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-- -- -- You know -- -- spirited debate -- range of religion correspondent for Fox News Channel -- President Obama has asked congress to okay military action against Syrian president Bashar Assad for his alleged use of deadly chemical weapons.
Against his own people in the country's civil war.
President has been trying to make a compelling case to lawmakers who will vote next week on a resolution.
Regardless the -- questions here in America are against the military action believing that that rebels will be far worse -- with us minorities that -- -- regime.
-- you explain is his -- -- affluent carrying archbishop of the Syrian orthodox church of Antioch based in Teaneck New Jersey welcome thank you.
Explain to me why.
You are actually against.
The US taking military action against the Assad regime.
What a foot two reasons firstly these we as it.
People of faith that's Christians and yet against violence in on the -- phones against votes by the U reviewed by that I was by the United States.
They should be a peaceful resolution of the conflict there.
This should be one number two we don't believe.
Toppling the regime there wouldn't help.
This Indian people -- -- And is the US interest in the region and also because we do not know comes after I said if -- of these went are we going to end up like.
Afghanistan for example where an al-Qaeda that he -- groups are very active now in theater and they.
Killing Christians and Muslims have the same time that -- thank you discerning churches and most they have just they they kidnap Leo follow to a photo bishops.
It's his apron and we think we don't know anything about them and they killed -- energy they've destroyed school is so obvious that people who are going to take over after the we are against violence against using chemical weapons like any site.
But -- should be some international norms and ways to deal with -- -- The prime minister of of classes is no doubt the Asad regime used chemical weapons of -- Obama making that case before congress as we speak.
What is -- alternative and an Indian President Obama says we've used diplomacy -- try to go through the end.
It's not working this is the punitive strike if that is needed.
Get -- -- to wake up and say.
You need to stop and.
His personal photo is the United States going to go after -- every.
Horrible -- the woods.
Punish people -- that's a question for the American people how much does cause than what has been there what's that the after I think that you.
Number two if the in the -- -- -- Jesus -- -- -- he confirmed by international.
But he's been this we should follow the international -- United Nations and others yes -- Russians and China is back -- -- -- but there should be compromised by both groups to come to him.
Agreement with the people of Syria would be spared the destruction and the American people also would be -- -- -- every war everywhere in the world.
Do you fear more the Asad regime or -- levels that are now in Syria durables and have been able to put that -- as a question you fearing for the rebels.
And that's only as Christians many -- -- -- Muslims also do not like to see.
That's driven by the by -- religious hatred taking all of -- secular government I think that you -- secular government.
Now do we want to go to rule whether the F tag that he -- -- to -- -- they are the most active on the ground now.
-- I think that's one of the things that.
You had talked about before is that this is the same situation we saw Egypt where they were moderates were protesting.
-- -- -- -- -- -- The moderates then we're joined by extremists and those extremists and -- the Muslim Brotherhood into office we know what happened there.
The the military had to take.
I like how is this the same situation in Syria are we seeing the extremists coming into Syria.
My attitude to hook up with the rebels thinking that there's a noble cause here but real that reality there is something -- he was going hello I have no doubt that the some.
And decent opposition deepening -- up causing the regime and they should be punished and that -- seats with the regime and find solution but.
What's happening -- -- -- -- I mean the recent reports you have there is fighting going on between the city rebels.
Of these being the free Syria army and the Hamas led group which is outside that little that I think amongst each other -- -- That's who they they're you've got two free so there were kidnapped that they were kidnapped by the rebels wasn't -- cause for.
You know getting something kind of some military action there these -- -- archbishops of trying to upload.
EHarmony Rahim and bullets yes -- -- kidnapped by members of the Chechen groups looks like he's he's he's in the -- mediated the F repeatedly that Qaeda America vehemence -- not do and what could not -- the stadium.
-- -- -- The -- in army.
Told us that they you know way -- about that they cannot do anything.
So -- but the kidnapping of these laws we -- for the last.
But he months is that message not only.
-- thought -- was from some of the focus is do you fear that -- -- -- That tomorrow when we think all -- you have no place you know what country you -- combat.
Well you have thrown out or killed we -- that's happening -- -- -- how many people value out with somebody about.
Now get out -- for women hanging in elementary Middle -- many fuel but how do you reckon how the situation with the Asad regime which is using chemical weapons.
As as an all the evidence is compelling against -- on people again.
IE did not see.
Convincing -- in this as far as I'm concerned that the person you're not convinced they used chemical weapons I think that was probably there was use of chemical weapons but by whom I don't know.
It should be confirmed by the independent -- by the United Nations by bit it.
United Nations agency bishop of and if that's through them they should funnel them into national on this should be.
Accountability is taking place for those people who use that.
Whether it's the did you all of the others.
Was very interest numbers and we're not done this yet fourth congress is going to public vote on the resolution next week.
Are you would be working through congress -- why you looking and then get Islamic terrorists yes I am I have already sided with many other people we doing that because we believe.
These -- is -- -- the interest of the United States of America it's for the interest of the American people and my that are in the interest of this.
That piece of the world would -- It's -- -- thank you -- evidence.
Serial from a Kareem thank you very much of these rip what that I experts and I think that in Teaneck New Jersey thank you very much of -- thank you thank you -- much for joining us on a spirited debate among great I think.
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