ali abuzeid: I was nervous, very nervous, said Mahmoud Abuzeid, according to CTV. His older brother, Ali, says it was a big adjustment. The Abuzeid brothers came to Canada from Syria and couldn't speak a word of English. When I got here, I felt lonely because it was different, everything was different around me, said Ali Abuzeid. Some children who escaped war-torn countries have mixed emotions on their arrival to Canada. People, language, and everything. (www.immigrantscanada.com). As reported in the news.