Syria is a country known to the world as a country of history and culture, a country living in peace, security and coexistence of all religions.
When the Syrian revolution began in March 2011, Europe watched with eyes of sadness the killing of peaceful demonstrators against Assad. With the increasing violence in the country and the rise of complexities, it seemed that the Western public started to get lost in the details. The Syrian opposition, being unorganized, did not succeed in conveying to the West the real picture about Syrian revolution. The Assad regime and its supporters were more aware of the importance of the media and their impact on Western societies on the one hand, and of the effect of these societies on the decision-makers in these countries on the other.
European community’s current view of the Syrian revolution
Most Western societies believe that what is happening in Syria is a “civil war” between Sunnis and Shiites and that there is no such thing as a revolution now, and that the current options are between either dictator Bashar Assad or the Sunni terrorist organizations led by ISIS and al-Qaeda.