Friday, November 16, 2007

Come Home to Iraq

Michael Yon has posted his latest Dispatch, which is a photo story. Just to tease you, here is one caption.
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.”
For the whole story you will need to go his site and take in the whole story. Mr Yon is a true national treasure and I wish he would get more of the credit that is due him. He has such a way with the pictures and the words. He is a rare man who can convey the emotion and sense of what is going on around him. He expresses it through his captions which focus on people but relate to the bigger picture. I can't remember which person first said it but there is a true saying, "Take care of the small stuff and the big will take care of itself."

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