UPDATE: Iran (the larger country) has "rounded up" 14 allegedly Christian converts. The penalty is DEATH. Compare this to the mild persecution encountered by Christians in Iraq. Link: http://michellemalkin.com/archives/006676.htm
Unlike some other "Muslim" countries, Christians are not hunted down and killed in Iraq. That is one thing that our valiant efforts have done. Some other countries kill Christians for merely believing in Jesus Christ. This linked story above helps to make the sacrifices of our brave military all worth it.
Merry Christmas ! (and happy new year)