Displacement threats haunt Iraq Christians

23367-ap081007080051.jpgThreats and displacement are haunting Christians in Mosul reflecting high negativity and leaving their fate unknown. What did Um Al Rabiein operation achieve and what are the guarantees after five months? Where does the government stand right now? And how will it react towards this tragic development?
These questions give voice to despair taking grip of Nineveh Province that embraced the Assyrian civilization, one of the major civilizations in Iraq. The internal scene is divided between governmental and security endeavors to get hold of the situation and between denouncing stands from all directions while Christians wonder about their fate.
The government which is concerned about the latest security situation in Mosul and attempts to harm coexistence and forgiveness among Iraqis has decided following a national Security Council meeting in this regard to form a field investigation committee including the Interior and Defense Ministries as well as State Ministry for national security affairs and intelligence apparatus. The committee’s function is to back Mosul operations and support security endeavors as well as to carry out a comprehensive investigation over the conjuncture that led to this situation, thus dealing with humanitarian cases thereof, Cabinet Spokesman Ali Al Dabbagh said.
Along with governmental endeavors, two brigades from the Defense Ministry forces and national police have been deployed. Interior Ministry Operations Chief Abdul Karim Khalaf affirmed that security forces have competed deployment in Mosul in order to protect Christian regions as well as churches and sanctuaries revealing that a crisis cell has been formed headed by police chief in Mosul in pursuit of criminals arresting four suspects.
On the Christian level, Chaldean Bishop Shlimon Berdouni denounced the situation in the province and held the government responsibility for security gaps calling to protect citizens. While a number of displaced say they were targeted for having called for their political rights guaranteed in Article 50, Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri Al Maliki received Christian lawmakers Yunadim Kanna and Abdul Ahad Ifram Sawa and announced that prompt measures are taken to return displaced Christian families home. In a statement, Al Maliki noted that Christians have the right to enjoy security and live in dignity adding that security forces will take required measures to ensure the return of displaced home and chase terrorist groups plotting for this campaign.
For his part, Kanna said that extremists as well as political powers are implicated in this campaign without giving further clarifications.