"Please, go ahead," he said, kindly signaling her to speak.
"We will not surrender, God willing," she said. "We are walking along the righteous path. My cousins, my neighbors, the children of my neighbors all died, and many more have lost their lives. But I am not sad. We will be victorious in this life and the afterlife."
Al-Qassab looks older than her 18 years, and she speaks with impenetrable courage and bravery that generally masks any semblance of a giggling blushing bride only a few weeks into her marriage.
"We were married September 13, 2011," she said before finally cracking a smile and beginning to laugh. "I mean 2012." She turns to her husband, blushing and embarrassed. He looks down to hide that he is laughing, too, instead mumbling to correct her: "2012."
Nothing it seems but sheer faith in God moves the newlyweds and inspires them to love, and to fight and resist forces in Syria they feel must end.
After nearly every sentence, they defiantly say "Alhamdulillah," a common Muslim phrase meaning "I thank God."
"My only hope is that this monster will be removed from power so we can live in peace and our children can live in peace," Al-Qassab starts.
"And if not our kids, then the children of our community even if we die," her husband adds. "Alhamdulillah."