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Assyrian, Shiite community members end feud in Metn

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Assyrian, Shiite community members end feud in Metn

Jun-18-2011 at 07:47 AM (UTC+3 Nineveh, Assyria)

Last edited on 06/18/2011 at 09:36 PM (UTC3 Assyria)
 
Assyrian, Shiite community members end feud in Metn
by The Daily Star - Lebanon News, June 18, 2011.

BEIRUT: Members of the Assyrian community concluded a reconciliation with the Shiite community in the Metn town of Sadd al-Boushrieh Friday, a week after members of both groups engaged in clashes.

The incident involved members of the Zeaiter clan in the nearby town of Fanar, and the reconciliation sought to bring the leaders of the two communities together in an effort to ease down inter-sectarian tensions.

Speaking at a gathering at the Imam Ali Husseiniya, Father Safer al-Khamis said that it was unacceptable to see individual quarrels turn into a religious conflict, adding that differences in opinion should not be a cause for a clash. “No one has the right to portray individual conflicts as sectarian ones,” Khamis added.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Daily Star on June 18, 2011, on page 3.

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Assyria \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.)   3:  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 — Atour synonym

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Assyrian \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.   3:  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. — Assyrianism verb

Aramaic \ar-é-'máik\ n (1998)   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.

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