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Religious Persecution and Ethnic Genocide of Assyrians in the Middle East.
defined as the
deliberate and systematic destruction of a racial, religious,
political, or ethnic group. The word, from the Greek genos,
meaning “race,” “nation,” or “tribe,” and the Latin cide, meaning
from the tragic events in the Middle East during the end of the
Ottoman empire from 1910 to 1933, which called for a legal concept
to describe the deliberate destruction of large groups.
From 1843 to 1945, the Turks, Kurds, Arabs and Persians committed
genocides against the Assyrian nation and other Christian peoples in
Asia Minor [Middle East]. These international human rights
violations were crimes against humanity and served as examples for
future atrocities of this manner against the
Jewish people in
In these genocides, 750,000 indigenous Christian
living in their ancestral homelands (known today as the republics of
Turkey, Syria, Iraq, and Iran), including 1½ million Christian
Armenians and 300,000
were burned, slaughtered, and shot systematically. Defenseless
men, women, children and the elderly became victims of these
Assyria, the land of the indigenous Assyrians, was partitioned after World War I by the victorious Allies, and is currently under occupation by Kurds, Turks, Arabs and Persians.
Currently, the Assyrians are religiously and
ethnically persecuted in the Middle East due to Islamic fundamentalism,
Arabization and Kurdification policies, leading to land expropriations and forced
emigration to the West.
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