Breitbart (Link) - AP (January 5, 2009)
Syrian President Bashar Al Assad received here today the Muslim scholars delegation, led by Sheikh Yousif Al Qaradawi. They reviewed the ongoing Israeli offensive on Gaza and agreed on intensifying Arab and Islamic efforts to provide the Palestinians with the necessary support and help them resist the brutal Israeli aggressions.
President Bashar and the Muslim scholars vowed to assume their duties to rally support for the brave Gazans who prove a legendary resistance in front of one of the most sophisticated and advanced war machines in the world. The scholars valued the positive Syrian stance and the efforts exerted by President Assad to push for an end to the massacres including his call for an Arab summit.