Assad’s father-in-law ‘horrified,’ fears for his daughter

The father-in-law of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad said he was “horrified” by his son-in-law’s bloody crackdown on opposition protesters in Syria and expressed fears for the safety of his daughter, Express.co.uk reported on Sunday

The publication quoted the London-based cardiologist Dr. Fawaz Akhras urging the regime of President Assad to make democratic changes “before it’s too late.”

Dr. Akhras expressed fears for the safety of his daughter Asma al-Assad, 36, who married the Syrian president 12 years ago.

Dr. Akhras was quoted telling his friends in the British Syrian Society that he was living in an “impossible position,” torn between loyalty to his daughter and the international condemnation of savage crackdown of his son-in-law’s regime.

The doctor who founded the society in 2003 to promote bilateral ties between Syria and Britain also told his friends that he was afraid his daughter might be harmed if the regime in Damascus falls.

Asma, from the flashpoint city of Homs pounded for weeks by Assad’s loyalist forces, went to elementary school in Ealing, west London, where she was known as Emma, according to Express.co.uk

She graduated in computer science from King’s College London in 1996 and has a British passport.

Dr. Akhras, 66, and his wife have reportedly changed their residence in London after angry Syrian opposition protesters attacked their front garden.

Syrian forces have entered Homs, the hometown of Asma, after weeks of siege. Hundreds of people are reported to have been killed in the city and even more wounded in an almost month-long bombardment.

  • your daughters life is not worth an ounce more than the life of those your daughters husband snufed.
     
    if all of us use the same bar and put the same value on others life as we do on the lives of our  loved ones we would be less inclined and comfortable at killing others. your daughter and all other daughters are gods daughters equally

  • your daughters life is not worth an ounce more than the life of those your daughters husband snufed.
     
    if all of us use the same bar and put the same value on others life as we do on the lives of our  loved ones we would be less inclined and comfortable at killing others. your daughter and all other daughters are gods daughters equally

  • Prophettttt

    When your daughter married Bashar, did you THINK that his mom was mother Teresa,and his dad was Gandhi?
    You never heard of Hama rule,and who set that as an example?
    My Question is why did he wait almost a year to raise these concerns? Does He feel that His son-in-law is going down and taking his daughter down with him?
    This man is bailing out,and trying to bail his daughter out.I could understand it from a father point of view,but only if He didn’t know who she married,or if she married Bashar without his approval.
    That being said, He can’t ask a woman to betray her husband. This man is not ethical no matter how you look at this.

    • antar2011

      is it me or did he ignore her tweets she sent a few weeks ago saying she stands behind her animal…i mean man.

  • Anonymous

    When your daughter married Bashar, did you THINK that his mom was mother Teresa,and his dad was Gandhi? You never heard of Hama rule?
    My Question is why did he wait almost a year to raise these concerns? Does He feel that His son-in-law is going down and taking his daughter down with him? If this man was genuine, He would have raised his concerns and expressed his outrage regarding the killings by his son-in-law long time ago. I ‘m skeptical about his honesty ,I understand his concern about his daughter,which is a very natural feeling, but don’t believe that he is  so horrified by the action of his son -in law.
    This man is bailing out,and trying to bail his daughter out.I could understand it from a father point of view,but only if He didn’t know who she married,or if she married Bashar without his approval.

    • Anonymous

      is it me or did he ignore her tweets she sent a few weeks ago saying she stands behind her animal…i mean man.

      • Anonymous

        Now a confused man there, Antar … likes the British life, and wonders why Assad can’t see the light. Guess he forgot why he left the place …

    • Anonymous

       Money Money Money…Must be Funny…

  • antar2011

    if he was afriad for her life is’t it as simple as taking a one way ticket out of Syria?…no one is forcing her to be there..i am sure she is there because she wants to…as she has implied in her tweet.

    i feel the father should have said something more constructive a while back to his daughter instead of expressing something that is rightfully his but looks to be so unjust and arrogant in comparisio to what is happening in syria atm. 

    • wargame1

      Her father probably call on her to be in London already but she knows too much….. I am sure she would like to go back to London with her children. The problem is if she make it to London somehow she is going to talk.Her statement will have a big negative impact on the Butcher. Assad wont like that. AlQaeda is there to take any responsibility for Assads dirty job.

  • Anonymous

    if he was afriad for her life is’t it as simple as taking a one way ticket out of Syria?…no one is forcing her to be there..i am sure she is there because she wants to…as she has implied in her tweet.

    i feel the father should have said something more constructive a while back to his daughter instead of expressing something that is rightfully his but looks to be so unjust and arrogant in comparisio to what is happening in syria atm. 

    • Anonymous

      Her father probably call on her to be in London already but she knows too much….. I am sure she would like to go back to London with her children. The problem is if she make it to London somehow she is going to talk.Her statement will have a big negative impact on the Butcher. Assad wont like that. AlQaeda is there to take any responsibility for Assads dirty job.

      • antar2011

        although i find it hard to believe but perhaps you have a point there…naturally if she does not commit suicide post Assad era she would say i was forced to stay on his side…

  • JessicaHabib

    In a few weeks expect him to say he was threatened to marry off his daughter to Bashar and that if he didnt they would have killed his entire family in Syria. 

  • JessicaHabib

    In a few weeks expect him to say he was threatened to marry off his daughter to Bashar and that if he didnt they would have killed his entire family in Syria. 

  • Anonymous

    In a few weeks expect him to say he was threatened to marry off his daughter to Bashar and that if he didnt they would have killed his entire family in Syria. 

  • wargame1

    Emmas daddy was not concerned in the beginning of the crack down. He was certain that his hero Hafez Al Assad ´s son will be able to do another Hama situation and within a month it will be ok. The daughter went to London for a month but things didnt get better like that of 1982 hama massacre. Emma waits for her hubby´s Homs massacre.Butcher Al assad and Maher try very hard to act like his serial Killer Daddy and Uncle but this time the Syrian lost their fear and they are just keep coming. How many do I have to kill daddy ?? butcher cries out….Emma hear it from London and flew back to Syria to give support to the second serial killer. Emmas daddy is now worried because Homs massacre is done but the situation is deteriorating against his son in law and this time the butcher family need a Syria massacre.Emmas daddy knows that Damascus will fall soon so he decided to call on her daughter. The guy is just like any father concerned about his daughter but many children , woman , elderly are dead in Syria.

  • Anonymous

    Emmas daddy was not concerned in the beginning of the crack down. He was certain that his hero Hafez Al Assad ´s son will be able to do another Hama situation and within a month it will be ok. The daughter went to London for a month but things didnt get better like that of 1982 hama massacre. Emma waits for her hubby´s Homs massacre.Butcher Al assad and Maher try very hard to act like his serial Killer Daddy and Uncle but this time the Syrian lost their fear and they are just keep coming. How many do I have to kill daddy ?? butcher cries out….Emma hear it from London and flew back to Syria to give support to the second serial killer. Emmas daddy is now worried because Homs massacre is done but the situation is deteriorating against his son in law and this time the butcher family need a Syria massacre.Emmas daddy knows that Damascus will fall soon so he decided to call on her daughter. The guy is just like any father concerned about his daughter but many children , woman , elderly are dead in Syria.

  • zabada

    Assad.evil man of the year.

  • Assad.evil man of the year.