American Syrians is a group of Americans who are concerned with the events that are ocurring in Syria. We are a group of bloggers and concerned Americans that would like to raise awareness about Syria from an American perspective. Enjoy reading our posts and feel free to comment and ask questions.
We are not affiliated with any specific religion. Syria is a pluralistic society with a rich history of Jewish, Christian, Sunni Muslim, Shia Muslim, Kurdish, Druze, Alawite, Meronite, Armenian, and Sharakasy heritage. The events in Syria are not sectarian or due to any religious strife. Syrians of all religions have lived together and worked together for thousands of years. And we will keep it that way.
The Assad Regime is a brutal dictatorship that quells dissent and crushes anyone with any free will or opinion that is not exactly what the regime wants. Religious leaders, be they Christian or Muslim have never been allowed to stray from the party line and are required to praise the ruling party and Assad on every occasion.
Assad belongs to the Baath Party. The same brutal, Anti-American party that Saddam Hussain called home. Assad is no friend of America and vocally and loudly proclaims that he is against America and the United States. He has aligned himself with Iran, Hezbollah, Hamas, and other terrorist elements in the Middle East.
Syrian Americans, as an organization, has no political ties, ambitions, or connections to Syria. We have no hidden agenda, and do not wish to go back to Syria to rule Syria someday. We are Americans. And Americans only.