Tarek Heggy: Without Russia, Syria Would Have Collapsed Into Three Countries

19.04.2017
Tarek Heggy, Distinguished Senior Fellow at the Gatestone Institute, talks about Russia's involvement in the Middle East and the dangerous consequences that the region would have faced if Russia had not intervened in Syria. According to Heggy, Russian presence in Syria is crucial, as without it, Syria would already have split into three ethno-religious states, with the Sunni one in the hands of the Muslim Brotherhood.

Heggy noted that to combat terrorism, it is necessary to defeat the roots of terrorism and not only the terrorists themselves. Heggy added that it is necessary to spread education to combat Islamism, which he said is at the root of terrorism, and that is much more complicated than defeating physical terrorists.