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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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The Hidden Truth
 

 

As for the Assyrians, their systematic massacres at the hands of the Arabs, Turks and Kords since the Islamic conquests in the mid-7th century AD have reduced their population, robbed them of their land and restricted their movement to within the confines of their villages. They destroyed their infrastructure by exacting heavy taxes on every adult and farm produce. Assyrian villages were forcibly depopulated. Their land and property were confiscated and their churches and institutions systematically destroyed. They were not allowed to travel freely like their Muslim counterparts without prior official permission. They were not allowed to practice their culture and tradition openly and freely. The Assyrians were squeezed out of their wealth and forced to live the life of subservience for holding fast to their Christian religion.

If the Palestinians exist, so do the Israelis and the Assyrians. The Palestinians are as ancient as the Assyrians and the Israelis. If the Arabised Palestinians believe that, they are genuine descendants of Philistia of the pagan Plishtayi and are extant; then the Assyrians and the Israelis are extant too. The world of Islam (Arabs, Turks, Mongols, Kords) by denying the Assyrians their existence, are also implying that they will continue carrying out systematic massacres against the Jews and Assyrians in a bid to exterminate and deracinate them to total extinction.

The Assyrians and the Jews, too, need to take their rightful place as recognised peoples in the international community, as any other nation, in their own historical land and become part of the world family of nations in their traditional homeland of the Middle East. The Israelis and the Assyrians were forcibly banished and displaced by past and present invaders. Israelites and the Assyrians have every right to return to their homes, liberate themselves from foreign occupation and live in their historical land, free and under their own sovereign rule.

Historically, recognized nations, as Assyrians, Israelis and Arabs, different in language, religion and culture had their own recognised delineated states and borders, independent from one another. Yet, according to the Palestinian National Covenant, the Arabs consider the Israelis as Arab Jews. As for the Zionists, the Arabs allege that the majority of the Israelis having lived, in Diaspora, outside the so-called Arab Palestine, since their banishment, have forfeited their right to reclaim their historical homeland. The Palestinians label the banished Jews, foreign Zionists. As for the Assyrians, the Arabs allege that the Assyrian nationality was annulled, and with its annulment and removal of the political map of Mesopotamia from the geography of the World Atlas Map, in Post World War I, Assyria was voided and that no mention should be made about it or its dispersed people. Islam, by describing a Jew in Diaspora as a ‘Foreign Zionist’, denies him the right to return to Jerusalem, Israel. ZION is the sacred symbol of his beloved traditional homeland. Similarly, Islam denies the Assyrian his return to his homeland of his capital city, Ninweh.

In the eyes of the Arab and Islamic nations, Israel remains an alien state forcibly established on ‘Arab soil’. While they consider restoration of Assyria as another thorn in the side of the Arab Muslims – a real threat to the spread of Islam, and an impediment to the concept of globalisation of their religion and expansion of their Umma Nation.

The Assyrians were divided into several religious sects of different Christian minority ‘millet’ groups, in order to understate their population count and nullify their Assyrian national identity. The Assyrians were hence called by their denominational name. Arab governments stopped calling them Assyrian. Instead, they called them by their religious denomination such as Nestori (Nestorian), Orthodox, Maronite, and Jacobite etc. On some occasions, Islamic governments provocatively called the Assyrian ’Arab or Kord’.

The mandated powers, in collusion with the Arab/Islamic states, adopted the Islamic ‘millet provision’. Thus, Assyria was dismembered and its Christian people described as alien groups of different sects of unidentified nationalities. Islamic governments call them by the name of their religious leader or church affiliate and not by their own racial identity. The aim of the key power brokers was to deny the Assyrians statehood.

The Assyrians are not aliens. In the immediate aftermath of World War I, by design of the Mandated Powers, the Assyrians were deliberately dislodged and became internally displaced within the Mesopotamian region. Locally, they were still the same people, on their own soil, native inhabitants of Assyria. Demographically, nothing had changed except that they were cut off by evicting them from their homeland and creating new political borderlines that acted as barriers. The Assyrian territory was dismembered and fell under four different Islamic states. Henceforth, the Assyrians were branded foreigners, alien to their native land. Citizenship of the newly created Islamic states was imposed on the Assyrian. The mandated powers described it as fait accompli.

By creating new Islamic states and kingdoms, the mandated powers drew new borderlines, and scattered the Assyrians among Kordish, Turkuman and Arab mobs. They alienated them from their homes in Hakkari, Turkey and Urmia, Iran. By this process, the Mandated Powers aimed to void the Assyrian racial identity and invalidate its political status. Dismemberment of Mesopotamia and decimation of its native Christians was a pre-planned Anglo-French scheme under the, 9 May 1916, Sykes-Picot Secret Agreement. Its implementation was encouraged and welcomed by the Islamic states. Sir Winston Churchill and T.E. Lawrence played an active role in keeping a tight lid on the Assyrian issue. As a result, the Assyrian issue was quashed by the Mandates, and put on hold. It has since been frozen and held in abyss.

In the case of the Israelis, the Arab argument failed to convince world public opinion not to allow them to return to their ancestral land. In November 1947, the United Nations in favour of a homeland approved Resolution 181 for the Israelites in part of their Biblical homeland, Israel. On 14 May 1948, Israel proclaimed its independence. The three Baltic States of Latvia, Estonia and Lithuania and to a certain degree Poland went through such an ordeal in the mid-20th century. Yet, in the end, they too legitimately reclaimed full sovereignty. The Assyrians are left unaided to continue to strive through legal means of the U.N. and the International Court of Justice to regain recognition.

 

 

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