Bashar al-Assad rides a bicycle

I’m pretty sure this is a product endorsement that Cannondale would rather avoid. The President of Syria, who won the last Presidential election with an astounding 97% of the counted votes, enjoys a relaxing break from mass murder with a bicycle ride as one of his young children rides along.

Bashar al Assad on a Cannondale bicycle

The Syrian dictator’s wife, Asma al-Assad, is an annual supporter of and frequent participant in an annual 100 km “Let’s Push Israel into the Sea!” ride that the Follow the Women Foundation euphemistically calls “Pedaling for Peace.”

Asmaa al-Assad on a "Ride for Peace" bicycle ride

Earlier this summer, the Onion reports al-Assad hopes 2013 will be remembered as the year of the bicycle in Syria.

Via Andrew Kacyznski.

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