Cycle of Fear: Syria's Alawites in War and Peace

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In early 2011 an elderly Alawite shaykh lamented the long history of 'oppression and aggression' against his people. Against such collective memories the Syrian uprising was viewed by many Alawites, and observers, as a revanchist Sunni Muslim movement and the gravest threat yet to the unorthodox Shi'a sub-sect. This explained why the Alawites largely remained loyal to the Ba'athist regime of Bashar al-Asad. But was Alawite history really a constant tale of oppression and was the Syrian uprising of 2011 really an existential ...

Cycle of Fear: Syria's Alawites in War and Peace 2015, C Hurst & Co Publishers Ltd, London

ISBN-13: 9781849044684

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