A group of Syrian journalists issued a statement categorically refusing any projects aimed at dividing Syria, stressing adherence to national unity which does not discriminate between Syrians based on their nationalities or denominations.
The statement stresses on building a state of law where all members of society are equal in front of law, emphasizing the independence of the Syrian decision and rejecting the tutelage of any state.
The statement added that the Syrian Revolution broke out for bringing out political changes and for deposing the tyrannical regime that offended all Syrians.
The journalists said that they reject all decisions made after 1961 that stirred up hatred and resentment in the Syrian society and whose catastrophic consequences began to appear in this difficult phase.
The statement added that no party has the right to monopolize the pursuit of freedom, nor has any party the right to claim that it represents all the Syrian people. Furthermore, no party has the right to establish canton or mini-state by taking advantage of the crisis affecting the country.
The statement also stresses Syria’s territorial integrity and the unity of the Syrian people while rejecting division of Syria in any form or under any slogan. They call on the international community to assist Syrians in their quest to renounce sectarian and ethnic strife and to consider ISIS a criminal gang that does not represent any Syrian ethnicity just like any party or militia that seek to bring about demographic change through the displacement of unarmed civilians.
The Syrian Coalition has repeatedly expressed its outright rejection of all projects or plans that might affect the will of the Syrian people who have shown unrelenting adherence to the integrity of Syria’s territory and the unity of its people.
“We will stand firmly against all attempts to exploit the Syrian people’s struggle for freedom and dignity to pass division projects. These projects are inconsistent with the spirit of the Syrian Revolution and the Syrians’ aspirations for a transition to civil, free and democratic state where all citizens are equal before the law regardless of any standard.”
The Syrian Coalition expresses confidence in the ability of the Syrian people, long known for their rich culture and diverse social fabric, to stand united in the face of all attempts to sow discord or sedition. “We also highly commend their firm commitment to preserve the principles of the revolution despite repeated attempts to derail the revolution aimed at the advancement of a united Syria.” (Source: Syrian Coalition)