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December 24, 2006

Muslims Discover the Value of Christmas

Muslims in Afghanistan are discovering Christians aren't all bad. Christmas can provide a new selling season:

The day was more upbeat on Flower Street in Kabul, capital of the overwhelmingly Muslim nation of Afghanistan, where vendors were selling Christmas trees already decorated with lights and tinsel to foreigners.

"After the Taliban, we started to make Christmas trees because lots of foreigners are around, and they are asking for them," said Eidy Mohammad, owner of the Morsal Flower Store. "Business is growing -- we had only the wedding season before, but now we have Christmas as well."

He said he had sold about a dozen Christmas trees, earning anywhere from $20 to $200 -- a hefty sum for Afghans, many of whom make only about $50 a month.

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