Photo Gallery: Grand Mufti Believes Syria Can Avoid Civil War
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Photo Gallery: Grand Mufti Believes Syria Can Avoid Civil War

Interview with Syrian Grand Mufti 'Assad Could Step Down After Free Elections'

Grand Mufti Sheikh Hassoun, the highest Islamic authority in Syria and a close confidant of embattled President Bashar Assad, talked to SPIEGEL about the threat of civil war, possible suicide bombings in Europe and his son's murder at the hands of Islamist insurgents.
Interview conducted by Erich Follath in Aleppo, Syria