Thursday, June 26, 2014

50,000 Assyrians Flee Fighting in North Iraq

I've said this before and I'm sure I'll say it again:  It's past time for Western nations to open their doors to all non-Muslims being persecuted by Muslims.  Of course at the same time Muslim immigration  must be stopped till such time as the Muslim world is capable of truly peacefully co-existing with Western values. 

The Islamic world must be contained much as the Soviet empire once was.  If left pretty much alone to stew in their own hatred and violence, it will crumble much as the CCCP did.  Even now, Sunni and Shia are at each other's throats, even where they co-exist in the West. 

The West cannot ever  change Islam, only Islam can reform itself, but unfortunately that's not likely in the foreseeable future.  Until such time the West must protect itself from both the violent jihad and the stealth jihad.



50,000 Assyrians Flee Fighting in North Iraq

Posted 2014-06-26 19:46 GMT

Fighting between ISIS and Kurdish forces in Qaraqosh has forced 50,000 Assyrians to leave the city.
(AINA) -- Nearly all of the population of Qaraqosh, 50,000 Assyrians, has fled the city amid fighting between ISIS and Kurds. Syrian Catholic Archbishop Mar Youhana Boutros Moshe attempted to negotiate with ISIS and the Kurds to convince them to leave the city, but the negotiations failed. ISIS and the 'Revolutionary Tribes' (Sunnis) are set to storm the city.

According to Bishop Yousif Habash of the Syriac Orthodox Church in New Jersey, Qaraqosh (also known as Baghdede) is now almost completely abandoned. A source reporting from Qaraqosh told AINA the population has fled to Arbel, Dohuk, Alqosh, Tel Kepe, Telsqop and Ankawa. Monasteries and churches are filled with displaced Christian refugees from Baghdede. There is an urgent need for food, water, medical aid and blankets.

Kurdish forces and ISIS pounded each other with mortars. The Kurds have positioned themselves on the east of Qaraqosh, ISIS and the 'Revolutionary Tribes' have stationed themselves on the west and south side, near the villages of Tawajna and Qurtaba-Arab and south of Balawat.

ISIS has given the Kurdish forces an ultimatum to leave by 7 P.M. else face an attack.

The city is known by three names: Baghdede in Assyrian, Hamdaniya in Arabic and Qaraqosh in Turkish.