It is like bumerang or when you make a fire to keep you warm but can't control it with the help of wind, you burn yourself. Fire is good itself.
Syria is one of the safest place on earth to me. People very friendly. Never need to worry about it, unless if youı behave unpolite or opposite way.
Something is very clear: be respectful. If you are respectful to their beliefs there is no problem at all.
I don't understand at all why all westeners/westerners ask about security situation about Turkey, Syria, Iran, etc. Middle East is not like this itself. Nobody wants to realise Palestinian problem and the rights for them for instance and then comnplaining about Islam. Islam has the same roots like Christianity but prophets different only. To Islam if you don't believe in Jesus and he is a prophet you are not a Muslim. Same for Moses,ü Salomon and others.
Respect is good and helps all the time.
"where the traveller goes, nobody knows ! "