Adnan Azzam Unmasks Hidden Face of War on Syria before French Public Opinion

With a view to confirming the concomitance of military, political and cultural victories as a guarantee of the continuity of Syria’s active presence in the international arena, the cultural project entitled ‘Syria, the World’ was launched in 2017.

The project comes within the program of world dialogue launched by the Baath Arab Socialist Party (BASP) during a French delegation’s visit to Damascus and it aims to convey the beautiful image of Syria to the whole world, Adnan Azzam, the Syrian expatriate and writer who is living in France told the Syriatimes e-newspaper.

 Azzam, who organized the ‘Syrian Days’ activity which was kicked off on March 3 in Marseille city, France, asserted that all  Syrian intellectuals must move to pay the promoters of fake news about Syria back twofold.

““The Activity is a great opportunity for Syria and the Syrians to raise their voices before the French society after seven years of absence and to refute fabricated and fake news being circulated by French media on Syria,” Azzam said.

The activity included a 48-minute documentary in French entitled “Legend of Syria” dealing with the hidden face of the war on Syria. It attracted a huge number of French people. 

Add to that, Chairman of the office of Culture and Media in the BASP, Dr. Mahdi Dakhlallah, addressed- via skype- the participants in the activity.  

“From the country that searches for peace and defends its independence [Syria], it is my pleasure to address the French public opinion far away from political governments. I talk to my French friends from a known country called ‘Syria’, which is the cradle of civilizations,” he said, recalling what the French archeologist Andre Parrot said: “Every civilized person in the world should admit that he has two home countries: the one he was born in and Syria. ”

Why all this hate for Syria? 

Dr. Dakhlallah wondered why all this hate for Syria? Why have over 300.000 terrorists been recruited from all over the world to kill the Syrian people? Why did Saudi Arabia and Qatar spend $143 billion to topple Syrian state? Why does Europe support Takfiri regimes in the Arab world, especially in the Gulf, to destroy the last secular system in the region?

“The real problem of the new colonial powers with Syria is that it has achieved a real independence and it does not receive orders from the white House,” he added, asserting that Syria is a secular country.

“Despite the fact that Christians in Syria make up 8% of the population, the country announces public holiday to mark Christian Holy Days and the Speaker of parliament in Syria is Christian,” Dr. Dakhlallah said, pointing out that there are several Christian ministers in the Syrian cabinet.

Moreover, the Baathist official said that Syrian army and government have remained steadfast because of the Syrian people’s support for them in their war against terrorism.

In 1944, the Syrian Christian Prime Minister Faris Khouri told the French occupation: ‘If the pretext of your existence in Syria is to protect Christians, I declare that there is no God but Allah and Mohammad is his messenger.”

Interviewed by: Basma Qaddour