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Iraq War Hurting Local Assyrians

By Emmanuel George Brikha
June 8, 07

Fairfield(Australia) - fairfieldchampion -- -- Fairfield Assyrians met last week to discuss ways to raise general awareness of the plight of Assyrian Christians in Iraq and the Middle East.

More than 40 attended the meeting, at the Assyrian Sports and Cultural Club at Fairfield Heights, and met Gaby Kiwarkis, president of the Assyrian Levies (veterans) Association, to discuss ways to put pressure on the Federal Government to help Assyrians being persecuted in Iraq.

The meeting was held in response to the exodus of Assyrians from the Dora district of Baghdad, once an Assyrian stronghold. "Extremists have issued ultimatums, telling the Assyrians to leave their homes or face conversion or death," Mr Kiwarkis said. "Almost 200,000 Assyrians are living on the streets of Jordan and Syria in tents with little food or clothes. "Some women have been forced to prostitution just to buy food.

There has been little done to help them. "In Jordan and Syria, they are not allowed the title of refugee, which would allow them international help." Mr Kiwarkis said the Assyrian community wanted to stage a peaceful protest to make Australians aware. He said many local Assyrians were saddened and angered at the "ignorance" and "rejection" of Western governments. On May 24, an Assyrian community delegation went to Canberra to meet government officials.

The secretary of the Australian chapter of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, Hermiz Shahen, of Bossley Park, said the delegation lodged a petition with Federal Parliament seeking a region for Assyrians in northern Iraq. "As a matter of urgency and importance, the delegates called upon the Australian Government to take some immediate action and lasting measures to address the major humanitarian crisis suffered by the Assyrian refugees and requested immediate emergency assistance," he said.






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Khzeerun = June

Iraq War Hurting Local Assyrians June 8, 07

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The Chaldean Church mourns Fr. Ragheed Ganni and his martyrs
June 4, 07

Chaldean Priest and three Deacons Murdered in Mosul June 4, 07

Terrorists sack and occupy a Christian convent in Baghdad June 2, 07

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Christian Minorities in the Islamic Middle East:
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June 1, 07

Plight of the Assyrians a UNA Report
June 1, 07

Yaar = May

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May 31, 07

Ashur T.V.Interview with President of the
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May 31, 07


Demonstration in Stockholm Against Ethnic
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May 31, 07

Christian Minorities in the Islamic Middle East
May 30, 07

A Final Appeal: to Save Christian Iraq
May 30, 07

Mehdy Army imposes the veil on
Christian women
May 30, 07

In North Iraq, Sunni Arabs Drive Out Kurds
May 30, 07

Russia Supports the Rights of Iraq's Christians
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Meetings with The Asutralian MP, Minister for
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Blood of Iraqi Martyrs May 25, 07

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Iraq's Legal Commission Statement about Persecution
of Assyrians in Baghdad
May 24, 07

Attempts to Ethnic Cleanse Assyrians in Northern Iraq
May 24, 07

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May 24, 07

Iraqi government offers its “full support” to the persecuted
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May 24, 07

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May 23, 07

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Iraqi Government Issues Statement concerning the
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May 21, 07

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May 21, 07

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May 21, 07

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The Swedes have bad knowledge about the
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May 21, 07

A Chaldean priest is kidnapped in Baghdad May 19, 07

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May 19, 07

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Muslims Burn Assyrian Church in Baghdad May18, 07

Ashur T.V. Interview Satruday may 19, 07
May18, 07

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May18, 07

‘Islamic’ prince collects taxes in Baghdad’s Christian
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Sectarian cleansing spreads to Christians in Iraq
May17, 07

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May16, 07

Egyptian Muslim Intellectual Criticizes Egypt's Treatment
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May16, 07

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Christianity in Turkey May16, 07

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The Church in Iraq is in Great Danger: Bishop
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May14, 07

Iraqi Leaders Indifferent to Endangered
May 14, 07

Iraqi Christians facing persecution May 11, 07

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Christian leaders join in Patriach Delly’s Iraq appeal
May 10, 07

May 10, 07

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The Assault on Assyrian Christians in Iraq May 5, 07

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May 5, 07

The Plight Of The Iraqi Assyrian Christians in Jordan
May 5, 07

Iraq's Chaldean Bishop's Appeal to the
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May 4, 07

Invitation to Sakai Community conference May 4, 07

Anniversary Party of the Assyrian Democratic
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May 4, 07

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May 4, 07

Iraqi leaders indifferent to 'endangered' Christians
May 2, 07

Lectures by Dr. David Gaunt in California May 2, 07

Banquet to honor rev. John Koury May 1, 07

Iraqi Priest Recalls Kidnapping Ordeal May 1, 07

Neesan = April

Iraqi Christians forced to pay 'protection tax' Muslims April 29, 07
enforcing Islamic law requiring tribute or conversion

Turkey destroys evidence of the Assyrian Genocide April 28, 07

A Memorial Monument in Armenia for the Assyrian
'Seyfo Genocide,'
April 27, 07

April 27, 07

Bishop of Northern Iraq: “ Church in Iraq is in great danger”
April 24, 07

Iraqi Prime Minister Supports Assyrian Christians in Iraq April 23, 07

IRAQ Bishops appeal: Save Iraq’s Christians! April 23, 07

Forbidden Love Ends With Multiple Deaths in North Iraq April 23, 07

Gunmen kill 23 members of Yazidi religious minority April 22, 07

Assyrian community speaks Aramaic, provides a warm
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April 22, 07

Assyrian Mass Grave Investigation in Turkey April 22, 07

Protestant Pastor: “secular” Turkey; enough mockery!
April 17, 07

92 Years of Denying the Massacre of the
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A Swedish 'Valhalla' for Iraqi Refugees April 15, 07

More on Muslims Forcing Christian Assyrians in Baghdad
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April 15, 07

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Assyrians Identity
April 15, 07

The Plight of the Christian refugees in Turkey April 13, 07

“The Assyrians of Northern Iraq” April 13, 07

We Say No to a Medieval Kurdish Constitution April 13, 07

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April 12, 07

April 11, 07

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Iraqi Prime Minister Nouri Maliki Supports Assyrian Province!
April 10, 07

April 8, 07

A New Assyrian Blog April 8, 07

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An Evening of Poetry April 7, 07

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Easter Greetings April 6, 07

Assyrian Engineer Kidnapped by Armed Militia April 6, 07

Interview with Yonadam Kanna April 6, 07

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April 4, 07

Assyrian New Year celebration in Australia April 4, 07

EU Conference Calls on Turkey to Recognize
Assyrian Genocide
April 3, 07

Iraq's Christians Flock to Lebanon April 3, 07

The Christian victims of Iraq April 1, 07

Assyrian New Year Greeting April 1, 07


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