and The Daily Star Lebanon
report that in the wake of Hezbollah's open backing of the Assad regime many Sunni clerics have called for a jihad against Assad and his backers. Which are the Iranian regimes proxies in Lebanon, the Hezbollah and Iran's Islamist regime itself.
The report quotes a spokesperson of the Egyptian party claiming that, "Throughout history, Sunnis have never been involved in starting a sectarian war."
The Assad regime itself is made up primarily of the country's Alawite minority, itself an introverted faith which many refer to as an 'offshoot' of Shiite Islam.
Those calling for a Jihad said they wanted a "jihad with mind, money, weapons -- all forms of jihad."
The Egyptian President Mohammad Morsi, who had hoped to rekindle at least formal diplomatic relations with the Shiite regime in Tehran, was quoted as saying, "Up to now there's merely been talk [about supporting the rebels fighting Assad]," adding that, "We need to coordinate well in terms of logistics."