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Christmas in Iran ?!?!?!

Iran: Tis the season, also in the Islamic Republic

At Tehran's Zaeem flower shop in Pasteur Square, a stone's throw from the office of President Mahmoud Ahmdinejad, you can spot something unexpected for the Islamic Republic of Iran: a small Christmas tree.
Ahmad, the busy salesman, says he's been putting the trees up for about eight years. "During the final days of the year, we add all the lights and decorations to the tree that are meaningful for the Christians," he said.
Despite Iran's image as an austere Islamic theocracy, there is a diversity of religious subcultures.


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A refreshing attitude, maybe it will spread!

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"If the Muslim minority in the U.S. can have the right to celebrate their Ramadan, the Christians have the same right to do so here," said Narges Maliki, a book illustrator.
Plus, the Christmas trees delight the children. Who could argue with that?"
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Wow,I never thought Christmas would reach them over there.Very nice to hear.
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there are Christians in Iraq as well....All over the world...let´s hope people will wake up and be like the people in the above thread...just live together peacefully and respect each other´s traditions and religions....Merry Christmas
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It is refreshing to see a minority celebrate in spite of their cirmcumstances. Good for them!
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