Following are excerpts from a statement by Syrian oppositionist Mamoun Al-Homsi, which was posted on the Internet on December 20, 2011.
Mamoun Al-Homsi: I salute the heroic Syrian people. I salute the heroes of Syria, the Sunnis of Syria. I salute you, brave men, defenders of your faith and your country.
From this day on, you despicable Alawites, either you renounce Al-Assad, or else Syria will become your graveyard. Enough of your silence, enough killing of Sunnis. From this day on, we will not remain silent. An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth.
I swear that if you do not renounce that gang and those killings, we will teach you a lesson that you will never forget. We will wipe you out from the land of Syria. Ten months of killing women and children are enough. Today, Al-Midan lies bleeding. Homs lies bleeding, Hama lies bleeding, and so does Deir Al-Zour.
From this day on, we will not be silent. The entire world condemns you. We will turn Syria into the graveyard of the Alawites, if they do not stop the killing.
Long live Syria. Down with the lowlife traitors. Down with the despicable political Shia. From this day on, you will see what we Sunnis are made of.