Testimonies of the scholars of the Syrian Church of Antioch on the synonymy: Aramean/Syrian

 

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Arameans of Iraq.

 

23-9-2016: Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization and the Aramean Democratic Organization sent a letter to Iraqi Government and ask for recognition of Aramean people

 

2-5-2016: After the Turks come Kurds.... Arameans, Gog and Magog......

 

11-12-2015: From Mosul to Hassake and Al- Quaryatayn,...... The boys of the Western colonial illuminati powers wreak havoc: The indigenous Arameans are the dupes

 

17-7-2015: Turkey, Syria and Iraq: Arameans, the downfall of an indigenous nation, part II

 

23-3-2015: Hundred year Aramean Genocide: Old and New genocide. ISIS/ISIL terrorists attack Arameo- Assyrian and Arameo- Chaldean villages in Khabour in Syria

 

6-9-2014: Arameans, Mosul, Plain of Nineveh, Yazidis of Sinjar (Singal), colonial machinations, ISIS (ISIL) monster and downfall of Iraq

 

30-5-2014: Turkey, Syria and Iraq: Arameans, the downfall of an indigenous nation: Part 1

 

21-2-2014: Arameans of Iraq and Syria: when the blind is leading the blind and is serving as extermination tool in the hands of illuminati

 

21-1-2013: Iraq: Aramean teacher and student killed in Mosul

 

27-10-2012: Iraqi Aramean leader mourns on languishing away of Aramean presence… unseen hand… our concerns … the New World Order (NWO)… Paradigm Shift… Petrus Romanus…..

 

22-2-2012: Iraq: We have left behind a "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq"

 

26-10-2011: “Liberation” Iraq: Extermination Aramean Christians. “Liberation” Egypt: burning churches and slaughtering of Coptic Christians

 

19-8-2011: Iraq and Arameans: The usual ritual, blowing up their churches

 

7-6-2011: The uproar in the Middle-East and the future of the Aramean nation

 

29-4-2011: “Liberation” of Iraq: Extermination of Arameans of Iraq “Liberation” of Syria…..?????..

 

29-12-2010: Arameans of Iraq: persecutions, massacres, plundering and ethnic cleansing. Who is reaping profit from this bloodshed? Who is responsible for this? The real murderers of the Arameans of Iraq.

 

23-11-2010: Aramean blood continue to flow in Iraq: Two Aramean brothers killed in Mosul

 

11-11-2010: An Aramean spiritual leader makes a dramatic appeal: Leave Iraq

 

1-11-2010: Bloodbath among the Arameans of Baghdad: Something like this never happened

 

5-10-2010: Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns in strong words the terrorist attack on the Aramean Catholic church in Baghdad

 

17-5-2010: Iraq: The 19 years old Aramean girl Sandy Shabib Hadi Zahra succumbs to her injuries

 

10-3-2010: Exodus Arameans from Mosul: According to recent UN report more than 5000 Arameans have left Mosul

 

6-3-2010: Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch condemns the attacks on the Aramean Christians of Mosul

 

3-3-2010: Exodus of the Arameans of Mosul continues undiminished: According to UN report already 720 Aramean families (4320 people) have left Mosul

 

1-3-2010: Peaceful demonstration on Sunday 28th of February 2010 by the Aramean Orthodox and Catholics in Baghdeda (Qaraqosh), northern Iraq

 

27-2-2010: Council of Churches in Iraq appeals to the government to protect the Aramean people in Mosul, Iraq

 

26-2-2010: The Arameans of Mosul: A new Exodus and Ethnic cleansing is going on

 

18-2-2010: The Arameans of Iraq again victim of killings and bloodbaths:

 

24-12-2009: A Christmas “message” for the Arameans of Mosul: Four Aramean Churches attacked and one Aramean killed

 

26-10-2009: Exactly one month and one day after the dramatic appeal of Iraqi President to the United Nations, two car bombs were detonated in the neighborhood of the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq

 

1-9-2009: Arameans of Iraq: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk sounds the alarm bell

 

29-8-2009: Totally unfounded or has it a grain of truth in it? Greater- Israel and the ethnic cleansing of the Arameans of Mosul and surroundings in Iraq

 

24-8-2009: Cardinal Emmanuel Delly of the East- Aramean Chaldean Church of Babylon in Iraq denounces the proposed fake name "Chaldean- Syrian- Assyrians"

 

14-7-2009: The Special UN envoy to Iraq, Mr. Ad Melkert, wants extra protection for the Aramean Christians in Iraq

 

13-7-2009: Seven Indigenous Aramean Churches in Baghdad (Iraq) attacked by car bombs

 

4-5-2009: Aramean blood continues to flow in Iraq…

 

15-11-2008: Iraq: The bloodshed of Aramean people and bombardment of churches continues undiminished

 

27-10-2008: Attempt of ethnic cleansing Mosul: The Aramean Srebrinica. Who is responsible and why?

 

14-10-2008: Aramean indigenous nation of Iraq: Removal of article 50, exclusion, killings, persecutions, displacements and ethnic cleansing in Mosul erea

 

2-9-2008: Again two Arameans killed in Iraq

 

Killing of Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi

4-5-2008: Again a Aramean spiritual leader is killed in Iraq. This time: The West- Aramean Syrian orthodox priest Yusuf Adel Abudi in Bagdad

 

11-4-2008: Through all the misery: Miracles happens in Iraq

 

6-4-2008: Funeral of the West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi

 

Killing of Mgr. Faraj Raho

1-3-2008: East- Aramean Chaldean bishop of Mosul, Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho was abducted on 29-2-2008 in Mosul.

 

13-3-2008: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Paulus Faraj Raho killed in Mosul

 

14-3-2008: Friday 14-3-2008: Funeral of Mgr. Faraj Raho in St. Addai Church in Karemlesh

 

16-3-2008: Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho: A Great Spiritual Leader and a Worthy Sheppard in Charge of Jesus Christ

 

23-2-2008: Aramean centre for art and culture has been opened in Ankawa, northern Iraq

 

7-1-2008: Aramean Churches and institutions in Iraq under Attack

 

22-8-2007: AINA: The international lie- and hate machine and the cause of killing, persecution and decline of the Arameans of Iraq

 

Killing of Priest Ragied Aziz Gannie

3-6-2007: East- Aramean Chaldean priest Ragied Aziz Gannie brutally murdered in Mosul along with three deacons by Muslim extremists

 

25-5-2007: Terror against Arameans (including "Assyrians" and Chaldeans) of Iraq. Ethnic cleansing of the Indigenous people of Iraq

 

Killing of Priest Paulus Iskandar

12-10-2006: Aramean priest Iskandar beheaded in Mosul (Iraq)

 

Killing of Isoh Majeed Hadaya

22-11-2006: The West- Aramean Isoh Majeed Hadaya killed by terrorists in Iraq

 

 

Aramean people: Aramean people (not to be confused with ‘Armenians’) speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Abraham, Moses and Jesus. They are the indigenous people of what was called in ancient times Aram- Nahrin, in our days it is called ‘Mesopotamia’.

Some Arameans today identify themselves with “Assyrians”, because of the spiritual colonial hate generating activities of the Western missionaries and diplomats in the Middle-East in 16th and 19th centuries. Other Arameans became known as “Chaldeans”. However all of them are Arameans. In Turkey, the Arameans are called: Süryani. In Arabic they are called Al- Suryan.


 

Aramean Organizations sent a letter to the United Nations and ask for the protection of the Aramean people of Iraq.

 

Mr. Ad Melkert

On Tuesday 23rd of March 2010, the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim organizations and the Aramean Democratic Organization sent a letter to the Special Representative of the Secretary-General of United Nations for Iraq, Mr. Ad Melkert.

 

In the letter the both organizations ask UN to arm the Arameans of Iraq to be able to defend themselves against the terrorist forces that attack and terrorize our people in Mosul area. Furthermore, the Aramean organizations ask the UN to force peace under UN assistance in the Mosul area. The United Nations should do everything to stop ethnic cleansing of Mosul area of its Aramean people.

 

Nr.: 2010-3-23/5

 

Netherlands, 23rd of March 2010

 

Re: More than 5000 Arameans moved out of Mosul

 

The United Nations Assistance Mission for Iraq

Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Iraq

His Excellency Mr. Ad Melkert,

New York

United States of America

 

Your Excellency;

 

We, the undersigned, the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization and the Aramean Democratic Organization wish to convey our sincere concerns to you regarding the deteriorating situation of the Aramean Indigenous nation of Iraq and other minorities in the Mosul area.

 

The Aramean people (not to be confused with ‘Armenians’) speak Aramaic, [1] the language spoken by Abraham, Moses and Jesus, through which they have made a very important contribution to world civilizations. [2] This ancient Semitic people, now divided into several denominations and spread throughout the Middle East, amount to approximately 8 million people worldwide. The various Aramean denominations in Iraq are also known as religious designations such as “Syrian Orthodox”, “Syrian Catholics”, “Chaldeans”, “Assyrians”, “Greek Orthodox” and “Greek Catholics”. [3]

 

Since the beginning of February 2010, the forces of intolerance and fanaticism in Mosul area started to attack, threat, kill and expel our people from the city. According to the UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs (OCHA), [4] more than 5000 people have left Mosul for outlying areas for security. In addition at least 15 Arameans have been killed.

 

What is now taking place before the eyes of the world is a ferocious attempt of ethnic cleansing by the forces of abyss who do not understand the meaning of words like respect, peace and brotherhood, but rather prefer the ‘law of the jungle’ and the path of fanaticism and bloodshed.

 

Your Excellency, this is a repetition of the events of 2008 which were also carried out in Mosul against the Aramean Indigenous nation by the same diabolical forces. In several letters [5] to the UN and the Iraqi government we asked action to be taken to prevent the ethnic cleansing of this area of its original inhabitants who have been present in this region for thousands of years. In 2008 the central government promised an investigation to these atrocities. Unfortunately, it is still unclear who have been responsible for this hideous attempt of ethnic cleansing. [6]

 

In our letter of 31st of October 2008, [5] we proposed to the United Nations that the following necessary measures should be taken:

1. To urge the Iraqi government to conduct an independent international inquiry under the auspices of the United Nations to ensure transparency and reliability on the atrocities which took place in Mosul.

2. To bring the perpetrators of the atrocities against our nation before the international court of justice.

3. Many of the displaced Aramean Christians fear to return back to Mosul. Therefore we ask the UN to assist the displaced Arameans and non-Arameans back to their homes in Mosul and offer them a complete compensation, including repairing their destroyed homes and damaged cultural or spiritual buildings, and provide them with security guarantees to facilitate a general feeling of safety.

4. To put the Mosul area under UN protection until the Iraqi Government is strong enough to provide the minimum security for the citizens of Mosul, including Aramean Christians and others.

 

If these suggestions and proposals were even partially implemented, the current cruelties would not have been taken place, nor would the situation be as serious.

 

Your Excellency, these evil forces of intolerance and fanaticism are not familiar with peace, respect and mutual cooperation. For this reason we believe that the international community has the moral obligation to protect the Aramean Indigenous nation of Iraq, also known as “Assyrians” or Chaldeans, by forcing peace under UN assistance in this area. This will facilitate a general feeling of safety among the various Aramean denominations and prevent our nation from leaving the area.

 

Furthermore, contrary to other groups in Iraq, the Aramean Indigenous nation does not have their own militia to protect themselves. Since the central government has proven not to be able to provide the Aramean Indigenous nation with the minimum protection to prevent this savagery, we ask the United Nations to arm our nation under UN supervision to be able to protect themselves and to deal with this lawlessness.

 

The marginalization, persecution and exclusion of our nation for hundred of years and their precarious situation in these days, in which they are threatened with ethnic cleansing from the lands of the forefathers, is not exclusively due to the forces of fanaticism and intolerance, but it has its roots in the colonial intervention of the 16th and 19th centuries whereby nationalism and fanaticism was brought to the Middle-East. The colonial intervention, implemented on cultural, social, religious and academic level, gave the final blow to the Aramean nation and accelerated their downfall in the lands of the forefathers.

 

Finally we trust that you have noticed our sincere concerns and will consider the precarious situation of the Aramean nation in Iraq to thwart the plans of the invisible powers, whose ultimate goal seems to be ethnic cleansing of the area of its Indigenous Aramean nation at any cost. It would be a great loss to mankind if the Cradle of Civilization would be cleaned of its original inhabitants by those who apply and enjoy the law of the jungle instead of the law of respect, brotherhood and solidarity. Today something can be done to prevent this happening, tomorrow may be too late!

 

Respectfully Yours,

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Sengo

Chairman

Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization

Gabi Gallo

Chairman

Aramean Democratic Organization

 


 

Footnotes:

 

[1] More on the Aramaic language:

http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/Interview_Chairmain_Aram-Naharaim_27_6_2007.htm

[2] The contribution of the Aramean nation to world civilizations is well-summarized by a world- renowned Eminent Oxford University Scholar Professor Sebastian Brock, a specialist on Aramaic (Syriac) and Hebrew, who said “Almost all societies are dependent upon the use of writing, but very few peoples realise that the great majority of the world’s scripts can be traced back to a common ancestor, an alphabet invented in the Middle East four thousands years ago, which was subsequently refined by the Phoenicians and the Aramaeans who spread it throughout the known world. It is thus without doubt one of the greatest gifts of the Aramean peoples to world culture. (Hidden Pearl volume I: Page 27)

…Nevertheless it is undeniable that the simple Aramaic alphabet of 22 letters has had the most extraordinary impact on the development of alphabetic writing systems throughout the world. Indeed, it is very hard to imagine how human culture and scientific learning could have progressed without (the Aramaic language).” (Hidden Pearl volume I: Page 58)

[3] More on the various Aramean denominations: http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/Interview_Chairmain_Aram-Naharaim_26_6_2007.htm

[4] http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/UN_Office_Coordination_Humanatarian_report_Iraq_6_3_2010.pdf

[5] 6th of May 2008: Letter to the Secretary General of United Nations:

http://www.iraqichristians.org/English/ArameansOrganisations_UN_Iraq_Help_10_5_2008.htm

31st of October 2008: Letter to the Secretary General of United Nations:

http://www.iraqichristians.org/English/Aramean_Organisations_Letter_UN_31_10_2008.htm

22nd of April 2008: Letter to the Iraqi Government:

http://www.iraqichristians.org/English/ArameanOrganisations_Protection_leaders_Iraq_25_4_2008.htm

[6] According to the Iraqi Lawmaker, Mr. Osama Naijfi, the Kurdish militia were involved in this atrocities: ‘"Investigations have been completed and proved the involvement of Kurdish militias in the displacement and killing of Christians," Prime Minister Nouri Al Maliki reportedly said during a discussion with Iraqi lawmakers, according to Osama Al Nojaifi, a deputy in the Iraqi parliament.

http://gulfnews.com/news/region/iraq/kurds-seen-behind-attacks-on-christians-1.139181

 

 

 


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14-1-2010: Aramean organizations sent a letter to the President of the Plurinational State of Bolivia, His Excellency Juan Evo Morales Ayma

 

1-12-2009: Aramean Organizations sent a letter to the new elected president of the European Union

 

26-11-2008: Aramean Organisations sent a letter to President-elect Barack Obama: Help the persecuted Aramean people of the Middle-East, focusing on Iraq

 

31-10-2008: Aramean organizations’ appeal to the United Nations: Help to prevent ethnic cleansing Iraq of its Aramean indigenous nation

 

28-10-2008: Patriarch Emmanuel Delly of the Chaldean Church of Babylon in Iraq affirms the Aramean origin of the Iraqi Christians

 

10-14 August 2009: Aram-Naharaim attends the annual meeting of the UN Expert Mechanism On the Rights of Indigenous Peoples. Statement on the situation of the Aramean people in Syria, Turkey and Iraq

 

10-5-2008: Aramean Organisations ask United Nations for help to protect the Aramean clergy and Aramean Indigenous people of Iraq

 

25-4-2008: Aramean Organisations ask for protection of Aramean spiritual leaders in Iraq

 

29-8-2007: The Aramaic Democratic Organisation (ArDO), Aram-Naharaim Organisation and the three bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq sent a letter to the Iraqi government

 

28-8-2007: The Aramaic Democratic Organisation (ArDO), Aram-Naharaim Organisation and the three bishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church in Iraq sent a letter to the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG)

 

22-8-2007: Aram-Nahrin sends a letter to President George Bush, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Gordon Brown

 

19-4-2007: The three Archbishops of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch in Iraq, together with the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Foundation and the Aramaic Democratic Organization (ArDO) in action for the Aramean people in Iraq

 

31 July - 4 August 2006: Aram-Naharaim attends the 24th session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations

 

* Aramaic language in danger: Shall the language of Abraham, Moses and Jesus disappear?

 

* The situation of Aramean people in the complex conflict of Iraq: They are excluded from the Iraqi constitution.

 

* Proposal: Media Ombudsman for Indigenous Peoples.

 

* Report of Aram-Naharaim: A great success for the Aramean cause …. the Arameans and the UN…..

 

20-10-2005: Aram-Naharaim in action for the Arameans in Iraq

 

30-9-2005: Letter sent to the US Embassy by the three Archbishops of the Syrian orthodox Church of Antioch in Iraq and the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization

 

18-22 July 2005: Aram-Naharaim attends the 23rd session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations: A statement on “Spiritual Colonialism and the decline of the Indigenous Aramean people of Aram-Nahrin”

 

19-23 July 2004: Aram-Naharaim attends the 22nd session of the Working Group on the Indigenous Populations. Statement: The exclusion and discrimination of the Indigenous Aramean people of Mesopotamia (Aram-Naharaim)