The Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian Christians of Iraq Demonstrate in Brussels
“Stop the Genocide against the Christians of Iraq ”
April 21st, 2008 Iraq (ankawa.com)-The Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian Christians of Iraq Demonstrate in Brussels
The Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian Christians of Iraq, yesterday on 19th April 2008, marched in Brussels in order to make the voice of their persecuted brothers and sisters in Mesopotamia (Iraq) heard by the West.
Organizers said Saturday’s peaceful demonstration has drawn about 6 thousand people from across Europe .
The marching crowd with their Christian religious leaders at the front begun to gather at about 1:30 pm in the square in front of the European Council building and the other European Institution Buildings.
The demonstrators were carrying banners and shouting slogans demanding protection for the Christians of Iraq. “Stop the Genocide against the Christians of Iraq”, “Stop Killing Bishops and Priests”, “We demand an Autonomous Safe Zone for our Protection in Iraq ” could be read on some of the banners.
The leaders and representatives of the Chaldean-Syriac-Assyrian Christians held peaceful speeches and urged the UN, the USA , the Coalition Forces in Iraq and the International community to act and stop the ongoing persecution against the Christians of Iraq.
As a result of the ethnic cleansing campaign that the fundamentalist terrorist have begun since the fall of Saddam’s regime, so far, more than 40 churches have been attacked with explosive charges and many church leaders have been kidnapped and killed. Some of the murdered church leaders are: The Chaldean Archbishop of Mosul Msgr. Boulus Faraj Rahho, Priest Rev. Father Paulus Skander and Rev. Father Ragheed Ganni who was murdered with three deacons in Mosul and Rev. Father Youssef Adel Aboudi murdered recently in Baghdad .