Syria in Crisis
One cannot read today's headlines without realizing that the country of Syria is in the throes of revolution. As of
this writing (9/13/2012), reports continue to mount regarding atrocities committed by the ruling government. Arguments abound as to where blame should be cast. UN intervention attempts have been futile. The United States currently ponders options regarding some type of intervention to avoid further bloodshed. Most parties in this battle profess to be Muslims, but how is it that they are killing one another? What started this conflict in the first place? Why is it important to know Syria's President Assad is an Alawi Muslim and represents the minority community of Alawi people?