Kardox - The Kurdish View

The Kurdish view of Middle Eastern politics

Location: Kurdistan - NOT IRAQ!, Kurdistan - NOT IRAQ!, Iraq

I am a 30 year old businessman in Hawler (Arbil, north Iraq). I have lived in Europe for almost 15 years, but now I work for a family investment company. Surely I would like to let know you people more, but I want to stay in once peace. I love bloging because it gives me the satisfaction to write about my thoughts.

Sunday, August 01, 2004

Christens killed by Arab Islamists

Christens in Iraq (Assyrians “Asori” and chaladins) are one of the most peaceful and kind people in Iraq.

In the city of Hawler, they have their own area called Ankawa. Many times I have been their and find it very pleasant and friendly people.

What strikes me most about the Assyrians in Iraq is that they don’t demand as much political power as they want, at least not publicly. Maybe they fear, being a very little minority in Iraq that they might be in great danger if politics goes bad.

Now it has happened according a the Hewal newspaper 24 of July issue, 8 Christian political parties demanded more seats in the Iraqi government from 3 % to 5 or 6 % of the total seats. According to the Assyrians themselves their numbers estimated to 750 000.

In recent days several bombings in Baghdad have targeting churches and Assyrians.

What Assyrians should do, is create a good friendship with the Kurds. I know there are many problems and issues between Assyrians and Kurds. But Kurds will never ever bomb or kill Assyrians based on their political views or religion.

There is a strong support for Assyrians within the political leadership in South Kurdistan that can be extended. If there are any friends of Kurds in Iraq today it must be the Assyrians. I hope that they realize that before it is too late.

Or maybe the Assyrians see a friendship with the Kurds as a possible threat to their “neutral” political stand that they have had for the past years.

The Kurdish leadership must protect the Assyrians from Arab Islamists that want nothing but distraction for Iraq.

Assyrians have every right to demand more politic power and more influence on the future Iraq just like the Arabs, Kurds and the Turkmen.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Greetings Kardox, I am an Assyrian. Thank you for your kind words.

The problem is, Christians are affraid because Every One in Iraq has at some point caused them harm... even some kurds, despite the majority of kurds good intentions.
There is a lot of injustice. with pershmergas free to do as they like, a lot of incidents have gone unpunished.
Assyrian women have forcibly been taken as housewives by some Kurdish individual.

Again I say, not all, but some kurds have and still do cause harm to the assyrians.


April 28, 2005 at 5:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

kardox u have some very twisted views.

seems youv been deprived of love and education.

and your ignorant views are only a reflection of your own upbringing.

therefore u seem to be very negative especially of islam.

its a shame u have experienced neglect and hate.

but please refraine from placing the blame on Islam, because your neighbours dont know how to follow it.

do not degrade what is a beutifaul peaceful religion.

maybe u should spend less time on the internet,and get out more.

use ur spare time to PICK up an islamic book and increase your LACK of knowledge.

good luck. may God bless u with his lov, grant you knowledge and vanish your ignorance!

May 5, 2007 at 12:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently, a good percentage of the world doesn't know how to practice Islam.

September 14, 2011 at 11:04 PM  

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