Syrian-Americans living in Bridgeport denounce ISIS, support US airstrikes in their homeland

Syrian-Americans living in Bridgeport are reacting to President Obama's speech, with many saying they welcome U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in their homeland. Those who spoke to News 12 Connecticut

News 12 Staff

Sep 12, 2014, 1:48 AM

Updated 3,565 days ago

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Syrian-Americans living in Bridgeport are reacting to President Obama's speech, with many saying they welcome U.S. airstrikes against ISIS in their homeland.
Those who spoke to News 12 Connecticut say they want military action to be limited to airstrikes, however, for the safety of American troops.
On the 13th anniversary of Sept. 11, Syrian foreign policy expert Alex Meyerovich said the U.S. is still facing the same threat of terrorism that it was in 2001. Only now, he says, the enemy is ISIS.
Other local Syrians say Americans need to know that ISIS is not a mainstream Muslim organization. They say they hope airstrikes will weaken the militant group, and are grateful that the president sent a clear message with his speech.
Some believe that rooting ISIS out of their homeland will take a long time.


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