Anyone who believes al-Qaeda will rule Syria after Assad knows little about my native country.
Let me provide you with some basic facts to make my case.
Syria’s literacy rate is 84.1%, with males accounting for 90.3% and females for 77.7% in a population of almost 23m.
Afghanistan’s literacy rate is 28.1% with males accounting for 43.1% and females for 12.6% (Yr. 2000 estimates) in a population of over 31m.
Syria’s non-Muslims account for 26% and if you add the liberal Kurds, estimated at 15%, Syria’s minorities are well above 41% or 9,400,000 Syrians.
Look what happened in Egypt with only 16% minorities of the population.
Afghanistan’s non-Muslim minorities are 1% or 310,000 Afghani citizens.
The majority of Sunni Muslims in Syria are liberal-minded with many high officials serving the Assad murderous regime. They stand by Assad because of their political ideology, not because of Sunni Islam. As Nazis abandoned their ideology when they were defeated, so will the Ba’athists abandon theirs when the US makes-up its mind to defeat Iran by defeating Assad. All the liberal Sunnis will stand-up to al-Qaeda with the same fervor we all stand against Assad today.
There were no minorities serving in the Taliban Government of Mullah Omar. Check this fact only if you believe the sun will not rise tomorrow.
On top, Syrians can rely on the March 14 Movement in Lebanon, the Jordanian Government, and the liberal Iraqis for support in defeating any traces of al-Qaeda after Assad.
There is a reason why Osama bin Laden selected Afghanistan to become the base of his operations and why today’s al-Qaeda is tilting towards Yemen, a country with a population profile closer to Afghanistan than Syria.
The children and the women Assad gassed were not poor illiterate peasants. They happen to be very well educated because Syrians understand the value of an education. They died because Assad intends to cleanse Sunni Muslims by gassing them all if necessary, and without Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter, hundreds of thousands would have perished by now.
I highly discourage anyone to believe, somehow, that Hitler cannot rise again in the personae of Assad. It starts with gassing few hundreds, but who knows how it will end if we do not end the Assad regime.
You can use the statistical information above, compiled by the CIA, to be well informed or you can regurgitate the propaganda of Assad and Iran by making the claims that al-Qaeda will rule Syria after Assad.
You have been informed. No more excuses.