A Syrian woman poses for a photograph showing her inked finger after voting outside a polling station during the Syrian parliamentary election in Damascus, Syria, Wednesday, April 13, 2016. (AP Photo/Hassan Ammar)

Syrian Parliamentary Election Results Disprove Western Claims Of “Alawite Dictatorship”

Despite claims by Western governments and corporate media outlets that the Syrian government is led by Assad’s “Alawite clan” and that both minorities and majorities are excluded and persecuted, the truth is that Syria and its government are pluralistic and multifaceted.