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Santa Makes Refugee Kids' First Holiday Experience in US Memorable

Santa Claus, it turns out, bears a striking resemblance to Mahmoud Mahmoud, director of the Church World Service office in Jersey City, New Jersey. That’s because he was Santa, who just happened to be Muslim, for the nearly 40 refugee children who caught their first-ever glimpse of him during their premiere winter holiday experience in the United States. Many of them had come from as far away as Syria, Iraq and Afghanistan. Church World Service, with the help of sponsors and...

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