No One Will Mourn the Demise of the Last Ba’athist Regime

The last Ba’athist regime is run by members of the Alawite community in Syria, one of nine denominations of core Median Judaism. Yet, the Ba’athist regime despite being controlled by persons who are halakhically Jewish promote vile Anti-Semitism. Ba’athist Syria is allied with Khomeinist Iran, originally due to the strange misconception that Alawites ostensibly areContinue reading “No One Will Mourn the Demise of the Last Ba’athist Regime”

Will the Alawites Welcome Israeli Liberation?

Alawites have suffered attempted enforced Islamization since early Islamic conquest in the 7th century CE. The famous medieval Jihadist theologian Ibn Taymiyyah (1263-1328) claimed that the Alawites are “more infidel than the Jews and the Christians”. Alawites suffered terribly during the Ottoman period in French colonial rule coming as liberation for the Alawites. Alawite menContinue reading “Will the Alawites Welcome Israeli Liberation?”

The Paradox of Alawite Rule

The Syrian regime is controlled by a clique of assimilated ethnic Alawites supported by a wider class of Alawite military officers yet the ruling Alawite clique promotes the assimilation of the Alawite people into Islam. How can this be reconciled? First thing is this highly peculiar since the Ba’athist ideology was a secularist ideology toContinue reading “The Paradox of Alawite Rule”

Ending the Islamization of the Alawite People

While Syria’s former dictator Hafez al-Assad (1930-2000) was ethnically Alawite as is his son and successor as dictator Bashar al-Assad (b. 1965) have they both pursued Islamization policies which are basically anti-Alawite. Alawite pupils are forced to endure Islamic religious instruction in state schools and the regime built mosques in Alawite villages throughout the AlawiteContinue reading “Ending the Islamization of the Alawite People”

The Ba’athist Regime does not Represent the Alawite People

There were once two Ba’athist regimes, however only one is left. It is controlled by ethnic Alawites – who are Median Jews – but who are generally secular and far removed from their Alawite roots. The regime permits only two types of religious education in state schools, Sunni Muslim and Christian. Median Jews (Alawites, Alevis,Continue reading “The Ba’athist Regime does not Represent the Alawite People”