Syrian lands in Arkansas after fleeing

He keeps tabs on uprising

Posted: June 19, 2012 at 3:39 a.m.

Syrian journalist Omar al-Muqdad (right) speaks Monday with Sara Bishop (center), volunteer coordinator for refugee resettlement for St. Joseph Catholic Church in Fayetteville, and Rebecca Bryant with Catholic Charities of Arkansas at the organization’s Springdale office. Al Muqdad, who lived in Turkey for a few months after fleeing Syria, recently moved to Arkansas.

A Syrian activist plans to continue helping with the uprising in his home country from his new home in Fayetteville, where he moved this month.

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Northwest Arkansas, Pages 7 on 06/19/2012