Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Hizbullah and Syrian regime

Of course, I maintain that the alliance between Hizbullah and Syrian regime--as objectionable as it is--is political and not sectarian.  Hizbullah was in a state of conflict with the regime from 1982 until late 1980s (if not later) but no one said that the conflict was due to a conflict between Twelver Shi`ism and `Alawite sect.  And Nicholas (see post below this) is absolutely right: Shi`ite twelvers do consider `Alawites to be heretical.