I was shocked Friday night. My wife and I had just gotten home from our company Christmas party. While I don’t usually watch “20/20,” I clicked on the channel and to my surprise I was surprised.
It was about an “American husband and wife team [that] helped more than 100 Iraqi Christian refugees escape ISIS terror threats in their homeland and flee to Europe. Joseph and Michele Assad, former U.S. counter-terrorism officers, helped arrange for 25 families, 149 refugees in all including 62 children, to board a privately-chartered plane in the Kurdistan region of Iraq on Dec. 10, and land in Kosice, Slovakia, where they will be granted asylum within a month.”
It’s an inspiring story, especially coming from “ABC News’ “20/20” that “followed the refugees throughout their journey, from a church providing them shelter in Iraq to starting a new life in Slovakia.”
One of the most interesting parts of the process of getting the Iraqi Christians out of the country because of the approaching ISIS forces was the vetting process.
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