How Deployed Soldiers Keep The Christmas Spirit Alive

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Solidarity Between Muslims And Christians


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In a time of constant strife between races and religions in the world today, a little solidarity certainly goes a long way. This display certainly indicates that. A Muslim businessman named Yassi Saad took it upon himself, with the help of volunteers from the Iraqi Army, to erect a large Christmas tree in war-torn Baghdad. The tree was one of the largest around and came with the hefty price tag of $24,000. Yassi wanted to create a show of peace between the two religions and as he put it, created the display 201cin order to join our Christian brothers in their holiday celebrations,201d and to help 201cIraqis forget their anguish, especially the war in Mosul.201d Iraqi Christians have been some of the most heavily affected groups in the war with ISIS, so this beautiful display of solidarity is certainly emblematic of the holiday season.

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