web analytics
September 21, 2014 / 26 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
InDepth
Sponsored Post
Meir Panim with Soldiers 5774 Roundup: Year of Relief and Service for Israel’s Needy

Meir Panim implements programs that serve Israel’s neediest populations with respect and dignity. Meir Panim also coordinated care packages for families in the South during the Gaza War.



Assad’s Grandfather’s 1936 Letter Predicts Muslim Slaughter of Minorities, Praises Zionists

Suleiman Assad, the grandfather of Syria's embattled dictator Bashir al Assad warned France of the dangers of a Sunni Islam takeover in 1936.
Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's grandfather was fearful of a Muslim massacre and appreciated Zionism.

Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's wags his finger - again.

I will begin on a personal note. Since the start of the pogroms in Syria a year and a half ago, I have written again and again in my articles on this honorable stage that the Alawites will behave with cruelty and severity and with total insensitivity toward their opposition, because they are aware that they are fighting not only to keep control of the regime in their hands but also – and mainly – in order to keep their heads connected to their shoulders. My words were an assessment based on lengthy research on the Syrian domestic arena, that was published in the doctoral thesis that I wrote (1998) and in the book that was based on it (2005). From time to time I have heard and read harsh expressions of Muslims toward the Alawites, but I have never seen proof that the Alawites indeed fear that the Muslims might slaughter them if they had the opportunity.

In the background is the historical fact that modern Syria was borne on the knees of the French Mandate, which was imposed on Syria after the First World War, and ended in 1943. As with other Arab states in the Middle East, many of the genetic illnesses that Syria suffers from stem from errors that were committed by the states charged with the mandates, France and Great Britain. Italy, which controlled Libya, is responsible to a certain extent for the chaos in that state. The main mistake of the European states in the Middle East was creating states that included different ethnic, tribal, religious and sectarian groups that are antagonistic to each other, with the hope that the day will come when all of them will sit around the campfire and sing patriotic songs in perfect harmony. This did not happen, this is not happening now and this will also not happen in the foreseeable future.

On August 30th of this year a discussion was held in the UN Security Council on the civil war raging in Syria, that was responsible for about five thousand deaths in August alone. Two of the spokesmen participating in the discussion were the French foreign minister, Laurent Fabius, and the Syrian representative in the UN, Bashar al-Jafari. The Syrian representative attacked the Western states and primarily France for its support of the rebels. The French minister responded by saying:

You speak negatively about the French Mandate, and I must remind you that the grandfather of your president requested France not to depart from Syria and not to award it independence, and this is in an official document which he signed and is today in the French Foreign Ministry, and if you want I will give you a copy of it.

Fabius was referring to a document that the Alawite leaders, including Suleiman al-Asad, the grandfather of the president of Syria, wrote, which is in the archive of the French Foreign Ministry. The document has the date of receipt – June 15, 1936, and was written shortly prior to that date, to the French prime minister at the time, Leon Blum.

At the time, there were contacts that were conducted between the government of Franceand a group of Syrian intellectuals who believed in the possibility of establishing a greater Syrian state that would include groups that are different from one another, as in Europe. This document was published in the past in the Lebanese newspaper al-Nahar and the Egyptian newspaper al-Ahram, but did not make the headlines. For the benefit of our dear readers we include here the document in its entirety, which should be read while keeping in mind what has been happening in Syria for the last year and a half. My comments are in brackets.

Dear Mr. Leon Blum, Prime Minister ofFrance.

In light of the negotiations that are being conducted between France and Syria, we – the Alawite leaders in Syria- respectfully draw the following points to your attention and to that of your party (the Socialists):

1. The Alawite nation [sic !!] which has maintained its independence over the years by dint of much zeal and many casualties, is a nation which is different from the Muslim Sunni nation in its religious faith , in its customs and in its history. It has never happened that the Alawite nation [which lives in the mountains on the Western coast of Syria] was under the rule of the [Muslims)]who rule the inland cities of the land.

About the Author: Dr. Mordechai Kedar (Ph.D. Bar-Ilan U.) Served for 25 years in IDF Military Intelligence specializing in Arab political discourse, Arab mass media, Islamic groups and the Syrian domestic arena. A lecturer in Arabic at Bar-Ilan U., he is also an expert on Israeli Arabs.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

19 Responses to “Assad’s Grandfather’s 1936 Letter Predicts Muslim Slaughter of Minorities, Praises Zionists”

  1. أحمد بن الدسوقى الباز says:

    الأسرار لوثائق مثل هذه تكشف بسرعة (ليس من الذكاء أن نتكهن ونختلق كلاما نحن على ثقة تامة من انه غير صحيح) ولو كان صحيحا لماذا لم يظهر من قبل؟؟؟.
    أما بالنسبة للعلوين فهم معروفون من قديم الأزل لابد وأن نراعى التحدث عن كيان أهبل متخلف عقليا لا يمت للإسلام بصلة.
    وأما جريدة الأهرام المصرية يا حلويين مثلها مثل اى جريدة قومية (ربما) نشرت أمرا يجعل القراء مستمتعين كنشرها لهذه الوثيقة أو شأنها شأن الجرائد فى العالم كله بها ماهو ذات مصداقية أو شىء لا يمت للحقيقه بصله.
    أما بالنسبة للوثيقه ذاتها فهى (خانتاريش وقش ) من أولها لآخرها.
    الأسد شأنه شأن أى حاكم ظالم ونحن كعرب لم تكن المره الأولى أو الأخيرة لمرور حاكم ظالم كبشار الأسد فى بلادنا وعلى رأى المثل (ياما دقت ع الراس طبول).
    والحمد لله على نعمة الإسلام وكفى بها نعمه.
    أحمد بن إبراهيم بن عوض الباز.

  2. أحمد بن الدسوقى الباز says:

    اللهم أنقذ المسلمين فى سوريا
    اللهم أنقذ إخواننا المستضعفين فى كل مكان ولا تشمت بنا الأعداء اللهم آمين

  3. أحمد بن الدسوقى الباز says:

    Dr. Mordechai Kedar
    هو انت مواراكش حاجة تعملها.
    حاطط ف دماغك العرب والمسلمين ليه.
    ماشى
    أحب أقولك: إذا كان بيتك من زجاج فلا تقذف الناس بالحجارة.
    وأنا على يقين بأنك أضعف من تمسك حجرا.
    حسبنا الله ونعم الوكيل.

  4. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Amazing….I just wonder how much of his grandfather's opinions rubbed off on Assad, the grandson.

  5. Aline Silverman Smadja says:

    not much!!!!!!!

  6. Aline Silverman Smadja says:

    He doesn't particularly love us!

  7. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Did you read the whole article??

  8. Aline Silverman Smadja says:

    yes so?

  9. Chaiya Eitan says:

    Just wondering…..amazing information…

  10. Howard Fox says:

    Interesting. Seems that rather than risk being mistreated by a Muslim Syrian government, he chose to take the offensive. As for his take on Israel this was rather popular, including the Left in the west. That was until the PLO started to blow up planes and metroes above and under Europe. Terror works, sadly.

  11. أحمد بن الدسوقى الباز says:

    ردا على الصحافة الاسرائيلية

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
One of the photos displaying wares for sale on the Baqiyah Creation page on Facebook. Sept. 20, 2014.
Pricey ISIS ‘Chotchkes’ on Amazon, Facebook For Sale
Latest Indepth Stories
IDF lone soldier and  David Menachem Gordon (z"l).

Why has his death been treated by some as an invitation for an emotional “autopsy”?

Starck-091914

SWOT analysis: Assessing resources, internal Strengths&Weaknesses; external Opportunities&Threats.

Kohn-091914

Strategy? For the longest time Obama couldn’t be bothered to have one against a sworn enemy.

Miller-091914

Seventeen visual skills are needed for success in school, sports, and everyday life.

We started The Jewish Press. Arnie was an integral part of the paper.

Fear alone is substantial; without fusing it to beauty, fear doesn’t reach its highest potential.

Fortunate are we to have Rosh Hashanah for repentance, a shofar to awaken heavenly mercy.

Arab leaders who want the US to stop Islamic State are afraid of being dubbed traitors and US agents

National Lawyers Guild:Sworn enemy of Israel & the legal arm of Palestinian terrorism since the ’70s

A little less than 10 percent of eligible Democratic voters came out on primary day, which translates into Mr. Cuomo having received the support of 6.2 percent of registered Democrats.

The reality, though, is that the Israeli “war crimes” scenario will likely be played out among highly partisan UN agencies, NGOs, and perhaps even the International Criminal Court.

Peace or the lack of it between Israel and the Palestinians matters not one whit when it comes to the long-term agenda of ISIS and other Islamists, nor does it affect any of the long-running inter-Arab conflicts and wars.

Rather than serving as a deterrent against terrorist attacks, Israel’s military strength and capabilities are instead looked at as an unfair advantage in the asymmetrical war in which it finds itself.

Sisi:”The religious nature of the Middle East creates challenges for the governing authorities.”

More Articles from Dr. Mordechai Kedar
Dual US-Israeli citizen Steven Sotloff was the second American journalist to be beheaded earlier this summer before ISIS turned its attention to victims from other Western nations.

The Islamic State has started a fashion trend among Middle East jihadists; beheading is rapidly becoming the murder method of choice.

The 5,829 Bedouin women listed as eligible for single mother benefits in the Negev, raising 23,855 children, are actually silent polygamous wives.

To date, all the Bedouins’ legal land ownership claims that reached the courts have failed.

Western countries ignore the rights of Iranians to live in freedom like the citizens of the West.

What is the cause of the Shi’ite-Sunni conflict?

Lately, the pro-Western coalition has begun to crumble, and two key countries – Saudi Arabia and Egypt – are searching for a new political crutch.

This past month several dozens of jihad organizations operating in Syria came to the conclusion that the disagreements among them harm their fighting cause and strengthen Asad.

Netanyahu’s Bar Ilan Speech was not an attempt to emulate Obama by spreading false hope of an agreement with the Iranians.

Israel has not really convinced the world that Iran is a danger.

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/indepth/analysis/dr-mordechai-kedar/assads-grandfathers-1936-letter-predicts-muslim-slaughter-of-minorities-praises-zionists/2012/09/20/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: