was what the Egyptians were voting for. There are 2% of Alawites in Syria, but they've managed to hold power for 30 years ;) Then you have thousands of Arabs in Israel voting for Labour (not an Arab party, but Jewish party) for decades. It's not clear-cut in this part of the world.
U.S. to defend Syrian rebels with airpower, including from Assad (Reuters)
from the article: Islamist bloc wins 60 percent of vote in Egypt elections