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To know your past, is to know yourself.

The Persian Moslems began to plunder the Syrian (Assyrian) Christians. They broke open the houses, carried off the doors and windows, and emptied the buildings. No one was killed, however, although some shots were fired to intimidate the people. The Syrians (Assyrians) exercised great restraint, as they feared a general massacre if they opposed the Moslems who came against them. The elders of the village, while this was going on, sent to the city to ask for protection. The messengers returned with a Turkish and Persian flag and a few soldiers, thinking this would be security for them; but they were deceived, for almost at once the Kurds attacked the village from all points. They stripped every man they found, took his money, and then killed him. As the others fled to the vineyards, they were followed by the Moslems, who killed them there. It is said that one Persian Moslem had killed twenty-five persons, and said: "I am not satisfied yet."

Mr. Paul Shimmon (Assyrian Holocaust Survivor)

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USA, Chicago: The Black March in Chicago

November 8, 2010

This week, in reaction to the hideous crimes against Assyrian Christians in Baghdad on October 31st, over 5,000 Assyrian and other Americans have sent over 20,000 letters to their Senators, Representatives, and President Obama. You have shattered all previous Assyrian-American organizing efforts, and for that, you should be proud. Now we see what can happen when we work together for a common cause without second thought − we succeed.

Think letter writing isn’t enough? Well, we don’t either. Assyrians have power in numbers in the United States − let’s use it.

The worldwide Assyrian community, including Australia, Canada, Sweden, London, Brussels, and the United States, is preparing to peacefully protest next week. And Chicago is joining in, so take Monday off and join in.

The Black March

When: Monday, November 8th from noon to 3 pm.

Where: State of Illinois Building, 100 W. Randolph, Chicago.

What: Wear all black! This is a worldwide coordinated event and we will all be wearing the same color, black, and have the same message: Protect Iraq’s vulnerable Assyrian Christian minority.

Signs should discuss:


  • The Black Sunday Massacre on October 31, 2010
  • Having our own local police force
  • State Department and Congressional inaction on minority issues
  • Stronger Iraqi security for Assyrian population in Iraq, and other relevant issues.

Be creative. Make it short and sweet. Bring your outside voices. Dress warmly. And spellcheck!

Why: Because if they can live in Baghdad, we can spend an afternoon in beautiful downtown Chicago.

Unfortunately, due to heavy construction around the entire perimeter, the protest could not be held any closer to the Federal Building. If you have any questions, please contact us at mail@assyrianamericancoalition.org and we will do our best to answer everyone in a timely fashion. Please forward this communication to anyone who may not be on our mailing list.

AANC is facilitating communication for this peaceful protest. We would like to thank all of the youth involved in making this happen, not only in Chicago, but around the world.

Thanks!

Assyrian American National Coalition
http://www.assyrianamericancoalition.org


The Black Marches
http://www.atour.com/community/calendar/1289022418.shtml
 


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