There is a muslim family that runs a convenience store where I buy lottery tickets and smokes every Mon/Wed/Fri.
I think they are Palestinian, or at least the father was 30 years ago when he came to the US. He and his sons are now quite Americanized, still holding onto their culture, but yet very western in their views.
And both the father and one of his sons surprised me yesterday by warmly wishing me a “Merry Christmas”. (Not “Happy Holidays”)
I was surprised. “But you are Muslim” I said.
“Yep. We are. But you, my friend, are Christian” came the reply…”So, Merry Christmas”.
I was, frankly, touched. Nice people there.