What is in store for Assyrians in 2015?

What does 2015 have in store for Assyrians?

By: Ashur Sada If you were to assess how 2014 went for Assyrians, you can sum it up in two words: “it sucked”! How else do you describe a year in which the entire city of Mosul was emptied of its indigenous Assyrian Christian population, at the hands of the Islamic State in Iraq and […]

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5 health and social benefits of Assyrian dance (Khiga)

Assyrian dancing (Khiga) has a lot of social and health benefits

By: Ashur Sada   Ever noticed that a lot of the good Assyrian dancers are often slim and in good shape? is that a coincidence? could be, but it could also be that dancing helps them stay in shape. If a scientific study was done on Assyrian dance (khiga) they would find so many health […]

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Like Peshmerga for Kurds, Assyrians finally forming their own defense force in Iraq: The ‘Dwekh Nawsha’ military force

By: Ashur Sada   At the height and peak of the Assyrian empire, Assyrians had the strongest and most advanced army in the ancient world. It crushed enemies with ease and put Assyria on the map and in history books. Fast forward to the Assyrians of today, the direct heir to the ancient Assyrians, and […]

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The two beheaded US journalists to ISIS are what the twin towers were to Al-Qaeda

ISIS beheading of two US journalists was like attacking the twin towers. It marked a turning point for the US to take things seriously.

September 11, 2011 is the day in which Al-Qaeda reached its peak of violence, anti-Americanism and made Islam associated with terrorism in the minds of millions around the world. It also marked its downfall. It is the day in which Americans finally and truly awoke to the true face of terrorism and decided to take […]

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The US and the West miss the boat again with ISIS like they did with Al Qaeda

The US and the West miss the boat again with ISIS like they did with Al Qaeda. But there may still be time to act.

By: Ashur Sada They fed the pet until it became a monster, and then it was too big to control! For years in the 1980s, the US and the west in general supported the Mujahedeen (a precursor to Al_Qaeda) , to help it defeat the Soviets in their invasion of Afghanistan. It took the horrific […]

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Live updates: ISIS invasion of Mosul and other Iraqi cities and the Assyrian Christian suffering

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live updates of the ISIS terrorist invasion of Mosul and nearby cities and the dangers faced by the Assyrian Christians in the area.

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ISIS doing its best to make the Mongolians look like nice invaders

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By: Ashur Sada The Mongolian empire, which dominated most of the known world  during the 13th and 14th centuries, set the standards for brutality and the most barbaric and inhumane treatment of your enemies. ISIS (Islamic State in Iraq and Syria) seems to have broken these standards set by the Mongols and are setting new […]

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Why did the chaldean parties fail miserably again at the recent Iraqi elections?

Why did the chaldean parties fail miserably again at the recent Iraqi elections?

Parliamentary elections were held in Iraq on 30 April 2014 to select the 328 members of the Council of Representatives.  These in turn will elect the Iraqi President and Prime Minister. Our Assyrian Chaldean Syriac politicians and parties were also very active in this election, vying for the 5 seats allocated for the ‘Christian quota’.  […]

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Against all odds and thousands of years of disappointment, Assyrians poised to get some autonomy over ancestral lands

On January 21, 2014, the Iraqi government declared, in principle, that Nineveh Plains would become a new province, which serves as a safe haven for Assyrians.

By: Ashur Sada   What are the odds of this happening? A great empire, after complete cultural and military domination for centuries, is finally defeated.  Its people go on to live thousands of years with no place to call their own, subject to constant intimidation from neighbors, wars, oppression, cultural subjugation, terrorism and even a […]

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My visit to the Mesopotamian Section at the Royal Ontario Museum

The Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosted an exhibition of hundreds of exceptional artifacts of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon

By: Ashur Sada   Recently, the Royal Ontario Museum (ROM) hosted an exhibition of hundreds of exceptional artifacts of Sumer, Assyria and Babylon from the British Museum. For a limited time, people in Toronto and near-by cities had a historical opportunity to witness the innovations of ancient Mesopotamia. Innovations that truly changed and made our […]

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