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Topic: Assyrian people

In the News (Sun 26 May 19)

  Indigenous People in Distress
Francis Harriri is an Assyrian from northern Iraq and is the governor of the province of Arbil.
The Assyrians in northern Iraq have not supported either of the two warring ethnic factions, as the Assyrians are only too painfully cognizant of the previous destruction and expropriation of Assyrian villages by the PKK in southeastern Turkey and by the KDP in northern Iraq.
Those Assyrians most intimately aware of the policies directed against Assyrians by the Iraqi government and the Iraqi opposition are sidelined as certain self-described victims of the Baghdad government within the opposition continue to pursue the same policy of terror, assassination, forced migration, and subsequent resettlement against the remaining Assyrian villages throughout northern Iraq.
www.nineveh.com /IndigenousPeopleinDistress.html   (11861 words)

 Assyrian people - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Assyrians primarily live in the Middle East, but in the past century about half of its population have migrated to the Caucasus, North America and Western Europe.
Assyrian music is divided into three main sections or periods, an ancient period that is of music written in (Ur, Babylon and Nineveh), a middle period of tribal and folkloric music, and the modern period.
An Assyrian artistic style distinct from that of Babylonian art which was the dominant contemporary art in Mesopotamia, began to emerge c.1500 B.C. and lasted until the fall of Nineveh in 612 B.C. The characteristic Assyrian art form was the polychrome carved stone relief that decorated imperial monuments.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Assyrians   (2292 words)

 Assyrian people
People with origins in Iraq, and an identity connected to the ancient Assyrian Empire.
The exactness of the term 'Assyrian' and the connection between the ancient empire and the present people is disputed, and discussed among scholars.
The two main churches of the Assyrians are the Nestorian and the Chaldean, both belonging to the same community until the middle of the 16th century; the Nestorian.
lexicorient.com /e.o/assyrian_p.htm   (404 words)

 What do the Assyrian People Want?
The Assyrians are people and nation but deprived of nationhood due to the betrayal of the former colonial power(s).
Our people in the homeland are oppressed, but when the time of liberation comes, we must be prepared and ready to quench their thirst for the cause of national liberation.
Christian faith and Assyrian nationalism are inseparably intertwined, and be taken as the doctrinal backbone of the Assyrian Nation.
www.aina.org /articles/habash.htm   (2062 words)

The majority of Assyrians in Sydney Assyrian community live in and around the Fairfield area, which is the centre of social and church activities.
People tend to keep serious personal problems to themselves or discuss them with close friends or to the elder member of the family.
The community appears to be experiencing racism on various levels.  Some people expressed their fear or the discrimination and violence in the streets and felt that if the racism on the streets continues then they would have to stay at home and not send the children to school.
www.swsahs.nsw.gov.au /areaser/startts/services/comm-assyrian.asp   (3088 words)

 Assyria - Crystalinks
Basic to the central region of Assyria was farming, fed by both the Tigris river and water from the Armenian mountains in the north, and the Zagros mountains in the east.
Among the great mathematical inventions of the Assyrians were the division of the circle into 360 degrees and were among the first to invent longitude and latitude in geographical navigation.
However, the Assyrian people have managed to keep their identity, and still exist as a distinct ethnic group, mainly in northern Iraq, where they are distinguished from their Arab, Kurdish, and Turkmen neighbors by their traditions, politics, Christian religion, and Aramaic dialect.
www.crystalinks.com /assyrian.html   (3662 words)

 Assyrian Christians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Assyrian Christians of Iraq are the descendents of the Great Assyrian Empire which can be traced back to Nineveh (present day Mosul) to 5000 BC and its peak in 612BC when it controlled much of the Middle East.
The capital of the Assyrian Administrative Region is the city of Bakhbeda, with approximately 30,000 population.
It would be a tragedy if the Assyrian Christians, the indigenous, original people of Iraq and one of the last remaining Christian homelands in the Middle East were to be forced as a result of a recurrence of a long pattern of oppression to have to leave en masse from their own homeland.
www.assyrianchristians.com /report_assyrian_admin_may_17_04.htm   (755 words)

 The Assyrian in the Christian Asia Minor Holocaust   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Assyrian Patriarch Mar Benyamin Shimun initially sought the protection of the Ottoman Government from Kurdish assaults in return for the neutrality of the Assyrian people, a people with a fierce warrior tradition.
The Assyrian people's neutrality in the advent of war, is stipulated.
The Assyrian people have endured, and continue to endure the terrorism of the governments of Turkey and Iraq.
aanf.org /America/assyrians/assyrian_christian.htm   (5739 words)

 Assyrian Voice Emagazine
Assyrians have been using the internet and the web for over 10 years now, dating back to Nineveh.com and other websites which kick started the first attempts by Assyrians to use the internet and exploit it for good uses.
It is an essential combination through which our Assyrian people can keep in touch with one another and get up to date with their knowledge about history, the present and even the future.
Networking the scattered Assyrian people from all around the world, and providing them with the most dynamic content and information are two top priorities to start with.
www.assyrianvoice.net /emagazine/webleading.htm   (1146 words)

 The Assyrian Continuity   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
The Western re-discovery of the Assyrian name and civilization began with the adventures of a Jewish traveler, Benjamin of Tudela, in the 12th century, who recognized the two large mounts or tells across the river from Mosul, it was not Layard.
Assyrians were known too as Athouriyeen and Athour for the people and the land respectively in Aramaic and Arabic.
The plains of the Assyrian heartland were called "Beth Athurayeh" and that appears in historical manuscripts of King Kurish [Cyrus] II indicating that the Assyrian prisoners returned to their homes some 66 years after the fall of their empire.
aanf.org /America/assyrians/assyrian_continuity.htm   (5046 words)

 Assyrian opposition to the Iraqi draft Constitution - Assyrian General Conference (AGC)
Arabic) where all Assyrian Christians (including Chaldeans and Syriacs) were recognized collectively and singly as "ChaldoAssyrians." The departure from the unifying formula of the TAL is believed to have been a key demand of -- and subsequent gain by -- KDP warlord Masoud Barzani (AINA
A solid Assyrian rejection front towards the Constitution may prove to be the critical swing vote in the eventual rejection of the Constitution on October 15.
As one Assyrian leader noted, "KDP threats, murders, and vote fraud in the last election have galvanized the minorities of the Nineveh Plain to reject the draft Constitution." Another analyst noted that "short of another bout of KDP vote
www.assyrianconference.com /release_004.htm   (645 words)

 The Concluding Statement of the Assyrian General Conference held in Baghdad from 5th – 7th of August 2005 - Assyrian ...
All these false accusations were directed against these honest people who expressed their strong wish to keep close to their homeland, sticking firmly to their Assyrian National Identity.
The resolutions of the Assyrian General Conference are set to express the ambitions and expectations of our Assyrian people.
5- The Assyrians are the indigenous people of
www.assyrianconference.com /release_002.htm   (876 words)

 Who are the Assyrians? - The Assyrian History - AN web site
After the fall of the Assyrian and Babylonian empires respectively, in the seventh and sixth centuries BC., Assyrian's were reduced to a small nation living at the mercy of their overlords in the vastly scattered lands of the Middle Eastern region.
This promise was not fulfilled and the Assyrians were again betrayed and left alone in a situation that culminated in the terrible massacre of non-combatant population in Simeil, Iraq in 1933.
From this time forward, the Assyrian Diaspora started, and they began to flee in all directions as stateless refugees to find a safe haven and to protect themselves from total elimination until such a day when their voice would be heard through an international forum.
www.assyriannation.com /history/who_are_the_assyrian.htm   (673 words)

 Assyrian Christians   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-04)
Response from throughout the Diaspora community of Iraqis forgotten people -- the Assyrian Christians -- has encouraged many who are fearful that one of the last remaining Christian communities in the Middle East may be forced out.
In the face of an electoral system that is overwhelmingly stacked against them, the Assyrian Christians of Iraq - the indigenous people of Iraq - are fighting back with their own website in both English and the Assyrian language to register as many of their people as possible for the upcoming election.
While calling for an immediate change in the system from the proportional representation to constituency-based, which would provide for local representation as well as accountability, the community is preparing for a worst-case scenario, where they would be faced with the prospect of organizing a community to vote under such dire circumstances.
www.assyrianchristians.com /commentary_fight_back_dec_19_04.htm   (573 words)

 The Origins and Description of the Assyrian Flag - AN web site
In the aftermath of the inception of the Assyrian Universal Alliance in 1968, a serious effort was undertaken by this organization to address the need for the Assyrian nation to have its own official national flag.
The Assyrian flag is designed with a white background on which three waving stripes emerge from each corner of a center design which is in the shape of a four headed star.
These three stripes are also picturing the rays of the center star and stand to symbolize the dispersion of the Assyrian people to the four corners of the world.
www.assyriannation.com /history/Assyrian_Flag.htm   (699 words)

 President Talabani, the Assyrian People are Still Waiting for your Apology - Assyrian News Agency
Talabani holds an official press release to apologize to this indigenous people of Iraq.
No president should be allowed to undermine the constitution he is sworn to uphold, and abuse his position to commit ethnocide.
The following is a much appreciated letter from the Iraqi Ambassador in United States, responding to the letter of protest sent by the President of the Assyrian National Congress, Dr. Sargon Dadesho.
assyriatimes.com /engine/modules/news/article.php?storyid=3194   (157 words)

 Current Affairs of the Suryoyo Assyrian People
The Assyrian lands in North Iraq between Kurdification and the Oppression of Assyrian Lands
A Report on the Assyrian Christian Community in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, US by Ms.
Invitation by the Beth Nahrin Assyrian Organization to the Lecture of "The Iranian-Azerbaijan Crisis of 1945-46 and the Assyrians" by Prof.
www.bethsuryoyo.com /currentaffairs.html   (1033 words)

 Learn Assyrian Online - Write or Speak in Assyrian Language Exchange
Learn Assyrian online by practicing with a native speaker who is learning your language.
The type of exchange that is right for you depends on your proficiency level in Assyrian and your learning goals.
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www.mylanguageexchange.com /Learn/Assyrian.asp   (919 words)

 Assyrian Forum
No one knows the number of the Syrian detainees forgotten in the dark dungeons of the Syrian prisons.
It is for this that the news of the Assyrian youth Hanna Shamoun, detained for more than 20 years in Al-Saydnaia prison, without his issue being raised or his name written down among the lists of the Syrian committees for human rights, came not as a surprise.
This is a petition to Mar Dinkha to reinstate Mar Bawai.
www.assyrianforum.com   (205 words)

 Books by Assyrian writers
Almost three million Assyrian, Armenian and Greek Christians were murdered by the Islamic Ottoman Turks during World War I because of their ethnicity and faith.
How these Syriac-speaking people escaped the Assyrian/Armenian/Greek Genocide of WWI, integrated into American society, and yet managed to retain their identity is central to understanding their plight and perseverance.
Thus, this book was born to be a source which would refute the theories that lead the Assyrian people to being marginalized in their identity, equality with others, right of self determination, and the schemes which distorted the Assyrian people's civilized image which was present even before the birth of Christ.
www.christiansofiraq.com /books.html   (1714 words)

 AAS-A: Shlama
The Assyrian Aid Society of America is a charitable 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to
Building a structure capable of responding to unexpected crises that require immediate mobilization to help our people
Focusing American and international attention on the needs and humanitarian concerns of our Assyrian people, particularly in our ancestral homeland of Bet Nahrain
www.assyrianaid.org   (152 words)

 Assyrian Flag Store - AMC | : CafePress.com
We feature stylish Assyrian products for the proud Assyrian people.
When you're finished shopping, be sure to visit the original Assyrian Multimedia Centre online.
Use of this web site constitutes acceptance of the Terms of Service.
www.cafepress.com /assyrianflag   (63 words)

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