Friday, November 9, 2007

A Picture Your Local Newspaper Isn't Going To Show

Muslims and Christians, coming together, to restore a church to operation. Where was this? In Iraq--and what it says about how well things are going there--is why you aren't going to see it:
A Muslim man had invited the American soldiers from “Chosen” Company 2-12 Infantry to the church, where I videotaped as Muslims and Christians worked and rejoiced at the reopening of St John’s, an occasion all viewed as a sign of hope.

The Iraqis asked me to convey a message of thanks to the American people. ” Thank you, thank you,” the people were saying. One man said, “Thank you for peace.” Another man, a Muslim, said “All the people, all the people in Iraq, Muslim and Christian, is brother.” The men and women were holding bells, and for the first time in memory freedom rang over the ravaged land between two rivers. (Videotape to follow.)

Michael Yon, the photographer, has authorized a limited, no-fee use of it by the media. Email him for details.

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