Genocide: Then and Now

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By Elizabeth Kendal, ASSIST News Service
AUSTRALIA (ANS – April 23, 2015) — On the night of 24 April 1915 the Young Turk government arrested over 200 Armenian intellectuals and community leaders in Constantinople (Istanbul) and dragged them off to prisons in central Anatolia (modern day Turkey). This event, known today as Red Sunday, is generally regarded as the Continue reading

ASSYRIAN AID SOCIETY- AUSTRALIA INCORPORATED

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“Organization in Special Consultative Status with the Economic and Social Council since 2011”.
Assyrian Aid Society delivered a statement at the United Nations Permanent Forum for Indigenous Peoples on 23/04/2015. Members of AAS-Australia, Shoushan Tower and Continue reading

Faith turns Christians into terrorist targets

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By Greg Botelho, CNN
(CNN)Several of the world’s worst terrorist groups, like ISIS and Al-Shabaab, aim to create societies governed by strict, distorted versions of Sharia law.
That means anyone who doesn’t subscribe to such extremist views are enemies and in danger — Christians included. Continue reading

Remembering Armenia: Museum expands exhibit on genocide

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Documentary filmmaker Reinhard Lorenz holds a photo of children orphaned by the Ottoman Empire’s Armenian/Christian genocide. Lorenz used archival still photos and film clips in his documentary tracing the history of the area. (Greg Sorber/Albuquerque Journal)
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The Assyrian Genocide 100 Years of Denial

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The World War I genocide of Assyrians of all Christian denominations has become an integral part of the life and collective consciousness of the Assyrian nation until the present day. The extermination took many forms and methods within the conditions and political realities of different conflicts experienced by the Middle Eastern countries and Continue reading

Assyrian member of Iran Majlis: We are grateful to Armenia for speaking about Assyrian Genocide

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We are grateful to Armenia for speaking about the Assyrian Genocide, Assyrian member of Iran Majlis, Ivnatan Beyt Kolia, said, according to the Alik daily newspaper of the Iranian Armenian community.
“Here pass hundred years since the horrible Genocide perpetrated by the Ottomans against the Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks. Still, they have not only failed to comply Continue reading

Assyrian memorial defaced By Bianca Perez

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By Bianca Perez
Heartbroken: The Assyrian Universal Alliance deputy secretary-general Hermiz Shahen at the vandalised Assyrian genocide monument at Bonnyrigg Park. Picture: Simon Bennett
A MEMORIAL dedicated to the Assyrian genocide during World War I has been Continue reading

Letter: World must act to stop killing of Christians

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There is a growing scourge of genocide against Christians.
With a chilling effect on April 7, 1994, the radio stations in Rwanda broadcasted messages to “cut the tall trees” and eliminate the “cockroaches” as a presage of a horrific genocide. Within 100 days close to 1 million people were killed with machetes, knives and clubs. Continue reading

Iraq’s Assyrians battle ISIS for survival

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By Nils Metzger, for CNN
(CNN)When ISIS overran their villages near Mosul in August 2014, a small group of Assyrians, a Middle Eastern minority with a history reaching back more than 4,000 years, picked up weapons and formed their own militia: Dwekh Nawsha — “The Sacrificers.” Continue reading

National unity core element for Iraq: Amir-Abdollahian

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TEHRAN, Apr. 20 (MNA) – Iran Deputy-FM for Arab and African Affairs said unity and cohesion are key elements for Iraq to get through its current critical condition.
Meeting with Mohammad Faraj Ahmad Aziz, Kurdistan Islamic Union Party Secretary General, Amir-Abdollahian stressed the importance of stability and security in Iraq as well as Iran’s support for Iraq in fighting terrorism. Continue reading

ISIS Slaughters Ethiopian Christians, Vows to Slaughter Western Christians

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Approximately two months after the Islamic State (IS) published a video depicting its members slaughtering 21 Coptic Christians in Libya, on Sunday, April 19, the Islamic jihadi organization released another video of more Christians in Libya being massacred, this time for not paying jizya—extortion money demanded of the “People of the Book” according to Koran 9:29. Continue reading