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Offline Kosovo1389

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AUAF Censors IWD Tribute of Assyrian Women
« on: March 16, 2017, 03:35:48 PM »
I write this piece today not as a socialist or someone who embraces gender equality, but as an Assyrian nationalist who seeks answers. Although RMY explained this matter most eloquently, and I have pasted a link to her very meaningful and necessary tirade against an abhorring injustice, I had to take to the bully pulpit myself and offer my take on this bizarre act. In brief, the AUAF website posted this tribute to a dozen Assyrian women who are making a difference in the world today, and then intentionally pulled the link and refused to bring up IWD again. The first thing one would think is the conservatism of the AUA and specifically certain individuals in Chicago like Joseph Tamraz, Joe Rasho, and the now infamous Carlo Ganjeh in northern California. However, the AUAF is more centrally administered through far more progressive and leftist individuals including but not limited to Tiglat Issabey and the legendary Ninos Nirari. Now here’s what makes the AUAF censorship so unimaginably bizarre: RMY herself was one of the headlining names of the list, and she herself was born to a father who was actively involved in the AUA, and the organization has long considered her a friend whom they have reached out to in times of need to spread the message of Assyrian activism. The second in charge of the ANB television network, Maryam Shamalta, is an active AUA member who is also on the list. There are other beloved Assyrian on this list which include Jonta aka “Yimma d’ Nahla” who led the Assyrian day of rage against the Kurdish occupiers of Assyria, the beloved activist Savina Dawood, and professor Dr. Mona Yaku who gained fame for essentially verbally dismembering the Kurdish government by condemning them for their atrocities to their faces. Let’s stop here… three people who have relentlessly waged activism against the Kurdish butchers were on this list… and coincidentally they are women but far more coincidentally their views are directly contradictory to the AUA stance of supporting the Kurdish usurping of Assyrian lands and reclusive totalitarianism through which they rule upon those of our flesh on blood on Assyrian ancestral lands! In fact, Assyrian culture has never been misogynistic from a historical perspective, and feminism has existed in our people for centuries. However, the AUAF did something very misogynistic and uncivilized to cover for the Kurdish mercenaries. There is little doubt that Joseph Tamraz, Joe Rasho, and Carlo Ganjeh support the Kurds. Thus, they censored this article because it honored three women who have exposed the adversary for who they are and advocated relentless revolutionary resistance of the hegemonic occupiers. They didn’t want to hear about those who were condemning Kurdish atrocities to their faces, those who planted the seeds of grassroots activism and won over the hearts and minds of Assyrians worldwide, and those who stood in the face of death in the name of living with dignity and standing up to injustice by leading a day of rage against the occupiers. Yes, this is how money talks. This is how treason happens. This is how misogyny ended up in Assyrian society thanks to selling out to those who slaughter our people and occupy our land. The liberation of Assyria will inevitably whether the Kurdish like it or not, but for the time being they are fighting very hard to prevent this from becoming reality. Let us always abhor them and never try to help them by doing stupid things like what the AUAF through this barbaric act of censorship. We as Assyrians are much better than this. May the dawn of a free Assyria be nigh at hand and may the annihilation of all those who work and stand against us likewise come. In the name of the martyrs and the occupied land.

https://rosiemalekyonan.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/auaf-removes-tibute-to-assyrian-women-on-international-womens-day/

https://rosiemalekyonan.wordpress.com/2017/03/10/12-incredible-assyrian-women-around-the-world/


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Re: AUAF Censors IWD Tribute of Assyrian Women
« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2017, 12:52:15 AM »
This is very disappointing but I'm glad the list was republished. Thanks for sharing this with us.
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Re: AUAF Censors IWD Tribute of Assyrian Women
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 06:52:00 PM »
I saw this too and I was very angered with the AUAF as well, because I thought it was extremely retrospective to censor the accomplishments of women.

However, I'm pretty sure the AUAF posted an explanation and apology.

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Re: AUAF Censors IWD Tribute of Assyrian Women
« Reply #2 on: March 17, 2017, 06:52:00 PM »

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Re: AUAF Censors IWD Tribute of Assyrian Women
« Reply #3 on: March 17, 2017, 08:29:24 PM »
Wait, an Assyrian magazine is censoring people of its own kind? I don't get it.
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Re: AUAF Censors IWD Tribute of Assyrian Women
« Reply #4 on: March 19, 2017, 08:48:50 PM »
Thank you so much to all who responded… I read the AUAF “explanation” and the honest truth is that not only I don’t buy it, it made things worse. I believe that Tiglat Issabey should resign immediately and anyone involved in this should follow him on the way out. He basically mismanaged his position and ran the place wrong. He is not a dictator, and only his resignation is proof of that. 
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Re: AUAF Censors IWD Tribute of Assyrian Women
« Reply #5 on: March 19, 2017, 09:00:07 PM »
Eh, I'm not too sure about what's going on with these type of organisations but all I know is that it shouldn't have been removed.

Rosie Malek stated on the matter that 'women are the heat of the nation' and I couldn't agree with her more.
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