Assad’s father was an Alawite, a minority in Syria. He is the head of the Ba’ath Party (Socialist), the same party headed by Saddam Hussein in Iraq. I believe Assad was raised in the party and the religion of his father.
From Wikipedia: “The Alawites, also known as Nusayris, are a prominent mystical religious group who follow a branch of the Twelver school of Shia Islam.
Where do you find he is a Christian?
The fellow at neonrevolt named him an Orthodox Christian. Not sure where he got that factoid. Likely he may be in error on that. Since he is on the 8chan boards, he may have gotten it from an anon, but I have not way of knowing since he did not cite his sources on that. He possibly assumed it because the Christians view him as a modern day Cyrus. (See my posts 853 and 973.)