"In winter I met, amongst many others, a pregnant woman from Syria in a refugee transit camp desperately seeking assurance that she would not need to deliver her baby on the cold floors of the vast hall where she was housed. Back in Syria she had been a university professor."
That was the only reference to Syria I could find.
To me the talk was more about these comments -
"There are highly charged arguments in governments and across society regarding what the definition of a refugee is and what should be done to assist the refugees. My remarks are not intended in any way to form part of that heated discussion, nor to comment on immigration policy, but rather to focus on the people who have been driven from their homes and their countries by wars that they had no hand in starting."
"We must be careful that news of the refugees’ plight does not somehow become commonplace when the initial shock wears off and yet the wars continue and the families keep coming. Millions of refugees worldwide, whose stories no longer make the news, are still in desperate need of help."
"Additionally, each one of us can increase our awareness of the world events that drive these families from their homes. We must take a stand against intolerance and advocate respect and understanding across cultures and traditions. Meeting refugee families and hearing their stories with your own ears, and not from a screen or newspaper, will change you."
Then there was this comment -
"My current assignment is in Europe, where one and a quarter million of these refugees have arrived over the last year from war-torn parts of the Middle East and Africa."
We all know the middle east is a mess, it always has been. Read the Old Testament if you don't know this. But last time I checked a map, Syria was not in Africa and they have plenty of problems of their own. I don't think most intelligent people subscribe to the same belief, of what Elder Kearon was talking about, that grasshopper does. The last thing I want to be is controlled by the media... unless it is BYUTV..