Skip to comments.Syria's Assad slams Saudi ideology as 'threat to world'
Posted on 01/16/2014 7:04:26 AM PST by mac_truck
Damascus (AFP) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad warned during a meeting in Damascus on Wednesday with Iran's foreign minister that Saudi Arabia's political and religious ideology is "a threat to the world," state television reported.
He was referring to Wahhabism, an ultra-conservative Sunni Muslim tradition which is predominant in Saudi Arabia, a key backer of Syria's revolt against Assad.
"President Assad warns during his meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif of the threat posed by Wahhabi thinking to all the world, not just to the region," the report said.
"The Syrian people and some peoples in the region know how serious the threat posed by Wahhabism is, and everyone must contribute to the confrontation against it and to eradicating it from the root," said Assad, who belongs to the Alawite offshoot of Shiite Islam.
The comments came amid ongoing tensions between Syria and Saudi Arabia, which are fiercely opposed to each other.
Assad's meeting with Zarif, top diplomat of Syria's chief regional ally Iran, comes less than a week before the so-called Geneva II peace conference, which is aimed at ending the conflict in Syria that has killed 130,000 people in nearly three years.
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Tough not to agree with him..
Stopped clock, check again in 12:00 hrs.
Wahhabism is killing the planet in ways petroleum never could.
Right, the Shia are tame. They’ve never hurt Americans.
The key to understanding the Third World is family life.
If your family can lay claim to your success and is a network of interlocking relationships in which you don’t get to choose your spouse, nor live in a nuclear family without ties to your extended family then your country will be backwards.
That’s the formula.
An enemy of an enemy is the phrase that comes to mind.
My enemy is Al Qaeda, not Bashir Assad.
The entire ME is a tar baby. I’d be building as many nuclear plants as possible here in America. I’d kick open the floodgates of petroleum exploitation and completely deregulate the energy markets. Other than Israel, there are very few good guys.
Until that culture changes, things will continue to deteriorate. Have you seen this?:
That’s the psychology we’re up against and we thing government schooling has caused terrible indoctrination.
Yup .... Pot, kettle. Kettle, pot.
A broken clock is right.
"...during his meeting with Iran's Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif..." ...comes less than a week before the so-called Geneva II peace conference, which is aimed at ending the conflict in Syria that has killed 130,000 people in nearly three years.so-called is correct; of the 130,000 dead, more than 90 percent have been murdered by the Assad regime, his Iranian thug enablers, or the Iranian proxies the Hizzies.
I’m not advocating on part of either radical group but there is a huge difference between militants taking on US military in the Middle East and another group, killing civilians en-masse in America and Russia.
Btw, an idea that US supports the latter group in ruining the Middle East makes huge impact on the first group and that is why they are planting their IEDs against military. I can’t say their idea is really wrong. Both Bushes supported Al-Qaeda, so did Clinton but all of it is so open and official under Obamao.