Arameans of Iraq.


Arabic Translations:

  الترجمات العربية


21-1-2013: Iraq: Aramean teacher and student killed in Mosul


22-2-2012: Iraq: We have left behind a "sovereign, stable and self-reliant Iraq"


26-10-2011: “Liberation” Iraq: Extermination Aramean Christians. “Liberation” Egypt: burning churches and slaughtering of Coptic Christians


19-8-2011: Iraq and Arameans: The usual ritual, blowing up their churches


7-6-2011: The uproar in the Middle-East and the future of the Aramean nation


29-4-2011: “Liberation” of Iraq: Extermination of Arameans of Iraq “Liberation” of Syria…..?????..


23-11-2010: Aramean blood continue to flow in Iraq: Two Aramean brothers killed in Mosul


11-11-2010: An Aramean spiritual leader makes a dramatic appeal: Leave Iraq


1-11-2010: Bloodbath among the Arameans of Baghdad: Something like this never happened


5-10-2010: Iraqi Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemns in strong words the terrorist attack on the Aramean Catholic church in Baghdad


17-5-2010: Iraq: The 19 years old Aramean girl Sandy Shabib Hadi Zahra succumbs to her injuries


10-3-2010: Exodus Arameans from Mosul: According to recent UN report more than 5000 Arameans have left Mosul


6-3-2010: Patriarch of the Syrian Orthodox Church of Antioch condemns the attacks on the Aramean Christians of Mosul


3-3-2010: Exodus of the Arameans of Mosul continues undiminished: According to UN report already 720 Aramean families (4320 people) have left Mosul


1-3-2010: Peaceful demonstration on Sunday 28th of February 2010 by the Aramean Orthodox and Catholics in Baghdeda (Qaraqosh), northern Iraq


27-2-2010: Council of Churches in Iraq appeals to the government to protect the Aramean people in Mosul, Iraq


26-2-2010: The Arameans of Mosul: A new Exodus and Ethnic cleansing is going on


18-2-2010: The Arameans of Iraq again victim of killings and bloodbaths:


24-12-2009: A Christmas “message” for the Arameans of Mosul: Four Aramean Churches attacked and one Aramean killed


26-10-2009: Exactly one month and one day after the dramatic appeal of Iraqi President to the United Nations, two car bombs were detonated in the neighborhood of the Green Zone in Baghdad, Iraq


1-9-2009: Arameans of Iraq: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Louis Sako of Kirkuk sounds the alarm bell


29-8-2009: Totally unfounded or has it a grain of truth in it? Greater- Israel and the ethnic cleansing of the Arameans of Mosul and surroundings in Iraq


14-7-2009: The Special UN envoy to Iraq, Mr. Ad Melkert, wants extra protection for the Aramean Christians in Iraq


13-7-2009: Seven Indigenous Aramean Churches in Baghdad (Iraq) attacked by car bombs


4-5-2009: Aramean blood continues to flow in Iraq…


15-11-2008: Iraq: The bloodshed of Aramean people and bombardment of churches continues undiminished


27-10-2008: Attempt of ethnic cleansing Mosul: The Aramean Srebrinica. Who is responsible and why?


14-10-2008: Aramean indigenous nation of Iraq: Removal of article 50, exclusion, killings, persecutions, displacements and ethnic cleansing in Mosul erea


2-9-2008: Again two Arameans killed in Iraq


Killing of Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi

4-5-2008: Again a Aramean spiritual leader is killed in Iraq. This time: The West- Aramean Syrian orthodox priest Yusuf Adel Abudi in Bagdad


11-4-2008: Through all the misery: Miracles happens in Iraq


6-4-2008: Funeral of the West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox Priest Yusuf Adel Abudi


Killing of Mgr. Faraj Raho

1-3-2008: East- Aramean Chaldean bishop of Mosul, Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho was abducted on 29-2-2008 in Mosul.


13-3-2008: The East- Aramean Chaldean bishop Paulus Faraj Raho killed in Mosul


14-3-2008: Friday 14-3-2008: Funeral of Mgr. Faraj Raho in St. Addai Church in Karemlesh


16-3-2008: Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho: A Great Spiritual Leader and a Worthy Sheppard in Charge of Jesus Christ


23-2-2008: Aramean centre for art and culture has been opened in Ankawa, northern Iraq


7-1-2008: Aramean Churches and institutions in Iraq under Attack


22-8-2007: AINA: The international lie- and hate machine and the cause of killing, persecution and decline of the Arameans of Iraq


Killing of Priest Ragied Aziz Gannie

3-6-2007: East- Aramean Chaldean priest Ragied Aziz Gannie brutally murdered in Mosul along with three deacons by Muslim extremists


25-5-2007: Terror against Arameans (including "Assyrians" and Chaldeans) of Iraq. Ethnic cleansing of the Indigenous people of Iraq


Killing of Priest Paulus Iskandar

12-10-2006: Aramean priest Iskandar beheaded in Mosul (Iraq)


Killing of Isoh Majeed Hadaya

22-11-2006: The West- Aramean Isoh Majeed Hadaya killed by terrorists in Iraq



Aramean people: Aramean people (not to be confused with ‘Armenians’) speak Aramaic, the language spoken by Abraham, Moses and Jesus. They are the indigenous people of what was called in ancient times Aram- Nahrin, in our days it is called ‘Mesopotamia’.

Some Arameans today identify themselves with “Assyrians”, because of the spiritual colonial hate generating activities of the Western missionaries and diplomats in the Middle-East in 16th and 19th centuries. Other Arameans became known as “Chaldeans”. However all of them are Arameans.

Mgr. Paulus Faraj Raho: A Great Spiritual Leader and a Worthy Sheppard in Charge of Jesus Christ.


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Please click on the Video above (Mpg-format) and listen carefully to the words of Mgr. Faraj Raho. You will see that the Chaldean Church in Iraq has lost a great spiritual leader, yes a spiritual Warrior in Charge of Christ, at least this is the impression every true Christian will experience when watching this video.


A great leader who explains to the Christians in Iraq how to deal with the extreme situation they are facing with. How to deal with those who lacks words like "peace", "love" and "brotherhood".


This great spiritual warrior, a worthy Sheppard in Charge of Christ, explains profoundly that a true Christian should not leave his country, but should stay and serve as a salt and spiritual light in particular in this extreme difficult and dark situation in Iraq which is in dire need. That is the task of every Christian!!!!!!


Studying this video, also one can easily understand why those who wish to ethnically clean Iraq of its Indigenous Aramean Chaldean population, targeted Charismatic looking Mgr. Faraj Raho, simply because he encouraged his people to stay in Iraq and with that he was crossing the plan of those who brought about death and destruction in Iraq.


Indeed, a spiritual leader who can be remembered as a example to many!


Transcript of the video:


“Don’t be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul”.

It is as if the Church of Iraq today lives in the first century, at time when we live in third millennium.

Our church today, Oh blessed, is experiencing witness and martyrdom, our church in Iraq is a witness and a martyr, a witness in it faith and a martyr in the blood of its sons and daughters.

And today we again hear the call of our Lord Jesus saying “And you will be witness to me”.

The saying of our Lord Jesus Christ, Glory to Him, echoes in the ears of our Christian people saying “An hour will come when everyone who kills you will think that he is worshipping God”.

They will do that because they have neither known my father nor me.

I have told you these things for you to remember if the hour comes, then it is I who told you.

And the hour is at hand and Jesus is saying that to us again.

We are the sons of the Church. Our mission today in this country is to be the salt of the soil that was watered by the blood of its sons. And to be a light in a world that has been overcast by gloomy black cloud we have no idea as to whom it will clear away.

Today we have to hear clearly the voice of the Lord who says, “you are the light of the world, you are the salt of the soil”

We have to stay the way our forefathers did in this country that is ours and this land that is ours.

We will remain a salt and a light.

Our church was and has been throughout the generation a martyr to Christ in a world that is governed by treachery, chaos, cheating, lie and deception; in a world that has been overcome by the law of jungle, in a wild world void of all spiritual and human values, a world that is controlled by savagery, enmity, ignorance and hateful fanaticism.

Shall we stay on our soil or flee away? Yes we will stay.

Today there are those who say to us as they said to Jesus. Go away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.

But did Jesus flee away? No

He rather said “Go and tell that jackal: here I am casting demons and healing today and tomorrow, in other words, here I am witnessing that the kingdom of the heaven is at hand.

I testify that God is Love, we testify that God is forgiveness, we shall proclaim the civilization of love and forgiveness in this country until the coming of the Third Day, The Great Day.

Shall we be scared? We do believe that our Lord Jesus Christ is with us till the End of the world, will not leave us! It is He who said, “Don’t be afraid, Oh small herd”

Yes we shall not be afraid. “Don’t be afraid”, says Jesus.

You shall suffer hardships, in this world, but be sure that I have won the world.

We are sure and confident that if God is with us, then who is against us?

Who can separate us from the love of Jesus. Tension? Distress? Persecution? Or hunger and danger, or sword and terrorism?

For it has been said in the Bible, “It is for you that we suffer death everyday, and for you wer are prepared like sheep to be slaughtered, but we so fulfill, what St. Paul say, ”We have had a clear victory by the one who loved us”, I am confident that no death no life no angels, no authority, no present, no future, no forces, no highness, no depths and neither any other creation has the potential to separate us from the love of God in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Yes, we shall not be afraid, because we are not scared by those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul.









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