Monthly Archives: November 2008

Devastating Refutation of the UK-promoted Fallacy about ´Kurdish´ Historical Presence in Kerkuk

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Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis The idea that Kerkuk has been a historically ´Kurdish” area, and that there has been a significant “Kurdish” presence there, is a fallacy of criminal dimensions. It consists in a sheer violation of the historical truth, which is promoted by the Apostate Freemasonic Lodge and the – totally controlled – colonial…

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Indigenous Christian exit from Iraq continues to grow

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By Ecumenical News International Words of encouragement from local, regional and international church leaders, who want Christian institutions to remain in Iraq, have not been able to stem a tide of Iraqi refugees from leaving their country in the face of violence – writes Chris Herlinger.…

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Iraq’s Christians are anxious to flee nation

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Even those in relatively safe city want out BY DENIS D. GRAY • ASSOCIATED PRESS TELKAIF, Iraq — Young Christian women in jeans mingle easily with Arab matrons draped in black head-to-toe robes. Both church spires and mosque minarets rise above the low-slung houses. Violence is rare.…

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Christians Abandon Iraqi City

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(Source: McClatchy/Tribune)SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq _ Iraq is finding that it can’t even pay Christians to return to the troubled city of Mosul. The government is offering displaced Christian families up to $1,300 if they return to their homes. The government has also boosted the number of security forces in the city by 35,000 and pledged to…

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Tarik Al-Hashimi to ankawa.com: I have satisfaction that governmental sides, judiciary and security apparatus deliberately concealed the publishing of information regarding Mosul events

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. Fadi Kamal Yousif Ankawa.com /Baghdad Iraqi vice president and head of the Islamic party Mr. Tarik Al-Hashimi , answering a question asked by ankawa.com about reasons of not publishing the results of investigation in the case of killing and fleeing Christians from Mosul, stated that he has…

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Narsai’s Annual Fundraiser, Big Success

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Lisa Mirza Grotts, Narsai David and Mona Malik We are pleased to hear the good news from Lisa Grotts that the “Narsai’s Seventh Annual Taste of the Mediterranean” event which recently took place raised over $200,000! Proceeds will go to displaced Assyrians in Iraq.…

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Christmas gift for Nineveh!

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Just like the previous year, we will surprise the kids in the province of Nineveh in Northern Iraq (Assyria) on Christmas. The past years we received donations from all over the world to support this event. The kids in this war-torn country experienced an unforgettable evening when Santa Claus appeared at their houses with a…

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Mosul’s Christians reluctant to return home

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They don’t feel safe in their own country Christian community worries about continued threats despite stepped up security, financial aid. By Hisham Mohammed Ali – SULAIMANIYAH, Iraq Christians from Mosul are hesitant about returning home despite cash offerings and pledges of stronger security in and around the volatile northern city.…

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Silent little churches in the land of St. Paul

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by Geries Othman For many pilgrims in Turkey, the Pauline Year is an opportunity to find in Tarsus, Antioch, and Ephesus the stones of an ancient past, and the laborious present of a Christian community quenched to a glimmer and marginalized by secularism and by Islam. But they are also a small seed, where it…

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Basic Divisions Emerge Catholics and Muslims talk

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. By John F. Cullinan EDITOR’S NOTE: This is the second of a three-part series. The first piece can be read here. This month’s Catholic-Muslim Forum at the Vatican highlighted several basic divisions between the two sides, beginning with how the two sides understand the nature and purpose of interreligious dialogue. What exactly is such…

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Some fearful Christians hope to flee Iraq

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By DENIS D. GRAY – TAL KAEEF, Iraq (AP) — Young Christian women in tight jeans mingle easily with Arab matrons draped in black, head-to-toe robes. Both church spires and mosque minarets rise above the low-slung houses. Violence is rare.…

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Arab Christians are part of our heritage: who will help them?

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Hamida Ghafour It will come as a small piece of good news to Christians that the Government is to preserve and turn into tourist attractions an ancient church and monastery on Sir Bani Yas island. The archeological finds there, which probably date back to the seventh century AD, are considered part of the Gulf’s history,…

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You may think you’re speaking Lebanese, but some of your words are really Syriac

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By Michael Frey Special to The Daily Star BEIRUT: Did you speak any Syriac today? If you had an extended conversation in colloquial Lebanese Arabic, chances are you did. Although most languages are governed by rigid grammatical and orthographic rules, they are actually something very vivid, especially in their spoken forms. Spoken languages or dialects…

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