A little late I fear,
Opposition campaigners from Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s Alawite sect said disbanding the regime’s authoritarian structure and not only toppling the regime was required.
The Alawite opposition added that it was also required to build a state of citizenship and law, and called for confronting sectarian problems the regime is fueling.“The last card the regime can play is civil war and dividing the country,” it said.
Alawite opposition figures are meeting this weekend in Cairo to support a democratic alternative to Assad’s rule and try to distance the community from wholesale association with the government’s attempts to crush a two-year uprising.
The two-day meeting is the first by Alawites supportive of the revolt.