Grandpa Assad: “The Jews Brought to the Muslim Arabs Civilization, Have Not Taken Anything by Force, Nevertheless the Muslims Declared Holy War Against Them”

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


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This is an extraordinary document, though I wouldn’t make the mistake of reading too much into it. None of the Assads were good guys. Assad’s father was a monster. And Assad’s grandfather was willing to be honest about what was going on in a private communique to a foreign leader back when he was part of a beleaguered minority.

This isn’t unusual. Reading through books like Bartley Crum’s Silken Curtain, there are meetings with Arab leaders who are willing to speak the plain truth in confidence.

The letter is from a number of Alawite leaders, including Assad’s grandfather written back in 1936 to the Prime Minister of France. I’ve excerpted a few of the more interesting sections.

Notably the letter clearly distinguishes between Alawites and Muslims. While we casually refer to Alawites as Shiites, that’s a convenience. Alawites are arguably a much bigger deviation from Islam. That deviation was papered over and covered with a certain amount of secrecy for political convenience.

4. The spirit of fanaticism and narrow-mindedness, whose roots are deep in the heart of the Arab Muslims toward all those who are not Muslim, is the spirit that continually feeds the Islamic religion, and therefore there is no hope that the situation will change.

Why, even today we see how the Muslim residents of Damascus force the Jews who live under their auspices to sign a document in which they are forbidden to send food to their Jewish brothers who are suffering from the disaster in Palestine [in the days of the great Arab rebellion], the situation of the Jews in Palestine being the strongest and most concrete proof of the importance of the religious problem among the Muslim Arabs toward anyone who does not belong to Islam.

Those good Jews, who have brought to the Muslim Arabs civilization and peace, and have spread wealth and prosperity to the land of Palestine, have not hurt anyone and have not taken anything by force, and nevertheless the Muslims have declared holy war against them and have not hesitated to slaughter their children and their women despite the fact that England is in Palestine and France is in Syria.

Therefore a black future awaits the Jews and the other minorities if the Mandate is cancelled and Muslim Syria is unified with Muslim Palestine. This union is the ultimate goal of the Muslim Arabs.

That union, also known as the Caliphate, is what is behind the current war in Syria. Interestingly, the letter, written with the pose of a Westernized rational man, defends Zionism in the terms of the day, without using the word, and does so quite accurately.

Of course the Alawites are well aware that they’re writing to a Jewish politician who had some Zionist sympathies, but also sympathies toward the Arab populations of French colonies. Assad, along with his co-signatories, is formulating the Alawites as a minority, like the Jews, who can expect no mercy at Muslim hands. But the Alawites, like the Jews, ended up carving out a space of their own the hard way, because they had no other choice.

6. You may see fit to assure the rights of the Alawites and other minorities in the wording of the treaty (The French-Syrian Treaty, which defines the relationships between the states), but we emphasize to you that contracts have no value in the Syrian Islamic mentality. We have seen this in the past, with the pact that England signed with Iraq, which forbade the Iraqis to slaughter the Assyrians and the Yazidis.

Which is why peace treaties and guarantees of minority rights are utterly worthless. It was true then. It’s true now.

  • Veracious_one

    Those good Jews, who have brought to the Muslim Arabs civilization
    and peace, and have spread wealth and prosperity to the land of
    Palestine, have not hurt anyone and have not taken anything by force,
    and nevertheless the Muslims have declared holy war against them and
    have not hesitated to slaughter their children and their women despite
    the fact that England is in Palestine and France is in Syria.

    because peace is Un-Islamic

    • truebearing

      Oh, no! Islam is a religion of peace! They even said so. Our trustworthy president said so, too. 1.5 billion liars can’t be wrong.
      Actually, Islam is peaceful….after they have killed all non-Muslims, then each other over petty doctrinal differences. Yes, peace will come when Islam completes it’s goal of destroying all human life.

    • Paul Lereau

      “Holy War 1933″ and the fact that the Alawites in question,of the time knew that Leon Blum was a Zionist Joo and not a proper Catholic Frenchman adds much humor to this Orwellian mess of Chazar Making.

  • tagalog

    The Jews brought civilization to the Arabs and the Arabs respond by declaring war on them? Well, that’s yet another illustration of the saw, “no good deed goes unpunished.”

    • Warren Raymond

      its not about the good deed being punished, its about genocidal Arab Jew hatred. Its in the Koran!

      • Moa

        and the hadiths (nb: plural is ‘ahadith’). See hadith Sahih Muslim 6985 for the hadith that drives the genocidal goal of the Muslims.

      • tagalog

        Oh, OK.

    • Paul Lereau

      Wasn’t it funny when the rabbid communist zionists stabbed the Brits in the Back inn Palestine after all the work of orchestrating two world wars in Christian Europe to fulfill a word to the Rothschild Cartel & Assoc. via the 1917 Balfour Declaration? “no good deed goes unpunished.”

  • Texas Patriot

    Nice bit of research. And possibly very timely.

  • truebearing

    Fascinating and foreboding post. Too bad more people will never read it.
    Is it any wonder that theocracy and dictatorship are the only two options when it comes to governing Muslims? You can’t live with them and the only way to control them is with an iron fist.

  • herb benty

    “These Jews who have done nothing wrong”, wow, don’t suppose Iran and all the Islamic world would read that…guess not. When Israel was becoming a nation again, angry muslims took Jewish homes, businesses, possesions and bank accounts. From Iran to Morocco, millions of Jews were uprooted and fled to Israel and other countries- from well off to penniless. Any UN Department solely devoted to them? NO.Any EU effort to get the Jewish lands and wealth back? NO. So, after Satan used Hitler to destroy 6 million Jewish lives, this evil world wants the other 6 million. Everyone KNOWS the Arabs intend to annihilate every man, woman and child who are Jewish. Yet these Arabs have hoodwinked the Western Left, to make out the “palestinians” to be the poor downtrodden group. Israel belongs to the Jewish people, always has and unfortunately for the Left and Islam, always will.

  • CharlaS

    “Israel belongs to the Jewish people, always has and unfortunately for the Left and Islam, always will.” But who are the real Jewish people. The Zionists who rule the nation of Israel are not. Most of them are Ashkenazi from the warlike Khazarian Empire near Russia whose rulers in the 8th century converted to Judaism. They are not descendants of Abraham, Isaac and Jacob who traditionally lived in Palestine. There are small numbers of traditional Jews who do NOT support Israel. Look up khazarian conspiracy on youtube. And don’t accuse me of being a Leftist. I’m NOT.