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July 23, 2014

Muslims join Christians in declaring 'I am Iraqi, I am Christian'

Hundreds rally to show support for Christians targeted by a rebel group in Iraq.

In this Saturday, July 19, 2014 photo, displaced Christians who fled the violence in Mosul, pray at Mar Aframa church in the town of Qaraqoush on the outskirts of Mosul, Iraq. (AP Photo)

Hundreds rallied in Baghdad on Sunday to show solidarity with Christians who are being threatened by the Islamic State (IS) group in northern Iraq. Thousands of Christians in Mosul, Iraq's second largest city are being forced by the rebel group to convert to Islam, pay a tax, leave or face execution.

Netizens are using hashtags like #WeAreN and #IAmNazrene to share images from the rally. Below, Muslims and Christians throughout Baghdad are seen holding signs which read, "I am Iraqi, I am Christian."


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