American Syrians - Dara Syria Revolution News from an American Perspective in English BlogEngine.NET en-US AmericanSyrians American Syrians 0.000000 0.000000 Family Pleads For Help to Rescue 11 Year Old Daughter Trapped in Daraa Syria <p>DEARBORN&nbsp;(WWJ)&nbsp;- A Southeast Michigan family from Syria is appealing for the U.S.&nbsp;to help evacuate their daughter who is trapped in the war-torn country.</p> <p>American-born, 11-year-old Sara Alouh has not been heard from since the beginning of democratic protests and clashes with government troops.</p> <p>The girl&rsquo;s father, Ahamad Alouh of Flint, said Sara&nbsp;is with her grandparents in Syria, where their home in Dara&rsquo;a was&nbsp;destroyed by tanks.</p> <p></p> <p>&ldquo;As a parent, we need Sara back. My concern is my daughter. And I understand the feelings of parents and kids in this critical situation,&rdquo; Alouh said.</p> <p>&ldquo;In the past few weeks, over a thousand people, including women and children, have been killed and over 12,000 arrested,&rdquo; he said.</p> <p>Congressman Hansen Clarke,&nbsp;together&nbsp;with local advocacy group CAIR-MI,&nbsp;are appealing to the Obama Administration to help bring the girl home.</p> <p>&ldquo;This is a terrible thing, what&rsquo;s happening to this family,&rdquo; Clark said, adding that&nbsp;they&rsquo;re also asking the President to&nbsp;impose sanctions against the Syrian government.</p> <p>&ldquo;We&rsquo;ve got to put pressure on them through the world community to stop these atrocities that are&nbsp;occurring in Syria. And, again, the point is what&rsquo;s happening in Syria is directly affecting Michigan and Michigan families,&rdquo; Clark said.</p> <p>According to CAIR, video clips show unarmed protesters shot down by snipers, homes torched and cars flattened by tanks.</p> <p>&ldquo;There are reports that ambulances carrying the wounded are fired at and blocked from reaching hospitals, that doctors are shot and killed to prevent them from treating the wounded, and that women and children are raped,&rdquo; said CAIR Staff Attorney, Lene Masri, in a statement.</p> <p>Congressman Clark said,&nbsp;so far,&nbsp;there have been&nbsp;no evacuations of Americans from Syria.</p> <p>&nbsp;</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> <p><a title="See Article Here" href="">See Article Here</a></p> <p>&nbsp;</p> Mon, 16 May 2011 14:58:00 -0700 Dallas Dara Detroit Syria Kurd 28 Syria Agents Discuss Army "Wiping them all out" <p>A fake facebook page supposedly garnering support for Assad in the United States shows what kind of bizarre attitude and behavior Syria's security forces have, take a look at this screen capture:</p> <p></p> <p><img src="" alt="" /></p> <p>If you can't see the image, here is a description.</p> <p>They were discussing the dissidents in Syria and the peaceful protesters. The first person says, Elias, says that "the Army went to Daraa to wipe them all out". The second person, Marie says, "He should send the whole army throughout all the country".</p> <p>It's troubling that people can comment such callously about wiping out an entire town of civilians. This is the brutality that Syria's security apparatus and thugs operate and are brought up in. They think this is perfectly normal behavior.</p> <p>If you care to follow their conversation:</p> <p><a href=""></a></p> Mon, 25 Apr 2011 20:53:00 -0700 Photos Syria Dara Mohammed 5