Monthly Archives: August 2007

2 U.S.-bound Iraqis held in Mexico

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Sean Mattson Express-News Mexico Correspondent MONTERREY, Mexico — Two Iraqis traveling to the United States were arrested Monday at the Monterrey International Airport with fake Swiss passports, authorities said.…

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MIDDLE EAST CHRISTIAN CONFERENCE, Sydney

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Almost every seat was filled in the Parliament House theatre for the day-long Middle East Christian Conference conducted on Monday 9 July 2007. The aim of the Conference was to examine the following:…

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Controversy over a Mardin monestary

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Vercihan ZiflioÄŸlu ISTANBUL – Turkish Daily News The Deyrülzafaran Monestary, located eight kilometers away from Mardin, is thought to have served for 640 years as one of the most important religious centers for Syriacs. The structure was built on a…

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Gunmen in total control of major Baghdad district

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By Ghazi al-Mahmadawi  Azzaman, August 9, 2007  The district of Doura in Baghdad is under the control of gunmen who have imposed their system of government based on strict interpretation of Islamic jurisdiction or Sharia.…

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St. Paul Assyrian- Chaldean Catholic Church Newsletter

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Los Angeles Rally: “Save the Christians of Iraq” The conflict in Iraq now going on for more than four years has disproportionately affected many lives of our Christian sisters and brothers there. As the other factions, Sunni and Shiă are fighting …

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Assyrians Walk for Hope to Cure Breast Cancer

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Dear Community Members: Once again, October, the designated National Breast Cancer month is approaching. For the second consecutive year, the Assyrian community of Chicago will be joining thousands of City of Hope’ marathoners. The location this year will be Illinois Science…

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Mosul, “focal point” of Wahabi extremism in Iraq

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Mosul (AsiaNews) – Mosul,  north west Iraq,  has now become “the principal focal point of Sunni wahabi extremism in Iraq”, which aims to create an Islamic state at all costs in the zone and to re-establish the caliphate. This project is being supported by…

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Mosul Christian Community Dwindles

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By Sahar al-Haideri in Mosul (ICR No. 230, 7-Aug-07) They have been threatened because of their Christian faith, their distinctive clothing and their success in business. They have been killed because of a controversy over a cartoon. They have fled to wherever they can find a minimal amount of safety – to…

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Mission prays with Iraqi leaders

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BRISTOL – Back from Baghdad, missionary Kris Keating said he and others in a Christian prayer delegation spoke with the country’s prime minister about religious liberty and discrimination against the Christian minority.…

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Save the Christians of Iraq

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Hundreds of Christians joined the demonstration which took place at 1530 to 1830 in front of the Federal Building in Los Angeles on Wenesday July 25th, 2007. Step by step with the demonstration, which was organized by the Assyrian American Association,…

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Millions of refugees flee fighting in Iraq

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DAMASCUS, SYRIA — Nafei Hanna did not want to betray his brother, but he was scared. His captors had guns; he did not. They could see; he was blindfolded. They threatened to cut off his head if he did not cooperate.…

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In Honor of the Iraqi Christians Pains

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Dear All.. Thousands of Iraqi Christians living in many countries outside Iraq protested against the religious persecution to which their fellow Christian Iraqis living in Iraq are being subjected everyday for the last half decade or even more.…

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Pope rejoices with Iraqis as they celebrate their victory in the Asian Cup

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Vatican City (AsiaNews) – “Just as so many times I have cried with the Iraqi people, on this occasion I rejoiced with them”: the Iraqi football team’s victory in the Asian Cup was unusually evoked today by Benedict XVI before he turned his attention once again to expressing his closeness to the war wracked nation.…

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Carrying the Cross In Iraq

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BY Paul Kengor Iraq (National Catholic Register) One very alarming report by the Assyrian International News Agency cites hundreds of killings and an exodus of hundreds of thousands of Iraqi Christians.…

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