Arameans of Iraq.

 

Arabic Translations:

  الترجمات العربية

 

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

 

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…..?????..

 

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

 

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.


 

Iraq and Arameans: The usual ritual, blowing up their churches

Monday august 15, 2011: West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox church in Kirkuk heavily damaged by a bomb attack.

Dutch Version

 

Monday 15th of august 2011, they were at it again in Iraq and the Arameans were targeted for the such-and-such time by the terrorists. This time, the West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox church in Kirkuk, north of Iraq, was heavily damaged by bomb attack. Fortunately there were no victims.

 

This is the such-and-such cowardice attack on the peaceful minded Arameans of Iraq to completely clean the country of its original inhabitants.

 

The Arameans do not consider anyone as their enemy, they want to live in peace with others and wish to contributed to the country building. Unfortunately, this policy of peaceful cooperation is answered with burning their churches, raping of their women and daughters and killing of their clergy by the forces of intolerance and fanaticism. The Aramean indigenous nation, also made known in some media as “Assyrians” or “Chaldeans”, are the original inhabitants of this part of the world. Unfortunately, now the Aramean have become strangers in their own indigenous lands and because of fanaticism and intolerance many of them have left the lands of their forefathers, they inhabited for thousands of year.

 

The Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization is extremely worried about the situation of the Arameans of Iraq. The Aramean nation of Iraq (including “Assyrians” and Chaldeans), find themselves in very fragile situation. The Arameans are marginalized and threatened with ethnic cleansing. Due to undiminished persecutions, killings, plundering and attacks, many Arameans have already left Iraq.

 

The Aram-Naharaim Organization raised its voice in several letters and reports to the international organizations and governments to ask for their attention to the fragile situation of the Aramean nation of Iraq. We mention few examples:

 

23-3-2010: Letter to the United Nations on the situation of the Arameans of Iraq:

http://www.iraqichristians.info/English/Aramean_People_Iraq_UN_Help_23_3_2010.htm

31-10-2008: Letter to the Secretary General of the UN:

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

6-5-2008: Letter to the Secretary General of the UN:

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

22-4-2008: Letter to the government of Iraq:

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

29-8-2007: Letter to the government of Iraq:

http://www.iraqichristians.org/English/Letter_Iraqi_Government_29_8_2007.htm

 

Because of their fragile position combined with lack of adequately functioning security apparatus, the Arameans are an easy target for powers who intend to cleanse Iraq of its original inhabitants who have been present in this part of the world since thousands of years.

 

Before the war of 2003, there were around 800.000 Arameans in Iraq. Probably more than half of them have left the country. The attacks on their churches and leaders chased the Arameans out of Iraq.

 

More on the Arameans of Iraq: http://www.iraqichristians.info/English/iraqichristians.htm

 

Ritual……..

 


West- Arameans Syrian Catholic Church in Kirkuk attacked on 2-8-2011


West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox church in Kirkuk attacked on 15-8-2011

 

It has become now a sort of ritual. Almost each time the Arameans of Iraq are mentioned in the media, it is about killings, ethnic cleansing or blowing up of their churches. The local and national governments of Iraq issue statements in which they condemn the terrorist acts and promise to protect their indigenous Aramean Christian fellow countrymen. And that is it, nothing else is being done. The government remain silent on the promises which they made and wait until next terror attack to repeat the previous statements and promises.

 

The situation for the Aramean indigenous nation of Iraq, also made known as “Assyrians” or Chaldeans, is extra alarming because in contrast to other groups they do not have their own militia to defend themselves. Therefore they rely on the protection by the Iraqi government, which unfortunately fails to offer adequate protection to prevent such cowardice attack by the forces of the evil.

 

The vulnerable position of the Arameans of Iraq makes them an easy target for the Islamic terrorists who wish to clean Iraq of the “unclean” and “uncircumcised” ones. However, also ordinary criminals and thieves eagerly use the power-vacuum to wheedle them out of money.

 

Colonialism: Main cause of the Aramean downfall

 

Another point is that the Arameans themselves are to be blamed for their terrible situation as well. And this has to do with the horrible mutual hatred and division which was planted in the hearts and minds of a part of the Aramean nation by the Western Catholics and Protestants, in the name of faith and brotherhood, causing an unspeakable damage to the Aramean nation.

 

And this colonial demonic hatred dear reader, is even so deep and odious that it prevents the Arameans to join the hands, necessary in these difficult times. The colonial hatred and division is today even being stimulated by some of those who call themselves “Christians” in order to make converts among the weak and defenseless Arameans. The enemy of Jesus Christ of the Bible every time seems to succeed, in particular acting as a fake Jesus, to create a carnivorous division and hatred among the followers of the real Jesus of the Bible. This “secret” vicious technology has been extensively used by the Catholics as well as Protestants with horrendous consequences for the Aramean indigenous nation.

 


East- Aramean Chaldean bishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako

The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop of Kirkuk, Louis Sako is lamenting about the situation of Arameans of Iraq. He visited the place of attack and says, “"I saw many people in the church when I was there. They were so very tired and shocked. They were asking: 'Why our church? What is the reason? What do they want from us?'"

 

In the past we elaborated in detail on the question “Why?” Please find here below some of our analyses:

 

29-12-2010: Aramean Iraq: Killing, Persecutions, Ethnic Cleansing

27-10-2008: Mosul: Aramean Srebrinica

28-2-2009: Turks Kurds Aramean Monastery St. Gabriel

19-6-2010: PKK/GHB/ADO terrorist

 

 The point is that the cause to the present troubles in Iraq can be traced to the past history of our nation. The Arameans seem not to realize of the seriousness of their situation and try to shirk the responsibility of their terrible situation to others and seem not to understand that there is a powerful God who is in control of everything. He says, I am everywhere -- both near and far,   24 in heaven and on earth. There are no secret places where you can hide from me” (Jeremiah 23:23-24)

 

And our people unfortunately have never tried to understand why this Almighty God is not protecting them against the evil forces of abyss who attack their churches, rape their women, kill their men, assume their properties and expel them out of their indigenous lands.

 

As long as the Arameans of  Middle-East, including Iraq, do not get rid of abominable colonial hatred which has been planted in their hearts and return back to the God of Abraham, Isaak and Jacob Who showed Himself to the world in Christ Jesus, they will remain as slaves and serve other peoples. The majority of  Diaspora Arameans are totally unaware of the cause to their Diaspora and are immediately ready to blame others for their problems without ever trying to examine themselves to understand the real reason behind their Diaspora and try to find a solution for it. The situation as it is like now, unfortunately we have to fear worst! Neither the blind people, nor ignorant leaders seem to be aware of severity of their situation.

 

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Arameans of Syria: http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/Arameans_Of_Syria.htm

Arameans of Iraq: http://www.aramnahrin.org/English/iraqichristians.htm

 

 


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

 

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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

 

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* Proposal: Media Ombudsman for Indigenous Peoples.

 

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