by Capt. Joseph R. John (Ret.), ©2015

(Apr. 3, 2015) — We wish all participants and observers of this holy season a Happy Good Friday, a Happy Easter, and a Happy Passover.

Today’s treatment of Christians in a great many nations is disturbingly and reminiscent of the brutal persecution and genocide of the early followers of Jesus Christ; it is a current-day “Crime Against Humanity.”  Christian Americans are frustrated by the indifference displayed by the U.S. government in its refusal to join with world leaders to condemn the persecution, torture, and genocide of helpless Syrian and Assyrian Christians by Islamic terrorists who are members of ISIL and Al Qaeda as the genocide intensifies from week to week.  We are now also observing the religious persecution of conscientious and believing Christians in the United States, led by the left-of-center liberal media establishment.

The Pope, the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Royal Family in England, the UK Prime Minister, the King of Jordan, the President of Egypt, the President of Kurdistan, the Prime Minister of Japan, the Prime Minister of Australian, President George W. Bush, Reverend Billy Graham, the Patriarch of the Eastern Orthodox Church, the Prime Ministers of NATO nations, the Prime Minister of Israel, Christian religious leaders of every denomination from throughout the world, the current crop of candidates seeking to run for President of the United States, Christians worldwide, and the Secretary General of the United Nations have all raised their voices in unison to demand that the bloody genocide of Christians in Africa, Syria, and on the Plains of Nineveh in Iraq stop.  Unfortunately, for three years, the occupant of the Oval Office has not joined other world leaders in their condemnation of the genocide of Christians by terrorists in this current jihad against Christians, and that silence from the Oval Office has been deafening.

Inside ISIS’ Shocking Persecution of Assyrian Christians on the Plains of Ninveh in Iraq

Assyrian Christianity started in the Plains of Nineveh with first-century Apostles in churches the Disciples founded, and Assyrian Christians still speak Aramaic, the language that Christ spoke.  For over 2,000 years, they endured and survived the Roman persecution of Christians, sieges by Saladin, conquests by the Persians, persecution by the Ottoman Empire, oppression by the Mongols, Turkish genocide at the turn of the century, World War I, World War II, Iraq’s long war with Iran, and the US-led coalition Iraqi War with Saddam Hussein.

But in just ten months, ISIL and Al Qaeda have forced hundreds of thousands of Assyrian Christians into exile.  At one time, 4 million Assyrian Christians made the Plains of Nineveh, in what was once Mesopotamia (Iraq today), their traditional home.  By clicking on the link below, you can view the 60 Minutes segment that will take you inside Iraq today and describe the life-and-death struggle in which Assyrian Christians, trying to survive, are involved.

Assyrian Christians are being crucified, beheaded, being forced to kneel to be shot, thrown off buildings to their deaths, buried alive, and burned alive.  Their children are being cut in half, and female children and women are being raped, then killed, for refusing to deny that Jesus Christ is their Lord and Savior.  For the last three years the Obama administration has refused to provide logistic support and small arms to the Assyrian Christians; in the last ten months the Assyrian Christian Militia has been training,  employing the paucity of funds donated to their cause by American citizens.  The newly-constituted Assyrian Christian Militia has been trying to protect the Assyrian Christians who have migrated toward the Kurdish lines on the eastern end of the Plains of Nineveh.  Although 51 US Congressmen have petitioned the Obama administration to simply provide logistics and defensive small arms for the Assyrian Christian Militia engaged with ISIL, their requests have been ignored, yet US military air support and logistic aid is being provided to Iraq and its ally, the Iranian Quds Force, which has boots on the ground in Iraq and is also engaged with ISIL.

Seyfo Center Organization Mission Statement and 100 Years Anniversary Of Assyrian Genocide.

ISIS Onslaught Engulfs Assyrian Christians as Militants Destroy Ancient Art

Joseph R. John, USNA ‘62

Capt              USN(Ret)

Chairman, Combat Veterans For Congress PAC

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Then I heard the voice of the Lord, saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for Us?” Then I said, “Here am I. Send me!”  -Isaiah 6:8


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  1. Yes, it is not complicated.
    The equation is simple and straightforward.
    There is no room for misunderstanding.
    An error in judgment is impossible.
    There is only one possible conclusion; there is only one possible outcome:
    Either we kill the Muslims or they will kill us.