Syrian Alawite figure speaks out against violence

14.12.2011                      18.Kislev. 5772

Syrien:

Syrian Alawite figure speaks out against violence

Anti-Assad activist warns Alawites being targeted in Homs because they belong to the same sect as Syrian president.

A Syrian Alawite centrist political figure said on Tuesday that four of his relatives were shot or kidnapped in sectarian violence threatening to undermine a nine-month pro-democracy uprising.
In a rare named testimony about sectarian killings that have racked the central city of Homs in the last few weeks, Mohammad Saleh told Reuters that the four were targeted because they were Alawites, the same sect as President Bashar Assad….