Assyria: Archbishop Kidnapped After Shootout
The Archbishop Paulos Faraj Rahoo, of the
Below is a press release published by the Assyrian Universal
The Assyrian Universal Alliance received the shocking news from Mosul (Nineveh Province) that Archbishop Paulos (Paul) Faraj Rahoo, of the Chaldean Church of Mosul was kidnapped on Friday, […] [29 February 2008] at 5:15 P.M. as he left the Holy Spirit Church in the Al-Noor area of Mosul city. His driver, Faris, and bodyguard, Rami, were shot and died at the scene. A third man, security guard Samir, was also shot and died later at the hospital. The funeral of the victims took place on Saturday […] [30 February 2008] at the city of
The Assyrian Universal Alliance condemns in the strongest terms possible the vicious and cowardly act of terrorism perpetrated against innocent civilians of
Recent escalations of vicious acts of terrorism that are specifically targeting the Assyrians are clearly […] [barbaric] and a stark violation against humanity and the oldest native people of the land. Such attacks on the Assyrian community targeting innocent civilians in all parts of
The Assyrian Universal Alliance reiterates its call for the establishment of the
We, the Diaspora Assyrians, strongly condemn these heinous acts. We call upon the world body of nations to stand with us in condemning them. We extend our deepest condolences and sympathy to the bereaved families who lost their loved ones, and our prayers and solidarity are with the kidnapped Bishop and our people who must endure these hardships imposed upon them because they are Christian.