Thursday, July 04, 2013

Is Assad Sending a Signal?

Syrian Dictator Praises Overthrow of Morsi and Muslim Brotherhood, Unequivocally Condemns Political Islam (in Contrast With US, European Leaders) Despite Dependence on (Shiite) Islamist Iran and Hezbollah 

Whoever brings religion to use for political or factional interests will fall anywhere in the world.   
- Syria's President Bashar al-Assad in an interview with Al Thawra 
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In the context of condemning Islamism, Assad called religious extremism a "cancer to be eradicated." 

President Obama expressed "deep concern" for the Muslim Brotherhood's man, Morsi. 

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