ISIS is Targeting Syria's Christians

In "a clear signal" that the Islamic State (formerly Isis) is targeting Christians, the group claimed yesterday's twin attack in the north-east of Syria that caused several victims and injuries within the Christian community. In recent weeks the Apostolic Vicar of Aleppo of the Latins, Msgr. Georges Abou Khazen, has warned of this clear and present danger.

Iraqi Cardinal Calls for Prayer and Fasting

By Fr John Waters

The Head of the Chaldean Catholic Church in Iraq has called for 3 days of fasting and prayer for peace in the country. Cardinal Louis Raphael I Sako, the Patriarch of Babylon of the Chaldeans, has invited "all sons and daughters of the Chaldean church to fast and pray from 11 to 13 November.

Park in Southeastern Turkey Built Atop Assyrian, Armenian Graves

A plot of land in Turkey's southeastern Mardin province containing Assyrian and Armenian graves has been transformed into a park, left-wing news site Duvar reported on Monday. The newly-landscaped park in Mardin's town of Dargeçit, part of the ruling Justice and Development Party's (AKP) "nation parks" project, hosts a recreational facility and a wedding hall, Duvar said.

Syrian Christians Endangered By Turkish Invasion of Syria: U.S. Officials

By Seth J. Frantzman

Christian communities have been threatened over the last month of Turkey's invasion of northeast Syria. Ankara claims it is fighting "terrorism," however Turkish-backed Syrian rebel extremist groups have allegedly vandalized a church and have continually fired on the Christian community of Tell Tamer.

Assyrians in Armenia

By Dr. Marina Mkhitaryan

The latest developments in the Middle East recalled the memories from 2015 when the Armenians were marking the 1915 Genocide and I was doing my documentary photography project on the three genocides -- Armenian, Greek and Assyrian. Can we quantify suffering? The only quantitative expression of suffering is time passed after the Armenian Genocide and the number of victims.

Ancient Recipes Spring to Life

By Ashley Winchester

(BBC) -- The instructions for lamb stew read more like a list of ingredients than a bona fide recipe: "Meat is used. You prepare water. You add fine-grained salt, dried barley cakes, onion, Persian shallot, and milk. You crush and add leek and garlic." But it's impossible to ask the chef to reveal the missing pieces: This recipe's writer has been dead for some 4,000 years.

Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria Forced Assyrians to Evacuate Villages

By Hiwa Shilani

The Turkish military offensive on northeastern Syria has led to the evacuation of minority groups, especially many from the Assyrian villages along the Khabour river. Tall Cedaya is one of those affected villages, located five kilometers south of Tall Tamr in northern Syria. Over 20 households had lived in the town, but only one family remains.

The Islamization of History

By Uzay Bulut

The debate over whether Islam has been hijacked by fundamentalists -- or whether the religion itself preaches the kind of hatred that leads to terrorism -- has been raging since the 9/11/2001 attacks on the United States. Although this issue has not been resolved, one thing is clear: in the Muslim world, the demonization of Jews and Christians is commonplace.

Assyrians in History

(AINA) -- This is a collection of historical references to Assyrians, from the earliest times to the 20th century. Map showing Assyria, 1729 A.D. ...

News

ISIS is Targeting Syria's Christians
Iraqi Cardinal Calls for Prayer and Fasting
Park in Southeastern Turkey Built Atop Assyrian, Armenian Graves
Syrian Christians Endangered By Turkish Invasion of Syria: U.S. Officials
Assyrians in Armenia
Turkish-backed Forces Attempt to Capture Key Assyrian Town in Northeast Syria
Ancient Recipes Spring to Life
Assyrian Journalist Detained By Kurdish Security Forces Since October 31
Assyrian Nun Valiantly Stands Guard Over 1,500-year-old Church in Turkey's Southeast
Turkish Offensive in Northern Syria Forced Assyrians to Evacuate Villages

Reports

•  Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
•  The Systematic Repression of Assyrians
•  Iraq’s Stolen Election: How Assyrian Representation Became Assyrian Repression
•  Brutality Against Christian Clerics in Syria
•  Report on Christians oppressed for their Faith 2015–17
•  Erasing Assyrians: Kurdish Abuses of Human Rights
•  Assyrians and Yazidis in Northern Iraq 2017
•  Understanding Recent Movements of Christians from Syria and Iraq
•  The Hopes And Fears Of Religious Minorities In Northern Iraq
•  Assyrians Under Kurdish Rule: The Situation in Northeastern Syria
•  Untying the Knots of Religious Diversity in Iraqi Kurdistan
•  The Protection Needs Of Minorities From Syria and Iraq

Articles

•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
•  Demographic and Climatic Factors in the Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
•  Theater, Language and Inter-Ethnic Exchange: Assyrian Performance Before WWI
•  Assyrians In Iraq
•  Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele in China
•  The Cross and the Lotus

All Things Assyrian

Ancient Recipes Spring to Life
Assyrian Woman on Fire
Oriental Institute Unveils Multimillion-Dollar Makeover for Centennial
How Two Colossal Assyrian Icons Were Recreated Using Digital Tech
The Art of Ancient Assyrian Kings
'Assyria to America' Exhibit Places Ancient Art in Modern Context
3,000-year-old Assyrian Settlement Unearthed in Southeast Turkey
Mardin: Mesopotamia's Summer City
The Chicago Archaeologist Who Changed the Way We Study Civilization
The Syriac Place Names of Lebanon
Brief History of Assyrians Assyrians in History Assyrians: Frequently Asked Questions The Assyrian Genocide Attacks on Assyrians in Syria Timeline of ISIS in Iraq Incipient Genocide: The Ethnic Cleansing of the Assyrians of Iraq Assyrian Holocausts

Assyrians in History

(AINA) -- This is a collection of historical references to Assyrians, from the earliest times to the 20th century. Map showing Assyria, 1729 A.D. ...

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Germany

Pohlheim, Germany (AINA) -- An Assyrian genocide monument was unveiled yesterday in Pohlheim, Germany. The monument commemorates the Assyrians who were killed in the Turkish genocide of Assyrians, Greeks and Armenians between 1915 and 1918. The genocide targeted the Christian subjects of the Ottoman Empire and claimed the lives of 750,000 Assyrians (75%), 1 million Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.

AINA News

Assyrians in History
Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Germany
U.S. House of Representatives Passes Resolution Recognizing Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Auroral Observations in Assyrian Astrological Reports
Spanish Journalist Held for One Month Warns of Kurdish Government Repression
California Recognizes Two Assyrian Genocides
Assyrian Genocide in Modern History
Several Large Fires Broke Out in Assyrian Areas in Southeast Turkey
The French Press and the Assyro-Chaldeans
Assyrian Delegation Meets Members of Dutch Parliament
15 Assyrian Children Kidnapped By Kurdish Affiliated Militia in Syria
A Dialogue on the Assyrian Homeland and Diaspora
The Systematic Repression of Assyrians: Report
Assyrian Federation of Germany Meets With Chairman of Parliamentary Group

Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity

(AINA) -- On May 4-5 the Salahaddin University in Erbil, Iraq and the French Institute of the Near East (IFPO) organized a workshop titled Christianity in Iraq at the turn of Islam. Its aim was to discuss important institutional changes for Christians in areas of the collapsed Persian Empire and retreated Byzantine Empire which were conquered by Muslims.

Editorials

US Attorneys May Have Violated Constitutional Rights, Immigration Law in Prosecuting Assyrian Lawyer
Conference Expropriates Assyrian Christian History, Denies Assyrian Identity
The Unethical Prosecution of an Assyrian Attorney
German Recognition of Armenian, Assyrian Genocide: History and Politics
Senator McCain Sends Letter on Assyrians to Kurdish President
Turkey Attempted to Stop Broadcast of Assyrian Genocide Documentary
Australia's Assyrians in Focus
US Government Must Designate ISIS Attacks As Genocide for All Groups
Assyrians Should Leave the Middle East
Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial

By Sabri Atman

During the years of World War I 75% (750,000) of the Assyrian population in the Ottoman Empire was systematically murdered. That genocide of Assyrians at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915 is a fact, but it has largely been forgotten by the world.

Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged

By Sabri Atman

(AINA) -- When speaking about the Ottoman Empire and Turkey today, it is not their contribution to civilization that comes to mind. Instead it is human rights violations, confiscation of land and property, genocide and genocide denials that are most frequently discussed in the public discourse. Today's Turkey is still far from being ruled by democratic principles.

Opinion Editorials

Turkey's National Pride is Based on Genocide Denial
Turkey's Violation of Human Rights Must Be Challenged
EU Conference on Nineveh Plains Favors Kurds, Marginalizes Assyrians
Trump's Immigration Order and Christianity
The Winds of Change Are Blowing in Europe
Erdoğan's Gambit for Mosul
The Genocide of Assyrians and Yazidis and the Next American President
Is Obama Fast-tracking Mosul Offensive to Save His Legacy?
Why France? It's in the Math
Terrorist Strikes and the Blame Game

Ancient Recipes Spring to Life

By Ashley Winchester

(BBC) -- The instructions for lamb stew read more like a list of ingredients than a bona fide recipe: "Meat is used. You prepare water. You add fine-grained salt, dried barley cakes, onion, Persian shallot, and milk. You crush and add leek and garlic." But it's impossible to ask the chef to reveal the missing pieces: This recipe's writer has been dead for some 4,000 years.

Assyrian Woman on Fire

By Laura Hayes

After two years under Chefs Chris Morgan and Gerald Addison, Maydan owner Rose Previte is passing (the literal) torch to a new executive chef. Chef Marcelle Afram, who spent the past five years leading the kitchen at Bluejacket, will take over the live fire restaurant by the end of the year.

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