By Abbey Mikha
Every day since I became a conscious human being I have thought about the Assyrian Martyrs who were massacred in 1915 in Hakkari, Tur Abdin, and other Assyrian areas and also in Simele in 1933. I am especially thinking about these Genocides today August 7th because today is Assyrian Martyrs day. Today we remember again those who perished and who we remember in our souls.
The Seypa Genocide is a part of my identity. I am a descendant of Assyrian human beings who escaped this Genocide from Zerineh Jilu Hakkari and Mardin Tur Abdin. This Genocide which was perpetuated against Assyrians, Armenians, and Pontic Greeks at the hands of the Turks and their cousins the Kurds, devastated our nation perhaps forever.
I really feel that today in 2016 history is repeating itself and the Assyrians are suffering again and again as they did one hundred and one years ago. I ask God and the universe to protect my little nation and not let us be wiped out by cruel nations who do not have any humanity and only know the love of money, power, weaponry, and backwards religious mentality.
God be with the Assyrians who are still being held hostage in Syria today and all others who have fled and are seeking life in other countries. God help our people and may all individuals of other cultures sympathize with the Assyrians who are literally being silently wiped out today.
I pray for each and every Assyrian. I pray for your little children, for your girls and boys. I pray for your teenagers and those who are become young adults in this difficult time. I pray for Assyrian people of all ages and especially the courageous elderly. I pray for this nation that the human race has forgotten and ignored.
May the Spirit of the Assyrian Nation shine brightly amongst nations in these difficult days! May the love in the hearts of Assyrian children and people surround each Assyrian individual in the homeland and protect them. May this love build bridges amongst our Assyrian people and bring us closer together as one ancient Assyrian united nation.
Lastly, may the truth become evident that the Assyrian nation was always in the heart of Jesus the Christ and any nation in the heart of Jesus deserves to survive, thrive, and bloom unto eternity. As Jesus said, "The men of Nineveh shall rise in judgment for they repented at the preaching of Jonah."
I light this candle in the name of every Assyrian, past, present, and future and especially those who were annihilated by the evil forces which to this day still have power.
God bless all Assyrians!
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