President Bashar al-Assad on Sunday received phone calls from King of Bahrain Hamad bin Issa al- Khalifa, the Emir of Kuwait Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad al-Jaber al-Sabah, President Jalal al-Talabani of Iraq , Emir of Qatar Hamad bin Khalifa Al Thani.SANA, Syria's official news site, is usually rather boring and colorless compared to the lurid official news sites of other oppressive states such as North Korea and Iran. However, SANA has become more paranoid-sounding lately for obvious reasons, and it is coming into its own, perhaps, as a source of constant blog-fodder. Here is another headline: "Religious scholars: Syria is impervious to those who wish to tamper with its stability":
King of Bahrain, Emirs of Kuwait and Qatar, Iraq's President expressed their countries' standing by Syria in the face of conspiracy to which it is exposed, targeting its security and stability.
They underlined confidence in Syria's capability, as leadership and people, to foil that conspiracy.
Religious scholars, preachers and Imams in Damascus and its countryside affirmed on Sunday that Syria is impervious to any external interference that wishes to tamper with its security, safety and stability.Gotta be vigilant.
During a meeting with Minister of Endowments (Awqaf) Mohammad Abdulsattar al-Sayyed, the religious scholars said that Syria, with its national and religious structure, is targeted by external parties to undermine its national unity under the leadership of President Bashar al-Assad.
They added that Syria is also targeted because of its national and patriotic role in defending the rights of the nation and supporting the legitimate resistance against Israeli occupation.
Sheikh Mohammad Saiid Ramadan al-Bouti warned the nation against being swept by parties that want to harm the unity of the Syrian people, saying that these calls are coming from various suspicious mass media sources, and that Syrians must not fall victim to anonymous calls that attempt to exploit mosques to incite sedition and chaos in Syria.
For his part, sheikh Adnan Afiuni underlined the external plots targeting Syria's security and stability, cautioning against following those who conspire against the unity of Syria and its people.