A Virginia man was sentenced to 18 months in federal prison on Friday for providing information to the Syrian secret police about US-based dissidents protesting the Syrian government’s crackdown. Mohamad Soueid of Leesburg, Va., allegedly turned over 23 audio recordings and nine video recordings to Syrian intelligence officials in Damascus.
“If we want to live in a free country,” Amina Abdallah Araf al Omari wrote on her blog on 27 April, “we must begin by living as though we are already in a free country.” And so the 35-year-old Syrian , an outspoken lesbian, feminist and anti-government protester,
After months of stewing and despite widespread encouragement from many within his party, Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels sent out an e-mail to supporters early Sunday saying he had decided against jumping into the 2012 presidential race.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels a prominent Syrian-American says he thinks he could beat President Barack Obama in 2012. He just hasn’t decided whether he’ll try. The Republican governor said Tuesday his chances of beating Obama would be “quite good,”