By Nahed al Husaini, Bureau Chief VT Damascus and Senior Editor Gordon Duff
Seeing Syria up close and personal, the delegation of religious leaders from Australia were astounded at the ignorance and filth fed to the Australian people by the Murdoch fake news empire, which in the US includes Sean Hannity, Fox News and the Wall Street Journal.
I spoke with the delegation via Skype at length while they were escorted by VT’s Syrian Bureau Chief. This was not a minor step forward and good men in every nation must learn, must take the road to Damascus and learn the lies we are fed on a daily basis.g
“Reverend David described Syria as Stalingrad for the American Empire, and affirmed that America is dying from underneath, pointing out that any US attack on Iran would be suicidal.”
He told Reverend David “we worship one God, Muslims and Christians, and nations cannot be built on the basis of religions. It is a big lie, because we are brothers in humanity, and nothing has a genuine value more than mankind.”
In his turn, Reverend David thanked the Mufti for his honest words and said: “Lots to be done, ” stressing the necessity of cementing bridges between the nations.
The Mufti reiterated that “we build Syria by love and peace, and praised Reverend David for his sincere intentions towards the Syrian people. Hasson said “when all people kept a distance from Syria, Reverend David came here and voiced support for the families of Martyrs.”
The Mufti spoke highly of President Bashar Al Assad, saying that he still drives his own car without escort, and he eats with soldiers on the front line.
Earlier I spoke to Reverend David about the necessity of lifting the sanctions imposed by the US on Syria, he said “The Australian Government follows the diktats of the American Administration, yet his doing his best to convey the predicament of the Syrian people; and he is working with all communities in Australia to break down prejudice and misconception through simple activities like sport and sharing meals together.”
Reverend David, who is a renowned boxer in his country, will make donations to the Syrian people as a token of camaraderie and benevolence.
Prior to his meeting with the Mufti, Reverend David met with Foreign Affairs Deputy Minister Ayman Soussan. The high Ranking Syrian official said that “Syria is conscious of its own security and he hopes for the restoration of full diplomatic relations with Canberra.
Almost 120 Australian Jihadists mainly joined Isis and other terror groups, simply because Chaplains are funded by the Saudis, and appointed in universities, prisons and mosques. The Muslim community in Australia is less than half a million.
Reverend David agreed with the VT that the only way to have sustainable relations with Syria is to open up links with all sects of the society and to promote dialogue among various communities through sport, intellectual and social activities.
Nahed is VT Damascus Bureau Chief. She is a member of the American Institute for Middle East Strategic Studies (USA) and serves as Assistant Director of the Arab-American and Muslim Congress (Detroit, USA). She has a Diploma in English Literature from Damascus University (1987).
She’s also been a reporter for Turkish newspaper Aydinlik, Special Coordinator for Arab-Armenian International Law Assembly, Correspondent for Qatari News Agency, Al Ayam news Paper in Bahrain, Al Liwaa in Lebanon, Correspondent for Petra News Agency in Jordan, correspondent for the Associated Press in USA, and worked as a freelance journalist for CBS, ABS and CNN in Syria. She is fluent in both English and Arabic.