“Fears are growing the Syrian war might become a region-wide religious conflict,” says a leading commentator.“Sectarianism in Syria has undeniably been given an opportunity to flourish as overseas involvement in the war has grown,” writes the FT’s Michael Peel: The conflict has long been a proxy conflict between Russia and Iran on the regime side, and the western and Gulf States that back the rebels. While this is in large part a political and ideological battle, the rivalry between the Gulf capitals and Shia-ruled Tehran also has a strong religious dimension.“The genie of militant sectarianism is out of the bottle” in Syria, Thomas Hegghammer and Aaron Zelin argued in a Foreign Affairs article published last month.“Before long, Syria’s civil war could turn into an all-out sectarian conflict involving the entire region,” they caution.“Yet some observers say this verdict is too bleak, conforming to a classical western view of the Middle East as a region governed by immutable historical prejudices,” notes Peel.
[[[[The communal tensions in Syria are used by the regime to spread chaos, a construct that may yet die with the Assad hegemony, says analyst Robin Yassin-Kassab (left), co-editor of the Critical Muslim and www.pulsemedia.org.]]]]]]“The longer the regime lasts, the more time it has to make good on its promise to regionalize the conflict….But the revolution continues on the ground and this provides reason to hope,” he argues.“When uneducated people face a regime which instrumentalizes and exploits sectarian hatred, which indulges in sectarian massacres, and when those people are traumatized, then sometimes they will respond in sectarian ways,” he contends.“In these terrible and traumatizing circumstances, I think the revolution is doing incredibly well,” he added, praising “some truly excellent leaders” who “speak in non-sectarian and intelligent terms,” as well as “thousands of local leaders on the ground of remarkable quality.”
[ed notes;not one mention of the mushrikun brotherhood ,or puppet gulf countries direct funding and fueling of sectarian hatred,none,zip! notice he also doesnt mention ''one single name'' of these excellent leaders who speak in non sectarian terms or one of thousands of ground eladers on the ground of remarkable qualities lol this is not surprising,considering robin yassin kassabs documented record since beggining of conflict denying that there was any armed opposition,that there were foreign figthers coming to aid rebels,and who vehemently denied any opposition violence against ordinary civilians,though i showed him endless videos from opposition themselves proving that to be case..his best counter arguments were deleting my comments as quickly as possible lol
Sectarian ideology“There is a belief – bordering at times on desperation – among some Syrians that the country will always pull back from a full sectarian war,” notes Peel: But the harsh truth is that, in an ever more brutal conflict, a near 1,400-year-old schism within Islam is already serving as a potent rallying point. Whether sectarian ideology is ultimately a symptom or a cause of the conflict may matter little if it increasingly defines the boundaries on which the struggle is drawn.The “very disturbing” rise in prominence of Salafist groups is due to “the failure of the Arabs, Europe and others to allow the Syrian people to arm themselves,” says Yassin-Kassab, author of The Road From Damascus, who blogs at www.qunfuz.com. Nonetheless, “this is a popular revolution,” so “the question of me feeling alienated from [it] does not arise,” he writes. “The people are facing a genocide, a fascist regime which is actively destroying the people, the social fabric, the heritage, the infrastructure.”
[ed notes:let me openly state that yassin is nothing more then a brittish intelligence agent ,whos job is clearly defined by shadowy interests...see him talking at a soros event regarding syria for example..
Published on Feb 15, 2013 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HMw9ejJ91Ng
[[[[[[Filmed at the openDemocracy conference Syria's peace: what, how, when? hosted by the openSecurity section with the Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre.]]]]] norwegian peacebuilding resource centre??? they are well known for endorsing NATOs global hegemonic plans Towards 2014 and beyond: NATO, Afghanistan and the “Heart of Asia” Report— Norwegian Peacebuilding Resource Centre
[ed note: one cannot waste hours here showing evidence that everything these pundits say is bs so ill leave you few links to archives that demolish their slanderound accusations,start here.. http://thesyriaconspiracyarchives.blogspot.com/ http://israhellhatessyriasassad.blogspot.com/ http://syriafalseflag.blogspot.com/
or just watch my syria conspiracy video series http://www.youtube.com/user/pedraonewarkbrix
.. then also read Sectarianism, Saudi-Qatar Jostling Prevail in Syrian Opposition