MacFarquhar in an exclusive article reveals that Musta Tlas is Sunni like his son: "General Tlass’s father, Mustafa, like his son a Sunni". This is the most intelligent and insightful analysis of the Middle East in years. I was under the impression that the father was Druze and that the son was Sunni. Some reports in fact said that the son was Jehovah Witness while the father was a Scientologist. I can tell you this, without the articles by MacFarquhar on the Middle East, we all would be so much more ignorant. Thanks, Mr. MacFarquhar for the best insights AND information on the Middle East.