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 The Assyrians
Hello to all! Hola a todos!!

Brothers and Sisters from All the World,
Sorry for not knowing to write in French,

I am writing to ask You to please read, pass on and act about this
very important report from Human Rights Watch
"Violence against Minority Communities in Nineveh Province’s Disputed Territories".

Assyrians are the indigenous people of Mesopotamia, the original inhabitants of the land between the two rivers, Tigris and Euphrates.

"Culturally and linguistically distinct from, although quite influenced by, their neighbours in the Middle East—the Arabs, Persians, Kurds, Turks, and Armenians—the Assyrians have endured much hardship throughout their recent history as a result of religious and ethnic persecution.
The most significant recent persecution against the Assyrian population was the Assyrian genocide, which occurred at the onset of the First World War. This led to a large-scale resettlement of the Assyrian people in countries such as Syria, Iran and Iraq, as well as other neighbouring countries in and around the Middle East.
Since the Iraq War starting in 2003, there has been a massive persecution of Assyrians in Iraq, mostly by Islamic extremists. In places like Dora, an estimated 90% of Iraq's Assyrian population has either fled or been murdered
Incidents such as the Jyllands-Posten Muhammad cartoons and the Pope Benedict XVI Islam controversy have hit the Assyrian communities directly. Since the start of the Iraq war, at least 46 churches and monasteries have been bombed." Wikipedia


"Ever since the Assyrian Genocide many Assyrians have fled their homelands for a more safe and comfortable life in the west. Since the beginning of the 20th century the Assyrian population in the Middle East has decreased dramatically. As of today there are more Assyrians in the Western World then there are in their homeland.
A total of 550,000 Assyrians are currently living in Europe.[32] Large Assyrian/Syriac diaspora communities can be found in Germany, Sweden, the USA, and Australia. The largest Assyrian/syriac diaspora communities are those of Södertälje, Chicago, and Detroit." Wikipedia

Please see the work of Rosie Malek-Yonan:

"With the acknowledgement of past and present genocides we can slowly begin to mend the broken bridges that may ultimately lead the human race to eradicate bloodshed and violence among nations of this world. But so long as we turn a blind-eye to these killings, we are sanctioning the ongoing slaughter such as today’s modern-day Assyrian Genocide occurring in Iraq since the beginning of the 2003 war." Rosie Malek-Yonan

The World needs to recognise the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek Genocide that took place in 1915. (Swedish )

Football in Sweden ;)

"Assyriska is often viewed as a substitute national team by the Assyrian people,[1] which originated in Iraq, Syria, Iran and Turkey but is now distributed in many countries, and the club has fans from all around the world." Wikipedia


Swedish Brothers Supporters:

"Work like you don't need the money,
Love like you've never been hurt,
Dance like no one's watching". Ramona Amiri - Miss Canada 2005 :P, Assyrian and Persian ROOTS



One People. One Love. One Jah
Power Of The Trinity
 :: TheAssyrians :: 23/01/2010

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