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  • Rand Paul on Syria: I can’t see sending my son to fight on the same side as al Qaeda

    08/30/2013 6:13:06 AM PDT · by theruleshavechanged · 136 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | August 30, 2013 | Charlie Spiering
    Paul also explained that he had difficulty seeing any American interests in the Syrian conflict. “I can’t see fighting to impose Sharia law in Syria,” Paul said. “I can’t see sending my son to fight with Islamic rebels against Christians. I also can’t see my son going to fight on the same side as al Qaeda.” Under Sharia law, Paul noted, Christians would be persecuted for blasphemy, citing a woman in Pakistan who was jailed for blasphemy after she drank from a cup shared by Muslim workers. “That is not something I want to send our boys and girls to...