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16 November 2007

don't you want to read GOOD news too?

Michael Yon is an independent embedded journalist who last week won the 2007 Best Military Weblog Award.

Today’s
Online Magazine dispatch really touched me. It is a short post with wonderful pictures. The Muslim community in a section of Baghdad is urging their Christian neighbors to return to their home in Iraq. (you photographers out there will want to look at the pictures here...trust me)

Christian Moms and Muslim Moms have a great deal in common….children play and tease and annoy each other no matter who they are or where they live. The world really is very small.

excerpt:

Today, Muslims mostly filled the front pews of St John’s. Muslims who want their Christian friends and neighbors to come home. The Christians who might see these photos likely will recognize their friends here. The Muslims in this neighborhood worry that other people will take the homes of their Christian neighbors, and that the Christians will never come back. And so they came to St John’s today in force, and they showed their faces, and they said, “Come back to Iraq. Come home.” They wanted the cameras to catch it. They wanted to spread the word: Come home. Muslims keep telling me to get it on the news. “Tell the Christians to come home to their country Iraq.”

6 comments:

Latharia said...

You are right! Those pictures are amazing ... and the story, inspiring!

Matt-Man said...

The average citizen of EVERY country, religion, and race have the same things in common. Cheers Kat!!

Mel said...

Absolutely.....good news like that is always welcomed, rarely shared.

Thanks for sharing the good news.
Way awesome photos!

Travis said...

Perhaps world leaders and radical fundamentalists of all creeds should begin to listen to the ordinary citizens of the world who just want a safe environment to raise their children and make their way.

Amazing Gracie said...

What a blessing! That is a great report and I thoroughly enjoyed seeing the photos, although it was a tad difficult to see through the tears in my eyes...
~~~Blessings~~~

Mimi Lenox said...

Those photographs are amazing. It really says it all. Travis is right. This is the news we should see everyday.