The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

By Raymond Ibrahim

Last Friday, April 24, we remembered how exactly 100 years ago the last historic Muslim caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, tried to cleanse its empire of Christian minorities -- Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks -- even as we stand by watching as the new caliphate, the Islamic State, resumes the genocide.

The Al-Qaeda Takeover of Syria

By Neil Clark

This weekend it was reported that al-Qaeda affiliated rebels were "almost completely in control" of the last major government held city in the Idlib province in northern Syria.

Turkey is No Longer a Democracy

By Abdullah Bozkurt

The open defiance of Turkey's Islamist rulers and their partisan hacks in the judiciary of the landmark court judgment that ordered the release of a wrongfully jailed senior journalist and dozens of anti-corruption investigators from long pre-trial detention is yet another clear piece of evidence...

Iraq Says ISIS Chief is Dead, US Says Show Us the Body

Iraqi radio has reported that self-styled khalif and chief of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) Abu Bakral-Baghdadi died after he suffered critical injuries in a massive air strike led by US coalition group in March.

Video Mocking ISIS Causes Riots in Egypt

When an Egyptian teacher filmed five Coptic Christian secondary school students impersonating terrorists from the so-called Islamic State, the boys could be seen laughing and joking.

ISIS Takes Dam And Military Base In Iraq, Killing 127 Iraqi Troops

Islamic State militant fighters have taken control of a water dam and the military barracks that were protecting it in Iraq on Saturday, Reuters reported. The Islamic State fighters in the western Anbar province took the dam after a battle that lasted through the night, according to witnesses.

Iraq's Electoral Commission Rejects Basra Autonomy Bid

Iraq's Independent High Electoral Commission rejected a request demanding a referendum be held to recognise Basra as an autonomous region, saying the request did not complete the legal procedures, the Anadolu Agency reported.

Assyrians Call on Turkey's President to Recognize Armenian Genocide

(AINA) -- An open letter addressed to Turkish president Erdogan, and signed by 22 Assyrian, Kurdish and Turkish organizations, calls on the president to recognize the genocide of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks which occurred during World War One. See Assyrian Genocide 100 for more on the genocide.

Pictures of Genocide Centennial Rallies Throughout the World

(AINA) -- "We have made a clean sweep of the Armenians and Assyrians of Azerbaijan" -- Those were the words of Djevdet Bey, the governor of Van Province in Ottoman Turkey, who on April 24, 1915 lead 20,000 Turkish soldiers and 10,000 Kurdish irregulars in the opening act of the genocide of...

The Assyrian Genocide: 100 Years of Denial

By Hermiz Shahen

(AINA) -- The World War I genocide of Assyrians of all Christian denominations has become an integral part of the life and collective consciousness of the Assyrian nation until the present day.

German President Recognizes Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide

Berlin (AINA) -- In a speech given at an ecumenical Church service of the Catholic and Evangelical Churches at the Cathedral in Berlin on Thursday 23rd April, German president Joachim Gauck described the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks a century ago as genocide, marking a shift in his...

The Assyrian Genocide: Turkey's Wholesale Slaughter and Extermination

By Nicholas Al-Jeloo

(AINA) -- The Assyrian Genocide was a premeditated and systematic extermination campaign, characterised by forced relocation and massacre of ethnic Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) within the Ottoman and Persian Empires and later the Republic of Turkey.

Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years

By Robert W. DeKelaita

(AINA) -- As a child I sat and listened to my grandfather Benjamin recount how he, as an orphaned child, had to carefully step over the dead bodies of his relatives and friends, as he made his escape from the Assyrian village of Mar Bishu in 1915.

Teaching People to Commit Genocide

By Hannibal Travis

(AINA) -- The United Nations often pays lip service to the need to stop educational instruction that could motivate genocidal attacks on national or religious groups.

The Middle East and Its Grim Near-Future Development

By Markus Tozman

(AINA) -- O my dear, they are making such a horrible muddle of the Near East, I confidently anticipate that it will be much worse than it was before the war … It's like a nightmare in which you foresee all the horrible things which are going to happen and can't stretch out your hand to prevent...

Assyrian Stories From the Caucasus

By Maxim Edwards

'We had a saying in those days. To shine shoes like an Assyrian,' begins Valery. 'There's a reason why that profession was so popular among Assyrians -- when you live dispersed, all over the world, and nobody speaks your language, you need a job where you can be mute. Where you have no voice.

The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period

By John Bartlett

Rewriting history can be a rewarding endeavor. Professor Grant Frame of Penn's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations recently received a National Endowment for the Humanities grant of $250,000 to continue his work with his project, The Royal Inscriptions of the Neo-Assyrian Period.


AINA News »

Assyrian Genocide Monument Unveiled in Sweden
Assyrians Call on Turkey's President to Recognize Armenian Genocide
Pictures of Genocide Centennial Rallies Throughout the World
Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years
The Assyrian Genocide As Part of the Christian Genocide in the Ottoman Empire
The Assyrian Genocide: 100 Years of Denial
German President Recognizes Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide
The Assyrian Genocide: Turkey's Wholesale Slaughter and Extermination
Assyrian Military Leader Killed in Syria
Assyrians in Turkey Begin 100 Hour Hunger Strike to Commemorate Genocide
Austrian Parliament Recognizes Armenian, Assyrian, Greek Genocide
Teaching People to Commit Genocide
Austrian Parliament to Condemn Genocide, Call on Turkey to Face Its Past
100 Years of Turkish Genocide
Syriac Orthodox Patriarch Calls on Germany to Recognize Assyrian, Greek, Armenian Genocide

Reports »

•  The State of Iraq's Minorities Since the Fall of Mosul
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•  The Assyrians: a People without Rights
•  Minorities of Nineveh Plain and the Demand for a Safe Haven
•  Facing Annihilation: Innocent Assyrian victims of an unfolding Genocide
•  50 Thousand Assyrians: Report On The Flight From Al Hamdaniya
•  Human Rights Report on Assyrians in Iraq, 2013
•  Religious Minorities in Syria: Caught in the Middle
•  The Status of Christian Minorities in the Middle East

Articles »

•  The Assyrian Genocide As A Part Of The Christian Genocide In The Ottoman Empire
•  Demographic and Climatic Factors in the Decline of the Neo-Assyrian Empire
•  The U.S. Legal Regime Governing Iraqi Refugee Resettlement
•  Theater, Language and Inter-Ethnic Exchange: Assyrian Performance Before WWI
•  Assyrians In Iraq
•  Description and Significance of the Nestorian Stele in China
•  The Cross and the Lotus

News »

US Defense Bill Recognizes Iraq's Kurdish, Sunni Militias As a 'Country'
Several Muslim Australian Doctors Reportedly Join ISIS in Syria
The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present
The Al-Qaeda Takeover of Syria
Turkey is No Longer a Democracy
Iraq Says ISIS Chief is Dead, US Says Show Us the Body
Video Mocking ISIS Causes Riots in Egypt
ISIS Takes Dam And Military Base In Iraq, Killing 127 Iraqi Troops
Iraq's Electoral Commission Rejects Basra Autonomy Bid
Abandonment of Christian Victims of Genocide Today

Editorials »

Reflections on the Assyrian Genocide and the Next 100 Years
Teaching People to Commit Genocide
'Don't Cry, Sandra' -- Immortal Words of Faith and Hope From an Assyrian Refugee Girl
The Genocide of Assyrians That Started in Iraq Continues in Syria
Why the Western Diagnosis of the Syrian Conflict Is Wrong
Turkey's Duplicitous Game With Assyrians
The Historic Visit of Five Patriarchs to North Iraq
Increasing Calls for Military Intervention to Save Assyrians and Yazidis
US, Europe Must Arm the Assyrians, Provide Immediate Humanitarian Aid
Assyrians Commemorate Martyrs Day As History Repeats Itself

Opinion Editorials »

The Middle East and Its Grim Near-Future Development
From Iraq to Syria: the Genocidal Ordeal of the Assyrians
ISIS Undiminished As Assyrian and Yazidi Refugees Suffer
Multiculturalism and the Overturning of Traditional Loyalties
Citizenship or Residency? The Muslim Immigration Dilemma Facing the West
Terror in Australia: the Question No One Wants to Ask
Assyrians in Iraq Should Go for Self-Determination
Further Arming the Kurds Could Prove Dangerous
The Kurds Must Support the Assyrians and Yazidis Militarily and Politically
Does the American Government Care About the Assyrians of Iraq?

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Sleep and Empire
Assyrian School Celebrates 40 Years of Teaching
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