Stunning Reuters Admission: Christians In Aleppo Syria Celebrate Peace and Hope For Christmas…

“Whoa”, is the initial word which comes to mind seeing a Reuters article describing Christians in Aleppo celebrating peace and hope for the first time in five years in Syria.

I can genuinely say I never expected to see Reuters present a factually truthful article, which, at its very core and central reality, simultaneously shows how almost all Western media reporting was based on falsehoods, lies and political ideology.

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The previously promoted narrative surrounding the “Syrian Rebels” is stunningly incompatible against the outlined reality.  The article doesn’t go as far as explaining that the “rebels” were the Islamic extremists; however, it is logically impossible for the content of the article to be accurate unless the reader accepts the now exiled radical citizenry were, and are, supporters of the Islamic State (ISIS) and other Sunni Muslim insurgent groups.

The fleeing Islamic extremists are now heading to safe harbor in Turkey, where the formerly exiled leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood were also given a new home.  What does that say about the future for Turkey, a NATO member?  A looming question.

aleppo-christmas-3REUTERS –  Christians in Aleppo celebrated under a giant Christmas tree lit up for the first time in five years, hailing what many described as the return of peace to a city that came back under full government control last week.

The fall of rebel-held east Aleppo was the biggest victory of Syria’s nearly six-year-old civil war for supporters of President Bashar al-Assad, and many in pro-government parts of the city have been jubilant.

However, the rebel defeat has also brought severe hardship on civilians who fled from insurgent-held areas, thousands of whom have been forced to camp in wilderness under the snow. Aid groups say many are in peril and children have died from exposure to severe winter weather.

In the war ravaged St. Elias Cathedral located on what was long the frontline in Aleppo’s historic Old City, priests prayed for peace at the first Christmas Eve Mass for five years, attended by dozens of worshippers, including some Russian officers.

“The festive atmosphere is great. It’s a new birth for Jesus Christ and a new birth for the city of Aleppo,” said George Bakhash, a Christian community leader.

He said the numbers attending mass across the city had surged, now that worshippers no longer feared missiles from rebel-held areas.

Many Syrian Christians supported the government in the civil war, viewing Assad, a member of a Shi’ite-derived minority sect, as a protector against rebel fighters mainly drawn from Syria’s Sunni Muslim majority.

In the comparatively undamaged parts of the city that had long been held by the government, restaurants were thronged by Christians late into the night.

Hundreds of people danced and celebrated in the Azizya neighborhood, where the public Christmas tree had gone unlit since rebels took the eastern half of the city in 2012. Giant posters depicted Assad and his Christian ally, Russian President Vladimir Putin.

In live footage shown on state television, a woman identified as the mother of slain Syrian soldier carried her son’s picture alongside an image of the Virgin Mary. “I am sure his soul is in peace now because Aleppo has been liberated,” she said.  (read more)

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115 Responses to Stunning Reuters Admission: Christians In Aleppo Syria Celebrate Peace and Hope For Christmas…

  1. auscitizenmom says:

    I have been so very confused about what was happening in Syria. I think now we know.

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    • Gabriel says:

      Same here. You know when you have Hezbollah defending Christians and fighting along side of them and giving them aid, that something isn’t as it’s being portrayed.

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      • Betty says:

        Do you have a link for this “Hezbollah defending Christians” ? I searched Sundance’s post and followed the link provided at (read more) and searched it, but found no reference to what you are saying.

        So I wonder if you are deliberately trying to cause confusion. I apologize if I am wrong and please provide a link.

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      • Sunshine says:

        If Hizballah is defending Christians, it is because they need the Christians on their side. Nothing more.
        In Syria and Lebanon, Christians formed their own militias and were/are very successful in defending their territory.
        This alliance is only temporary. The rules of war…

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      • Sunshine says:

        Also, I would not say the word ‘defending’. Rather ‘working with’ Christians.

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      • Oncefired says:

        Syria used the be the most religiously diverse Country in the Middle East! Basically everybody lived peacefully, sometimes it takes Dictators to actually protect different religious sects. If you look into it further it is usually the Sunni Sect of Islam that causes all the problems and tries to force Sharia Law on the population and is not tolerant at all of other religions. The reason we look at the Shia Muslims the same way is because they were held down for so long in Iraq, that when we toppled Saddam, they became drunk with power & Iranian influence and started committing atrocities against the Sunni’s. Same thing for Libya, it was a very Modern Society, Qaddafi treated his citizens very well, they had modern aqueducts for water and they were given free college and housing, he was skimming billions for himself, but was also spending billions to make his citizenry modern and wealthy and one day the Hildabeast decided to bomb that country back to stone age because they were trying to create a Gold Backed Dinar to trade oil with. Now it is a failed state helping all the refugees going to Europe. The atrocities going unreported now are happening in Yemen, while the lying MSM tell us to look at Syria and blame Russia. Saudi Arabia with our backing is laying waste to Yemen. I get so pissed off when I think about the meddling we do in other Countries, I am not making excuses for Dictators, but the devastation we leave behind is just unfathomable! We really need to leave other Countries alone and worry about our own Country and our own People! I could rant on and on about the Cluster-fck all our foreign entanglements have turned into! China & Russia go into Country’s and offer to build bridges, pipelines and schools, we send the IMF in to put them in a Boondoggle of debt, which usually ends up in war, So think about it, if you were some small country that had natural resources and needed help with infastructure – who would you actually want to partner with? “Confessions of an Economic Hit Man” is a good read if you really want to know what we actually do to other less fortunate Countries! The whole Syria debacle was started just to over throw Assad, so the House of Saud could run a Nat-Gas Pipeline into Europe, so they weren’t entirely dependent on Russia. I Apologize for the Rant on Christmas!

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    • julegate says:

      President Obama,Hillary Clinton, NATO and Israel created ISIS, invaded a sovereign country(Syria) for its natural resources (mostly oil). In the process the Elites used the average Muslim as scapegoats, forced them out of their own countries by the continual
      bombing, participated in multiple atrocities against the people and destroyed ancient Christain sites. No wonder the US and Israel were voted the two most dangerous countries in the world.
      My personal opinion is it is sad indeed for America to have been used in this manner by the Globalists, Bushs, Clntons, Obama, big Banks etc. For Christian Putin ( to whom I am grateful) to stop the fighting and rescue the people from the horrors of this unnecessary “war” to be considered the hero is a strange twist of events. Think of he turn of events from WWII when America was viewed as the liberator to now.
      I have no doubt that President Trump and his team are going to correct the ship.

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    • General P. Malaise says:

      it is really simple, the media and the obama administration and the European Union and the UN has been lying to the world.

      pray for Trump to succeed.

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    • trapper says:

      Remember the words of Ayn Rand: “Contradictions do not exist. Whenever you think you are facing a contradiction, check your premises. You will find that one of them is wrong.”

      So the image we have is one of a Christian president bowing to a Sunni king and supporting Sunni Muslim radicals who are murdering Christians who are being defended by Shiite Muslims while we are being told by that president that all Muslims are peace-loving and while we are at the same time being told from the right that all Muslims are enemies of Christians, while that president sells out his Sunni king and does a deal with the most powerful Shiite country (Iran) that drives Israel and the Sunni king into a new alliance.

      This is quite a ball of contradictions. You tell me which premises are false. Your Christmas puzzle to work on.

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      • auscitizenmom says:

        Well, we can start with “Everything Obama told us is a lie.” He says Assad has to go, therefore he needs to stay.

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      • Sam says:

        If Obama is the Christian president in question, the first mistake is assuming he is Christian despite his many statements to the contrary. He’s a muslim, so naturally he would bow to the Saudi king. And he doesnot consider himself American.

        The president involved in a gun running scheme to ME sunni rebels happened because his SecState wanted and helped set it up. The purpose was both to make lots of money and to sow chaos that removes dictators Assad and Qaddafy. Both Syria and Libya have oil and Qadaffi had been hoarding gold. Wonder who got that gold?

        Publicity hound and blowhards like John McCain supported war, so I assume there was money in it for him as well as a junket to countries being or about to be torn by war. He’s something of an albatross.

        The Iran “treaty” was to be part of O’s legacy. Nixon opened China and Obama opened Iran. The two have little in common but no matter.

        Dang! I have lots more but have to go attend the Christmas ham and baste itagain. Then make the spuds into twice baked potatoes.

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        • shadowcole says:

          I found George Webb’s video’s asking “Where is Eric Braverman” on youtube to be very helpful in understanding the connections of Clinton, McCain, Comey, Morrell and numerous others to get oil, money and possibly child trafficking. Watch them from early in the days following Braverman’s disappearance. It’s amazing what he has put together.

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      • Risin'Tide says:

        You had me at Ayn Rand. Looking back over the years all the contradictions are there involving “Globalism”. Syria appears to be a case in point..

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    • Farmon says:

      Hmm. I’m not sure we’ll know until SD puts together a briefing like he/she did on Benghazi. That was outstanding. I printed it. I thank God for CTH and am in awe of your real journalism. Let us continue to pray persecuted brothers and sisters in Christ everywhere. With a President Trump I pray we will put the last several decades behind and start winning, winning and more winning.

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    • Sunshine says:

      I was never confused. PEW Research conducted a big poll among Muslims living in rebel areas. Extremely high majority support Sharia Law and the Islamic rebels.
      The few Christians living in refugee camps are persecuted by their Muslim citizens.
      Those few Christians that were placed in German refugee centers had to be isolated and relocated because of Syrian Muslim persecution.
      Today, many tens of thousands of Muslim Syrians are now living among us while the Christians were abandoned.
      Never forget: these people sided with the Islamists.

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    • mopar2016 says:

      Yes the state run media in the US can be very confusing.

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      • Nchadwick says:

        I don’t know what the heck you are all talking about, the state department daily briefings are so transparent and informational!

        Fing joke, so defensive and condescending…The briefings and the way they are conducted show one thing – They definitely speak for the corrupt and bs that Kerry/HRC and represent the conduct of the SECRETARIES they serve…

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    • Syrian Chap says:

      Christians celebrating Christmas doesn’t necessarily mean that Assad is not a killer.

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    • SharkFL says:

      What was happening: Barry Obama from Hawaii was pushing radical islamist rule across the ME. If he had his way, Assad would have been deposed or killed by now, the Muslim Brotherhood would have been in charge of Syria, and his caliphate would be one step closer. Aleppo would be a ghost town of death and the light of Christmas would be gone forever.

      Too bad for Barry that good triumphs over evil. Too bad for the world that the US media pushed an evil leader on our country. Who are these people?

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  2. Richie_Rich says:

    Russia has freed Aleppo with no thanks to the Obama Administration’s heel dragging lies about how the USA was going to destroy the JV team ISIS (which was secretly (or not so) funded and supported by Sunni Dictators like those in Saudi Arabia. It is my greatest hope that Trump will not give in to the anti-Russian Political Royal crowd who have been bought off by the Saudis.

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  3. Finalage says:

    Amazing. What truly is going on in Allepo? If it is as Sundance is saying, how truly evil are the media elites that have been making victims of Islamic radicals? All this talk of Allepo to get the US entangled in yet another Mideast conflict on behalf of radicals? It’s obscene.

    I have a feeling President Trump will ally with Russia to destroy ISIS and these rebels and bring stability. It may anger Saudi Arabia and the gulf states that want Assad gone and Iranian influence diminished in Syria, but we won’t take on Russia and start WW3 over Syria!

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  4. georgiafl says:

    Because of 29,984 documented deadly jihad attacks since 9/11/01, the world is getting sick and tired of Muslims.

    Muslims are a nuisance and danger in whatever country they infest. They attack hospitals and schools, churches and mosques, weddings and funerals, court houses, police stations and barracks, health workers and priests – they even attack each other. http://www.thereligionofpeace.com

    Time for the world to serve notice – shape up or prepare to ship out and meet your virgins a bit early.

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  5. Raven says:

    Rejoice!
    Rejoice!
    Immanuel has come to you,
    Oh Israel,
    and Aleppo,
    and us all.

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  6. Rickster says:

    If Pres elect DJT can get the Muslim Brotherhood back on the Terror list it will drain a great portion of the Swamp. How many members are now imbedded in our Govt, who knows. My guess is more than we know or want. Merry Christmas my deplorable Friends!!!! 🙂

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  7. Marv says:

    Seems ironic that the “Chemical attacks” by Assad on his own people ( as the msm reported) have diminished since the “moderate rebels” have been expelled. You would think that this wonderful expression of unity would be a perfect opportunity for a massive chemical attack by Assad on his own people. Methinks 1+1 no longer equals 2….never believed for a minute he was doing it. Man the lies are unbelievable.

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  8. Sandra-VA says:

    We know that the US was arming and training the “moderate rebels” – and we also know that they were AQ (Clinton even talks about this in the released SD emails). McCain, Clinton, Kerry et al along with the media have gaslighted all of us. The rebels were NOT the friends of the people of Aleppo. There were early reports that the “rebels” had used the chemical weapons… even proof offered… which quickly changed to Assad did it.

    The entire ME was thrown into war by Clinton/Obama – Arab Spring was created and caused by the Obama machine! Muslim Brotherhood had meetings at the WHITE HOUSE with Obama!!!! The goal was to replace all the secular ME leaders with MB. Erdogan originally was besties with Obama. Erdogan wants his own Caliphate. ISIS ended up with all of the equipment and the US trained “rebels” courtesy of Obama.

    So much has been going on that we were lied to about… so much.

    The USA has been on the wrong side of a lot of things for the past 8 yrs.

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    • Daniel says:

      Hillary talked Obama into supporting regime change to help Israel, not the Mooooslim Brotherhood. See the quote in Wikileaks proving this.

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    • MaineCoon says:

      Treason. Grounds for impeachment I would say. Crooked congress complicit. Drain the swamp.

      Liked by 2 people

    • mopar2016 says:

      And with Gaddafi out of the way there’s nothing to stop the islamic invasion of the EU.
      Turkey likes to flood the EU with the cult of islam too.
      I guess the EU welcomes the invasion, they never seem to learn.
      The bottom line is, there’s nothing good about islam. It’s still the 7th century in islam, and what you see is what you get.

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    • waltherppk says:

      Arab Spring is nothing but a sick euphemism for a US sponsored and Obama endorsed militant islamist radical genocidal uprising as has been the signature behavior of muslim savages for more than a thousand years. The only cure for that murderous ideology is a cessation of pulse and respiration for all those who practice it OR enable it.

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      • Rudy Bowen says:

        There is a science fiction (military) author by the name of Ian Douglas and in one of his story lines the world basically gangs up on the Islamists, of every stripe, whipping them militarily and imposing a reform agenda/treaty called the ‘White Covenant’. No one could proselytize their religious beliefs under it, including the victors.
        Something along those lines is probably the only way we can come to a permanent solution, but even that dream of a positive outcome is going to involve lots of fighting even if it can be done.
        It’s definitely a huge problem that must be dealt with now that nuclear weapons are becoming easier to build or acquire.
        Otherwise, I reckon we are looking at a self inflicted ‘extinction level event’ sometime this century.

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        • waltherppk says:

          You don’t believe the bible obviously. If you did then you already know what is the fate of the muslims and that it was foretold before they came to exist. They will be exterminated.

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  9. Daniel says:

    I sincerely hope neoconservatives and Christian Zionists do not talk Trump into continuing this destabilization of Syria. Mike Pence is one who spoke badly of Russia for having the audacity to accept the invitation of the legal Syrian government to help it defeat Islamic terror. Of course he didn’t put it in those words, but his opposition to Russia, Iran and Hezbollah, even when they are helping fight ISIS and Al Qaeda in Syria , is disturbing. We can’t afford to get sucked into another regime change effort.

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  10. Daniel says:

    Israel has supported this chaos in Syria and has repeatedly acted as the air force for ISIS and AL QAEDA.

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    • Sandra-VA says:

      You are severely mistaken. As usual.

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      • entagor says:

        No, Daniel is not mistaken. I am not involved in personalities, he has these facts right. They are simply not being reported on MSNBC – or – FOX. I have saved news reports going back to July 2015

        Here is one article about the generic support Israel has been continuing to supply to ‘rebels’ which include al qaeda and al nusra
        http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2015-12-14/israel-supports-islamic-terrorists

        Israel has been supplying air support for some time now too, attacking Assad’s troops
        Jerusalem Post 10-31-15
        http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Report-Israeli-Air-Force-attacked-Hezbollah-targets-in-Syria-430616

        Jerusalem Post 11-24-15
        http://www.jpost.com/Arab-Israeli-Conflict/Syrian-opposition-claims-IAF-struck-targets-in-country-on-Monday-435233

        This is the elephant in the room we dare not speak. Israel apparently decided al qaeda al nusra was not as bad as hezbollah. But given the fact that Obama wanted Assad crushed, without Russia/Hezbollah, Assad would have been crushed, and the Christians erased.

        I recall last Christmas, Assad visited a Christian church during midnight mass and displayed a friendliness not seen by other muslim leaders. Assad belongs to a sect that is much more tolerant to Christianity, which is probably why so many muslim leaders want him squished like a bug. Some might call his visit a publicity stunt, but the truth is, the hard core muslims would never ‘defile’ themselves by such behavior

        You can google ‘Assad Makes Yuletide Visit to Christian Church in Damascus’ for the breitbart artcle

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        • Gabriel says:

          Totally agree, Israel needs to stop being treated with kid gloves and own up to their own problems. They have the same issues with Globalists in their government that everyone else does and the White Hats vs. the Black Hats conflict that Sundance writes about, is no different with Mossad than it is with the CIA and the United States, and with MI6 in the UK.

          The Globalists in Israel are basically the Zionists, not every Jewish person is a Zionist and not every Zionist is a Jew.

          Get tired of voicing something negative about the Israeli Globalists ( Zionists ) for fear of being labeled anti-israel.

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        • georgiafl says:

          Israel only attacks threats to its security.

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      • Rudy Bowen says:

        With this I agree. Where does he get this stuff? With a vivid imagination?

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    • mopar2016 says:

      That’s because Iran owns Syria. They have for a long time.

      People forget that the old adage “The enemy of my enemy is my friend” doesn’t play in the muslim world. We don’t need to be there. We don’t need to push democracy in these third world dumps. I’m fine with them killing each other, just like they have for centuries.
      We don’t need to be there.

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  11. Daniel says:

    Sundance, I wish you would reveal the role of the Israel Lobby in the push for regime change. Too many here are clueless about it.

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  12. chilloutyo says:

    Our deceased Ambassador in Libya was probably supplying Libyan weapons to the same radical Islamists in Syria who were suppressing the Christians there. Anyway, Merry Christmas!

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  13. leebelieu says:

    God bless the the faithful, Merry Christmas! Enjoy your celebration Syrian Christians!

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  14. Joe Knuckles says:

    I would like to know who was on those “evacuation buses” that were shown by the propaganda media, and where did they go?

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  15. ediegrey says:

    Thanks be to God – reading this makes me feel so glad. Hope truly reigns again. Donald Trump has a big job to do, may God be with him.

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  18. Clownzilla says:

    Seeing as the Rothschild family owns AP & Reuters, I wonder what they’re up to, possibly trying to get back some money they lost promoting the current waterfall of garbage that is presented as news? All the same, it is nice to see this reported.

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  19. georgiafl says:

    What our leaders have done in Syria and the Middle East is despicable……..there are no words for the amount of contempt and disgust they deserve. Obama, Clinton and Kerry have fomented the vilest ideology and its slaughter, destruction and evil.

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    • Rudy Bowen says:

      I wouldn’t have believed I could despise them any more than I already do, but if the truth is anything like what it is beginning to look like, that they have been encouraging and supporting the likes of ISIS and Assad is basically just being removed for the globalist cabals…then I can honestly say these are some of the lowest, despicable, orcish excuses for humans in history.
      Those scum need to be dragged through the mud and executed…they are equivalent, to me, of the monsters that stood trial at Nuremburg. I honestly hope I live to see them all put to death.

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      • georgiafl says:

        I just want to live long enough to spit and pour dust on their graves.

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      • georgiafl says:

        Our leaders have been working for the Saudis…and now the Ayatollahs.

        Well, Jimmy Carter sided with the Ayatollahs and his last speech was praising Islam (like the Pope has done) which shows neither of them have any spiritual discernment.

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  20. distracted2 says:

    What a beautiful sight!

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