"al-Qaeda in Syria" group - formerly known as "Jabhat al-Nusra" (al-Nusra Front) then rebranded "Jabhat Fateh al-Sham" and then into "Hayat Tahrir al-Sham" is a Salafist jihadist organization fighting against Syrian government forces.
Despite being called "Syrian rebels" by the Western media, group includes lots foreigners from allover the world.
Despite the U.S. Department of State’s "Rewards for Justice" program announcing a reward of up to $10 million for information leading to the identification or location of Abu Muhammad al-Julani, leader of al-Nusra, the US never even tried to assassinate him.
And it's not because they don't know where he is - al-Julani and his terrorist organization are fully cooperating with the Turkish forces (US NATO allies) which occupying Syrian Idlib province.
At the same time US forces have no problem killing other "Hayat Tahrir al-Sham" commanders by drone strikes (mostly those who are against further rebranding)...
Now US government-funded media outlet PBS (Public Broadcasting Service) giving a platform to a leader of well-known terrorist organization, responsible of thousands of deaths and countless suffering.
They giving him a platform to "present his case" to the American people, chance to "win the heart and minds" of the Americans...
What's next? How about "Julani to the US Congress"? (face-palm)
The vector towards legalization of the "Hayat Tahrir al-Sham" (HTS) begun back in 2019, before the battles in North Hama.
Long gone are the days when members of the said terror group openly executed ordinary Syrian citizens and prisoners on camera, although these facts certainly take place.
Then no one was ashamed of anything - it seemed to the radicals that they could defeat the government forces.
Now, years later, the rhetoric has changed. And it is clear now that the Syrian army can fundamentally "resolve the HTS issue" on the battlefield, but everything rests on the notorious "Turkish umbrella". Now it is proposed to expand and strengthen it just before the elections in the Syrian Arab Republic, which the West is not going to recognize.
And it is not without reason that right now, before the elections, various "human rights activists" are publishing biased reports, in which the Syrian government and its allies are called the main culprit of the disaster. Yes, terrorists are also mentioned there. But so what? Anyone tries to pursue those who sponsor jihadists, armed them, continue to help them?
No one tries to impose sanctions against them, and besides, why? when Syrian government, Russia, and Iran are named as the main enemies of "HTS". In this situation, it is quite possible that Julani and Co. can receive a full pardon, and in Western media "Hayat Tahrir al-Sham", from terrorist organization will magically turn into "moderate opposition to the "evil Assad regime"