ABC 20/20 correspondent Elizabeth Vargas traveled to Iraq to document the difficulty Iraqi Christians are facing as they are forced by ISIL to leave their homes. Vargas is seen speaking with a priest who has just 24 hours to airlift a family from a deadly war zone. Even when the airport is closed and no one seems able to get out, the refugees believe there is hope.
Vargas interviews a number of refugees and asks them questions like what’s the one thing you couldn’t leave behind. Many answered passport, phone, laptop, and crucifix. But Vargas’ most memorable interview is with a 10-year-old girl named Myriam who says she forgives ISIL, just as Jesus said to “forgive each other, love each other the way I love you.” When Vargas asks the little girl what she wants now, now that she’s at a refugee camp, Myriam says “for there to be no wars. With no wars there will be love,” she said. “If there is no love there is no justice. And justice is what satisfies humans.” ABC 20/20 airs Fridays at 10pm.
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