"Some are saying that the traumas of Syria's civil war may push people towards more extreme views. Ibn Taymiyya’s ancient fatwa calling on Sunnis to attack the region’s Alawite sect – to which President Assad belongs - is gaining more ground."

- Alex Whiting, Thomson Reuters Correspondent

2' TALKING POINT is a new format produced by the Thomson Reuters Foundation. It presents a pressing issue or a news item developed with a personal touch by our AlertNet and TrustLaw correspondents, in two minutes or less.

Filming: Claudine Boeglin
Editing: Shanshan Chen
Design: Ye Li

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