Syrian and Iraqi refugees attend a launching ceremony of a UN sponsored educational project at the Al-Adala School in Arbil, the capital of the autonomous Kurdish region of northern Iraq, on May 13, 2015.        (credit: SAFIN HAMED/AFP/Getty Images)

Stanford Professor: Let Refugees From War-Torn Syria Settle In Detroit

“Suppose these two social and humanitarian disasters were conjoined to produce something positive,” David Laitin says.

CBS Detroit–05/14/2015

Dearborn Man Accused Of Supporting Terrorist Group Hizballah

Federal agents say they arrested 22-year-old metro Detroit man before he could fly to the Middle East to fight Syrian rebels.

WWJ Newsradio 950–03/17/2014

(FBI photos)

FBI Says Man Added To Most Wanted Terrorists List Has Detroit Ties

A $50K reward is offered for information leading to the capture of Ahmad Abousamra, who allegedly trained to kill American soldiers overseas.


University of Michigan PhD student Hayden Hedman discusses his views on a potential U.S. attack on Syria. (credit: Pat Sweeting/WWJ)

U-M Student Group Protests U.S. Involvement In Syria

While talks are underway to avert a U.S. attack on Syria, students gathered on the Diag at University of Michigan to call on President Obama to find a peaceful solution.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/12/2013

U.S. President Barack Obama walks to the Oval Office September 10, 2013 in Washington, DC. With international efforts to avert a U.S. strike on Syria in progress, Obama will address the nation on the topic this evening. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images)

‘No Surprises’ In President’s Remarks On Syria Says Local Prof

Among those closely listening to the President’s speech Tuesday night was Oakland University Political Science Professor, Dr. Dave Dulio — who felt there were no big “surprises”.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/10/2013

Congressman John Dingell talks with constituents about Syria. (WWJ/Beth Fisher)

Dingell On President Bush & Iraq War: “He Lied Us Into It”

The White House is making a big push to rally members of Congress and the American public behind President Barack Obama’s plan for a U.S. military strike against Syria.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/08/2013

Haifa Fakhouri (Credit/Fakhouri)

Local Group Expects Heavy Influx Of Refugees From Middle East

Metro Detroit is already dealing with hundreds of refugees from the Middle East, and that number is expected to grow with the civil war in Syria.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/07/2013

A lifesize cardboard cutout photograph of President Barack Obama is used as an anti-war sign on the north side of the White House to protest any U.S. military action against Syria August 29, 2013 in Washington, DC. Organized by the The Act Now to Stop War and End Racism (ANSWER) Coalition, the protestors drew parallels between the run up to the American war in Iraq and the current reaction by the United States to chemical attacks in Syria. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

Diplomatic Pressure The Way To Address Syria Says WSU Prof

The director of Wayne State’s Center for Peace and Conflict says the preferred strategy would be diplomatic pressure on Syria.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/06/2013

A protester waves a Syrian flag with the photograph of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad during a rally against a possible attack on Syria in response to alleged use of chemical weapons by the Assad government on September 1, 2013, in Hatay. (credit: BULENT KILIC/AFP/Getty Images)

Michigan Congress Members Back Syria Attack Vote

Bridging the political aisle, Michigan’s members of Congress say they support President Obama’s decision to ask for a congressional vote before undertaking an attack on Syria.

WWJ Newsradio 950–09/02/2013

(Getty Images/Spencer Platt)

Many Americans Not Interested In U.S. Military Action In Syria

University of Dearborn Political Science Professor Ron Stockton says President Barack Obama has painted himself into a corner.

WWJ Newsradio 950–08/30/2013