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ARAB RACISM – Druze Victims of Syria’s oppression

October 29, 2007

Druze Victims of Syria’s oppression

Background on the ‘Druze’

Syria: The ruling Alawis (branch of Shia Islam) are all involved in the tyrannical administration, with nepotism and tribalism being overwhelming; yet, the Alawis represent about 16% of the country’s population. The oppressed groups include Aramaeans (belonging to various Christian denominations) 12%, Sunni Kurds 12%,, Sunni Circassians 3%, Druze Neo-Phoenicians 3%, Armenians 2%, Turkic peoples 2%, and Sunni Arabic speaking people 50%.

The Syrian regime does not permit its Druze citizens to visit their relatives and friends “The Jews of Syria,” By Robert TuttleAs part of the minority Alawi sect, Hafez used Syria’s minorities (Kurds, Jews, Christians, Palestinians, Druze) to strengthen his position against the …

[Referring to Syria after the murder of Hariri:]
“The day will come when we will get brooms and sweep away this dirt, the criminal authority, the terrorist authority,” Druze leader Walid Jumblatt told reporters at Hariri’s house. “This day will come soon and all of the Lebanese people will rise and send them to hell.”

BBC NEWS | Middle East | Beirut bomb kills anti-Syria MP, He was frank about it,” the Druze leader told the BBC. “He was saying to the Syrian people, to the Arab world, these kinds of regimes, terrorist regimes, …

If the Syrian regime continues to oppose peace in the region (Mr. Assad is definitely not “sitting on the fence”), Syria itself could be threatened with partition and reorganization into its natural constituent parts: an Allawite state in the northwest absorbing part of northern Lebanon and living under Turkish and Israeli protection; a majority Sunni state in the center giving thanks for its freedom from Allawite oppression; and a Druze state to the southeast overjoyed in its newfound independence.
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