Asma Assad, the brutal bitch who goads, her husband, Bashar Assad to murder and torture Syrians who protest his dictatorship, until recently was portrayed as the darling of the Middle East by the naive left-wing media throughout the West. ‘Chic, chic, and still chic’, gushed Elle in 2008. Now Elle may wish to apologize to its readers for mistaking the third letter for the twentieth letter in the alphabet, when completing each word beginning with ‘chi’.
Asma Assad was born to a prominent Syrian family living in Britain. Before meeting her future husband, Asma had led a privileged life, growing up in the affluent West London suburbs, studying at Kings College, London, graduating in 1996 with a degree in computer science and a diploma in French literature. Her family originated from Homs, the brutalized city in central Syria that she urges her husband to invest and erase from the landscape of the country.
No sign that this evil woman will ever feel the need to wash her hands clean of the blood that she has helped to pour across the paving stones of her ancestral city. Asma Assad makes Lady Macbeth look like Santa Maria.
Marrying Bashar Assad, in 2000, with an eye clearly on his assets, Asma quickly learned how to spend extravagantly. Adopting a Marie Antoinette pose, Asma shops online for Christian Louboutin stilettos, while her country burns. As Syria’s bloodshed worsens, and as leaked emails show her indifference to her people, Asma Assad has become a figure of utter contempt. The remaining issue is now whether her head will be separated from her body when the revolution eventually removes Bashar Assad from his dictatorship.
The European Union has now moved, albeit belatedly, to separate Asma from her assets in Europe. However, she is the sort of ruthless high-roller who will have shielded wealth in offshore locations. So her lavish outlays on clothes, jewellery, custom-made furniture, chandeliers, and the like will be constrained barely at the margins of extreme indulgence:
“She is one of the regime’s deceptions,’ said Amer Mattar, a 26-year-old Syrian who recently fled the country because of the violence that has killed 8,000 people in the past year. ‘She is definitely part of the ugly formula in Syria.’ Elizabeth E. Kennedy, ‘Syria’s first lady no longer idolized’, The Washington Times, March 28, 2012