UPDATE: Shaykh Muhammad Said Ramadan al-Bouti has been killed in Syria. May Allah have mercy on him and forgive him. He was a great scholar and although I disagreed with his views on the Syrian war, his Islamic knowledge was extremely extensive and blessed.

This is very sad and unfortunate that he has taken the wrong side.

After that he was protested in the masjid and forced to leave:

It is important to note that Shaykh al-Bouti has tremendous knowledge and has greatly benefited our ummah. We should not forget this.

Update: The son of Shaykh Said Ramadan al Bouti has left Syria and disassociated himself from his father’s position on Assad. (Source)

May Allah have mercy on him and us all! Ameen!