Australia Recognizes Crimes Committed By ISIS Against Assyrians As Genocide

Assyrian Universal Alliance - 2/5/16 In a historic and unprecedented move at the request of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, the Australian House of Representatives today recognized without objection that crimes committed by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) against Assyrians are 'genocide'. The lengthy and comprehensive motion recognizes the "Assyrian people" as "an original and Indigenous ...

White House: ISIS extermination of Christians can’t be called genocide yet

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www.rt.com - 2/3/16 The Obama administration says Islamic State’s persecution of Christian minorities in Iraq and Syria is not genocide. The point where it is accurate to term it as such “has not been reached,” White House spokesman Josh Earnest said at a press briefing. Asked whether Islamic State (IS, formerly ISIS/ISIL) is practicing genocide in its extermination ...

Syrian Army Liberates Two Christian Villages From the Clutches of ISIL

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23/11/15 - sputniknews.com The Syrian Army has managed to regain control of the Christian villages of Mheen and Hawwarin, located in southeastern Homs province, a source in the Syrian military told RIA Novosti. "The army has regained control over the Christian villages of Mheen and Hawwarin in the southeastern part of Homs province. Scores of terrorists were ...

Australian PM Addresses Plight of Assyrians in the Middle East

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Assyrian Universal Alliance - June 2015 Sydney -- The Deputy Secretary General of the Assyrian Universal Alliance, Mr Hermiz Shahen received a letter from the office of the Prime Minister of Australia, the Honourable Tony Abbott MP, in response to his letter dated 7 April 2015, appealing for Australia's urgent attention and intervention to the escalating situation ...

ISIL Militants Blow Up 10 Assyrian Homes in Northern Iraq

http://www.presstv.ir - 25/3/15 Members of the ISIL Takfiri militant group have blown up 10 houses belonging to Christian residents in Iraq's beleaguered northern province of Nineveh, as they continue to wreak havoc in the areas under their control. A security source, speaking on condition of anonymity, said that on Tuesday ISIL extremists stole property from the houses in ...

USCIRF Condemns Abduction of More Than 200 Assyrian Christians and Urges Their Immediate Release

28/2/15 WASHINGTON, D.C. -- The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) strongly condemns the abduction of more than 200 Assyrian Christians by militants of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in northeastern Syria and calls for the international community to work for their immediate release. "The lives of these Assyrian Christians -- including ...

ISIS Offensive in Bekaa Valley Turns Christian Village Into Ghost Town

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http://www.worldtribune.com - 31/1/2015 NICOSIA -- Islamic State of Iraq and Levant has targeted a key route to Lebanon. Officials said ISIL has recruited hundreds of fighters to control a key route from Syria to Lebanon. They said the effort included ISIL assaults on several Lebanese towns along the Syrian border. A key ISIL target was believed to be Ras ...

What Would The Mideast Be Like Without Christians?

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By Ellen Ratner http://www.talkradionews.com - 19/9/14 ISIS/ISIL has executed another man from the West, this time a humanitarian aid worker. (Both President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner have referred to the group ISIS as ISIL, although press reports refer to both names. There is a nonprofit group in Washington that goes by the initials ISIS, so many now ...

US House Hearing Focuses on Christian Persecution in Iraq

September 2014 (AINA) -- A hearing on the plight of Christians in Iraq and Syria was convened yesterday at the U.S. House of Representatives. The hearing, titled Genocidal Attacks Against Christian and Other Religious Minorities in Syria and Iraq, was sponsored by Chris Smith, U.S. Representative for New Jersey's 4th congressional district, and was attended by other ...

Iraqi Christians in Lebanon Tell of ISIL’s Brutal Rule

2-year-old Behnam Atallah sits on the floor of a small room in Jdeideh, where he lives with his parents and sisters after his family fled from ISIL in Iraq (photo: Nohad Topalian/Al-Shorfa).

By Nohad Topalian http://al-shorfa.com - August 2014 Though the apartment lacks basic furniture and they must sit and sleep on the floor, Iraqi brothers Fadi and Samir Bayous Suleiman and their families find a measure of safety in a small apartment in a low-income building in the Beirut suburb of Sad al-Bouchrieh. The brothers arrived from Erbil on July ...

No Room for Assyrians in Iraq Anymore – Fleeing Residents Say

http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com - 27/7/14 Alive but not at peace, Iraqi Christians who have fled the advance of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) in Mosul are recounting their nightmares about the group, while also lamenting the ostensible end of a place for their community in Iraq. Thousands fled the violence after ISIL, which now calls itself ...

Iraq’s Southern Provinces Host Families Fleeing ISIL

By Khalid al-Taie http://mawtani.al-shorfa.com - 19/7/14 As a result of the hardships and brutality suffered at the hands of the "Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant" (ISIL) in northern Iraq, families are fleeing in increasing numbers to the central and southern parts of the country, officials told Mawtani. Al-Muthanna governor Ibrahim al-Mayyali told Mawtani the province has received ...

Iraq Christians See ISIL Uprooting Prophet Jonah’s Remains As Dire Portent

By Miko Morelos http://www.ecumenicalnews.com - 16/7/14 Members of Jihadist group the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) are believed to have unearthed the remains of revered biblical Prophet Jonah in Mosul. This act is fueling the fears of Christian leaders in Iraq that the persisting violence could spell the end of 2000 years of Christianity in the ...

2000 Years of Christian History in Iraq May End – Chaldean Church

http://www.iraqinews.com - 11/7/14 The Chaldean Church in Iraq warned of a possible "end of Christian history" in Iraq, which is due to more than 2,000 years, if the current situation did not change, indicating that the presence of its followers in the country has become "symbolic" because of the continuing migration to the outside as a result ...

Two Bishops Kidnapped in Syria Held Captive by ISIL, in ‘Good Health’

10/6/14 Two Orthodox bishops kidnapped in Syria in April 2013 are currently in the northern city of Raqqa and held captive by the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). According to a report published in al-Akhbar newspaper on Saturday, the two bishops are “in good health” and are currently detained in the region of Tal ...

ISIL Crucifies a Young Man in Raqqa, Syria

24/3/14 - http://www.mesop.de Raqqa, Syria -- Members of the al-Qaeda splinter group of the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) executed on Saturday a young man in the city of Raqqa, and placed his body on a wooden cross in the main square of the city.After executing the young man, ISIL group placed his dead body on a cross and issued ...

Christians Under Threat in Syria: US State Department

By Jen Psak U.S. Department of State - 4/3/14 The United States deplores continued threats against Christians and other minorities in Syria, who are increasingly targeted by extremists. Last week in Raqqa, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) announced it will force Syrian Christians to either convert to Islam, remain Christian and pay a tax, ...

Syrian Girls Forced to Marry Muslim Militants

english.farsnews.com - 25/2/15 TEHRAN -- Radical militants in Syria's Raqqa and Aleppo have been forcing Syrian girls to marry them, by pressuring the families, a new report said. According to Arabic language al-Sharq al-Owsat, people in militants-held areas of Syria are facing with a wave of forced marriages pushed by members of the former Al-Qaeda representative in Syria, ...

Armenian Slaughtered for Refusing to Renounce Christ

Raymond Ibrahim - 11/1/14 Following the other day’s news that two Armenian families in Syria had been compelled to convert to Islam at the hands of the terrorist organization, the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL)—which, nonetheless, claimed that the conversions were done “willingly”—new information has emerged concerning the recent killing of a young ...