Corpus ID: 199530060

The Alawite sect's seIVice to France

  title={The Alawite sect's seIVice to France},
  • Published 2013
In 1921, in the aftermath of World War I, France added Syria to its empire, by virtue of the Sykes-Picot accord, which pro­ vided for the division of the Mideast between Britain and France. In 1936, six leaders of the Alawite sect of Syria sent an urgent petition to French Prime Minister Leon Blum. The leaders stated that the overwhelming majority of their sect rejected their proposed attachment to a French-ruled Syrian republic, and wished to remain under separate French admin­ istration… Expand