Mislabelling Assyrians As Simply “Christians” Erases Their Identity

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The Assyrian Lineage is Proudly Represented in thr City of Yonkers Today YONKERS, NY — May 24, 2021 —The Assyrians, whose history reaches the Bronze Age and among the world’s first Christians, are often mislabelled as “Syrian Christians,” “Iraqi Christians” or “Middle Eastern Christians.” Every time the term “Christian” is used to refer to Assyrians, here’s what happens according to …

TribuneMislabelling Assyrians As Simply “Christians” Erases Their Identity

The Other Genocide of Christians: On Turks, Kurds, and Assyrians
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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One of the most refreshing aspects of Resolution 296—which acknowledges the Armenian Genocide, and which the House recently voted overwhelmingly for—is that it also recognizes those other peoples who experienced a genocide under the Ottoman Turks.  The opening sentence of Resolution 296 acknowledges “the campaign of genocide against Armenians, Greeks, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Syriacs, Arameans, Maronites, and other Christians.” And that …

Raymond IbrahimThe Other Genocide of Christians: On Turks, Kurds, and Assyrians
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

Armenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Revisiting Islam’s Greatest Slaughter of Christians
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM

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Today, April 24, marks the “Great Crime,” that is, the genocide of Christians—mostly Armenians but also Assyrians—that took place under the Islamic Ottoman Empire, throughout World War I.  Then, the Turks liquidated approximately 1.5 million Armenians and 300,000 Assyrians. Most objective American historians who have studied the question unequivocally agree that it was a deliberate, calculated genocide: More than one million Armenians …

Raymond IbrahimArmenian Genocide Remembrance Day: Revisiting Islam’s Greatest Slaughter of Christians
By RAYMOND IBRAHIM