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His Eminence Metropolitan Joseph Al-Zehlaoui was in Salt Lake City recently and spoke candidly in an interview with Antiochian journalist Peter Samore to discuss the Syrian civil war.
His concerns are for the refugees who are seeking assistance, stating that those who are fighting and killing in Syria are not Syrians but mercenaries from Europe and Saudi Arabia.
He stated that we need to close the borders with Syria and Turkey to stop the mercenaries from entering Syria and that ISIS does not represent Syria.
Urging the US government to weed out terrorists, he comforted his flock to have courage, reminding us that the US is open for everyone.
You can watch the interview by clicking here.
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