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Syrain Refugees No Threat Says Spokesman

More than half the country’s Governors don’t want Syrian refugees to resettle in their state. The backlash follows a possible link between the refugees and the Paris terror attacks. The Chicago based Karam Foundation works on the behalf of Syrian refugees. Syrian immigrant…Dr. Omar Salem is chairman of the Foundation Board of Trustees. He says fear of the refugees is unwarranted.

Salem says the vast majority of Syrian refugees have resettled in Turkey so they can easily return to their home when the war ends. He says since the 9-11 attacks 750-thousand Syrians have resettled in the United States and none have been linked to terrorist activities.