Capitol Hill, Washington D.C.
We the undersigned members of Middle East Christians Committee (MECHRIC) and other Middle Eastern Christian Organizations convened on the Capitol Hill on June 26th 2014 to highlight the plight of Christians in the Middle East have been deeply troubled by the anarchic crisis caused by the invasion and occupation of Mosul and Nineveh Plain and some Iraqi cities by the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS). This is particularly grave news for the vulnerable and the already oppressed Christian community that now credibly fears it will be targeted for extermination by such Islamic extremists who are branded for being inhuman and brutal.
We call on the International Community, US Administration, Government of Iraq, and the Regional Government of Kurdistan to mount an immediate and decisive response to purge Mosul and Nineveh Plains of ISIS militants and to provide immediate humanitarian aid and protection to those impacted by violence.
We strongly urge United States and European Union to petition The United Nations Security Council to address this crisis to issue resolution under Chapter 7 to deploy international forces to secure our community in Nineveh Plain and Mosul of Iraq.
The current situation in Iraq and in many other Middle East countries have become tragic for the Christians as they face the risk of extinction in the land of cradle. If the Western World and in particular United States of America want Christians to be part of the Middle East community, it is now time to act and save them.
Bethnahrin Patriotic Union Iraq
Federation of Syriac Associations in Turkey
Universal Syriac Union Party Lebanon
European Syriac Union
Bethnahrin Women Union
Suryoyo American Association
Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council
Iraqi Christians Advocacy and Empowerment Institute
Assyrian American National Federation
World Maronite Union
For more information, please contact:
Joseph T. Kassab President, Iraqi Christians Advocacy and Empowerment Institute (ICAE)
Email: JKassabICT@aol.com Phone (248) 882-1912
William Youmaran President, Assyrian American National Federation (AANF)
Email: email@example.com Phone (630) 400-5162