[Marxism] Religious Sectarianism and Killings in Syria and Turkey

Joseph Catron jncatron at gmail.com
Sun Aug 5 18:26:14 MDT 2012

On Mon, Aug 6, 2012 at 2:30 AM, Joseph Catron <jncatron at gmail.com> wrote:

Anyway, as a matter of trivia, if nothing else, thanks to the Angry Arab
> for pointing out that the Times article that started this exchange
> confuses Alevis for Alawites

More trivia: Alevi is Turkish for Alawi. Which doesn't mean they aren't two
distinct groups - I'm assured they are - but I can see how the Times would
have a hard time keeping them straight in Turkey, where both exist and
Alawi prefer to be called "Arab Alevis," which is somehow intended to help
avoid confusion.

"Hige sceal þe heardra, heorte þe cenre, mod sceal þe mare, þe ure mægen

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