“History is filled with lessons..and wars and revolutions are no exception..
The period which followed the tragedy gave us time to contemplate and examine Islamic and global experiences that are rich and worthy of study..
[These] rich experiences that pervade Muslim and non-Muslim Communities have been investigated and recorded, making them easy to obtain for those who want to study and learn. However, no one studied them and we had to walk this path to reveal it for ourselves so that the pitfalls could be laid bare. I hope we heed the lesson.”
—Abu Mus`ab al‐Suri(Mustafa Setmarian Nasar), Observations Concerning the Jihadi Experience in Syria,(6‐7).