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Last updated: May 16, 2014

Syrian activist and Assad supporter clash in live interview over "Assadphobia" (VIDEO)

Banner Icon "The world must go to a hospital to deal with its disease - Assadphobia," shouts the Syrian regime propagandist during this live interview.

To discuss the Arab Spring in the context of Syria, CCTV's Anand Naidoo is joined by Bassam Abu Abdullah, Head of the Damascus Center for Strategic Studies in Syria; and Rafif Jouejati, Director of the Free-Syria Foundation.

Clearly, they have very opposing views of the situation. Dr. Abdullah claims the opposition has no resonance among ordinary Syrians and labels opposition leader Ahmad Jarba as a "narcotics businessman". He also blames Jouejati for being based in Washington and thus unuware of the situation on the ground.

Her response: "As the good doctor just said, he invites me to come to Syria to see for myself. Unfortunately I can't because there are execution orders for me, because I have spoken out for a transition and because I have spoken for democracy."

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