/ (ˈæləˌwiːt) /
a member of a Shiite sect of Syrian Muslims
of or relating to this sect
Word Origin for Alaouite
via French from Arabic, from 'alaoui upper, celestial, from 'ala (vb) to excel, surpass
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We would have had split screens on Al-Jazeera with images of Zionists and Alaouite hordes killing civilians.