American Mesopotamian Organization
Grassroots / Political Action Committee

Executive Committee Members

  • Mr. David William Lazar, MBA-Chairman
  • Mr. Cleiden Atanous, Esq -Vice Chairman
  • Mr. Zaya Younan - Adviser
  • Mr. Raman Lazar- Secretary
  • Dr. Sargon Issa- Member
  • Dr.  Alan Darush- Treasurer
  • Mr. Ashur Aghasi - Member
  • Mr. Sargon Rouel - Member
  • Mr. Ramsin Sheeno, Esq- Member
  • Mr. Elias Younan - Member
  • Mrs. Emily Yahiabiek - Member




We believe that the Assyrian American community can be instrumental in bringing about change to US policy towards the Assyrians of the Middle East. We strive to be part of this change and part of the solution in defending Assyrian political and human rights throughout the Near East. While we will represent the collective Assyrian American viewpoint on matters of public policy, we will also serve as liaison between the community and their elected leaders.


Armenian Americans join with our Assyrian American brothers and sisters - fellow survivors of Turkey's genocide of Christian nations with whom we share a history of more than five thousand years - in supporting justice for the Assyrian ...Genocide (Seyfo), affirming the right of the Assyrian nation to a secure, sustainable homeland, and in advocating for security, freedom, justice, and opportunity - in all their forms - for Assyrian communities throughout the region

 AMO letter to members of the Kurdish American Congressional Caucus


The Honorable Representative

US House of Representatives

Dear Congressman

Our country’s national interest might have required that you support the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) regime and the Barazani family that dominates it, hence your membership in the Kurdish American Congressional Caucus; however, history has shown that the national interests of the United States are better served when it supports democratically elected governments which reflect the will of the majority while protecting the rights of the minority.


The rights of the Assyrian minority in the Kurd dominated region are being abused by the KRG and the main Kurdish political party which is led by Masoud Barazani. The Deforce policies of the KRG against the indigenous Assyrians of Northern Iraq have been ongoing since 2003 and after the collapse of the regime in Baghdad, but in the last several years these planned acts of intimidation have reached intolerable levels.


We strongly believe the main reason for KRG brazenness is they are of the opinion that they have been successful in developing strong and friendly relations with Western governments and also that the region is strategically important to these governments, hence, Western democracies will turn a blind eye towards “trivial” land disputes and inconsequential demographic change especially if they’re carried out under the disguise of modernization.  We also believe another equally important reason for the continuation of the unjust Deforce policies is due to the fact that no US official has ever filed a formal complaint with the KRG or publicly condemned their ill-treatment of the indigenous Assyrian Christians.


We are including with this communiqué an appeal for help by the residents of the Assyrian town of Mangesh which is located in the Nohadra (Duhok) province, one of three provinces controlled by the KRG. We’re confident that you will strongly denounce these acts with the KRG representation in DC as well as with its leadership in Iraq.









We demand that the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG) and on behalf of the people of the town of Mangesh, stop their policies of intimidation in forcing the people of the town to vote for Kurdish supported candidates. We are appealing to civic and Human Rights organizations to put an end to these abuses by the Kurdish Regional Government.

We, the sons and daughters of the town of Mengesh are being harassed by Kurds and their agents in all aspects of our lives, below is a list of their bullying tactics:

1-      We can’t freely vote for candidates running for political office

2-      Our lands are stolen and we are not able to speak out

3-      We are not able to join any political party other than Kurdish parties or those parties “owned” by Kurds.

4-      We are not able to host any representative from any of our nation’s independent political parties.

5-      We are not permitted to undertake any activity not sanctioned by the ruling Kurdish party (KDP)

6-      We can’t form any organization or any cultural center outside the realm of Kurdish control.

7-      Any individual that attempts to stay independent or tries to join a political party that is not under Kurdish domination and specifically under the hegemony of the KDP is attacked profusely and even prevented from earning a living.

8-      Anyone who doesn’t blindly support the policies of the KDP is not be able to get a government job.

9-      Individuals that don’t support the KDP or a political party controlled by the KDP are not able to register their lands in their names.

10-   Members of the KDP have formed gangs to terrorize the residents of the town to intimidate them and to have complete control over their lives.

11-   They (Kurds) monitor every person’s moves and if they become suspicious that a certain individual has any relations with another political party not controlled by them, that person is interrogated and is threatened.

For the above reasons we’re appealing to International Human Rights organizations and civil societies to help us stop Kurdish abuses because we have the right to live freely and we also have the right for self-determination.

Rosa Mengesh

Steven Khanjaro

Ammo Mammo
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“No exodus from Iraq: self-defense and international protection”

New York, Mideast Newswire

2nd of September 2014


In a historic visit to the United Nations Security Council and Secretariat General, the widest coalition of Iraqi Christian and Yazidi and Middle East Christian NGOs and organizations ever assembled to date appealed to the international community not to allow further ethnic cleansing of minorities inside Iraq and their uprooting from ancestral lands for resettlement throughout the world. The joint delegation organized by the Middle East Christian Committee (MECHRIC) and the Yazidi International Human Rights Organization was received on August 22, 2014, at the Secretariat General of the United Nations and at the U.S., Russian, French and UK missions at the Security Council as well as at the Italian mission at the UN, which holds the Presidency of the European Union.

The joint delegation has requested the meetings in implementation of the resolutions of the MECHRIC Conference held at the European Parliament in November 2013 and the Middle East Christian special sessions at the Coptic Solidarity Conference in Washington, D.C., in June 2014. Both conferences tasked MECHRIC leaders to reach out to the United Nations and request an internationally protected area for the Christians of Iraq in the Nineveh plain in northern Iraq. After the barbaric attacks, massacres and ethnic cleansing by the “Islamic State” (Daesh-ISIS) towards the end of June and early July, MECHRIC reached out to the Yazidi community leaders and included them in a joint delegation to the UN.

During the month of July, MECHRIC organized a central demonstration in Washington DC and another rally in August, in coordination with the Yazidis, both in front of the White House, generating a series of demonstration throughout the world against the massacres perpetrated by the “Islamic State” and coordinated with NGOs to organize demonstrations around the world. MECHRIC and Yazidi leaders met with officials at the White House, the State Department, the US Congress and foundations to address the threat of genocide and ethnic cleansing in northern Iraq against Christian and Yazidi minorities. During the same time, MECHRIC officials reached out to the United Nations Secretariat General and the various missions and obtained meetings on August 22nd 2014

The MECHRIC-Yazidi UN Memo  

The joint delegation included Tom Harb, Secretary General of MECHRIC, Sheikh Mirza Ismael, President of Yazidi International Human Rights Organization, William Yomaran President of the Assyrian American National Federation, David Lazar President of American Mesopotamian Organization (AMO), Abraham Buyuksal, Bethnahrin National Council (Syriac),

Medlum Merogi, Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council, Magdi Khalil, Coptic Solidarity International, John Hajjar, Melkite Committee, Eblan Farris, Director of Relations for the World Maronite Union, and Dr. Walid Phares, Special Advisor.

Below is the text of the Memorandum addressed by the delegation to the United Nations

The Honorable Ban Ki Moon

Secretary General of the United Nations

New York                                                                    

August 22nd 2014

We, the representatives of the below co-signing organizations, representing the aspirations of the Yazidi and Christian (Assyrian, Chaldean and Syriac) communities in Iraq, and following the systematic acts of ethnic cleansing, massacres, assassinations, abduction, rape, and kidnapping perpetrated by the “Islamic State” against these communities since June 2014, urge you to request an immediate meeting of the UN Security Council to address the following urgent issues:


In view of the fact that an international terror organization known as “Islamic State” (Daesh) has seized large portions of Iraq and of Syria, including cities such as Mosul and Reqqa, has accumulated quantities of weapons and cash to use in pursuing their genocidal action against Iraq’s ethnic minorities, particularly in the north and possibly in Northern Syria as well;

In view of the fact that the Iraqi state has failed to defeat this organization and thus the threat by IS (Daesh) against the aforementioned communities continues to be imminent;

In view of the fact that large scale killing and ethnic cleansing of Yazidis in the Sinjar area and Iraqi Christians, particularly Assyrians in the Nineveh Plain area, have been taken place and threaten these communities with eradication;

And in view of the fact that the direct threat against the Iraqi ethnic minorities at the hands of Jihadists is part of a global threat and pattern in the region against minorities in general, particularly in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon and Egypt;


In view of the fact that ethnic cleansing and genocidal acts have been committed against a civilian population, breaching human and humanitarian rights as well as international law, threatening Peace and Security;

We urge you to draw the immediate attention of the Security Council to this threat to Peace and Security and request the following actions to be taken via a UNSCR Resolution:

Sending Peacekeepers to the Nineveh Plains and Sinjar districts in Northern Iraq under Chapter 7 of the Charter and establish a protected area for its civilian population;

Returning the refugee population, now displaced in Iraqi Kurdistan, to the two internationally protected districts;    

Enabling the population of Nineveh and Sinjar to establish a local defense force to man their police stations and counter activities by Terrorists;

Coordinating the defense of Northern Iraq from Terror forces between the two above mentioned districts and the Regional Government of Kurdistan so that they become partners in the defense of that part of the country against future attempts at ethnic cleansing;

Initiating a special UN Task Force to find the thousands of Yazidi women kidnapped and abused by IS and return them to their families;

Establishing a special tribunal to indict and bring to international justice those responsible for the atrocities against the population of Sinjar, Nineveh and Mosul’s minorities.

We the undersigned organizations commit to assist you in all of these efforts.


Best regards,

Signing parties

Meeting at the French Mission at the UN Security Council

The first meeting took place at the French Mission at the UN Security Council with Mr. Alexis Lamek, Deputy Permanent Representative, and Ms. Camille Petit, second Counselor. Opening the discussion, Dr. Walid Phares summarized the joint memo and the resolutions of the two MECHRIC Conferences in Brussels and Washington as follows:


All willing refugee populations now known as internally displaced population IDP in Iraqi Kurdistan should be helped to go back to the Nineveh Plain and Sinjar districts in Northern Iraq. There should be no uprooting of these populations nor should they be transferred from Iraq to other countries. Immigration or political asylum should be considered as personal decisions by individuals and families. The international community should prioritize helping the populations go back to their lands and homes. The United Nations Security Council should issue a special resolution, under Chapter 7, pertaining to establishing an internationally protected zone in Nineveh and Sinjar with an interim force until a permanent political solution is found to the entire Iraqi crisis.


Yazidis and Iraqi Christian (Assyrian-Chaldean-Syriac) communities should be enabled to man their local government institutions, including police stations, which should be backed by and under the interim authority of the UN until the national authorities in Iraq are reestablished and a consensus is rebuilt. The new UN resolution can act as a follow up to UNSCR 2170 regarding the protection of Iraq’s population from acts of terror by ISIS or other radical forces.


The UN would help the local populations of Nineveh and Sinjar be represented in the negotiations about the future of their areas within the wider talks about the future of Iraq. Among the rights already recognized for the minority populations of Iraq, the right for a province and the right for a referendum—acknowledged in the constitutional framework.


There needs to be an international tribunal to adjudicate the atrocities committed by the terrorists across Iraq and specifically in Mosul, the Nineveh Plain, and Sinjar against minorities.


A special effort and action must be directed at finding and liberating the thousands of women and children abducted by the ISIS terrorists during their attacks.

The French diplomats plan to share the memorandum and explanations with the French government in Paris. They informed the delegation that an international conference on Iraq will take place in Paris in September. The delegation’s Yazidi and Iraqi Christian NGOs requested access in order to represent their communities at that conference.

The meeting at the Italian Mission at the United Nations

The delegation was received at the Italian mission by Ambassador Ingio Lambertini, Deputy Permanent Representative, and Francesco Santillo, counselor and top expert on the Middle East. Ambassador Lambertini said the Italian Prime Minister was recently on an official trip to Irbil and underlined that Italy, currently the President of the European Union, wants an international solution to the ISIS dilemma and will be pushing for such measures at the UN. He added that the situation in Iraq and Syria is on the top of Rome’s agenda at the UN. Dr. Phares suggested that Italy convene an international meeting for Iraqi indigenous ethno-religious groups. Since France will be calling for another conference on Iraq, perhaps the two countries can coordinate the two events. Sheik Ismael provided factual details of the massacres against the Yazidis, and William Yomaran briefed the ambassador on the ethnic cleansing of the Iraqi Christians

Meeting at the UK Mission at the UN Security Council: Presidence of the Council

The delegation was received at the United Kingdom mission at the UN Security Council, currently the President of the Council, by Lisa Maguire, First Secretary, and Senay Bulbul, Second Secretary of the Middle East division. The UK has thus far called two emergency meetings on Iraq and is currently focused on humanitarian aid. Yazidi and Iraqi Christian delegates briefed the mission on the desperate state of the refugees now dispersed across Iraqi Kurdistan and insisted on a resolution to bring back the population to Nineveh and Sinjar.

Meeting at the US Mission at the UN Security Council

The delegation was received at the U.S. Mission at the UN Security Council by David Richelsoph—Adviser, Political Affairs, Gail Horak—Adviser, Political Affairs,

Kelly Razzouk, Esq.—U.S. mission to the UN Adviser, Economic and Social Council, and

Peggy Kerry—NGO liaison. The U.S. mission welcomed the international NGO delegation, particularly the U.S. components and expressed its satisfaction to see “the widest united coalition of ethno religious minorities in Iraq and the region coming together to the United Nations.” Magdi Khalil reassured the U.S. mission of the unity among Middle East Christian NGOs and the Yazidis. “As NGOs we are now operating as a united front across the Middle East and in the diaspora. As independent civil society groups from regimes and governments in the region, we are openly seeking an internationalization of the issue of minorities within the context of human rights. The U.S. mission expressed its agreement with the principle of action to be taken by the UN Security Council to protect Iraqi minorities but noted that any stipulation of a Chapter 7 resolution must have defined objectives. The mission expressed its agreement with the principle of action to be taken by the UN Security Council to protect Iraqi minorities but noted that any stipulation of the Chapter 7 resolution must have defined objectives. The United States mission to the UN will be engaging other missions to examine the best ways to help the return of refugees to their homes. The Yazidi and Iraqi Christian NGOs invited the U.S. representatives in Northern Iraq to visit Assyrian IDP and local NGOs.


Meeting at the Russian Federation Mission at the UN Security Council

The delegation was received at the Russian Federation Mission at the UN Security Council by Ambassador Peter Iliichev—Deputy Permanent Representative—and staffers. He underlined that the Russian Federation supports the national integrity of Iraq and Syria. He noted that terrorism must be fought and defeated in both countries, adding this has been always the position of the Russian government. He added: “Russia as a Christian nation with a Christian president is not against the protection of the ethno-religious minorities of Iraq as long as it is done through the institutions of the Iraqi state. Moscow will be looking for consensus on this issue from Baghdad’s new government and the international community. Russia will not oppose the establishment of an internationally protected zone if other UNSC members would support it and Baghdad has no issues with it. Magdi Khalil and Tom Harb argued that the minorities’ return to their home cannot wait for the political solutions in Baghdad. This is a humanitarian situation which has to be addressed as such. The Russian officials agreed that the return of the population should be a priority and be backed by the UN, even though the future of the area has to be part of the future of Iraq as a country. The Russian mission said that, despite all other international complications, they will be reaching out to the United States and other permanent missions at the UNSC on this matter.

Meeting at the Secretariat General of the United Nations- Department of Political Affairs

At the office of the Secretariat General, the delegation was received by Darko Mocibob—Deputy Director, Middle East and West Africa Division, Yasmin Fadlu-Deen—Senior Political Affairs Offices, Iraq team, Ana Izar—Political Affairs Officer, Iraq team, and Sara Bergamaschi—OCHA (Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs). The two parties reviewed the humanitarian and security situation in northern Iraq and discussed alternative plans and measures to protect the refugee population and escort it back to their towns and villages. The Yazidi representative stressed the urgent nature of actions to be taken. “There are still thousands of people on Mount Sinjar, and ISIS is attempting to invade the mountain with heavy weapons.” The President of the Assyrian Federation, William Romaran, and of the Mesopotamian American Organization, David Lazar, underlined the dramatic situation of the Iraqi Christian refugees inside Iraqi Kurdistan and the necessity of rapid UN action to get aid to them and start the process of escorting them back home as soon as their towns and villages are liberated. Both representatives as well Mr. Abraham Buyuksal, representing the Bethnahrin National Council (Syriac), asked for an internationally protected area as a priority. The Secretariat General officials said the UN is highly concerned over the situation in Iraq and hence has issued Resolution 2170 (

They noted that Mr. Kevin Kennedy—UN acting head, Department of Safety and Security—will be based in Irbil, Iraq (

The delegation stressed the importance of direct Humanitarian aid to local NGOs working directly with the refugee communities and submitted a list of these NGOs to establish a direct partnership between these entities and the UN. The officials said at this point the possibility of an international force to protect the Nineveh Plain and the Sinjar regions is not yet considered but indicated that local police forces can be reorganized to protect the regions with international support in providing training. The delegation said it will be working with several governments to insure such a police force is reestablished and that a special UNSCR is issued to establish a protected zone under Chapter 7. The two parties agreed to continue the consultation.


MECHRIC-Yazidis strategic planning and follow up

At the end of the meetings at the United Nations, the joint delegation met to evaluate the situation and drew the following conclusions:

First, the absolute first priority for MECHRIC and the Yazidis is the return of the IDP population, now in Iraqi Kurdistan, to their regions in Nineveh and Sinjar. Not returning them quickly will open the path for several threats. One is the danger of mass migration out of Iraq, opening the path for further ethnic cleansing in the country and the region. All efforts have to concentrate on the immediate and safe return of the exiled population to their homes.

Second, the international community must insure collective security to the communities removed from their towns and villages independently from the political solution in Baghdad or the campaign against the “Islamic State 

 Third, the Iraqi Christian (Assyrian-Chaldean-Syriac) and Yazidi communities should be enabled to manage their own local government and affairs. They should be enabled to be in charge of their own police stations under UN auspices.  

Fourth, endangered Iraqi and Middle East minorities should be under UN protection and should not be used by regional regimes to further their political interests. As they face the threat of Jihadists, these communities wish to be under international protection when needed, not under the protection of authoritarian regimes.

The joint delegation will be following up on this initiative with the United Nations, the European Parliament, the U.S. Congress, as well all involved governments.







American Mesopotamian Organization Statement on the current situation in Iraq and the establishment of an internationally protected region in the proposed Nineveh Plain Province


The recent developments in Iraq and the rise of terrorist controlled areas on large portions of the country and their continued push towards Baghdad leads us to believe that the conflict will last for a long time and more than likely escalate into a prolonged sectarian and regional proxy war between Shiites and Sunni Muslims with Saudi Arabia, Qatar, Iran and Turkey supporting opposing sides in the battle theater.

After the removal of Saddam’s regime and the introduction of democratic processes which culminated in the adoption of a new constitution and the election of a parliament, the three main factions of the Iraqi society - mainly Shiites, Sunnis and Kurds failed to adhere to the articles of the said constitution and did what they perceived to be best for their own communities’ narrow interests, basically causing the “Lebanonization” of Iraq and pushing the Iraqi State to the brink of complete collapse.

Earlier this year, Iraq’s council of ministers approved the creation of several new provinces, one being the Nineveh Plain Province.  Throughout the years and since the establishment of the Iraqi state, this region, which is currently part of the Ninawa Province, has been ignored by all the regimes ruling in Baghdad.  And although the Kurdistan Regional Government lays claim to the area and considers it among the disputed territories to be annexed to the Kurdish region, the majority of the inhabitants, regardless of their ethnicity and/or religion prefer to be part of a Federal Iraq.

After the sudden collapse and retreat of the Iraqi military in the Ninawa Province, the area was immediately occupied by Kurdish militias which provoked the ISIS terrorists and caused over fifty thousand Assyrian Christians to flee their homes towards Kurdish controlled areas after they came under attack from ISIS artillery and heavy fire. And although a large number of these people have returned to their homes in the Nineveh Plain, they remain without potable water, electricity and are low on food rations, in addition to being open to the risk of viruses and diseases, such as cholera and polio, due to the ongoing spread of contaminated water.

While we at the American Mesopotamian Organization believe in a United, Democratic and Federal Iraq, we are confident the Federal government in Baghdad, regardless of who is leading it, will not be able to guarantee the security of the most vulnerable groups of its citizens and these being mainly the Assyrian Christians, Shabaks and the Yazidis living in the Nineveh Plain Region. Therefore, we call on the international community, mainly the Unites States, the European Union and the UN Security council to declare the Nineveh Plain region and the Sinjar district as protected areas for the ethno-religious groups living there and to begin the establishment of a local security force drawn from the residents of those territories.

The ethno-religious minorities of the Nineveh Plain are pleading for help, they have no militias of their own and they don’t want to be victims of a sectarian war or the casualties of political ambitions of nationalist Kurdish leaders. They are hoping that the international community and the civilized world will once again act in a moral manner and come to their rescue just like they did in the not so distant past to protect the Kurds of Iraq, the Muslim Bosnians and ethnic Albanians of Kosovo.


Yours in Freedom

David William Lazar, MBA


American Mesopotamian Organization


Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International (YHROI), , Defending and Protecting Human Rights                  

July 15, 2014

Statement on the Minorities’ Current Situations in Iraq

Since 2003, the minorities’ situation is getting worse day after day and the proof of that is the presence of the capabilities of terrorist groups that controls many parts in the provinces of Nineveh, Tikrit, Anbar and Kirkuk.  Nineveh and Kirkuk provinces are the homes of the most ancient and indigenous nations, which include the Yezidis, Chaldo-Assyrians and Sabeans that have lived on this land (Mesopotamia) for thousands of years; but unfortunately today their basic human rights is abused.  And despite the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, these three nations live under fears and discriminations in their native homeland that resulted thousands of them to leave their historical homeland and seek refuge in the Western countries where they believe that they can live in peace and freedom.


The security situations in the minorities’ regions in the Nineveh Plain and Sinjar regions, where mostly inhabited by the Yezidis and Chaldo-Assyrians is not safe at all.  In Sinjar region alone, the population of the Yezidis is estimated at 90% while the Arabs and Kurds are only about 10%, but the region has been under KRG’s controls since 2007 by its militia forces that make the Yezidis to be softer targets for the ISIS attacks because of the KRG’s plan for the independent statehood.  The Sinjar's judiciary border is now under the terrorists’ control, which include the Islamic State of Iraq and Sham, Baathists and extremist Salafis. Those terror groups consider anyone who does not believe in Islam is infidels and they (Muslims) are permitted shedding their (Non-Muslims) blood; these signs hesitate the Yezidis nation to a totally extermination that would result the "Erase the existence of the Yezidis in this region.


Social situations in Sinjar region: complete lack of blackout of the electricity, lack food products, lack of clean drinking water, lack of doctors, medicines, hospitals and lack of fuel, all these product materials importantly needed for the use of daily life. And because of the dire security situation, there is no delivery of basic food supplies into Sinjar region; therefore, the people greatly suffer in the high food prices.  There are thousands of innocent families that they are lucky if they could get two meals a day. The people of Sinjar were mostly relied on their monthly salaries that they were getting from the security and military services and when security and military collapsed in this region then the poverty spreads in the Sinjar region among the Yezidi society.



Recommendations for these very dire situations in Sinjar and Nineveh Plain regions:


  • Provide International Peacekeeping mission to protect the minorities from totally extermination


  • Support and intervene to implement the “Separate Administration” for the Yezidis and Chaldo-Assyrian in the Sinjar and Nineveh Plain regions


  • Deliver humanitarian aid to the minorities' regions and foods in particular, which is urgently needed. The food products should be distributed by the International Food

Agents on the food ration cards, so that securely and fairly be distributed to all people and it should be totally free from the political influences; we specifically mean the KRG, so that will not be used for political purposes.


  • Send teams of doctors without borders to minorities' regions and Sinjar in particular as the situation in this region is very dire


  • provide medical supplies and hospitals equipment

I would also like to thank you so much for your time and consideration and giving us the opportunity to meet with you and to discuss our dire situation to find the necessary solutions for the situations of the Yezidis, Chaldo-Assyrians and Sabeans in Iraq.

Best regards,

Mirza Ismail


Yezidi Human Rights Organization-International



Al-Salehi warns of the dangers of partitioning Iraq into three smaller states and calls on the International community to establish Safe Havens for Turkmen



 The Turkmen front warned of the dangers of partitioning Iraq into three smaller states and the loss of the Turkmen identity and land.

In an official communique; Member of Parliament and President of the Turkmen Front, Mr. Arshad Al-Salehi stated the following: “Splitting Iraq into three smaller states will be disastrous for the history of the country and the loss of ethnic identity of many groups, especially the Turkmen ethnicity which is devoted to Iraq and its unity.”  He went on to add, “we also join United Nation’s Secretary General, the European Union, the Arab League and NATO in the apprehension they expressed toward the partitioning of Iraq and we support their positive stand and that of other countries and international organization on preserving the integral unity of Iraq.”

Al-Salehi also called for the immediate intervention of the international community and the creation of ”safe havens” for the Turkmen, according to who, over one half million of Turkmen are now internally displaced and have become targets of attacks.

Assyrian Democratic Movement Declaration

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Assimilation is Not an Option!
Kurdish Regional Government
Hands Off of Assyria Schools!
The Deforce Policies of the Kurdish Regional Government
Kurdish Fascism, Historical lies and the glorification of Mass Murderers
 traits found in Kurdish text books forced upon Assyrian students in Kurdish occupied Assyria.
Phase 2- Final

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The Deforce Policies of the Kurdish Regional Government
Kurdish Fascism, Historical lies and the glorification of Mass Murderers
 traits found in Kurdish text books forced upon Assyrian students in Kurdish occupied Assyria.
Phase 1 

AMO 11/16/2013 : Below are official translations (by certified translators) of excerpts from Kurdish text books used in schools in the region under the hegemony of the Kurdish Regional Government (KRG). These are the same books that are sanctioned by the KRG to be used in Assyrian schools. The texts are full of lies and historical inaccuracies; however we have underlined few sentences and paragraphs that we thought stand out from the rest of the text.

 As you can see in the first page and in the underlined paragraph, the text refers to Assyrians as “Christian Kurds”. This is indicative of a fascist mind-set Assyrians have suffered from at the hands of Arab fascists such as Saddam Hussein and his Baath party and now days at the hands of the Barazani clan and the KRG who seem to be following in the footsteps of the deposed dictator.

In the second page of the text and under the heading titled “Simko Shikak’s revolution” the KRG refers to the mass murderer Simko as a hero and goes on to describe the relationship between Simko and Sheikh Abdul Salam Al Barazani as fraternal and comradely. 

Who is Sheikh Abdul Salam Al Barazani?

 He was born around 1887 in the village of Barzan and was the elder brother of Mullah Mustafa Al Barazani, Masoud Barazani’s father. When the KRG refers to Simko as a Kurdish hero and names streets after him, they are only doing so because of deep ties of friendship between Masoud Barazani’s uncle and Simko. 

We will be releasing additional translated pages as part of our campaign titled “The Deforce Policies of the Kurdish Regional Government” in the coming days and weeks.

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The Deforce Policies of the Kurdish Regional Government

 The Fate Of Assyrian Villages

By Majed Eshoo

The Fate Of Assyrian Villages Annexed To Today's Dohuk Governorate In Iraq And The Conditions In These Villages Following The Establishment Of The Iraqi State In 1921 

 Translated from Arabic by Mary Challita


Without geography for the word…Freedom remains not free…

Strife has many forms, and service has wide channels especially that our Cause is passing through different paths and conjunctions which will push toward changes in the growing process affecting directly the final shape of the Assyrian Cause in today's Iraq which is suffering on one hand from a weakness in the nationalism of its elite political (leadership) factions and on the other is suffering from the pains of a legitimized division through some rigid theories…

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