As Assad’s slaughter of the Syrian people goes on unabated, with the world either passively watching (or actively collaborating with it), an interesting revelation has appeared from all4Syria.info, which I thought was well worth posting here.
Since the regime has apparently concluded that it will never be able to hold onto power without drastic measures, at the behest of Iran, it has decided to take on measures which, for a regime which ostensibly espouses “resistance”, smack rather strongly of Zionist methods.
Namely, the expulsion of the original population, and importing in those who will be openly loyal to their regime.
Iran, on behalf of Assad (it’s an open secret that Qasem Soleimani is now in charge of Syria has been importing thousands of Shi’a fighters and civilians from foreign nations to colonise areas of Syria he has cleansed of Sunnis, in an attempt to change the demographic makeup of Syria in a way that would be favourable to the regime.
The regime has always favoured minorities like the Alawites over the primarily Sunni population, meaning that new residents would have little interest in dissenting, especially since they would be well-paid and well fed in comparison to their previous situation.
Although this is nothing new, it also seems he is trying to change the very nature of Syrian society as a whole, deforming it to make Shi’ism the cultural norm.
“The ‘Shia-Online’ website has confirmed that Bashar al-Assad has issued a presidential decree ordering the Syrian Ministry of Higher Education to change the current system to reflect the teachings of Twelver Shi’ism.
The site revealed that al-Assad has called on all officials and directors of educational institutions to amend the education system so students are taught according to the doctrines of the Shi’ism.
Assad has allegedly demanded that study materials writen by Sunni scholars be amended to state that their origins are Shi’ite.
The Iranian website said that the next academic year will see the opening of the first Shiite school in Damascus, which is to be named ‘Al Rasoul al-Alam’ (the Greatest Prophet) School, with Assad set to personally attend the inauguration ceremony.
According to the site, sources close to the Iranian Revolutionary Guard said that this will be the first of many such Shi’ite schools to be opened across Syria.
The site said that the school will be run by the Iranian Al-Alam foundation, founded to disseminate Shi’ism across Muslim-majority Syria. Syrians employed there will be graduates from Iran.
The report from Shi’a online includes concerns about Syrian Muslim rage directed gainst the large concentrations of Iranians in the majority of Syrian provinces.
The report stated that the number of Shi’ite seminaries in Syria has increased significantly with Tehran’s backing, with Shiite missionaries proselytising.
It added that the regime has also supported the establishment of many religious and cultural centres and education institutes reflecting the Iranian regime’s teachings.
A Syrian observer of Iran’s activities in Syria told the Shia-Online site that “Iranian charities are currently operating in some areas to help those in need” (most of whom have been displaced and made destitute by Iranian forces themselves) further confirming that efforts to convert Syrians to Shi’ism include offering money and distributing rice, sugar, flour and other essentials.
The Tehran regime recently established an organisation specifically to disseminate Shi’ism via outreach to Syrian universities, offering scholarships and other forms of aid to students.
Original article from all4Syria.info.