Last edited on 07/25/2010 at 04:47 AM (UTC3 Assyria)
ADO celebration halted by the Syrian services by Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) Political Bureau, Syria July 15, 2010 - 6760
Urgent ADO Declaration
On July 15, 1957, the Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) was established in the city of Qamishly, Syria. For years, the Assyrian Democratic Organization has been holding an event on the fifteenth of July of every year to celebrate its anniversary.
This year, as in the past, the ADO held a celebration in the city of Qamishly, and it was attended by a large number of our Chaldean Syriac Assyrian people from all over Syria, as well as a large number of expatriates from Diaspora. The event was also attended by representatives of political and national parties, and representatives of the cultural and social organizations.
After the start of the event, without any prior notification, the Syrian Governmental Security Services halted the celebration and ordered the attendees to evacuate the area.
Despite the many attempts to convince the government agents of the importance of continuing the celebration, but they were adamant to execute their orders to ban the ADO from celebrating its anniversary.
We, in the Assyrian Democratic Organization, express our gratitude to all who attended with us today, stressing their support for the peaceful, democratic and nationalistic stand of the Assyrian Democratic Organization, which is based on openness and moderation. We strongly condemn the actions of the Syrian Government, which prevented holding this ceremony. This event represents a great opportunity to instill the values of coexistence and strengthens the bonds of national unity in the Syrian society. This was evident by the diverse spectrum of national, religious and political principles of the attendees.
The decision sparked a general resentment from all attendees, and reflected the reality of the decline and the absence of democratic freedoms in the country.
This action does not serve the Syrian national interest and damages the reputation of our country. It will not dissuade us from continuing with the same determination and resolve to endure our national and peaceful struggle, openly, until we achieve our aspirations in building a state of law and institutions based on principles of partnership and equality.
Assyrian Democratic Organization Political Bureau, Syria 15 July 2010 - 6760
\ã-'sir-é-ä\ n (1998)
1: an ancient empire of Ashur
2: a democratic state in Bet-Nahren, Assyria (northern
Iraq, northwestern Iran, southeastern Turkey and eastern Syria.)
a democratic state that fosters the social and political rights to all of
its inhabitants irrespective of their religion, race, or gender
4: a democratic state that believes in the freedom of
religion, conscience, language, education and culture in faithfulness to the
principles of the United Nations Charter —
Ethnicity, Religion, Language
Israeli, Jewish, Hebrew
Assyrian, Christian, Aramaic
Saudi Arabian, Muslim, Arabic
\ã-'sir-é-an\ adj or n (1998)
1: descendants of the ancient empire of Ashur
2: the Assyrians, although representing but one single
nation as the direct heirs of the ancient Assyrian Empire, are now
doctrinally divided, inter sese, into five principle
ecclesiastically designated religious sects with their corresponding
hierarchies and distinct church governments, namely, Church of the
East, Chaldean, Maronite, Syriac Orthodox and Syriac Catholic.
These formal divisions had their origin in the 5th century of the
Christian Era. No one can coherently understand the Assyrians
as a whole until he can distinguish that which is religion or church
from that which is nation -- a matter which is particularly
difficult for the people from the western world to understand; for
in the East, by force of circumstances beyond their control,
religion has been made, from time immemorial, virtually into a
criterion of nationality.
the Assyrians have been referred to as Aramaean, Aramaye, Ashuraya,
Ashureen, Ashuri, Ashuroyo, Assyrio-Chaldean, Aturaya, Chaldean,
Chaldo, ChaldoAssyrian, ChaldoAssyrio, Jacobite, Kaldany, Kaldu,
Kasdu, Malabar, Maronite, Maronaya, Nestorian, Nestornaye, Oromoye,
Suraya, Syriac, Syrian, Syriani, Suryoye, Suryoyo and Telkeffee. —
1: a Semitic language which became the lingua franca of
the Middle East during the ancient Assyrian empire.
2: has been referred to as Neo-Aramaic, Neo-Syriac, Classical
Syriac, Syriac, Suryoyo, Swadaya and Turoyo.