DEMAND PROTECTION FOR THE ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ.

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DEMAND PROTECTION FOR THE ASSYRIAN CHRISTIANS IN IRAQ.
The vulnerable Christian Assyrian nation (also known as Chaldean and Syriac), the indigenous people of the land, have yet again come under fire in Iraq. Thousands of Kurdish Muslim men took to the streets after a Fatwa (religious decree) was issued by a Muslim cleric at a Friday prayer. The Fatwa ordered the Islamists to assault those who violate the Sharia Law. Numerous Christian businesses were destroyed by fire as the criminals stood by watching, congratulating one another for their supposed victory. Video shot by bystanders show men chanting Alah-O- Akbar (God is Great) as they approached Christian stores. These crimes against humanity create a renewed fear in the hearts of a community which has been reduced from 1.4 million prior to 2003 to currently a mere 600,000.
We at the American Mesopotamian Organization and the Iraqi Christian Relief Council strongly condemn these heinous acts.
We moreover ask:
– The United Nations and human rights organizations throughout the world to stop turning a blind eye on the plight of the Christians in Iraq.
– The world powers, particularly the United States Government, to break their silence and demand justice for a nation (Assyrian) which has endured numerous loss of lives and property for almost a decade.
– All American citizens to sign this petition and send a strong message to President Obama and to their State Representatives and demand answers from the State Department in regards to these criminal acts committed against the Assyrian people in Iraq.
– The US Congress and the Obama Administration to put an indefinite freeze on all funds allotted to the Kurdistan Regional Government until a full investigation has been completed and the perpetrators of these dreadful acts are brought to justice.

http://www.petition2congress.com/5689/demand-protection-assyrian-christians-in-iraq/