PATERSON - More than a dozen Syrian-Americans gathered in Paterson Tuesday night to watch President Barack Obama's speech on Syria.

Many of the residents watching the speech were conflicted about what the U.S. should do in war-torn Syria. They were also concerned about the actions being taken by the United Nations.

Prospect Park Mayor Mohammed Khairullah, a Syrian-American, says many in the community favor a military strike to weaken Assad's regime. Other Syrian-Americans say that by backing down, Obama gives Assad more time to kill his people in an attempt to crush the rebels.