Syrian President Bashar Assad made some rather disturbing remarks about refugees seeking asylum from the war-torn country.
Speaking exclusively with Yahoo News from Damascus, Assad said that some of those who fled the country are “definitely” aligned with terrorists.
Assad said the information could found on the internet.
“Those terrorists in Syria, holding the machine gun or killing people, they (appear as) peaceful refugees in Europe or in the West,” he said.
He said that while he couldn’t estimate how many terrorists there could be leaving the country, he explained that “you don’t need a significant number to commit atrocities.”
He added that the terror attacks carried out on Sept.1, 2001, were committed by fewer than 20 terrorists “out of maybe millions of immigrants in the United States. So it’s not about the number, it’s about the quality, it’s about the intentions.”
Watch the interview below:
Talk about incredible. Assad basically defended President Donald Trump’s position on refugees entering the country. He said without a doubt that terrorists are crossing our borders, yet our federal appeals court ruled that our country will remain open to immigrants from seven Muslim-majority countries.
Obviously, Assad is no friend of the United States, and a vast number of the refugees fleeing the Middle East have been uprooted by the civil war in his country, which has included massive atrocities committed by Assad’s own forces.
But even a ruthless dictator who’s fighting a war against the Islamic State group knows more about terrorist methods than the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
Don’t look for the mainstream media to cover Assad’s remarks because doing so would mean admitting there is a problem with the not only refugees entering the country but with the refugee resettlement program, and that’s something they just won’t do.
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H/T U.K. Daily Mail