Raha’s husband, Hadi Saleh, says she’s proud of her daughter’s accomplishments

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Raha's husband, Hadi Saleh, says she's proud of her daughter's accomplishments. She's proud of her daughter's character.

"Our society has changed," she says. "The situation now is that everyone is so strong that we are so vulnerable."

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It's been three months since a suicide bombing at an Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England that killed 22 people. A week later, there was another atrocity at an Ariana Grande concert, this one that killed 22 people.

A woman called 911 to report a male suicide bomber on stage at Manchester's Ariana Grande concert. He blew himself up. Two girls and a woman lay wounded.

Saleh says she gospelhitzwatched her daughter's videos of Ariana Grande perform live from the moment she saw her pop star performing at Manchester's Ariana Grande concert on Monday, Aug. 22.

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Abed, who's now 36, was born and raised in Iraq.

She has been fighting for the rights of people of color in war-torn Iraq and her parents have been. She got her start on stage performing at a small Baghdad market, a scene from many people's lives before she came here.

"I used to wear hijab myself," she says of her past. "I have that tradition."

Abed says she'd do it again for Manchester. She says she's proud of the music, the people who live there, and proud that the music and people who live there support girls like her and Ariana Grande.

"People are just so open," she says. "We live in a very diverse society. I was born in Iraq. There is this community that feels safe. This is all about how people feel about our country, and my country. It's all about our values."

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Abed says she has also worked to help refugees. She works with a group that sends th바카라e young women to refugee camps in Jordan, Lebanon, and Turkey. She calls her efforts part of a broader push for change among young people.

"We need to reach out. We are not asking for anything," she says. "We are saying,