A letter has been widely circulated on the internet and allegedly signed by Rasha al-Akhras, a cousin of Asmaa. The letter, titled “You who used to be my cousin,” contains attacks against Asma for the “silent support” she has offered her husband, Bashar al-Assad, since the beginning of the revolution.
Akhras allegedly promised her cousin that the “revolution will reach victory very soon.”
In an exclusive statement to Al Arabiya English, al-Akhras denied any affiliation to the letter and expelled the authenticity of it.
“I did not post a letter to Asma al-Assad. I think the letter was fabricated by someone who aims to cause trouble for me.”
Al-Akhras said she does not wish to speak further regarding the letter, “I really have nothing to do with the letter. I don't want the situation to be blown out of proportion on my part,” she said in a last statement to Al Arabiya.
Facebook groups supporting the Syrian revolution claimed al-Akhras to be the original author of the letter.