Rami Khouri on Islamic sects in Syria

Islamists and Secular Nationalists in Syria
By Rami Khouri
Agence Global

“The heart and soul of Syrian society for a century predominantly has been neither sectarian nor religious. But in the face of state collapse and widespread insecurity at family level, Syrians will naturally turn to sect and faith if that is their key to survival. If the fighting and destruction continue for a long time in Syria, sect and faith will reshape the new country that emerges, probably laying a foundation for long-term tensions that provide structural entry points for others in the region to interfere in domestic affairs.”

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