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The Bulgaria-based Free Syria Association and the Association of Syrian Refugees warned at a press conference on Thursday that the country's media was negatively distorting the image of refugees.

"We feel obliged to thank [Bulgarian society] for the tolerance and empathy it demonstrated so far, but also to note that propagating xenophobia and intolerance towards others... is a precondition for new conflicts and divisions," the Syrian organisations said in a joint declaration.

Their reaction was provoked by an article, broadly shared on social networks, in which someone identified as a 16-year-old Syrian girl claimed that the majority of the Syrian refugees hate Christians and "only think about how to cut their throats".


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