- Posted September 24, 2013 by
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Assyrians facing ethnic cleansing and Murder EVERYDAY.
Now we are in a world where everyone is pretty open minded and accepting right? Not when it comes to my people, I began hearing about my people THE ASSYRIANS being killed in the middle east everyday for being christian. It breaks my heart to hear about innocent women, children, men, priests, nuns being killed everyday. The Assyrians in the Middle East can't even say they are Christian or go to church without the fear of being killed by extremists. Assyrians are the original people of the middle east, everything from the Tigris to the Euphrates river was the Assyrians land. But the Assyrian empire collapsed in 612 B.C we were massacred and our land Assyria was taken over by Muslims, and present day the same thing is happening In the land that was once ours. Assyrians are being killed by Muslim extremists and America is doing nothing about it. Till this day we have managed to keep our culture and faith and language alive. Jesus himself spoke Aramaic which is ancient Assyrian.
It's a shame though when people ask what nationality I am and I have to explain to them that we don't have a country and give a whole history lesson on my nation. People are ignorant though and don't understand what I am. It's a shame that in the bible we are known as the cradle of civilization, the first people to accept Christianity as a religion, the inventors of everything from law to school, and library; but today we have no identity and no recognition for this. Now Assyrians are mis-identified and mis-represented this must change.
All Assyrians want is what every other race has A COUNTRY, IDENTITY, ACCEPTANCE. We need America's help in order to stand up as a nation once again. We can't have such a precious and great nation of people like the Assyrians to be murdered everyday and face the horror they are enduring in the middle east everyday just for being christian. My nation deserves protection and help, but every time we try to speak up and stand up for who we are my people are persecuted and killed. How is that fair? Why doesn't america help us? We can't allow a nation like the Assyrians to diminish, we must as a nation stand up and speak up for our protection and claim our land!
UNITED WE STAND, DIVIDED WE FALL!