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My President Obama announced an end to the war in Iraq most Americans breathed a sigh of relief knowing that our troops to be soon returning home.
But what would become of the thousands of Iraqis who risked their lives by working directly for our armed forces.
Thirty year old -- -- apology is one of those people the mother of two was an engineer she worked closely with our military and as a result.
She was assaulted.
Her father was kidnapped and her husband it was murder Sara joins us now along with Mike -- whose organization was able to step in.
He's the co-founder of Iraqi refugee assistance project it's wonderful to have both of you here and -- were so happy that you are safe here now.
And can tell your story.
Let media just sounds spyware background let me tell our viewers what happened in 2003 you started an engineering firm in new ended up providing.
Support and supplies to the US military you provided that -- barriers.
With trailers and with -- gravel among other things.
Why did you want to do that for US soldiers.
You know because Sweden Italy and and ending at today's -- government support -- -- people they -- thousand miles sleeping their families to support us.
And you want to be with them and tool Bill -- country.
And he came here aren't -- -- to doesn't seem to free us and we -- like.
-- people forget you know the Iraqi People you know and my -- we supposed to be side by side with them and you articulate than them.
You did this a great risk to yourself and your family as we said.
Your body guard was murdered you were assaulted your father was kidnapped your husband.
Was killed in retaliation.
For your work do you understand the terrible consequences that could come to your family.
If you helping the US soldiers.
We understand this and -- And but this is what we believed then and we feel it's that I think.
And we -- -- -- fifteen because we know we -- lightweight and there's people think it differently.
And the you know I think on the night and they don't want to be in my case I think just because they are night.
We can sick and not good.
Yes -- organization was founded to protect people like Farrah out why has that been such a challenge.
Well it's been very very difficult imports because of the bureaucratic hurdles that that exist for getting people.
Out even those who you know like -- with unbelievable courage and and I served in Iraq this.
As an officer in in an army infantry unit military troopers in Afghanistan and as far as courage is something that humbled me more than -- And and so it's I think so important that the Iraqi refugee assistance project but that.
That really every church every community organization across this country stand up.
And and do what's right by these people who have sacrificed so much in it in a fight for freedom that.
That we -- -- far how do you feel now that you are here in the US.
I feel safe and -- feel like she you know.
-- -- -- I can sleep and keep -- without -- on attracting stand night to me and my -- money.
And I just I'm blessed.
Oh that's beautiful.
Well we will let people know how to get involved to help people like -- if there can be another.
Your story is so inspiring you have been so brave far off.
-- five G and might bring you the co-founder of the Iraqi refugee assistance project at the urban justice center we will put a link.
To your center on our website thank you so much to both of you for coming and sharing your story.
Think kids yeah.
Just think you.
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