In an interview with Yahoo News, Assad said that there are “definitely” terrorists among the refugees fleeing his nation’s civil war. Evidence of this claim, Assad said, is easily found on the internet.
The Syrian president said that Americans should be the ultimate judge of whether Trump’s immigrant and refugee policy is in the best interests of the U.S. As far as refugees are concerned, Assad said “for me, the priority is to bring those citizens to their country, not to help them immigrate.”
Of those seeking to enter the U.S. or other nations around the world, Assad said it is impossible to know how many might be terrorists, but that only a small number would be required to execute a large-scale attack.
“You don’t need a significant number to commit atrocities. Eleventh of September, it happened by only 15 terrorists out of maybe millions of immigrants in the United States,” Assad said, misstating the number of hijackers involved in the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks (there were 19). “So it’s not about the number, it’s about the quality, it’s about the intentions.” Continue to full article
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