Nov 10, 2010

Assyria: Demonstrations Around the World Against Baghdad Church Massacre

Assyrians held demonstrations across the world today to call attention to the Baghdad church massacre which occurred on October 31, when the Islamic State of Iraq, an Al-Qaeda affiliated group, stormed Our Lady of Deliverance Syrian Catholic Church and killed 58 parishioners and wounded 75.


Below is an article published by Assyrian International News Agency:


Protesters demanded an end to the low-grade genocide of Assyrians (also known as Chaldeans and Syriacs) which began on June 26, 2004, when the first church was bombed. Since that time, 66 churches have been bombed, 15 priests and bishops and hundreds of Assyrians have been killed and nearly half have fled to Syria and Jordan.

Rallies were held in Detroit, Phoenix, Chicago, Hartford, Modesto, San Jose, San Diego, Los Angeles, New York, Las Vegas, Hamilton, Toronto, Sydney, London, Sweden, Holland and Germany.