Sunday, January 12, 2014

How Assad's civil war is aflame in the heart of British suburbia

One more example of the foolishness of importing Muslims into Western society.  When Muslims immigrate, they bring all the negatives of Islam with them, including their 1,400 year old Sunni/Shia war. 


How Assad's civil war is aflame in the heart of British suburbia: Smashed windows, paint bombs and a toppled garden wall... the Syrian leader's in-laws are being punished by their war-ravaged neighbours

By Martin Fletcher

PUBLISHED: 17:04 EST, 11 January 2014 | UPDATED: 07:51 EST, 12 January 2014

At first glance, it seems to be no more than a nondescript suburban street of neat 1930s semis, too close to the noisy A40 dual carriageway to be fashionable.

But this road in the West London suburb of Acton has become the capital’s unlikely front line in Syria’s increasingly bloody and chaotic civil war.

The Syrian battle of Acton is fought not with Kalashnikovs, artillery and car bombs, but with snubs, insults and severed relations.

It is a fight taken up by a once close-knit Syrian diaspora incensed by the sight of President Bashar Assad’s in-laws enjoying apparently comfortable and privileged lives here – while his regime massacres thousands in Syria and millions have lost their homes, and many more live in fear.

It is further inflamed by revelations that Dr Fawaz Akhras, father of Assad’s wife Asma, has secretly advised his brutal son-in-law on ways to manipulate the Western media. Few in the local Syrian community dare to confront Mr Akhras and his wife Sahar Otri for fear of reprisals against their relatives back home. For the same reason, most declined to give their real names for this article.

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