By Abbey Mikha
I can remember way back since I was little I would ask my dad tons of various questions. Most of the time he would answer me right away but sometimes he would be tired and tell me that I ask him too many questions in one day. In the past week I started asking my dad more and more questions related to the Assyrian nation. I believe he has vast amount of knowledge and I enjoy his answers as he is wise and enthusiastic. I like adding his answers to my YouTube channel because I want to always be able to remember his words in the future. My dad is a true Assyrian. Even though his parents were both born in Alqosh and from the Chaldean church he discovered his true Assyrian identity by vast amount of reading, seeking the truth, and being open to the truth.
In the first video I recorded I asked my dad the question of, "Why do some of the Assyrians believe in the Roman doctrine of Christianity?" It was totally on the spot and I didn't even give him time to think. He said some profound things among them that there are many universes and that we have been forced to believe many lies by the Roman doctrine. He said we are Assyrians and we go back even to fifteen thousands of years ago. He also said there is no such thing as the chosen people and history has proven to us that our ancient cuneiform artefacts prove that our ancient knowledge was prior to Genesis and the Abrahamic religions. To view the video go to the following link:
The second question I asked my dad this week was, "Why do the occupiers of our Assyrian land throughout history name us Christians just like the Kurds are doing now?" He asked me, “Is it a coincidence that right after Rome joined Christianity they started calling our people heretic Nestorians?” He also said many more things among them that Chaldeans are Assyrians and that even Babylon was an Assyrian city. He mentioned Sargon of Akkad and said he also was Assyrian and that there is no such thing as an Akkadian nation. He said many more interesting things. To view the video go to the following link:
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Thank you for reading at my Assyrian Thinker blog. I hope to update you with more and more articles on a continuous basis. Best wishes to all of you wherever you are reading from. Long live the Assyrian nation.
By Abbey Mikha
The Nineveh Plains is an integral part of Iraq and our ancestral homeland Assyria. The big question right now is what will become of Iraq if the North is annexed to the Kurds? It is a fact that the west has been trying to divide Iraq since they made up the lies that said Iraq had weapons of mass destruction and in this way invaded the country. I am curious, after they try to create Kur-stan will the Sunnis and the Shia also annex into their own country? I once heard that the Shia want to call their state Somar but I’m not sure about that. More likely it will be called Shiaastan. Is this what is happening? Has the entire world, the United Nations, the Vatican, the European Union, the United States, Canada, Israel, and actually everyone conspired against the innocent Assyrians?
I feel mortified at the blindness of the human race and the non-reaction of the world community in regards to what is happening to the Assyrians in Iraq and all over the world. We are a “minority” with a hushed voice because we as Assyrians have been slaughtered for hundreds of years mostly because of our ancient identity and also because we are ancient Christians. Is this our fault because we were unable to defend ourselves successfully and then establish ourselves effectively?
When I was in university and used to say that North of Iraq is Assyria people would say to me, “It is not time to create new countries rather the world should become one.” The thing though is Assyria is not a new country. It exists still in the towns and villages of the Assyrian people in the Nineveh Plains and it has for thousands of years. What I can’t assure though is what will happen to the ancient Assyrian spirit in the hearts of the Assyrian people under the weight of the Kurdish invaders who throughout history were mass murderers of the Assyrians. I am sad to say that the entire world is allowing a tribe, which has bullied the Assyrians for generations, to take over the Assyrian heartland and control desired areas. What is the difference between the Kurds and ISIS? Isn’t it obvious now to everyone that the Kurds used ISIS so that they could grab more Assyrian land and declare themselves as heroes when in reality they are the biggest stealers?
What will happen to Assyrian nationalism if Kur-stan is created? Will it continue to be nurtured? I can already see what will happen. The Kurds will destroy the spirit of our simple Assyrian people. They want to rise and leave no traces of the true history that came before. They have already done that for years. Look at what they teach in their history books about the Assyrians. They have even brainwashed some of the Assyrian people who in the past have declared that this Kur-stan region actually exists. To me it has never existed because it is an illegitimate unlawful region. They want to be a state, a nation, and a new melting pot, but what they are trying to do is a crime. It is a crime against humanity to turn Assyria into Kur-stan and everyone who is supporting this unlawful dangerous invented identity will see the harsh realities after. It is also a crime to call Assyrians Kurdish Christians because inevitably that is all they will be allowed to be in Kur-stan.
A Kurdish state will not stabilize the Middle East. A Kurdish state will be a thorn in the side of the Assyrians and the Assyrian nationalism and ideology which we are trying to revive. A Kurdish state will mean mocking the Assyrian people who have suffered for so long and telling them that they do not matter. Here is yet another way the world does not want to validate the Assyrian identity because it is a gem, something beautiful and real that makes people truly alive and living in this matrix called Earth.
How can the world even care though what is happening to the Assyrian people? People are busy creating a “life” for themselves. Have you ever been on Instagram? Everyone is following their favourite celebrities in the world. What especially amazes me about Instagram is how popular makeup tutorials are which teach women about how they should do their makeup with a hundred new products, creams, and powders. These young girls need a extra part time job just to be able to buy the makeup that is being promoted and this is happening all over the world. Even girls with hijabs from Dubai are making these videos and the idea and love of “beauty” is at its all-time peak because of social media. Everyone wants to be beautiful but people are realizing that their lives are empty. There is something missing.
Even Kylie Jenner the half-sister of Kim Kardashian dreams of living on a farm! I think what she has stated is very profound. I would like to tell you all about a farm land called Assyria! The Assyrians would agree about farming for this was the beginnings of our nation and this is part of our identity and psychological makeup.
An interesting side note. Have you ever heard of Plato’s Allegory of the Cave which was presented in his work Republic to compare people who see truth and those who cannot see truth. Plato tells Socrates to describe a group of people who have lived chained to the wall of a cave all of their lives, facing a blank wall. The people watch shadows projected on the wall from objects passing in front of a fire behind them, and give names to these shadows. The shadows are the prisoners' reality.
Socrates explains how the philosopher is like a prisoner who is freed from the cave and comes to understand that the shadows on the wall are not reality at all, for he can perceive the true form of reality rather than the manufactured reality that is the shadows seen by the prisoners.
The inmates of this place do not even desire to leave their prison; for they know no better life. The prisoners manage to break their bonds one day, and discover that their reality was not what they thought it was. They discovered the sun, which Plato uses as an analogy for the fire that man cannot see behind.
Kur-stan is shadows the prisoners of the world are seeing. They are trying to create something but they do not know what they are doing and what they are destroying. I include here some of the simple Assyrians living in the North of Iraq right now. The Assyrians are hostages in their own homeland. The Assyrian people supporting the Kurds do not see the truth only the shadows. They are not facing the sun and therefore they cannot see the light. They are in chains. They think by siding with those who have more power they will be given happiness and freedom. This is not the case. When you give up on your identity, your core, and the truth how can you ever be happy? How can your children be happy? How can your grandchildren be happy? Unless they completely forget who they are, enjoy this mistake and fake identity called Kur-stan, and like being in chains...
I ask you my friends, “What good is to gain the world and lose yourself.” Our self is Assyria not Kur-stan because we are and always will be Assyrians and the descendants of the ancient Assyrians.
By Abbey Mikha
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The martyrs of the Assyrian nation that were slayed during the Assyrian genocide of 1915, also in Simele, and the many other massacres across the Assyrian homeland (Hakkari, Tyari, Tkhuma, Alqosh, Tur Abdin, Urmia), since the fall of Nineveh represent the souls of people whose dreams were shattered. These are men who could have grown to be cultivated and sophisticated and become teachers, linguists, ecclesiastics, politicians, doctors, military leaders, lawyers, entrepreneurs, thinkers, and persons who could have led an Assyrian movement. These are women who could have also grown up to be the previous things mentioned of our Assyrian men, but also when encompassed with love for an Assyrian man bear the children of Assyria. The young boys and girls who were murdered in these past thousands of years, their souls are absolutely fighting in spirit for our Assyrian nation to this day. There could have been millions upon millions more Assyrians in the world. No one knows exactly how many persons were killed in the genocides and the many massacres that have befallen our Assyrian people.
Envision and conceive twenty million Assyrians and more in the North of Iraq right now. Imagine the dreams, the potential, the culture, the spirituality, the Assyrian ideology, the Assyrian movement, and the Assyrian identity that could have spread in this beautiful region of the world. Our opponents and nemeses anticipated this as well and that is why they set out to destroy the Assyrian nation and its children since the fall of Nineveh in 612 BC.
At the present moment our nation is at distinct point in our struggle. This is the time all the true Assyrians must stand together and rise in Assyrian patriotism and love for the Assyrian identity. The most important thing is for our people to be allowed to speak up and return to their towns and villages in Occupied Assyria and not be refugees in their own ancestral homeland. I am proud of the people of Alqosh who are struggling against being governed by the Kurds and raising their voices. They are acting bravely and we all need to do this together. We as Assyrians all need to stand with Alqosh and all the Assyrian towns in Occupied Assyria. This is the time the Assyrian diaspora around the earth must speak out and in a very consistent way.
God rest the souls of our martyrs and every innocent Assyrian whose chance at life was taken by evil people who have been planning our demise since the fall of Nineveh in 612 BC. When our empire fell some of our people were scattered. We lived in our ancestral homeland it is said as agriculturalists and farmers. There are Assyriologists who say that the Assyrian Kings and Queens were wiped out since ancient times. I just want to say that in the spirit of the Assyrian people I see so many righteous people that I would love to see become leaders of this nation. What is a king? What is a queen? Can any human being not rise from his or her situation and become self-actualized and therefore be spiritually sovereign? All the Assyrian martyrs that have been murdered are the kings and queens of our hearts!
We can build our nation back. We may not have the numbers of other populations for the reason that our people have been consistently massacred for thousands of years, but especially in the last one hundred fifty years in huge numbers. The Assyrian people deserve to live and thrive and when they are allowed to do so Occupied Assyria will be paradise on earth again.
The Assyrians who are incarnated right now have the spirits of people who have existed upon the earth for thousands of years. I believe we will band together, we will embrace our Assyrian identity, we will rise as one cohesive nation, and we will find ourselves as individuals who never forget where we come from, which is Assyria...
By Abbey Mikha
As we are witnessing everyday what is going on in the North Iraq Occupied Assyria it is evident that the Kurds want to take over the entire Assyrian region and who knows maybe eventually they will try to take over the entire Iraq. While the people of Iraq suffered since the time of the Gulf War the Kurds exploited the misery of the people and the country by establishing themselves as a region in Iraq, a thorn in the side of the Assyrians and everyone. Every area where there is oil in Iraq the Kurds want to take over. Every area where there is Assyrian history the Kurds want to take advantage because we are not organized as a nation and have not been able to acquire our rights. I have met many Iraqis who say that they are Assyrians, but I have never met a Kurd who declares himself an Assyrian or as an Iraqi. So, why should the Iraqi people and government give them any respect?
Send the Kurds back where they came from and allow the Assyrians to build their sacred region in Iraq. Allow our people out from the refugee camps which ISIS pressed them towards. Finally, give the authorization for our people to go back their towns and villages and allow them to live and thrive.
The Kurds are not champions and this is a fact. They proved this when ISIS was invading the Assyrian people of the Nineveh Plains region. They left our people to be slaughtered. Now at our nation’s weakest moment they are making their moves to further establish their region and declare their dominance. Who gives these criminals the right to disrespect and harass the Assyrian people?
I wish that the Iraqi people and government will sympathize with the Assyrians and not just stand by with the Kurds because they are fellow Muslims and because they are supported by the USA, Israel, and all the other merciless blind people with an agenda against the Assyrians and the ancient soil of Iraq.
By Abbey Mikha
The first fact about the Kurds is that they took part in the Assyrian genocide of 1915 where half of the Assyrian population perished. They raped, maimed, crucified, and killed Assyrian men, women, and children. Also, in 1832 Alqosh was attacked by the Kurdish Governor of Rowanduz, nicknamed "Merkor" who hated the Assyrians. He killed over 400 of its inhabitants. Merkor attacked Alqosh again on 15 March 1833 and killed another 172 of its men, not counting children, and women. Also, in the Massacres of Badr Khan the Kurds massacred the Assyrians in Hakkari and Tyari around the year 1840 where thousands of people were slaughtered. Furthermore, afterword in 1933 in the town of Simele led by a Kurd named Bakr Sidqi they murdered thousands of Assyrians who were not armed.
The second fact about the Kurds is that they are not indigenous to the North of Iraq Assyria. They come from Mahabadan Iran, Afghanistan, and yes even Punjab.
The third fact about the Kurds is that they have been oppressing the indigenous Assyrians in Occupied Assyria. They want the Assyrians to be their third class servants while they steal the lands of Assyria and try to erase the memory of the Assyrians and their past from the time of antiquity. The Kurds had a hand in the destruction of Assyrian artefacts in the North of Iraq Occupied Assyria and also vandalizing sacred Assyrian sights by drawing the Kurdish flag on ancient Assyrian mountain carvings.
The fourth fact about the Kurds is that they are a nomadic people. Throughout history they were a band of barbarian wandering tribes. They are murderers who are building their country on the blood of Assyrian men, women, and children.
The fifth fact about the Kurds is that if they are allowed to steal the Assyrian homeland and declare their independence, or even if they continue to occupy Assyria in the North of Iraq it would be one other time when a nation of murderers takes over a region in the world and builds their evil empire. Hitler looked for “Lebensraum” which means the territory that a state or nation believes is needed for its natural development. This became a principle in Nazism. The Kurds are just like Hitler except that they have a delusional leader named Barazani. Perhaps many people in North America do not care about what the Assyrians are going through right now because did they not commit the same acts against the Native Aboriginals in Mesoamerica?
The sixth facts about the Kurds is that they want to be known as a civilized nation, but their behaviour proves that they are uncivilized. In the modern year of 2017 these criminals continue to acts as delinquents and offenders.
The seventh fact about the Kurds is that they make themselves out to be victims because of the behaviour of Saddam towards them. The truth is what they did to the Assyrians in the past and also at the present time is much more inhumane and cold hearted.
The eighth fact about the Kurds is that they started to settle in the North of Iraq Assyria after the Ottomans brought them to the area to be on the border against the Persians about one hundred fifty years ago. The truth is when we dig anywhere in the North of Iraq Occupied Assyria all that can be found is Assyrian artefacts, Assyrian palaces, and Assyrian treasures which the Kurds were trying to destroy through ISIS.
The ninth fact about the Kurds is that if they continue to occupy Assyrian lands as ruthlessly as they are they will always be remembered as the nation of murderers, assassins, and killers who stole the lands of the Assyrians. I don’t understand where is the European Union, the United Nations, the what is called “democratic” USA, and of course the Vatican? Where are the rights of the Assyrians? Are we not afforded human rights?
And last but not least the tenth fact about the Kurds is that the Assyrians who work and bow to the Kurds are traitors and are selling their nation for a very cheap price. They should be ashamed for Barazani the man who is stealing their land, changing history, and killing their people is their benefactor and sponsor. They will always be remembered for what they have done and are trying to do.
By Abbey Mikha
I’m so disgusted at what is happening in North of Iraq Occupied Assyria! One by one the mayors of areas where there are Assyrians inhabitants are being forcefully substituted by individuals who are members of the KRG. With the support of the USA and most of the West the Kurds are taking over Assyrian soil because they want to build their homeland not in Mahabad Iran where they actually from, but rather in Assyria the land of the people they murdered, raped, and crucified.
I suggest to the Assyrians in diaspora to raise our voice and let the world know that what is happening is wrong and a crime against humanity. Most people do not know who the Assyrians are and that we are fighting so that Assyria will become visible in the world again. Start making YouTube videos about what is happening if you can. Raise your voice. Write articles and share with your friends on social media and also in real life. Talk about the strife that the Assyrians are facing.
We are not a homeless people, but we are being taken advantage of by nations who only see Iraq as a country with a vast amount of natural resources, which they cannot keep their hands off of. Like people always said in demonstrations around the world, “Oil for blood.” They do not know the history of the North of Iraq most of the time, and when they do know the history they have the attitude that our Assyrian people do not deserve their rights. They may not say this out right but the way they behave shows us that this is what is in their mind in regards to the Assyrians.
Two in three Assyrians died in the Assyrian Genocide of 1915. Had we been given a chance to live as a nation at that time we would be over twenty million strong right now in the year 2017. The problem is the people who were killing us in 1915 are still killing and abusing us today. There is an olden scheme to annihilate the Assyrians and their children….
We need to wake up as a nation. We need to rise up and band together. The best way to expose people is to make them look bad on a global level. Spread the word about what is going in Occupied Assyria. We are a nation and we are not a minority by accident. They made us a “minority”, and by now slowly but surely taking over our land they are sending the message that they want to annihilate us.
I hope God, destiny, and fate will be on the side of the Assyrians in the next days, months, and years. We need the help of the universe, but also we need to do something and we need to support Assyrian leaders who are not betraying our nation.
Look at this elderly Assyrian man in the picture above. He knows what has happened to his Assyrian nation. He feels and is emotional about what might happen in the future. Remember his face and his plea to you to help his Assyrian nation. If you are not part of the solution for the Assyrians you are part of the problem. We need to be responsible human beings. Educate yourselves about the peoples of the world including the Assyrians. You and the leaders of your countries cant force us to leave our homeland, our towns and villages, which we have lived in for thousands of years.
Remember the face of this Assyrian man...
You are all also responsible for what happens in our world. Stealing Assyrian lands is not manly. The Kurds are not courageous in the actions they are taking. They are just a band of murderous thieves. They killed the Assyrians in 1915 and now they are mocking us while trying to push us around with their large population and weapons provided to them by all the murderers in the world...
By Abbey Mikha
About a week ago I had a dream and I wanted to share with you my thoughts about ten reasons I love Jesus the Messiah or Isho3 Msheeha as we call him in our Assyrian language. Since I have learned about Jesus from my childhood days I have loved him and he has been in my life as a best friend ever since. Thank you Jesus for being in my life and I wish that everyone will have Jesus as part of their life because you deserve to be loved. To watch the Youtube video go to the following site:
The first reason I love Jesus is because when I watched The Passion of the Christ I almost fainted because I witnessed the extent to which Jesus endured suffering. He was tortured, mocked, called all kinds of obscenities, and crucified by those who did not believe in him, but he still completed his mission and purpose.
The second reason I love Jesus is because he had immense respect for women and he encouraged them to follow him and spread the good news. Women had a big role in his ministry, among them Mary Magdalene and others. Jesus loved everyone unconditionally even women that society at that time labelled as outsiders. Or, even women with some kind of sickness.It is said that Jesus cured Mary Magdalene of various illnesses, which could have been mental illnesses. This shows that he had compassion for all as many people suffer from mental illness in their life time.
The third reason I love Jesus is because he was so kind hearted that even when he was suffering on the cross he was praying for those persecuting him and said, “Forgive them for they do not know what they do.
The fourth reason I love Jesus is because he represented what a good human being should be like. Even though Jesus was an ascended master he was also the ultimate human being for human beings should always strive to be ascended masters.
The fifth reason I love Jesus is because he was materially poor and humble yet spiritually rich. He didn’t eat fancy food, rather he ate bread, fish, and whatever herbs were available in that time in the land of Canaan, which at one point was part of the Assyrian Empire.
The sixth reason I love Jesus is because he is trustworthy and the best friend a person could ask for. He is the guiding light who gives us good counsel rather than guidance which will be to his own benefit. He is the best friend who teaches us to love others, but also love ourselves.
The seventh reason I love Jesus is because he was pure hearted. He has a great spirituality and he believes in loving all people regardless of where they are from, or what their ethnicity was, or is. He wanted to spread the good news not just in his homeland, but also to what was called the lands of the gentiles, which means the lands of everyone else outside the land of Canaan, which I reiterate was once a part of the Assyrian Empire.
The eighth reason I love Jesus is because I believe he would encourage having women priests today in the year 2017 and yes even before. He believes in women’s rights and although there are no female priests in the Vatican today, I believe Jesus would be for this right of women. I am emotional about this point because I always think about how to spread spirituality and women getting back the priesthood.
The ninth reason I love Jesus is because he loved children. He would never harm a child and he even said that people in heaven are innocent like children.
And last but not least, the tenth reason I love Jesus is because he gave witness to my Assyrian nation in the Sign of Jonah. Many people with PhD’s today try to prove that the Assyrians do not exist anymore, but Jesus the doctor of doctors said, “The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment with this generation and shall condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah and behold a greater than Jonah is here.” This means Jesus believes in the Assyrians as a nation. Had the Assyrians been a wicked population as has been suggested by some mean spirited people, Jesus would have never given witness to us.
Jesus believed the Assyrians would be around until the Day of Judgment, so that means that we are here at the present time, and yes we will be here forever, no matter what anyone tries to do to this ancient nation, which is suffering immensely right now as a result of the silent genocide against us, and everyday losing more and more of our land in the Nineveh Plains North of Iraq, or what we call Occupied Assyria, and also because of the non-acceptance of our Assyrian identity… No matter what anyone says Jesus loved and loves the Assyrians and everyone!
That is all I wanted to say today. Thank you for reading. I want to also ask you what are the reasons that you love Jesus? Leave me a comment. I could think of many many more reasons… Love you all and love you Jesus....
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Abbey is a writer and blogger interested in humanitarian issues. Abbey is striving to be a mental health consultant. She is writing her second book, "Not The End" and she hopes to speak to mental health communities all around the world using her story and experience with mental health to give hope to others struggling.
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