Across the country, average citizens, NGOs, mosques and churches have all reached out to offer refuge to the hundreds of thousands of refugees made homeless by the Islamic State over the past two months. People are refusing to be divided between religious and sectarian lines. Across Iraq, Muslims have offered refuge to Christians, Christians to Muslims, and both to many of the small groups of minorities, such as the Yezidis, who have been targeted hardest by Islamic State militants.

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