- js reader version
- email this article
- view hidden posts
- tags and related articles
by Demand for Action.
Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014 at 10:40 AM
DEMAND for Action on Christian Genocide!
STOP Persecution of Christians in Middle East!
Protest/Rally at the Federal Building
Saturday, Aug 2, 11:00 am
11000 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles, CA
A militant group called ISIS, or Islamic State in Iraq and Syria, took control of Mosul - the second largest city in Iraq.
Soon after, the native Assyrian Christian population was targeted.
“They were told you either leave, convert to Islam, or we’re going to kill you,” said Assyrian National Broadcasting (ANB) anchor Romena Jones.
ANB broadcast a two-hour special report Wednesday night via global satellite on the crisis from its studio in San Jose.
“You see Gaza, you see Ukraine, they talk about the airplane crashes but you do not hear anything about the Assyrians,” she said.
Assyrians are an indigenous Christian minority in Iraq that has faced persecution in the region for millennia.
By some estimates, 20,000 Assyrians lived in Mosul before ISIS took control of the city. They had a deadline of Saturday to leave or convert.
Now, some fear ISIS will spread its reach further north in Iraq into areas even move heavily populated by Assyrians.
The hope is that the global protests Saturday will finally bring attention to their plight.
“We need help from the Christian community. We need help from the world,” Jonas said.
Report this post as:
LATEST COMMENTS ABOUT THIS ARTICLE
Listed below are the 10 latest comments of 13 posted about this article.
These comments are anonymously submitted by the website visitors.
|The Horrific Genocide of Christians in the Middle East
||Saturday, Aug. 02, 2014 at 8:12 PM
|throw a towel over it
||Sunday, Aug. 03, 2014 at 4:53 AM
|Must suck to hate so
||Monday, Aug. 04, 2014 at 12:19 PM
|rally Ignored by the media
||Monday, Aug. 04, 2014 at 1:21 PM
||Monday, Aug. 04, 2014 at 1:49 PM
|Aren't the caught in the middle?
||Monday, Aug. 04, 2014 at 11:54 PM
|they're part of the smearcaster group
||Tuesday, Aug. 05, 2014 at 12:54 AM
|Its impending genocide
||Friday, Aug. 08, 2014 at 8:08 AM
| The Fatal Bargain: Oil and Blood in a Burning World
||Friday, Aug. 08, 2014 at 8:54 AM
|Iraq accuses Islamic State of Yazidi atrocities
|| Ahmed Rasheed
||Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:32 PM
||The CIA terror
||Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at 1:36 PM
|I cite Chris Floyd and moon of alabama
||Sunday, Aug. 10, 2014 at 4:05 PM
|Aw, poor cult savages
||Wednesday, Sep. 03, 2014 at 9:45 AM
THE WHITE CITIZEN'S COUNCIL ... AKA KPFK AND FOLKS ON THE WESTSIDE
Hundreds March Long Beach to Compton to Protest Los Angeles Sheriff Murder of Noel Aguilar
Bernie Sanders at The 2016 Rose Bowl Parade
Bernie Sanders at The 2016 Rose Bowl Parade.
Vigil for O'Day, Helen, Barry, and Carol-Ann Short, killed by racist terrorists in Fontana
More Local News...
The Shortwave Report 02/12/16 Listen Globally!
Sandstorm Pirate Wars Cheats Power Cells, Bolts
Farewell to Homo Oeconomicus
The Disgraceful United States Supreme Court
Street Fighter 5 CD Code Activation
Paraphysique de proxémie guerrière
Mr. Trump :
Audio: What's Wrong with the TPP? 27 min
Examples of fbi heinous crimes against me and others
La Relación Mortal Entre el Abuso de Drogas con la Falta de Educación.
Capitalism's growth problem
Super Bowl 50: Super Militarization and Super Inequality
NOT A GRIMM FAIRY TALE
The GOP Plan To Steal The Ohio And National Elections
28 Reasons To Defeat Jeb Bush's Presidential Ambitions
Paraphysique de manipulation mentale et sociale
Cartoons Worth a Thousand Words
Mortal Kombat X Free Koins
Make A Heaven of Hell
The world awakens
Our Very Own Age of Madness
Evidence of police state
America's Promise & The Reality
Paraphysique de l'autorité
The Shortwave Report 02/05/16 Listen Globally!
Sanders Coattails: Tim Canova FL23
Overthrown USA Government
What's In Hot Dogs, Sausages, Cold Cuts?
More Breaking News...