WALLINGFORD, Conn. (WTNH)-- As tension with Syria rises, area Muslims are speaking out about what role they think the United States should play in a possible military intervention.
The call to prayer for Muslims echoes inside the Islamic Center of Wallingford.
They pray for their families, friends and recently for the Syrian people.
"We are all Muslim and any Muslim has a problem or anything happens, we feel our own bodies, same thing," said Abdus Salam, member of the Islamic Center of Wallingford.
And given what's unfolding in the region as the conflict between rebels and those loyal to Bashar-Al Assad escalate, that feeling is being expressed in a call to action.
"Everybody has to take responsibility, bottom line," said Salam.
Many members of the Muslim community in Connecticut say they support military intervention in Syria. The question though they say needs to be asked, is how far that intervention goes.
For practicing members of Islam like Abdus Salam, it's a question that comes with no easy answer.
But he does say the United State's role should be limited to air support.
"They have to collect their own labor like Jordan, Turkey, United Arab Emerates, Saudi, all Muslim countries for the peace," said Salam. "If you kill the innocent people, you'll be punished."
They pray the peace they enjoy in Connecticut, others will soon have a half a world away.
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