Alawites - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Clegg
    • 30.11.07 | 19:14 (IST)

    Assad's deepest fear is that the Sunni majority in Syria will rise against and exterminate the ruling, minority sect of the Alawites. The Alawites are considered heretics by both Shia and Sunni Muslims and will be long gone when Isreal celebrates its 500th birthday.

    from the article: Washington: There is no place yet for Syria in peace process
    First published 00:00 30.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.11.07
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