It’s unreal how Western media and politics have made president Assad into the terrorist.
Assad is the victim of Sunni Salafi invasion from neighboring countries under Saudi initiatives, to replace his secular rule with a Sunni caliphate. He is fighting against terrorism and is hardly a terrorist. The creation of a salafi caliphate has been the Saudi demand for centuries. The same migrant invasion leading to full blown terrorism was committed against Israel on Saudi initiative after the borders were drawn. Hence, Jordan was created out of Israel to try and end further conflict. It didn’t work since the entire demand during the conflict is for a totalitarian Islamic state with no room for anyone else.
Of course Sunni/Wahhabi Muslims will prefer ISIS to Assad who is viewed as a kafir. ISIS is the most accurate representation of Saudi based Islam. And Saudi Islam is considered the authentic version of Islam. In a survey 91% of Saudi’s approved of ISIS.
One in five Syrians say they PREFER life under ISIS to their previous existence under Assad, according to survey
One fifth of those living in Syria prefer life under ISIS to life under the regime
22 per cent also believe that the terror group has a positive influence in Syria
But four out five believe ISIS is an U.S. invention to influence the Middle East
240,000 people have been killed during the four-year-old Syrian Civil War
By John Hall for MailOnline
Published: 13:03, 16 September 2015 |
One in five Syrians prefer living under the rule of Islamic State terrorists rather than President Bashar al-Assad’s regime, according to new research.
While ISIS’ savage executions, rapes and massacres continue to grab international headlines, airstrikes and barrel bombs dropped by the Assad regime are actually causing Syrians more misery.
Research by the UK-based ORB International goes even further, however, claiming that one fifth of those living in Syria actually prefer life under the terror group to the way they lived under the oppressive Assad regime before the Syrian Civil War started in 2011.
Destruction: While ISIS’ savage executions, rapes and massacres continue to grab international headlines, airstrikes and barrel bombs dropped by the Assad regime are actually causing Syrians more misery.
Carnage: Residents drive a motorcycle through Aleppo’s al-Saliheen district after an Assad regime airstrike.
Tyrant: Between January and July of this year alone, troops loyal to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad killed seven Syrians for every one person murdered by members of the Islamic State terror group
The vast majority of the 240,000 people killed during the four-year-old Syrian Civil War have died at the hands of regime forces.
HOW SYRIANS FEEL ABOUT THE FOUR-YEAR-OLD CIVIL WAR
22% feel ISIS is a positive influence in Syria
82% believe ISIS is an invention of America and its allies
49% oppose airstrikes by the U.S-led anti-ISIS coalition
57% feel the situation in Syria is worsening
51% believe a political solution is the best answer
64% feel a diplomatic solution is possible
79% feel foreign fighters have made the civil war worse
65% believe Syrians can live together again one day
70% oppose Syria being divided
21% prefer life now to life under the Assad regime
Source: ORB International
Between January and July of this year alone Assad’s troops killed seven Syrians for every one person murdered by ISIS.
One in two Syrians have also been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict, with hundreds of thousands risking their lives at sea to reach Europe.
But while thousands are escaping rape and massacre at the hands of ISIS, far more have fled Syria to avoid the regime warplanes that have brought destruction to areas no longer held by Assad.
The ORB International survey asked 1,365 Syrians from all 14 governorates their views on life in the country both before and after the civil war tore the country apart, starting in 2011.
While the vast majority of those questioned said the situation is steadily getting worse, a staggering one in five said they believed ISIS terrorists had actually had a positive influence on the country.
Another surprising statistic from the survey found that 82 per cent of Syrians believe ISIS is actually an invention of America and its allies designed to turn the tide of events in the Middle East.
Terrorists: While ISIS’ savage executions, rapes and massacres continue to grab international headlines, airstrikes and barrel bombs dropped by the Assad regime are actually causing Syrians more misery
Rubble: Huge piles of rubble are seen following an airstrike in a residential suburb of Damascus.
Daily life: People are seen wandering the streets after Assad regime warplanes carried out an airstrike of a residential areas in the East Ghouta suburb of the Syrian capital
One statistic from the survey that will no doubt be of interest to Western leaders is that the roughly half of Syrians are opposed to airstrikes by the U.S.-led anti-ISIS coalition.
51 per cent believe a political solution is more likely to have a positive effect than military action, although 70 per cent say this should not mean splitting the country into two or more new nations.
One positive to be taken from the survey is that well over half of those questioned believe that Syria will emerge from the current crisis and that peace will one day return.
This morning Assad blamed Europe’s refugee crisis on Western support for ‘terrorists’, as people fleeing his country’s civil war stream towards the European Union.
In his first public comments on the mass migration Assad said Europe could expect more refugees.
Countries including the United States, Turkey and Saudi Arabia want to see Assad gone from power and have supported the opposition to his rule during the four-year-old war, including some of the armed groups fighting him.
Displaced: One in two Syrians have been forced to flee their homes as a result of the conflict, with hundreds of thousands risking their lives at sea to reach Europe
Tears: Yasmine, a six-year-old refugee from the ISIS-held Syrian city of Deir Al Zour bursts into tears of relief after arriving on the Greek island of Lesbos over the weekend.
Blocked: Syrian refugees stand in front of a barrier stopping them entering Hungary from Serbia
COULD THE SYRIAN CIVIL WAR HAVE ENDED PEACEFULLY 3 YEARS AGO?
Britain, America and France ignored a Russian proposal for Bashar al-Assad to peacefully resign as Syrian leader three years ago, it has been claimed.
Former Finnish president and Nobel peace prize winner Martti Ahtisaari claims that a Russian diplomat outlined plans for Assad’s departure at a UN Security Council meeting in February 2012.
But Western nations were so convinced that the embattled dictator was about to be overthrown that they refused to enter into the negotiations, Ahtisaari claimed.
If his allegations are true, it means that the bloody Syrian Civil War could have come to a peaceful conclusion three years ago – saving hundreds of thousands of lives, blocking the rise of ISIS in the country, and even preventing Europe’s worst migrant crisis since the Second World War.
Assad this morning said Turkish support had been crucial to the growth of two of the biggest insurgent groups in Syria – ISIS and the Al Qaeda-linked Nusra Front – and aerial bombing by a U.S.-led coalition had failed to stop advances by the former. Turkey denies the accusation.
The Syrian president dismissed Western suggestions that his government’s actions in the war had fuelled the spread of such groups.
‘As long as they follow this propaganda, they will have more refugees,’ Assad said in an interview with Russian media. ‘If you are worried about them, stop supporting terrorists.’
The Syrian government describes all the armed groups fighting it as terrorists. The insurgents in Syria range from the hardline Islamist Islamic State to nationalists viewed as moderate by the West.
Assad has been buoyed in recent weeks by signs of increased military support from his ally Russia. In his comments he made no mention of reports of Russian military activity in Syria.
The White House yesterday said that it wanted to see Russia engage constructively with the international coalition fighting ISIS, rather than build up its own military presence.
Moscow says the Syrian government should be part of a broad coalition to fight the terror group.