Kevork Almassian, a Syrian of Armenian ancestry, is one of Assad’s leading propagandists who runs the blog Syriana Analysis. In 2015, he immigrated to Germany & soon associated with Alternative for Germany (AfD), an extremist right nationalist, Islamophobic, & rabidly anti-immigration party with connections to the European fascist movement. He was recently hired as the social media expert for AfD MP Markus Frohnmaier. Almassian is a colleague of Eva Bartlett & Vanessa Beeley & one of Bartlett’s most cited sources. She recently honored him for winning a rightwing journalist award also given to herself, Beeley, & the entire rogue’s gallery of Assad apologists: Rania Khaled, Max Blumenthal, Whitney Webb, Mint Press, Moon of Alabama, The Jimmy Dore Show, Gareth Porter, & Finian Cunningham.
This blog has an important analysis of Almassian’s politics & of the AfD that is important for understanding the place of Assadism within the fascist movement. The association will become more politically compelling since Assad’s defeat of the Syrian Arab Spring has destroyed the progressive movement which aligned with fascism to support him, discredited éminences grises like Tariq Ali, John Pilger, Noam Chomsky who support him, & will embolden the most Islamophobic, anti-Semitic, xenophobic & nationalist forces in world politics.
(Photo is of AfD political poster saying “Stop Islamization.”)