When news broke about an alleged chemical weapons attack in Syria, civil rights activist and outreach director for the American Islamic Congress, Nasser Weddady was leading a conflict resolution workshop for Syrians on the Turkish/Syrian border.
The reaction in the room was one of horror and the mood Weddady described as "visceral." He said there were many raised eyebrows.
"We on the outside world are preoccupied with whether the United States and the allies will bombing the Assad regime or not. Syrians don't believe a word of it," said Weddady.
Weddady returned this past week after spending two-and-a-half months in the region working on a grassroots conflict resolution project funded by the State Department. He stopped by the studio to speak with Marco Werman.