The Islamophobia & anti-Semitism at the heart of Assadism, their complete adherence to ‘war on terror’ ideology has become irrefutable. But in their scurrilous depictions of protesters against inequality & repression in Nicaragua & Venezuela, their support for Duterte’s vigilante war against the urban poor, their denial of the Rohingya & Uyghur genocides, their portrayal of the Kashmiri struggle as ‘jihadi terrorism’, their scorn for millions of Chinese protesters in Hong Kong, we see that fundamentally Assadists & their fellow travelers express a deep elitism, racism & white supremacism. They are part of the international trend where the extreme rightwing & fascists are coming to the fore. It is the very mobilizations they deplore & vilify that will defeat their hate.