It’s not only Assad with his back against the wall
What will happen if and when Assad and his regime falls, is the mass persecution of Christians on a similar scale seen in the wake of a post-Saddam Iraq. There are some very, very nervous Christians right about now wondering whether its the right time to head for the hills.
The Tolerant Dictator
Syria’s Christians Side with Assad Out of Fear
Many of Syria’s 2.5 million Christians are supporting President Bashar Assad amidst ongoing protests in the country. They prefer a brutal dictator who guarantees the rights of religious minorities to the uncertain future that Assad’s departure would bring. The president is exploiting their fears of Islamists for his own ends.