Antikrieg TV – In 2010, the Syria’s First Lady Asma al-Assad talked to diplomats and intellectuals at the Paris Diplomatic Academy. She spoke without notes, about Syria’s history and how that heritage informs daily life.
„Some often ask me how then can Syria remain stable, moderate and influential in a region that is increasingly being surrounded by extremism, ideologism (sic), sectarianism and all other forms of negative perceptions in our society,“ she told the gathering. „The typical answer I get is because of military, political, security reasons. Again, I believe I have a different view.
„It’s the very essence of our culture. It’s what our history teaches us of openness and engagement,“ she said. „It’s the sense of identity and pride that we have knowing who we are in the world and knowing what we’ve contributed to the world over thousands of years that gives us that sense of stability and that sense of moderation.
„Some of you might think I am talking politics. … Trust me, I have no interest in politics,“ she continued. „My interests are elsewhere. But living in the region for as long as I have, I realize that politics affects every facet of our lives.“
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