Fearful of what Trump could do next, Syracuse’s Muslim community remains committed to educating others about Islam

Nada Odeh recalls how, in late 2011, Syrian regime soldiers boarded her 10-year-old daughter’s school bus. They were looking for rebels, she said, and pointing their guns at the kids.

“Every time (Ali and Mariam) were going to school, I was so scared they might not get back,” Odeh said, referring to her two children. At the time of the incident, the family was living in Damascus, the Middle Eastern nation’s capital.