Round 3, July 2017.                                                                                                     العربية

 

Shi'a

Amount of influence in the life of Syria

       Lowest rating: 1 of 5

       Highest rating: 3 of 5

       Average rating ( 4 assessments): 1.8 of 5

Commitment to inclusive nationalism for Syria

      Core : 25%

      Champion: 0%

      Conditional: 0%

      Neutral: 25%

      Opposed: 50%

 


Importance of the Shi'a in the life of Syria

Round 3 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

    "They aren't taking over the country since the Alawi are Shia.” (238631)

Round 2 statements (Nov. 2016 - July 2017):

   “Iraqi style Shia do not exist in Syria.” (221641)

   “They represent a minimal percentage of the Syrian population in besieged areas, 2 streets in Damascus, and Homs. They're different from the Shia in Iran, but the regime convinced them they are alike and should support the regime. Now they are the same.” (220291)

   “Not even close to 5% of the population. Iran is trying to boost their influence in Syria since 2003. It increased dramatically since war began. In 2005 Syria signed an agreement of mutual support with Iran. Iran has spent a lot of money recruiting people to Shia.” (223881)

   “They are taking over the country.” (221211)

   “No influence now or in 10 years.” (221641