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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.

2. The Alawite nation refuses to be annexed to Muslim Syria, because the Islamic religion is thought of as the official religion of the country, and the Alawite nation is thought of as heretical by the Islamic religion. Therefore we ask you to consider the dreadful and terrible fate that awaits the Alawites if they are forced to be annexed to Syria, when it will be free from the oversight of the Mandate, and it will be in their power to implement the laws that stem from its religion. [According to Islam, the idol-worshiping heretic has a choice to convert to Islam or be slaughtered.]

3. Awarding independence to Syria and cancelling the mandate would be a good example of socialist principles in Syria, but the meaning of full independence will be the control by a few Muslim families on the Alawite nation in Cilicia, in Askadron [the Alexandretta Strip that the French cut off from Syria and annexed to Turkey in 1939] and in the Ansariyya Mountains [the mountains in the western part of Syria, the topographical continuation of the Lebanon Mountains]. Even having a parliament and a constitutional government will not ensure personal freedom. This parliamentary control is only a facade, lacking any effective value, and the truth of the matter is that it will be controlled by religious fanaticism that will target the minorities. Do the leaders ofFrancewant the Muslims to control the Alawite nation and throw it into the bosom of misery?

4. The spirit of fanaticism and narrow-mindedness, whose roots are deep in the heart of the Arab Muslims toward all those who are not Muslim, is the spirit that continually feeds the Islamic religion, and therefore there is no hope that the situation will change. If the Mandate is cancelled, the danger of death and destruction will be a threat upon the minorities in Syria, even if the cancellation [of the Mandate] will decree freedom of thought and freedom of religion. Why, even today we see how the Muslim residents of Damascus force the Jews who live under their auspices to sign a document in which they are forbidden to send food to their Jewish brothers who are suffering from the disaster in Palestine [in the days of the great Arab rebellion], the situation of the Jews in Palestine being the strongest and most concrete proof of the importance of the religious problem among the Muslim Arabs toward anyone who does not belong to Islam. Those good Jews, who have brought to the Muslim Arabs civilization and peace, and have spread wealth and prosperity to the land of Palestine, have not hurt anyone and have not taken anything by force, and nevertheless the Muslims have declared holy war against them and have not hesitated to slaughter their children and their women despite the fact that England is in Palestine and France is in Syria. Therefore a black future awaits the Jews and the other minorities if the Mandate is cancelled and Muslim Syria is unified with Muslim Palestine. This union is the ultimate goal of the Muslim Arabs.

5. We appreciate your generosity of spirit in defending the Syrian people and your desire to realize their independence, but Syria at the present time is far from the lofty goal that you aspire for her, because she is still trapped in the spirit of religious feudalism. We do not think that the French government and the French socialist Party will agree to the Syrians’ independence, since its implementation will cause the subjugation of the Alawite nation, placing the Alawite minority in danger of death and destruction.

It cannot be that you will agree to the (nationalist) Syrian request to annex the Alawite nation to Syria, because your lofty principles – if they support the idea of freedom – will not accept the situation in which one nation (the Muslims) try to stifle the freedom of another (the Alawite) by forcing its annexation.

6. You may see fit to assure the rights of the Alawites and other minorities in the wording of the treaty (The French-Syrian Treaty, which defines the relationships between the states), but we emphasize to you that contracts have no value in the Syrian Islamic mentality. We have seen this in the past, with the pact that England signed with Iraq, which forbade the Iraqis to slaughter the Assyrians and the Yazidis.

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.


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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

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