By NBC News
December 18, 2015

The Syrian refugee known as “The Scientist” on the popular Humans of New York blog arrived Thursday to a new life in the United States with four of his children and a simple message: It’s not about him. It’s about Syria.

The story of the man — a Kurdish civil engineer who asked NBC News to refer to him as Abu Ammar to protect his family in Syria — sparked an outpouring of compassion. Actor Edward Norton launched a fund-raiser that raised $450,000 for him — even President Barack Obama contributed.

Abu Ammar, speaking through an interpreter Thursday night…

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