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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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PART VII

RISING TO THE OCCASION


A Sandwiched Nation
 

 

Following dismemberment of Mesopotamia in the immediate aftermath of World War 1, Islamic States of the Abode of Peace denied the Assyrian people access to their own traditional homeland by creating new borderlines. The political borders stood as barriers. They separated the Assyrians and barred them from crossing over to join their kinsfolk on the other side of the border. The Assyrians have since been considered as vanquished.

Islam continues to obstruct Assyria’s attempts to regain her independence from Oriental colonialism. Islam refuses to recognise the Assyrians as the indigenous of Assyria. So far, one of the 52 Islamic States has always stood up and opposed a motion put to the UN General Assembly to discuss the Assyrian issue. Islamic states always block off attempts of the Assyrians to regain their basic human rights, through international organizations. Islam is against revival of the Assyrian heritage, language and culture. It is against the interest of Islam to allow Assyria to survive, flourish and prosper in her ancestral homeland. Assyria would stand as a threat to Islam’s expansionism.

It is harrowing to the Muslim usurper to see Assyria regain her freedom. The Assyrians live in limbo in full view of the free and democratic world, and with the full knowledge of the United Nations and the international community, especially the two quartets: Rome, France, Germany and Britain, and Iran, Iraq, Syria and Turkey. They have been the root cause of Assyria’s tragedy. Trading with people’s lives and fortune, on such a horrendous scale of bigotry, is the epitome of crime.

The European Union, through the United Nations, needs to reactivate the Assyrian case. They need to stand up and face their responsibility and perform in good earnest in order to resolve the Assyrian outstanding issue. They need to review and reconsider the Assyrian issue in good faith. They need to reinstate the identity of their homeland to Assyria to enable the dispersed Assyrians to return to their homeland.

The Assyrians are sandwiched between Western imperialism and Islamic Oriental colonialism. The international community has a moral obligation to relieve the Assyrians of this intolerable situation. There are scores of tiny independent states scattered all over the world like Fiji, Kuwait and Singapore whose landmass is much smaller and their population less than Assyria. Assyria, with a population of about one and a half million to two million, combined, meets all UN required criteria for recognition. They are as eligible as any other nation to have their territory of Khabur-Ninweh homeland returned to them.

 

 

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