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War against Christians in Iraq continues.

Sept. 4, 08

Webmaster's notes:

Though the level of violence in Iraq has subsided Christians of Iraq i.e. Assyrians a.k.a. Chaldeans and Syriacs continue to suffer systematic persecution intended to terrorize them and drive them out of the country. Attacks against them are perpetrated by the bands of Islamic fanatics who take pleasure in torturing their non Muslim neighbors. But Iraq's political, Islamic leaders and the news media deserve equal blame for not condemning the sadistic behavior of their coreligionists who use Islamic teachings as justification for their brutality.

One would have hoped that Iraq's government, Islamic leaders, and the news media would have learned by now that ignoring such crimes and tacitly encouraging vigilantism could plunge their country into another wholesale misery. For all its faults the Islamic Republic of Iran has successfully protected the religious minorities in that country from the kind of religious fanaticism which has flourished in Iraq during the last few years and has caused untold misery for Muslims and non-Muslims alike. One can hardly believe that this is what Islam is all about.

Iraqi media ignore kidnapping of Christians, archbishop says


September 4th, 2008

Vatican City, Sep 3, 2008 / 10:33 pm (CNA).- Archbishop Jean Benjamin Sleiman of Baghdad has denounced Iraqi media and government officials for ignoring the numerous cases of Christians being kidnapped, which he said are motivated primarily by Islamic extremism.
According to Vatican Radio, Archbishop Sleiman, responding to requests by family members and friends of kidnapped Christians that they be released, urged the government to address the issue and to “stop the wave of kidnappings that are affecting the Christian community.”
Likewise, the archbishop said it was disturbing that the government and the media are ignoring this phenomenon, which has become an urgent problem for the Iraqi people.
http://catholicnewsagency.com/new.php?n=13703

 

One of the two Kidnapped Assyrians was killed even after his family paid 20,000 dollars Ransom

September 3rd, 2008

The community in Mosul hopes that the Muslims will strongly condemn the murders.

Mosul (AsiaNews) - The Iraqi Christian community is again in the sights of Islamic fundamentalists in Mosul: today news came of the death of a 65-year-old doctor, Tariq Qattan, kidnapped recently by a terrorist group. AsiaNews sources say that his family had paid a ransom of 20,000 U.S. dollars. But it was not enough money to free Tariq Qattan, one of the many Christians kidnapped by fundamentalists for extortion.

Also in Mosul, two days ago - although the news has just been released today - another Christian, Nafi Haddad, was kidnapped and killed. It is not yet known whether or not a ransom was paid. Despite the small signs of improvement that seem to come from Iraq, the Christian community is still witnessing more violence: Mosul has long been the theater of a genuine slaughter, forcing more than two thirds of the faithful to flee elsewhere in search of safety.

The diocese has paid a large tribute in blood in recent years, beginning with the tragic kidnapping of Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahho, whose lifeless body was found last March 13 in an abandoned area just outside of the city. During the ambush that preceded the archbishop’s captivity, the three men acting as his bodyguard were massacred by the terrorists.

In 2007, the Iraqi Christian community suffered 47 deaths, 13 of them in Mosul: these include Fr Ragheed Gani, murdered on June 3, and two other priests.

Between January 6 and 17 of this year, there was also a series of attacks on Christian property. A wave of bombings struck the Chaldean church of the Immaculate Virgin, the Chaldean Church of St Paul, which was almost destroyed, the entrance to the orphanage run by the Chaldean sisters in al Nour, a Church of the East church, also the convent of the Dominican sisters in Mosul Jadida.

The source for AsiaNews in Mosul hopes that the two latest homicides will be “forcefully condemned” by the Muslim community, which has just celebrated the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan. Atrocities carried out “in the name of religion”, and which violate the precepts of the Qur’an. “For centuries, the Christian community has contributed in a fundamental way to the development of Iraq. It is the duty of Muslims to respect and protect it, because we all believe in one God, as is written in the holy book”.
http://www.asianews.it/index.php?l=en&art=13118&size=A

 


 


 



 

 





Writer Kennet Timmerman is one of the few American journalists who has shown ongoiing informed interest in the plight of the Christians of Iraq. His various articles about their situation attest to this fact. On his website he prompts visitors to submit the following petiotion to the President Bush and the UN Sec. Gen. Ban Ki Moon


 

Help Iraq's
Embattled Christian

Tell Pres. Bush and UN Sec.Gen. Ban Ki Moon

that

"Christians are Facing extinction" in Iraq


Though the Security situation in Iraq has improved to the point that allows the Iraqi government and the US negotiate the withdrawal of the American troops from that county the systematic persecution of the Christians of Iraq by the Jihadists who are determent to impose on them the subservient Muslim Dhimmi statue or to drive them out of the country continues. see:
Iraqi Christians Face New Persecution


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Ab = August

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Climbing the Rigi mountain to remember the Assyrian, Armenian and Greek Genocide of 1915 July 22, 08

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Iraq's Shabak Accuse Kurds of Killing Their Leader July 16, 08

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Khziran = June

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EU Countries Move to Stop Flood of Iraqi Refugees June 26, 08

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Second Mysterious Fire Destroys Catholic Church in Cairo June 25,08

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Informal meeting of the Catholic Church and the Assyrian Church of the East June 22, 08

Conversations with the Assyrians of Mardin June 22, 08

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Dora Today June 12, 08

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The Latest Islamic Suicide Attack June 11, 08

Egyptian Writer: It's 'Open Season' On Egypt's Christian Copts June 10, 08

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30 minute film by German TV Channel about the plight of Iraq's Chrisitan Assyrans June 07, 08

Ayaar=May

Turkey revives stalled $32 billion GAP dam and irrigation project.
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Archbishop Louis Sako: Do Not Abandon Iraqi Christians May 31, 08

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Iraqi Christians Seek Refuge in Germany May 28, 08

Iraqi Christians Warn of 'New Catastrophe for Humanity' May 27, 08

Religious Frictions In The Muslim World May 27, 08

Stockholm Demonstration Calls Attention to Plight of Iraqi Assyrians
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Ashur T.V. program Saturday May 24, 08

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California-based diocese of the Assyrian Apostolic Church enters full communion with the Catholic Church May 17, 08

Pressures to Annex Iraq's Northern Christian Villages to Kurdish Areas May 16, 08

US Senate Armed Services Committee Recognizes the Plight of Displaced Iraqis May 16, 08

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US House Approves $10 Million in Aid for Iraq's Christians May 15, 08

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Australia's AUA Meeting with Minister for Foreign Affairs May 14, 08

Iraqi Shebeks Snub Kurdish Move to Annex Their Areas May 9, 08

In Iran, Covert Christian Converts Live With Secrecy and Fear May 8, 08

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The Assyrian Lobbying group of EU Parliament Gathers Momentum
May 5, 08

Kurdish Authorities demand that the Assyrian homeland in Northern Iraq be annexed to kurdistan May 5, 08

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Helping the Displaced in Karmaless Iraq April 19, 08


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April 18, 08

Iraq's Yezidis Say Kurds Oppressing Them and Forcing Them to Flee
April 18, 08

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Swedish Mayor Calls for Solution to Iraq Refugee Crisis April 13, 08

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Murder of Syrian Orthodox Priest in Iraq April 12, 08

Iraqi Christians Stuck in Jordan April 12, 08

Journalist Asks Bush to Protect Iraqi Christians April 11, 08

Senators Urge Bush to Appoint Official for Iraq Refugee Policy
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Report of the Dutch MP who Visited Assyrians in Iraq April 9, 08

Swedish Mayor to Explain to U.S. Why His City is Inundated By Assyrians April 9, 08

Targeting Iraq’s Christians April 8, 08

Sweden's Insecure Asylum Testing April 8, 08

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April 7, 08

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An Invitation to Iraq Action Days, April 14-16, 2008 April 5, 08

A Battle for Land in Northern Iraq April 5, 08

Assyrian priest killed in Baghdad April 5, 08

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April 3, 08

A bit of Mesopotamia in Sweden April 3, 08

Addar = March

Assyrian Clay tablet holds clue to asteroid mystery March 31, 08

The Book of Esther March 31, 08

Press conference about the grim reality facing Iraqi Christians
March 29, 08

Peaceful Protest in Bakhdida, Bartalah, and Karmales
March 28, 08

The pearl of Mardin: Deyrulzafaran Monastery March 27, 08

Sweden feels strain of refugees March 24, 08

Assyrian Protest in the City of Bern March 23, 08

Suspect in kidnapping Archbishop Paulous Rahho has Been Arrested March 23, 08

Polish Researcher Studying Assyrians March 22, 08

Five Years Later, Where are the Christians in Iraq? March 21, 08

Easter Special Ashur TV Program March 21, 08

Pope 'refused audience for Rice' March 20, 08

Assyrians Protest in Sweden against the decimation of their people
March 20, 08

Genocide Unfolding: Death of a Catholic Assyrian Archbishop in Iraq March 18, 08

Christians in Flight in the Middle East March 17, 08

Lieutenant governor of Nineveh Intelligence information available about kidnapping, many arrested March 17, 08

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March 17, 08

Iraqi Parliament Speaker Needs Lesson in History
March 16, 08

Murder of Chaldean Archbishop Provokes Outrage
March 15, 08

Funeral of Archbishop Paulous Faraj Raho Pictures
March 15, 08

Grieving Christians bury Iraqi archbishop March 14, 08

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March 14, 08

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Death Comes for an Iraqi Archbishop March 13, 08

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Assyrian Coalition Condemns Murder of Chaldean Archbishop March 13, 08

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US Human Rights Report Affirms Targeting of Iraq's Assyrians March 13, 08

Letter to the Scretary of State Condoleezza Rice
March 13, 08

Kidnapped Iraqi archbishop dead March 13, 08

Pope Benedict to Seek U.S. Help for Iraqi Christians
March 13, 08

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Candle-Light Vigil to Remember Looting of Iraqi Museum
March 9, 08

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Iraqis Demand Protection From Crime March 8, 08

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March 7, 08

Violence escalates for Christians in Iraq March 6, 08

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Iraqi Christians Cling to Last, Waning Refuges March 6, 08

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March 4, 08

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March 3, 08

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Muslim Leaders Also Call for the Release of the Bishop of Mosul March 3, 08

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Iraqi Police Search for Abducted Christian Archbishop
March 2, 08

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UN Calls for Iraqi Action After Archbishop Seized
March 1, 08

Eshvath = February

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Iraqi Christians: Flight to Freedom Feb 29, 2008

Fifth Anniversary Global Candlelight Vigil of the Looting of Iraq Museum. Feb 29, 2008

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Gunmen kidnap Iraqi Chaldean Catholic archbishop
Feb 29, 2008

Explosion in front of a liquor store in Baghdeda within Nineveh plain Feb 26, 2008

Assyrian Women Union in Erbil helped the "Diasplaced
Feb 26, 2008

Christian Council formation in Kirkuk Feb 26, 2008

Endangered Gaza Christians Mull Flight Amid Deaths, Firebombs Feb 26, 2008

Companions in suffering, An Interview with Thea Halo
Feb 25, 2008

Bishop of Arbil decries the Turkish attack on Christian Assyrian villages Feb 24, 2008

Web Site Targets Assyrian and Other Minorities in Turkey
Feb 24, 2008

Turkey Bombs Assyrian Village in Northern Iraq
Feb 24, 2008

Kirkuk: Christians together to make their voice heard
Feb 22, 2008

Kurdish Authorities Arrest Assyrian Deacon in North Iraq
Feb 22, 2008

Turkish Troops Enter North Iraq Feb 22, 2008

A Christian wedding in the Assyrian town Feb 21, 2008

Scholar Warns of the Danger of Dwindling Assyrians, Christians in the Middle East Feb 19, 2008

Scholar Warns of the Danger of Dwindling Assyrians, Christians in the Middle East Feb 19, 2008

The village in Gilgamesh- film is being plundered
Feb 17, 2008

CAPNI's humanitarian assistance for displaced Christians in northern Iraq Feb 17, 2008

UN Hints At Iraq Refugee Returns Feb 17, 2008

Petition From the Russian Assyrians to Iraq FM
Feb 15, 2008

State Dept. Press Briefing, Part IV, so what happened to the Christians? Feb 15, 2008

UN Seeks Help for 'Desperate' Iraqi Refugees Feb 14, 2008

You Tube Assyrian Videos up dated Feb 12, 2008

Egypt recognizes Christian converts Feb 12, o8

Archbishop: Iraqi Christians Not Losing Hope Feb 12, o8

Mercy Corps Launches Work in Syria to Assist Iraqi Refugees Feb 12, o8

Compensation for the Confiscated Assyrian Land in Ankawa not Enough Feb 11, o8

The Forced Assimilation Policy of Turkey Continues
Feb 11, o8

Churches in Iraq Becoming Targets for Attacks Feb 8, o8

Kirkuk Referendum and Hermaphrodites Feb 7, o8

For Christians Returning From Syria to Iraq is Fraught with Danger Feb 3, o8

New Star - Prince of Assyria Feb 3, o8

New Defense Authorization Act, will Help More Iraqi Refugees Feb 3, o8

Mess O’Potamian Art at Iraq's Museum Feb 3, o8

 

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