Since the Assad regime turned its weapons on the Syrian Arab Spring uprising in 2011, over 465,000 Syrians have been killed, 1 million more have been injured, & 12 million–more than half the country’s population–have been forced to flee their homes. More than 5.5 million fled abroad & registered as refugees. Those are the voices that have been shouted down & drowned out by western Assad propagandists & their fellow travelers. The racism & Islamophobia should take our breath away.