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.


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

 

Dutch Version

 

Below you will find a letter sent by the Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organisation, on 22 august 2007, to President Geoge Bush, President Nicolas Sarkozy and Prime Minister Gordon Brown. In the letter Aram-Nahrin makes an appeal to the moral obligation of the West in helping unifying the divided Aramean nation.


Nr.: 2007-08-22/16

Netherlands, 22nd of August 2007

Subject: The moral obligation of the West: Unifying the Aramean nation, repairing and healing of the  wounds caused by the West

 

To the Most Honorable:

President George Bush, United States of America

President Nicolas Sarkozy, Republic of France

Prime Minister Gordon Brown, United Kingdom

 

Your Excellencies,

 

The Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organisation is an international cultural and human rights organization to defend worldwide interests of the indigenous Christian Aramean (not to be confused with Armenians) people of Mesopotamia who have been present in the Cradle of Civilization for thousands of years. They have made a great contribution to world civilizations, in particular through their Aramaic language, spoken by Abraham, Moses and Jesus Christ. This ancient Semitic people, now divided into several denominations and spread throughout the Middle East, amount to approximately 8 million people worldwide.

 

We are writing you to ask for your help in unifying the spiritually as well as politically multi-divided Aramean indigenous nation of Mesopotamia, in the ancient times called Aram-Nahrin in Aramaic and Aram-Naharaim in Hebrew.

 

Both the political and the spiritual division were created through the intervention of the colonial practices of the Western spiritual and political powers. This intervention, carried out by inciting son against father, daughter against mother, family against family, village against village, has caused unprecedented hatred and sorrow within our nation resulting in their decline in the Middle-East. Furthermore, through this division they have been made vulnerable to the hostile environment of the Middle-East where they are threatened with extinction and ethnic cleansing.

 

A divided nation is obviously a weak nation. And this division prevents not only attaining of their minimal fundamental human rights, but also gaining their social, cultural and political development and rights in both the Middle-East and the rest of the world.

 

There are, for example, around 600.000 Arameans of different denominations in Iraq. The Western intervention in the 16th and 19th centuries, which brought fanaticism and nationalism to the Middle-East, unfortunately resulted in a part of our nation identifying itself as “Chaldeans” (since the 16th century) and another part as “Assyrians” (since the 19th century). Roughly speaking, this division was due to the spiritual war between the Western Catholics and Protestants, which was battled out at the cost of the Aramen nation, thereby planting doubts regarding their ethnic origin.

As it is known to you, the Iraqi people are suffering terribly under the daily insurgence, which creates many innocent victims and causes heartrending tears and unprecedented sorrow. The situation for the Arameans is even worse, for they have no means to defend themselves and are at the mercy of those whose dictionary lacks words like “peace” and “brotherhood”. However if the Arameans were not divided and were not stuck to the unprecedented hatred implemented by the West, their chances to survive in Iraq would be much greater.

Thus: Not only the fanatics of the Middle-East are to be blamed for the decline of the Aramean Christian Indigenous Nation, but also those who came from outside and presented themselves as the children of “light”, “peace” and “brotherhood”- acting in the name of the powerful Jesus of the West, who is of course different than Jesus Christ of the Bible- have damaged our nation severely.

 

Your Excellencies;

 

The West wishes to present itself as a civilized and shinning example to other nations and as a beacon of democracy, Human Rights standards and values, mutual respect and dignity. We believe that first and foremost, the West itself should implement and apply the standards and values, which it claims to stand for, before asking other nations to share and implement these very values. What do we want to say by this?

 

Since the unprecedented hatred, division and identity distortion (a form of genocide) within our nation was promoted, implemented and diffused on an academic, cultural and social level by the West, we believe that it is the moral obligation of the same West to start with the healing, repairing and unifying of the fragmented Aramean nation; at least if the West takes its own standards and values seriously.

 

We believe that you have the power, the ability and are in the position to make a start with the unification of the Aramean Indigenous Nation- which has given so much to mankind throughout history- on the political level. The same efforts that have been exhausted in the 16th and 19th centuries to cause division and hatred within our nation in the past, should be exerted in our times to unify, heal and repair the deep wounds of the past. After a time of separation, fragmentation and mutual hatred, we believe now it is time for amelioration, restoration and rehabilitation. And your involvement in this unification process is of utmost importance!

 

Regarding the contribution of the Aramean Nation to world-civilizations, an eminent scholar of Oxford University, Sebastian Brock says, “…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 it…...It is thus without doubt one of the greatest gifts of the Aramaean peoples to world culture

 

Unification of the Aramean Nation should not be restricted to the various Aramean Christian denominations, but should also include the non-Christian Arameans who currently identify themselves with strange names. When the Christian Arameans and non-Christian Arameans would become aware of their glorious Aramean identity, this would cause a dramatic change in the mentality of millions of people in the Middle-East and elsewhere who blindly and fanatically follow and glorify identities which are not theirs. This change in mentality would not only help outmaneuver fanaticism and terrorism, but would also make the door open for peace and prosperity in the entire region of the Middle-East. And we believe the key to make this door open is in your hands!

 

 

 

Respectfully yours,

 

 

 

 

 

 

Gabriel Sengo

(President)

Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Organization

P.O. Box 178

7550 AD

Hengelo (Ov.)

Netherlands

 

 

 

 

Enclosed: Detailed information about Christian and non-Christian Arameans.

 

 

 

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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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