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Indigenous Peoples

Under the Rule of Islam

 

by Frederick P. Isaac

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Conspiracy of Silence - Role of Western Media
 

 

Sadly, the media scarcely involved itself with the Assyrian issue. It reported matters that related purely to Assyriology and archaeology, and always supported the official version of the government of the day. Western media have since never ever touched on the Assyrian contemporary issue and never dwelt on the Assyrian subject seriously. Western press has never given the Assyrians a chance in their press column to explain to the world their dire plight.

Assyrian leaders were under constant surveillance and rebuff. They were censured and denied the chance to pursue their legitimate struggle through media outlets. So much so, that Assyrian clergy were denied travel abroad to commune with their congregations in Diaspora. Some prominent Assyrian leaders were even accused of solicitation and were issued with an arrest warrant by certain Western countries. The purpose behind such senile and restrictive measures was to obliterate the Assyrian Church of the East and phase out the Assyrian Nation to extinction. But God is greater than Rome, as the saying goes. His will be done. ‘Man proposes but God disposes’. Someone has to be answerable for committing such atrocities against such a hapless people.

World media quashed all attempts of the Assyrians so as not to expose the belligerents of their ill-boding schemes. They silenced and deported the Assyrian leaders and suppressed Assyrian groups that objected and tried to expose their sinister intrigues. They closed all the doors in the face of the Assyrians, choked their voice and extinguished their cries for a just solution to their tragedy.

The newly created Arab state of Iraq, lacking press facilities, had newspapers flown daily to the capital, Baghdad, for distribution to major Iraqi cities in propagation of their connivance. The West, in collusion with the Arab Islamic states of the Abode of Peace, used Beirut, the capital city of Lebanon, as the local media centre and launching pad, in their campaign against the Assyrians to justify seizure of all the Middle East. During all of that period, not a single word was mentioned about the tragedy of the Assyrians. Succeeding in their ploy against the Assyrians, the League Council dismissed the Assyrian case and archived it at the League of Nations. The Assyrian dossier now lies dormant in the United Nations. The quartet, namely, Turkey, Syria, Iraq and Persia, launched successive media campaigns against the Assyrians. They massacred, looted and burned Assyrian villages and evicted them en masse from their traditional dwellings. They staked claim over the entire Assyrian region and declared it Islamic. The European governments did not lift a finger or raise a hand in protest. Instead, they turned their backs and allowed the Islamic states to complete the job by implementing their traditional Islamic shari’ah law. During all that turmoil, the international media wrote naught. It hushed its voice and chose to remain silent, breaching the ethical code of its profession.

 

 

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