WATCH Miss Syria: Assad is a doctor, couldn't harm an ant

By JPOST.COM STAFF
May 7, 2015 11:42

Sarah Nakhleh says Syrian leader incapable of being "butcher."




Miss Syria interviews on Egyptian television, radio.

Miss Syria interviews on Egyptian television, radio.

Sarah Nakhleh, who won the title of Miss Arab Syria 2014 and was third-runner up in the Miss Arab World Pageant, expressed vehement support for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad in interviews to both an Egyptian TV channel and a radio show within a day of each other.

"Bashar al-Assad is a leader and an ophthalmologist," Nakhleh said in a video interview translated by MEMRI, "and no ophthalmologist in the world is capable of harming an ant."

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She reiterated her stance in a radio interview the next day, saying of Assad "I support him," and "at the end of the day he is a doctor and no doctor can possibly be a butcher."



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