Quotes of the Day

President Bashar al-Assad is pictured during an interview with Russian television in Damascus October 30, 2011 in this handout photograph released by Syrian national news agency SANA.
Thursday, May. 17, 2012

Open quoteThey are a bunch of criminals who have been violating the law for years and have been sentenced in various criminal cases. They are religious extremists like those from Al Qaeda.Close quote

  • Syrian President, suggesting in a television interview that the opposition groups to his regime, such as the Free Syrian Army, comprise religious extremists and criminals
Photo: SANA / Reuters | Source: Voice of America