Wednesday, April 16, 2014

A cross-sectarian Assadist iconography

I found this picture a while ago on a pro-Assad Druze Facebook site. I perfectly illustrates the cross-secterian narrative of the Assad-regime and carries some subtle and not so subtle messages, like a Christian iconography.  Beside of Bashar al-Assad we see here Sunni Grand Mufti of Syria Badr ad-Din Hasun (down right), Greek-Catholic (Melikite) Patriach Gregory Lahham (top right), an unidentified Shiite cleric who has similarities with Iraqi sayid Ammar al-Hakim (top center) and a Druze shaikh, maybe shaikh al-‘aql Hammud al-Hinnawi (top left). Credit for identiying goes to Aron Lund.

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