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UN Iraq Envoy Condemns Killing of
Assyrian Women

nov. 13, 08

BAGHDAD (AP) -- The main United Nations envoy in Iraq has condemned the killing of two Christian sisters in the northern Iraqi city of Mosul.

Staffan de Mistura "expressed his shock and outrage at the continued targeting and killing of religious minorities" in a statement issued Wednesday.

Iraqi police say the two women were killed by unidentified assailants Tuesday as they were waiting in front of their house for a ride to work. Their mother was wounded in the attack.

The U.S. military has confirmed the killings and says the Christian family's house was then destroyed by bombs planted inside.

The attack comes after about 13,000 Christians fled Mosul last month in the face of threats and attacks from extremists. Some families have started returning to the city but tensions linger.


Twin Murder Brings Back Panic to
Christians of Mosul

Nov. 13, 08

MOSUL, Iraq -- A charity group is saying the homicide of two Catholics today has brought panic back to Mosul, the site of recent numerous anti-Christian attacks.

Aid to the Church in Need reported the news of the death of two women, knifed to death by gunmen who broke into their home.

Lamyaa Sabih and her sister Walaa died from the injuries sustained during the attack, which took place in the early hours of Wednesday in the residential zone of Alqahira in Mosul.

Their mother, who lived with them, was also knifed. She is now in serious condition.

When police arrived to the home, a bomb planted by the attackers exploded, killing three policemen and damaging the Sabih family home. So far, no one has claimed responsibility for the attack.

Both sisters were in their 40s and were known to be devote Syro-Catholics. Lamyaa was single. Walaa was married and had two adolescent children.

Questioning government

This event, Aid to the Church in Need affirmed, brought panic to the Christian community of Mosul. They said Christians, as well as other minorities, believe that the twin homicides cast doubt on government efforts to promote security with a greater police presence in response to last month's campaign of violence and intimidation against Christians.

Those attacks moved more than 2,000 families, about 12,000 people, to flee the city. Vatican spokesman Jesuit Father Federico Lombardi had described that campaign as a systematic targeting of Christians with house-by-house, "leave or die" threats.

Friar Bashar Warda, who supervises the ACN emergency relief programs for those who have left Mosul, said in an interview with the charity group that the slaying of the two sisters is having a "dramatic" effect on the faithful, who now fear a new wave of violence against them.

"It is clear that many are thinking of leaving Mosul again," he affirmed. "The government says the city is now safe, and suddenly an attack like this happens."

Christian Iraqi leaders said that the attack shows the government is failing to keep its promise to bring peace and security to the church communities, and they ask the West to intervene to defend not just Christians, but all Iraqi minorities.

"The government is trying to deceive the outside world, making them believe that they are acting correctly and that Christians are safe," said one local Catholic leader. "In reality, the situation is still very challenging."


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Tishreen II = November

UN Iraq Envoy Condemns Killing of Assyrian Women Nov. 13- 2008

Gunmen Kill 2 Assyrian Sisters in Mosul, Iraq Nov. 13- 2008

Congressional Letter to Bush Requesting Protection of Iraqi Christians Nov. 12- 2008

New anti-Christian attack in Mosul, two sisters killed Nov. 12- 2008

Palestinian Columnist: Muslims Are Harming Christian Culture
Nov. 12- 2008

Iraqi Minorities Caught in Tug of War Over Land Nov. 12- 2008

Iraqi Christians are not second-class citizens, says Mgr Warduni
Nov. 11- 2008

Obama & the Politics of the Nineveh Plains, It is over?
Nov. 11- 2008

Iraqi Women, Christians Targeted in Violence, UN Chief Says
Nov. 11- 2008

Complex persecution of Iraq's Christians Nov. 10- 2008

Iraq Press Roundup Nov. 10- 2008

Turkish Journalist Kidnapped By Kurdish Forces in North Iraq
Nov. 10- 2008

Iraq presidency council approves local council quota for minoritis Nov. 8- 2008

Struggles in the World of Religion Nov. 8- 2008

Bishop in Baghdad: 'Obama, True Victory Means Peace in Iraq'
Nov. 8- 2008

Obama Can Revive US 'Soft Power' By Protecting Iraqi Christians Nov8- 2008

The Iraqi Provincial Elections Law and the Terror Against the Assyrians in Mosul Editorial by Fred aprim Nov7- 2008

Lobby for the Christians of Iraq Nov6- 2008

IRAQ: Assyrians trickling back to their homes in Mosul
Nov.6- 2008

Iraqi Christians Search for New Homeland Nov.5- 2008

Iraq putting the squeeze on minorities Nov.5- 2008

Iraq parliament grants minorities six council seats Nov.3- 2008

Duke University is offering an Assyrian language class.
Nov.3- 2008

Demonstration in Baghdad's neighborhood of Karrada against the expulsion of Christians from Mosul Nov.2- 2008

Two New documentaries about Assyrian History produced by Lina Yakubova Nov.-1-2008

Who’s Killing Christians in Iraq? Nov.-1-2008

Rally for Assyrians in Iraq Held in England Nov.-1-2008

Tishreen I = October

New Arabic, Assyrian, English Dictionary

Rally in support of Iraqi Assyrians to be held in San Jose Ca.
October 31, 2008

Report on ICIN's aid to Iraq's Christian refugees
October 31, 2008

WAR REFUGEES: Christians On the Run in Iraq October 28, 2008

Some Displaced Iraqi Christians Ponder Kurds' Role
October 28, 2008

Iraqi Christians: Fleeing Mosul October 28, 2008

Assyrian Political Party Calls for Assyrian Administered Area in Iraq
October 28, 2008

New Arabic, Assyrian, English Dictionary October 26, 2008

Assyrians: Martyrs in Iraq October 26, 2008

Baghdad cardinal hopes tragedy of Mosul Christians will awaken the world October 25, 2008

Lobby for the Christians of Iraq
October 25, 2008

A Cummunity Forum in Los Angeles in solidarity with the persecuted Christians of Iraq, Sunday Oct. 26

Exodus of Christians as killers step up religious cleansing in Iraq
October 24, 2008

In Jordan, prayers for the persecuted October 24, 2008

IRAQ More violence in Mosul: father and son killed because they were Christian October 23, 2008

Kurdish Forces Confiscating Ration Cards, Weapons From Assyrians in North Iraq October 23, 2008

Mystery shrouds attacks on Iraq’s Christians
October 22, 2008

Chaldean bishop of Kirkuk: Christians being driven out of Mosul for political reasons October 22, 2008

15,000 Iraqi Christians Driven Out of Mosul
October 21, 2008

Turkey and Secularism: Myth or Reality?
October 20, 2008

Video report by Al-Jazeera about the plight of the Assyrians of Mosul. October 20, 2008

A Christian Exodus From the Middle East
October 20, 2008

Interview wth Mr. Sarkis Oghajan
October 19, 2008

FEATURE-Iraq’s Christians “sacrificial lambs” as attacks mount
October 19, 2008

US Senator asks Rice for Briefing about Recent Attacks on Assyrians October 17, 2008

Six suspects including 4 Kurds Arrested for Attacks on Assyrians in Mosul October 17, 2008

Kurdish Involvement Suspected in Attacks on Assyrians in Mosul
October 17, 2008

Interview with Mr. Napoleon Patto, President of the Assyrian Aid Society-Iraq October 16, 2008

Assyrian Aid Society Asks for Help with Mosul Refugees
October 16, 2008

Iraq Christians protest against displacement
October 16, 2008

IRAQ Kurds and Arabs exchange accusations over attacks on Christians in Mosul October 15, 2008

Video: Iraqi Christians flee Mosul
October 15, 2008

Iraq Pledges to Probe Attacks on Christians
October 15, 2008

Unheard Voices: Australia's role in Iraq's growing Refuge Crisis
Cry for Assistance for Christians in Iraq
October 15, 2008

Iraqi Christians Continue to Flee Mosul in the Wake of Attacks
October 14, 2008

US condemns attacks on Iraq’s Christians
October 14, 2008

Assyrians Demonstrate in Stockholm Against Persecution in Iraq
October 13, 2008

IRAQ Arab media "discover" the persecution of Christians in Mosul as another Christian is killed October 13, 2008

Flight of Iraq Christians eases but UN remains concerned
October 13, 2008

Displacement threats haunt Iraq Christians
October 13, 2008

Kurdish Groups Behind Attacks on Assyrians in Mosul: says Iraqi MP
13, 2008

Iraq's Prime Minister Nurial-Maliki meets with MPs and Representatives of the Christian Community 12, 2008

Muslim Threats Force Assyrians to Flee From Mosul October, 11, 2008

Official: 3,000 Christians flee Iraq's Mosul October, 11, 2008

Houses Blown Up As Christians Flee Iraq's Mosul
October, 11, 2008

Iraqi group urges end of campaign against Christians in Mosul
October, 11, 2008

After the bloodbath in Iraq October, 11, 2008

Iraq archbishop warns Christians face ‘liquidation’
October, 10, 200

EU MEPs Confronted With Dire State of Iraq’s Christians
October, 10, 2008

Kurdish Officials Block Assyrian Demonstration in North Iraq
October, 9, 2008

Islamic fundamentalists: "expel Christians from Mosul"
October, 9, 2008

Is this why Christians of Iraq are being Killed? October.8, 2008

Iraq: 'Three Christians killed in 24 hours' October.8, 2008

Mosul, another "targeted murder" against the Christian community
October.6, 2008

IRAQ Mosul, the relentless slaughter of Iraqi Christians
October.6, 2008

Christians in Iraq demand quotas October.6, 2008

Voice Is Sought for Iraqi Christians October.6, 2008

Assyrians Demonstrate in Los Angeles Against Iraq Election Law
October.6, 2008

Christian Security Forces Growing Stronger In Iraq October.6, 2008

British MP visits Christians in Iraq October.5, 2008

Iraq's Talabani Pledges to Restore Minorities Law: Exclusive
October. 3, 2008

The Biggest Assyrian-Chaldean Demonstration in Northern Iraq
October. 2, 2008

UN criticises Iraq’s failure to include minorities in vote law
October. 2, 2008

Eilool = September

Assyrian artifact finds a new home at CSU Stanislaus Sept. 30, 08

Assyrian Chaldean Festival moves to valley, draws crowd
Sept. 30, 08

Iraq: New Election law disadvantages minorities – Quota system called for Sept. 30, 08

Demonstration in the Plain of Nineveh Sept. 30, 08

Iraq PM seeks safeguards for Christians Sept. 29, 08

Obama Questions Rice on Marginalization of Iraq's Minorities
Sept. 29, 08

A Political Coup Against Iraq's Minorities Sept. 29, 08

Assyrian Church of the East calls for Assyrian rights in Iraq
Sept. 28, 08

Let’s Hear You Loud and Clear! Sept. 28, 08

Iraqi Christians protest the end of their representation in government Sept. 28, 08

Article Guaranteeing Minority Electoral Rights Removed from Iraqi Electoral Law Sept. 27, 08

'If You Want to See Blood Come to Mosul' Sept. 22, 08

Assyrians call for unity in Iraq Sept. 22, 08

The Iraqi Police in Mosul managed to release the kidnapped Riyadh Batti Sept. 20, 08

First economic newspaper published in Mosul Sept. 18, 08

The Churches have a role to play in Iraq Sept. 18, 08

Turkey Attempting to Confiscate Assyrian Monastery's Land
Sept. 17, 08

Refugees Employment Assistance in Lodon Sept. 16, 08

Fresh violence in Mosul, two Christians kidnapped and killed
Sept. 16, 08

Assyrians in Northern Iraq Say They Will Not Return to Baghdad
Sept. 16, 08

Assyria, Art & Empire" treasures of Assyria from the British Museum Sept. 15, 08

`Yesterday's Children - Growing up Assyrian in Persia'. Sept. 15, 08

The 25th Worldwide AUA Congress Sept. 15, 08

A New Assyrian Cook Book Sept. 14, 08


Mandaean family murdered in Baghdad Sept. 12, 08

Kurdish Land Grabs Leave Assyrians Dependent on Food Aid Sept. 11, 08

War on Christians in the Middle East must be stopped Sept. 8, 08

Iraq’s first Christian militia takes stand against Qaeda Sept. 8, 08

Sion Ebrahami: I was taken hostage by the moujahadeen Sept. 4, 08

Iraqi media ignore kidnapping of Christians, archbishop says
Sept. 4, 08

Ab = August

Relations Sour Between Kurds and Central Government August 31, 08

A Half Million Iraqi Christians Among Refugees August 28, 08

Iraq archbishop speaks out as abductions increase August 28, 08

Kirkuk, the Little Iraq August 25, 08

Protest on the highest mountains in Australia in remembrance of the Assyrian Genocide August 25, 08

The Pot Calling the Kettle Black August 21, 08

Iraqi Christians: Round Trip to Death Street August 21, 08

In Kirkuk Christian and Muslim Leaders Pray for Peace in the Country August 20, 08

Torture Chamber, Bodies Found At Mosque in Iraq August 20, 08

Paul Batou at the ALLISON COREY Gallery August 19, 08

Ancient Assyrian Monumental Art Work Heralded at MFA Boston
August 16, 08

Famed singers celebrate the Assyrian culture at Gallo Center
August 15, 08

The Only Christian Assyrian member of Iraqi parliament touring U.S. August 14, 08

Iraq Press Roundup about Kurds and Kirkuk August 14, 08


Assyrian community in Canada marks Genocide Awareness Day
August 12, 08

Tammuz = July

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

Christians from Iraq need our help July 22, 08

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

Western Christians can ‘Save Iraq Christians July 16, 08

Iraq's Mosul Struggles to Shake Off Al Qaeda July 16, 08

Iraqi minorities' long wait for freedom July 16, 08

YouTube: Simo Parpola about Assyrians; and their present plight
July 12, 08

Iraq's Persecution of Christians Continues to Spiral out of Control
July 11, 08

Iraqi Christians Face New Persecution July 11, 08

Assyrians: A Minority Between Genocide and Fear of Terrorism July 3, 08

Iraq: Islamist group threatens churches in Mosul
July 3, 08

Khziran = June

A Difficult Place for Christians: Believers in Iraq June 27, 08

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

For Iraqi Christians, Money Bought Survival June 26, 08

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

Christians in the Middle East Live'As in a Cage' June 24, 08

Another Surge Needed: Support the Christians in Iraq June 24, 08

‘Little Baghdad’ thrives in Sweden Sodertalje has taken in more Iraqis than U.S., is but mood changing June 24, 08

Muslims Attack Christian Homes and Businesses in Cairo June 23, 08

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

By Hon. David Clarke, At the Parliament of New South Wales Australia

European Parliament Conference Highlights Assyrian Suffering in Iraq June 14, 08

Dora Today June 12, 08

“Why Arab countries need them ? ” June 12, 08

The Latest Islamic Suicide Attack June 11, 08

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

Rosie Malek-Yonan Joins Cast of General Hospital June 09, 08

Assyrian woman gets heart surgery at Mercy Gilbert June 08, 08

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


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