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Rally to Save Mideast Christians Draws Support
from Vatican, Holocaust Survivor, Politicians

By Ethan Cole
Christian Post Reporter
Jul. 07 2007

Hundreds of people ranging from Italian high officials to holocaust survivors to Christian leaders rallied this week for the survival of Christians in the Middle East.

The “Save the Christians” rally on Wednesday was in response to the droves of thousands of Christians that have been forced from their homeland due to persecution.

In particular, the Iraq war has caused more than 1.8 million to flee the country since the 2003 U.S.-led offensive. Moreover, nearly half of the refugees leaving Iraq are Christians even though they compose only about three percent of Iraq’s 26 million people.

“We cannot remain silent before a tragedy that affects millions of people,” said Magdi Allam, the rally’s organizer and Italy’s leading Islamic commentator, according to The Associated Press. “The systematic persecution of Christians in the Middle East is a human rights violation.”

Wednesday’s demonstration drew top Italian officials, including former Premier Silvio Berlusconi, as well as Jewish officials such as Abraham Foxman, U.S director of the Anti-Defamation League, according to AP.

“I stand here tonight as an American Jew and as a survivor of the Holocaust to say to you that ‘never again’ was a pledge that the Jewish people learned with great pain and sadness,” he said. “But ‘never again’ is not limited to Jewish pain and suffering. ‘Never again’ is an imperative whether they’re Jewish, Muslims or Christians.

“I pledge to you that our voices will be heard whenever Christians are discriminated against,” he said.

The rally was also endorsed by several top Vatican officials as Pope Benedict XVI has recently become more outspoken about his concern for Mideast Christians.

During a meeting with U.S. President Bush on June 9, the pope expressed his concern for Mideast Christians, condemning the killing and kidnapping of priests and the thousands of Christians forced to flee the region.

“In today’s Iraq, all we have is hope,” said Pascale Warda, former Iraqi minister and Assyrian Christian, during a press conference last October.

“For the Assyrian Christians, this hope is rapidly dying. The targeting of our people is something that the world cannot ignore and the governments of the world cannot deny.”

A recent report by Minority Rights Group International listed Iraq as the second most dangerous place in the world for minorities to live in, highlighting in particular the plight of minority Christians and women.

The United Nations estimates that as many as 2.7 million Iraqis could flee the country by the end of 2007 if actions are not taken to curb the exodus.







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Tamuz = July

Rally to Save Mideast Christians Draws Support from Vatican, Holocaust Survivor, Politicians July 06, 07

Exodus of Christians Hits Another Baghdad District July 06, 07

Lettr to President Bush by 73 Members of Congress July 06, 07

Iraq's Christians Cry: "Please Don't Leave Us" July 06, 07

Four Christians abducted while fleeing Baghdad July 05, 07

Rights group: Kurds torture detainees July 05, 07

Islamic Group in Mosul Demands Christians to Leave the City
July 05, 07

Iraqis fleeing the violence, seeking safety beyond Iraq's borders
July 04, 07

Assyrians Thrown to the Lions July 02, 07

Video of ABC Report about Iraqi Assyrians
July 02, 07

Video of Chaldean Assyrian Rally in San Diego in behalf of Christians of Iraq July 01, 07

Khzeerun = June

Ashur T.V. Saturday June 30, 07 June 29, 07

Danish Scholar Needs Better Scholarship June 29, 07

Turkish shelling spreads fear in Assyrian border villages
June 29, 07

Stop the Genocide against Iraqi Christians June 28, 07

Two more Christians killed in an attack in Mosul June 28, 07

US House Approves $10M for the Nineveh Plains in Iraq
June 25, 07

Iraqi church leaders: Iraqi gov’t failing nation’s Christians
June 25, 07

Survival of the Assyrian community in Basra June 23, 07

Cardinal Kasper On the Church of the East June 23, 07

Young Christian driver abducted on the road to Mosul
June 23, 07

Rather survive in a ghetto than be slaughtered in the streets of Baghdad June 21, 07

Pope Tells Assyrian Patriarch Christians in Iraq Must Work Together June 21, 07

Catholic Relief Services Assists Iraqi Refugees In Syria, Lebanon
June 20, 07

8 Christian students and teachers are kidnapped in the Nineveh Plain June 20, 07

Iraqi refugees in Syria face poverty trap June 20, 07

The newest kurdish fibs,fairy tales and lies June 19, 07

Demonstration in Sweden in behalf Assyrians of Iraq June 18, 07

Chaldean Priest Abducted in Baghdad is Free and in Good Health
June 17, 07

AUA and AANF of Australia lobby in behalf of Iraq's Assyrians
June 17, 07

U.S.: 60 pct of Baghdad not controlled June 16, 07

Iraqi Christians’ most urgent needs according to a Chaldean priest June 16, 07

Welcome to New Assyria, Sweden June 16, 07

More than a thousand Christian families forced to flee home
June15, 07

Imploring the EU Parliament discuss the Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians in Iraq June15, 07

Who will protect us? June14, 07

US Congress Takes a Step to Help Iraq's Persecuted Religious Minorities June13, 07

Far From War, a Town With a Well-Used Welcome Mat June13, 07

Congresswoman Eshoo Urges Bush, Congressional Members to Protect Iraq's Christian Population June12, 07

U.S. House Subcommittee on State Approves $10 Million for Religious Minorities in the Nineveh Plains of Iraq June12, 07

Report Outlines Ethnic Cleansing Campaign Against Iraq's Assyrians June12, 07

U.S. Worth an Arduous Journey for Iraqi Assyrian Family
June11, 07

Killers of Fr. Ragheed and the three deacons wanted their conversion to Islam June10, 07

They slaughter us because we are not muslims June10, 07

German Society for Threatened People Intensifies
Human Rights Campaign for ChaldoAssyrians
June 9, 07

Update of the Ashur TV program June 8, 07

Iraq War Hurting Local Assyrians June 8, 07

UN Refugee Agency Spotlights Plight of Iraqi Christian Couple
June 8, 07

A Safe Haven for Iraq's Christians Would Not Be an 'Assyrian Ghetto' June 7, 07

Hundreds Attend Funeral of Slain Assyrian Priest in North Iraq
June 4, 07

600 Assyrian families have fled their homes in Dora Iraq June 4, 07

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

Call the White House June 2, 07

A Message of Solidarity from Rosie Malek-Yonan June 2, 07

Christian Minorities in the Islamic Middle East:
Rosie Malek-Yonan on the Assyrians
June 1, 07

Plight of the Assyrians a UNA Report
June 1, 07

Yaar = May

Christian Population Dwindling Due To
Threats, Attacks
May 31, 07

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


Demonstration in Stockholm Against Ethnic
Cleansing of Christians in Iraq
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
May 27, 07

Out of Iraq, a flight of Chaldean Assyrians May 27, 07

Meetings with The Asutralian MP, Minister for
Foreign Affairs
May 25, 07

Blood of Iraqi Martyrs May 25, 07

Assyrian craftsman prefers life in the saddle May 24, 07

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

Areas in Iraq Are Being Emptied of Christian
May 24, 07

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

Armed Muslims Begin 'Ethnic Cleansing' in Baghdad
May 23, 07

Protect Us, Say Egyptians Christians May 23, 07

Iraqi Government Issues Statement concerning the
Persecution of Assyrians in Baghdad
May 21, 07

Freed Chaldean Priest May Have Been Beaten
May 21, 07

Baghdad: three lives under duress May 21, 07

Baghdad Assyrian District Emptied; Churches, Monasteries
May 21, 07

High” ransom demanded for Priest kidnapped in
Baghdad May 21, 07

The Swedes have bad knowledge about the
situation of the Iraqi Christians
May 21, 07

A Chaldean priest is kidnapped in Baghdad May 19, 07

Muslim Riots Over Church Construction in Egypt Were
May 19, 07

The Situation of Christians in Iraq is Dire May18, 07

Muslims Burn Assyrian Church in Baghdad May18, 07

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

Told to Convert or Die, 21 Assyrian Families Seek
Shelter in Baghdad Churches
May18, 07

‘Islamic’ prince collects taxes in Baghdad’s Christian
May18, 07

Sectarian cleansing spreads to Christians in Iraq
May17, 07

Sesame Oil and Baklava date back to the Assyrian period
May16, 07

Egyptian Muslim Intellectual Criticizes Egypt's Treatment
of Christians
May16, 07

What is going on in the Syriac Orthodox church?
May16, 07

Christianity in Turkey May16, 07

Iraq: A New Age Of Genocide? May14, 07

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

Iraqi Leaders Indifferent to Endangered
May 14, 07

Iraqi Christians facing persecution May 11, 07

Defenseless in Baghdad: Anti-Christian Violence in Iraq
May 10, 07

Iraqi Christians Fleeing Persecution May 10, 07

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

May 10, 07

Iraqi Christians Flee Baghdad May 9, 07

Christians fleeing Iraq after death threats May 9, 07

Christians of Iraq Persecuted
By Iraqi Government and Foreign Troops
May 7, 07

The Assault on Assyrian Christians in Iraq May 5, 07

Iraq's Christian Minority Flees Violence;
50 Percent May Have Left Country
May 5, 07

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

Iraq's Chaldean Bishop's Appeal to the
Sharm El-Sheikh Summit
May 4, 07

Invitation to Sakai Community conference May 4, 07

Anniversary Party of the Assyrian Democratic
Movement in Ankawa, Iraq
May 4, 07

Assyrian/Syriac Genocide might be taught in Swedish
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
welcome to Israelis
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
Assyrians, Armenians and the Greeks
April 17, 07

A Swedish 'Valhalla' for Iraqi Refugees April 15, 07

More on Muslims Forcing Christian Assyrians in Baghdad
to Pay 'Protection Tax'
April 15, 07

Arab American Institute is Deliberately Misrepresenting the
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

Assyrian Case Presented At Washington's Iraq Conference
April 12, 07

April 11, 07

Assyrian Village in North Iraq Terrorized By Kurd April 11, 07

Kurdish Attack on Assyrians Leaves Two Dead in Syria April 10, 07

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

April 8, 07

A New Assyrian Blog April 8, 07

Forget 2007 - for Iraqi Assyrians this is 6757 April 8, 07

Assyrians along with other Christians celebrated Easter in Jerusalem
April 8, 07

Iraq's Christians celebrate Easter and hope peace will prevail April 8, 07

Easter Message From Rev. Ken Joseph Jr. April 7, 07

Graffiti Mars Church: Worship Places to Get More Patrols April 7, 07

An Evening of Poetry April 7, 07

Turkey's Ancient Assyrian Christian Community Looks to the Future April 7, 07

Easter Greetings April 6, 07

Assyrian Engineer Kidnapped by Armed Militia April 6, 07

Interview with Yonadam Kanna April 6, 07

Iraq's Christians Plan Easter Liturgies Despite Violence April 4, 07

Church Attendance Steady in Mosul Despite Bombs and Gunfire
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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