How the common belief of Western Civilization (most of US is Christian) is that Syrian Refugees/Middle Easterners in general are terrorist, while in reality they're just normal people searching for better living opportunities.
Figure in a procession of tribute-bearers. The turban on his head and the style of his hair and beard identify him as someone from the west of the empire, probably the Syrian coast or Turkey. BCE, from the Palace of Sargon II, Khorsabad, Iraq.
Palmyra was an ancient city in central Syria. Located in an oasis, it had long been a vital caravan stop for travellers crossing the Syrian desert and was known as the Bride of the Desert. Palmyra is mentioned in the Bible as part of Solomon's Kingdom.