There’s a different leader in Syria now. Many of the members of Congress of both parties who have gone to Syria in recent months have said they believe he’s a reformer.
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, CBS Face The Nation interview (27 March 2011).
[The Jews] tried to kill the principles of all religions with the same mentality in which they betrayed Jesus Christ and the same way they tried to betray and kill the Prophet Muhammad.Bashar Al-assadAs quoted in "The disappearance of the Jews", The Economist (May 10, 2001)
There is no such things as "Islamic terrorism," because terrorism differs from Islam. There's just terrorism, not Islamic terrorism. But the term "Islamic terrorism" has become widespread.Bashar Al-assadIf Sanctions Are Imposed on Syria, the Entire World Will Pay the Price Dec. 2005
I am president, I don't own the country so they are not my forces.Bashar Al-assadDisclaiming responsibility for the killing of 4,000 people by Syrian security forces.
[Enemies of Syria] are the enemies of the people and the enemies of God. And the enemies of God will go to hell.Bashar Al-assadAs quoted by Holly Yan et. al. Al-Assad touts plan for resolution, says enemies of Syria 'will go to hell', CNN (Jan. 17, 2013)
We are facing an external attack against us, which is more dangerous than any other previous wars... We are dealing with those who are extremists, who only know the language of killing and criminality.Bashar Al-assadAs quoted by Holly Yan et. al. Al-Assad touts plan for resolution, says enemies of Syria 'will go to hell', CNN (Jan. 17, 2013)
My patience ran out on President Assad a long time ago. The reason why is because he houses Hamas, he facilitates Hezbollah, suiciders go from his country into Iraq, and he destabilises Lebanon.Bashar Al-assadGeorge W Bush, as quoted in Bush 'loses patience' with Syria, BBC News (20 December 2007)
For me he is the last Arab ruler, and Syria is the last Arab country. It is the fortress of the remaining dignity of the Arabs, and that's why I'm proud to be here.Bashar Al-assadBritish MP George Galloway in a speech at the University of Damascus. The speech aired on Al-Jazeera TV on November 13, 2005. 
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