Iraqi Church Teaches Us how to Vet Refugees and Save Christians

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.”

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