posted on Aug, 1 2014 @ 04:36 PM
I am here to raise awareness and to ask for your help ATS. This issue is being swept under the rug but many mainstream media outlets and it should be
heard world wide. There is a genocide happening in Iraq. A cleansing of the ethnic indigenous minority. I am an Assyrian. The Assyrians have been
around for over 6000 years and inhabiting Iraq since the days of Mesopotamia. On the contrary to what the Bible says, we are not murdering lunatics.
We are in fact the first nation to convert to Christianity. I know Christianity leaves a negative taste in the mouth of ATS but we are peaceful
people. We have been living alongside our Muslim brothers and sisters for a long time. We are not a part of the Roman church and we never took part in
any violence, only to defend ourselves.
The Assyrians were allies of the west during World War 1. At that time, we were caught in another genocide. 2/3 of our population was killed trying to
escape the Ottomon and Kurdish empire. The British empire made us a promise to cut us off a piece of our home land when the war was won.
Unfortunately, they also promised the land to other nations. From that day my people were left in Limbo. We are now in diaspora and our numbers are
dwindling. We are less than 2 million world wide and decreasing in numbers.
I am not here as an Assyrian but as a human being. We must help each other. If we don't help each other than one day when you need help you will see
others turn their backs. No human should ever have to witness his wife and daughters being raped than killed. No human should have to witness the
suffering these people are enduring. And you may think this fight is not yours but you are sadly mistaken. The war is going to spread around the
world. It is not a matter of if but when. I think that the "when" will be very soon if we let a Caliphate take hold in the Middle East. Success is the
biggest recruiting tool. The weak minded Sunni's will follow the Caliphate. There are a lot of Sunni's in the US and Europe. Just note, I am in no way
saying Sunni's are the problem, I a few good Sunni friends. ISIS is the problem, extremism is the problem, and the fact they are succeeding is the
problem. Everyone wants to be a part of something successful.
edit on 1-8-2014 by Equinox99 because: Typo.
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