Skip to comments.Assad's Fellow Alawites Turn on Him
Posted on 03/24/2013 3:32:33 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
Opposition activists from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's Alawite sect called for his overthrow on Sunday, Al Arabiya reported. The activists urged their co-religionists in the army to rebel.
It was the first meeting of its kind by Alawites who support the revolt. Delegates to the convention distanced themselves from Assad's crackdown against the uprising that has been raging in Syria for two years, in which 70,000 people have been killed.
"We call on our brothers in the Syrian army, specifically members of our sect, not to take up arms against their people and to refuse to join the army," the delegates said in a statement after two days of meeting in Cairo.
The last card the regime can play is civil war and dividing the country, they said.
The Alawite opposition figures met in Cairo "to support a democratic alternative to Assads rule and try to distance the community from wholesale association with the governments attempts to crush a two-year uprising," Al Arabiya explained.
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“The Alawite opposition figures met in Cairo “to support a democratic alternative...”
Never use democratic or republican in the same paragraph with an Islamic political entity.
In Islam, there are only three political alternatives:
1. A theocratic despotism based in Sharia Law
3. Military dictatorship.
There is no room in Islam for democracy, human rights, natural rights or western concepts of justice.
They might not be so enthusiastic when the Salafists seize power in Syria and start settling scores with anyone who isn’t a sunni muslim...
The fact that the Alawite version of the profession of faith is "There is no god but Ali" and the Alawite pantheon of saints includes Socrates, Plato and Aristotle, I'd say these guys are about as Muslim as the Pope.
Rumorr or more?
Assad shot dead by his own bodyguard?
Link to a Free Republic thread on the alleged Assad shooting here: http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/news/3000279/posts?q=1&;page=1
There are some weird Islamic cults out there - but still Islamic. Look at the Tauregs.
That depends on whether you associate heresies with the mainline religion. Both Catharism and Islam are Christian heresies. Are Muslims and Cathars therefore Christians?