Following are excerpts from a statement by Syrian Sunni cleric Adnan Al-'Ar'our, which aired on Wesal TV and was posted on YouTube on June 26, 2011:
Adnan Al-'Ar'our: As you know, the [Sunni] Muslims constitute 85-86% of the Syrian population. Therefore, if we overcome [the regime], the punishment will be harsh and painful.
I am referring especially to the Alawite sect. Those Alawites who remained neutral will not be harmed. Anyone who supported us will be on our side, and will be treated as a citizen just like us. As for those who violated all that is sacred, by Allah, we shall mince them in meat grinders and we shall feed their flesh to the dogs.