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Saturday, 9 November 2013

Conference on the Persecution of Assyrians and Other Christians in the Middle East

Brussels (AINA) -- Concerned Christian organizations from the Middle East met in Brussels today under the umbrella of the Middle East Christian Committee (MECHRIC) to demand action on the brutal and merciless ethno-religious cleansing against Assyrians, Copts and other Christians taking place in the greater Middle East.

The message was simple: stop the massacres and cultural genocide against Christians in the Middle East.

Currently there exists an exploding situation where Assyrians and other Christians are being kidnapped, executed and driven out of their homes -- and found in mass graves. This persecution is being carried out systematically. These Christian communities must be recognized as persecuted nations.

The delegations to the conference consisted of Assyrians, Maronites, Copts, Chaldeans, Syriacs and Melkites. Each one reported on their respective issues.

Assyrians {also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs} from three continents formed the Assyrian Delegation at the Conference and at the European Parliament, and presented the latest reports of atrocities perpetrated against the Assyrian/Christian people in Syria by Muslims, and also reported on the human rights violations in Iraq, specifically by the Kurdistan Regional Government.

"We, the Christians of the Middle East, need to cooperate and make our plight known," said Sargon Lewie, former president of Assyrian American National Federation. "Copts, Maronites, Melkites and the various denominations of our people such as the Chaldeans, Syriacs and Assyrians must all stand as one against the atrocities. Our goal, and the only way to stop the persecution, is federal states for the Christians of Middle East."

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Conference on the Persecution of Assyrians and Other Christians in the Middle East
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