"They are our own flesh and blood."
“We stand one hundred percent in solidarity with them.”
This video is a powerful reminder that many Muslims in Iraq do not support how ISIS is treating the Christians there. Help spread the word!
Here’s a transcript:
Guest: “[It is terrible] when people come and force you to leave your home. This is what happened to the Christians today.”
Nahi Mahdi: “Yes, the Christians. Today… I cried, at home.”
[Mahdi breaks down in tears]
Guest: “This is one genuine Iraqi we have here.”
Nahi Mahdi: “I went to the Al-Marbad market, near the city of Al-Zubeir. There is an area there which is predominantly Christian. I swear, they never made us feel… They are our own flesh and blood. Some of them have left for Sweden or Germany… Who does [ISIS] think it is to drive out our fellow countrymen?! I want to take the people of Mosul and the government to task. They must take immediate measures to help these people. Our country is like a rose, and its petals are the Christians, the Arabs, the Kurds, the Sabians, the Shabak people… These are all our countrymen. I don’t know what to say about this [ISIS].”
Iraqi Poet Abu Al-Hassanein Al-Rub’i: “The Christians have done nothing wrong. They haven’t hurt a soul. On the contrary, they are peaceful people, who love all sects. They are honorable people, with high moral values. They always maintain their sense of justice. We stand one hundred percent in solidarity with them.”