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British parliament member Edward Leigh debates on Nineveh Plain, where Christians can have autonomous and administrative region in this area. One UK parliament member presented some of his personal experiences during his visit in Iraq. He met displaced people in Nineveh Plain, and strongly suggests establishing this autonomous area where they can live peacefully.
Further, he explains things happened to Christians from Baghdad and Mosul and Basra who fled persecution and harsh treatment of Muslim extremists, and also speaks on how tragic it would be for young Christians to dream and wish to go and live in America!! They will lose their language, their culture, and their past. “That is in accordance to his experience”
He tries to extend and propose a solution to keep Christians inside Iraq, and never leave Iraq, in the same time the parliament member contradict himself saying that he met families and individuals who experienced suffer and persecution, the girl who lost her parents and her sister, and such as the lady whose husband was a deacon and was blown up by a car on his way back from the church, and also her daughter whose age is 18 had disappeared, probably murdered. In addition to some many terrible stories of other Christians whom he met during his visit.
The parliament member Edward Leigh also confess that in the independent state of Kurdistan where majority are Kurds there also were a violation of rights of Christians as well, when he says that “at least 58 villages of the Christian population in northern Iraq, these villages have either partially or holly been expropriated by Kurds” and the courts doing nothing about it.
The question that comes to mind, if he suggests the Nineveh Plain as a long term solution for Christians, then its going to be fitting area for more clashes between Arabs and Kurds, since this area is a separating region between the two nationalities “Kurds and Arabs” and considered among the disputed areas that Iraqi government still unable to solve, and Christians in this case can form a belt of human bodies for future genocide!
The parliament member also seems to deform the truth, when he says that “Assyrian Democratic Movement” has 80% of the vote! This is one of the biggest fallacies I have ever heard, because the dominant populations of Christians in that area are Chaldeans and Syriac people, and Assyrians have very weak presence. And Mr. Sarkis Aghajan “former Minister of Finance in Kurdistan Region” with his prominent list “Ishtar List” that combines:
– Chaldean Syriac Assyrian Popular Council
– Bet Nahrin Democratic Party
– Chaldean National Forum
– Patriotic Union of Beth Nahrin
– Al-Suryan Independent Gathering Movement.
Are the genuine people who adopted the project and the real callers for an Autonomous Region for Christians within the Nineveh Plain and not the Assyrian Democratic Movement as he stated in this speech!
That why Christians in Iraq can’t express themselves and their voice is not heard, because of such parliament members who don’t understand what is happening inside Iraq and to the Christians in particular they have never walked in their shoes. Instead, they bring false information and illogical facts.
Then I ask the British parliament member Edward Leigh, what do you think the future of the girl who lost her parents and sister can be? And the one who lost her husband and daughter? Do you think that America is acting against the will of Christians by trying to save them to some land of where they can start their life over? How do you think they can lose their language in America? Haven’t you heard of the Chaldean and Assyrian Iraqi Organizations, Societies and Communities in the U.S. in Detroit, Chicago, and Los Angels where Iraqis are practicing their language and faith better even than their own country Iraq?
These statements are not but an echo of the fanatic Iraqi government whose politicians are signing suspicious and illegal agreements with European countries to get refugees back in order to try them inside the unjust courts and the dark rooms of investigations and torture!