May 30th, 2011
11:50 PM ET

Video: Outrage in Syria over boy's death

Editor's note: CNN's John King and Arwa Damon speak with Prof. Fouad Ajami about the anti-government protests in Syria.

Related: Syrian military surrounds one town, shells another

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  1. Cate

    As the mother of 3 grown children I was sobbing watching the report on this poor little boy. To those who say that we who enjoy the freedom of democracy " cannot help everybody", I say, would you have the courage to walk in their shoes even for one day? I think I know the answer. Evil flourishes when good men do nothing. Must we continue to keep repeating the same mistakes of the past. Come on everyone!! Wake up!!

    May 31, 2011 at 11:07 pm |
  2. Lisa in Louisville

    This is, without a doubt, the sickest thing I've ever seen. It's horrifying to think that humans can do this to another human.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:29 pm |
  3. Mimo

    This is a lie, the parent of the boy were on syrian TV and denied that this crime was commited by the Syrian goverment. If you think a little bit logicaly you would question this, whay would the goverment do this and if they did kill that boy why wouldn't they hide or destoiy the body insted of giving it back, logic says they would get rid of the body and not give it back so the media can take photos and have evidence for a good story against them. Please people this is a media war agaist Syria, please wake up
    And you Anderson can you please be a little more profesioanl and verify what you talk about before you put on TV.
    And can you tell me why the united nation have a lot of sanctions on Syria and non on Yamen? Have you thought about that? Do you people care only about Syrian and love them and you don't care about Yamanis? is that why no body is saying anything about what is happening in Yamen or Bahrem?Please stop it...

    May 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  4. anna

    thank you for paying attention and reporting on such an important matter.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:27 pm |
  5. eunice

    That was a terrible aleged crime which happened to this young boy but John King's question what is the US going to do about helping the people of Syria? We can only pray for them. Don't you think we have ourselves in enought wars already? We cannot save or help everyone....

    May 31, 2011 at 5:57 pm |
  6. Fateh Entabi

    That you so much Anderson Cooper. Thank you CNN for educating people about what is going on in Syria.

    May 31, 2011 at 4:21 pm |
  7. Wisam Martini, MD

    Thank you for reporting about this young martyr of Syria, the hero Hamza Alkhateeb

    May 31, 2011 at 3:50 pm |
  8. Eyad

    The Assad regieme will be gone no doubt, it's just a matter of when. The people are not waiting for the US or UN or the NATO to come and help, cause they know they don't care. people will take matters into their own hands, and sooner or later it'll turn into a gun fight, once the people realise they are dealing with a mad dog!

    May 31, 2011 at 12:29 pm |
  9. Bayan Jondy

    Thank you for coverage on Syria. The Syrian regime had been lying for months. They are torturing and killing peaceful protesters, kids, and women. If the Syrian regime has nothing to hide than allow journalists and humanitarian aid into the country.

    May 31, 2011 at 10:32 am |
  10. R.Hares

    Thank you!

    May 31, 2011 at 8:02 am |
  11. lina

    Where is the world? Where is Obama? What are they waiting for? How many children should die for the world's conscience to wake up? It is a big shame on all the "free world" leaders to stand still and watch all the horror in Syria. History will judge you.

    May 31, 2011 at 4:56 am |
  12. The Syrian Crow

    thanks for letting the whole world know what is really happening in Syria
    that's what we know, and what we don't know is more horrifying, only the Syrian media is allowed to cover the events, and its ruled by the same regimen that kill the people
    The Syrian Crow is not my real name, I can't use my real name even that I live out side Syria because they gonna go after my family
    Bashar Alassad is a Wolf disguised as a lamb ...
    thank you again AC360 and CNN

    May 31, 2011 at 2:22 am |
  13. Fred

    Sounds like a stage being set up for the U.S, to enter into another war...

    May 31, 2011 at 2:17 am |
  14. Mo

    We say here a picture worth a thousand worlds, thank you bringing up these issues to the US citizen.
    We can’t claim that we are a civilized country and not condemn such action taken by the Syrian regime. We need to put more pressure on our government here to act with the rest of the civilized world to stop this regime. If we stand with Assad to gain some political points we will loss the people on the street, and we already know from our lesson in Egypt that aligning our strategy with a dictator is not the right way. This regime will not allow anyone from the outside to verify on the ground because they know the horror they inflected on the people.
    When you deny an entry to the UN group our any media to verify what’s going on, then you have something to hid.

    Thank you for keeping them honest,


    May 31, 2011 at 1:52 am |
  15. Talal Hamadeh

    Thank you for airing the under15 minutes of your show about the Syrian peoples uprising it is truly priceless, the people of Syria are totally alone with out any help from the Arab and the International community nor the Media for that manor, it is however because of the Dictator regime .
    The people of Syria extremely BRAVE knowing the fact that may never come back home after the demonstration or the arrest that may lead to killing after a long torture in a very ugly and slow way.
    Please do accept the amateur video as the official of the Syrian voice as it is the only way to the outside world.
    Thank you again and keep it up for Freedom.

    May 31, 2011 at 12:45 am |