Wednesday, 7 Dec 2022

Abolishing Syria’s Mufti post, Assad usurps all power

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Last week Syrian tyrant Bashar al-Assad issued a decree not simply forcing Syria’s Grand Mufti Ahmed Badr al-Din Hassoun into retirement after 17 years, but also entirely abolishing the half-a-century old position of the grand mufti of the so-called Syrian Arab Republic. Though the decision has led to much speculation regarding the reasons for and implications of Assad taking such drastic action, the ostensible motive for axing Hassoun seems to have been due tocomments he made during the funeral of the famous Syrian singer Sabah Fakhri. Hassoun, known for exploiting such occasions to deliver I…

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