to the genocide occurring, according to Sangari.

A decision has to be made to provide both money and support to fight back against "the bad guys," he said.

Without security forces on the ground to detect and penetrate terrorist networks, jihadists will continue their reign of terror, according to Sangari.

"That's an issue that Kenya has to deal with on the local level," he said. "A lot of those networks are tied to economic reasons, [they're] why some networks are allowed to operate in such a region."

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