Assyrian Christians - members of a Church so ancient that it still speaks Aramaic, the language of Jesus Christ - will demonstrate outside the Iraqi embassy in London tomorrow (Sunday) against a sneaky change to the law of Iraq that will hasten their extinction.
Arab Muslims, it seems, simply cannot bear the idea that Christian communities far older than Islam should remain in the Middle East. So we shouldn't be surprised that, on September 24, the Iraqi Parliament removed Article 50 of the provincial elections law guaranteeing reserved seats for vulnerable minorities, including Assyrians.
The expulsion and suppression of the indigenous Christians of the lands of the Bible is one of the tragedies of our age. And it's a disgrace.
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