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The unexpected abounds: "ID MUBARIK." Eid-al-Adha, one of Islam’s most sacred days, marks Abraham’s sacrifice of Ishmael, the Father of the Arab nation. To establish centrality for Islam, Muslims believe that it was Ishmael, not Isaac, whom God asked of Abraham as sacrifice. The same greeting, in Urdu, stares awkwardly at the passer-by as it does in English from a bunker of the Border Security Force.
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