Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Bashar's Assad's grandfather and his interesting view of Muslim extremism

From a letter written in 1936 to Leon Blum, then-Prime Minister of France. A taste:
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.
H/T: Blazing Cat Fur and the ever-vigilant Captain Heinrichs.


rinardman said...

Wish I could say that's shocking.

RebeccaH said...

I see nothing has changed since 1936.

JeffS said...

Nothing has changed since A.D. 1400, Rebecca. Islam is stuck in an infinite "DO" loop.

bruce said...

The Assads are Alawites, related to Shi-ites in following 'Imam Ali'. They tend to be non-Arab, even anti-Arab. Currently the Sunni Arabs are 'our allies', and that makes me uncomfortable, even though the Shi-ites aren't friendly either.

Michael Lonie said...

Can you say "plague on both their houses?" I knew you could.