By Theodore Shoebat
Kurdish authorities have closed down Christian Assyrian schools in areas under their control. The Kurds are carving out their own territory out of Syria and taking power in these areas away from the Assad regime. Part of the Kurdish power grab is to implement a policy that promotes and instills Kurdish nationalism. The Assyrian Christians refused to indoctrinate their students with Kurdish nationalism and this angered the Kurds who then closed down Assyrian Christian schools. As we read in one recent report:
The situation boiled over at the end of August, when the Kurds closed several state and Christian schools for refusing to adopt the local school curriculum inspired by Kurdish nationalism and to use of Kurdish in lieu of Arabic.
An Assyrian journalist, Souleman Yusph, was writing and exposing this racist and despotic policy by the Kurds and has since been reported missing. Local reports state that Yusph was not arrested by Kurdish authorities, but rather Assyrian nationalists who are a part of Sutoro, an Assyrian police force siding with the Kurds. As we read in one report:
Yusph has written extensively on the situation for Assyrians living under SDF rule, criticizing the self-administration’s policies as well as the actions of the Dawronoye, a small network of Assyrians wholly funded and controlled by the Kurdish Self-Administration in Syria in the form of the Sutoro (neighbourhood police) and the Syriac Military Council (MFS).
On the morning of August 28th 2018, Yusph shared photographs and videos he had taken through social media showing the Sutoro entering Assyrian schools, closing them, and intimidating residents. These posts acquired tens of thousands of views and helped shine a light on the plight of Assyrians in northern Syria.
So the Assyrian nationalists and the Kurdish nationalists are working side by side to persecute Christians. The Assyrian nationalists may have a face or cover of Christianity, but it is just that, a cover. For the Assyrians who boast of their race do not even care about Christianity; for race is their religion. The religion of the Kurdish and Assyrian nationalists is the religion of blood and soil. The Assyrian nationalists always talk about the creation of their homeland and they will stress this not as as a Christian state but as strictly an Assyrian state. But while they will talk about the defending Assyrians, they will persecute Assyrian Christians in collaboration with Kurdish nationalists. They are like the Pharisees who at one moment would decry Roman occupation, but in the next — when it came to persecuting Christ — declared that they had no king by Caesar. The nationalists will cry about defending their people, only to destroy their own people when it comes down to their real mission, and that is the objective of power. Hence why the Nazis did not mind bringing their whole country into perdition. The Kurdish party, the Democratic Union Party, which politically dominates Kurdish territory in Northern Syria, has accused Assyrian clergy of being liars and agents of the Assad regime, as we read in the same report:
Kurdish authorities have consistently denied violations by security forces and attempted to conceal them from the press and human rights groups. On August 29th 2018, the PYD released a statement calling Assyrian clergy, school administrators, and ordinary residents who decried the school closures in Syria as “liars” serving the Syrian regime via these “commercial enterprises” which promote “Ba’athist totalitarian thought.”
This is anticlericalism. And the Kurds are not exactly Islamists either. If you look at the ideology of the Kurdish nationalists you will find feminism (hence why you are always seeing Kurdish women proudly holding up guns), socialism, racism and even satanism (many of the Kurds are part of the devil worshipping cult, the Yazidis). Whats interesting is how while Assyrian nationalists — who boast of how they want to protect fellow Assyrians — are siding with them, also siding with the Kurds are supposed counterjihadists, or people who ceaselessly talk about the dangers of Islam as though it is the only threat on earth.
Robert Spencer is now supporting the Islamic jihad, and believes that Israel needs to arm and back Kurdish separatists. But the Kurdish separatists are Muslim. So how does Spencer justify arming Muslims, especially ones who persecute and hate Christians (more on that later)? Spencer, a supposed ‘fighter’ against Islam, published an article which supports the backing and arming of Kurdish separatists in the Middle East, who are really just Islamic militants who persecute Christians.
The article says that Israel should arm and train Kurdish separatists to help further the cause of an independent Kurdish ethno-state:
Why should the Kurds in Iran not now take up arms received from a newly-independent Kurdistan, and welcome, too, outside volunteers from the Peshmerga in Iraq and Syria? For that matter, why wouldn’t Israel, which has had a long secret history of working with the Kurds, help out with training and weaponry for the Kurds in Iran? There is no better way for now, to strike a destabilizing blow at Israel’s most dangerous enemy. … And Iran’s Kurds could also be getting more weapons, and training, from Israel. The Iranian Kurds will be a much more formidable foe than ever before, in numbers and in the experience of their fighters, in amount and sophistication of their weaponry, in the fact that next door in Kurdistan they would now have available a place where their soldiers could regroup, plan, and attack anew.
Spencer’s agenda is just like that of Michael Rubin of the Center for Security Policy, who pushed for Israel to supply arms to the Azerbaijanis so that they could fight the Armenians:
“The Armenians receive assistance from Iran, and so it would make sense if Azerbaijan could access Israeli weaponry and training. Clearly, neither Armenia nor Russia are sincere about ending the occupation of Nagorno-Karabakh. Turkey is occupied elsewhere, and so it makes perfect sense for Azerbaijan to reach out to friends to right a wrong that Azerbaijan has suffered for two decades.”
The article published by Spencer, emphatically declares that all of the consequences that would follow an independent Kurdish state would be good:
The exhilaration that would be felt by Kurds all over the Middle East, at the spectacle of a Kurdish state carved out of northern Iraq, could have significant consequences, all of them good.
The Kurds, back in the 20th century, were the killing squads for the Young Turks when they were systematically exterminating Christians in the Armenian Genocide. As one eyewitness account records:
The gendarmes went ahead, informing the half-savage tribes of the mountains that several thousand Armenian women and girls were approaching. The Arabs and Kurds began to carry off the girls, the mountaineers fell upon them repeatedly, violating and killing the women, and the gendarmes themselves joined in the orgy. One by one the few men who accompanied the convoy were killed. The women had succeeded in secreting money from their persecutors, keeping it in their mouths and hair; with this they would buy horses, only to have them repeatedly stolen by the Kurdish tribesmen. Finally the gendarmes, having robbed and beaten and violated and killed their charges for thirteen days, abandoned them altogether.
Two days afterward the Kurds went through the party and rounded up all the males who still remained alive. They found about 150, their ages varying from 15 to 90 years, and these, they promptly took away and butchered to the last man. But that same day another convoy from Sivas joined – this one from Harpoot, increasing the numbers of the whole caravan to 18,000 people.
. . . On the seventieth day a few creatures reached Aleppo. Out of the combined convoy of 18,000 souls just 150 women and children reached their destination. A few of the rest, the most attractive, were still living as captives of the Kurds and Turks; all the rest were dead.
And the anti-Christian spirit is still in the Kurds. Today, the Kurds are carrying out and imposing Kurdification on the Christian population. Kurds are even stealing Christian property, as we read in one report:
Iraqi Christians living in Kurdistan have complained that their properties and lands are being seized and built on by ethnic Kurds and some have even accused Kurdish government officials of trying to “Kurdify” Christian areas, a new report from the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom details.
Over half of the Kurds voted in favor for an Erdogan dictatorship. According to one report on the Kurdish vote for the referendum: ‘Overall results nationally stand at 51.41 percent “Yes” and 48.59 percent “No.”’
In the U.S., the Muslim Kurds are hailed as the beacon for freedom and the friend of the West and the Christian. This is an absolute myth. Truth is, that in the Levant, Kurdish parties choose to compromise with Islamic parties more than with Christians. In the Nineveh Plain, in the former Assyria, neither the Muslim Arabs nor the Muslim Kurds want to lose this area because of the potential oil fields under the ground and throughout Syria, especially in the Northern region of Hasakah, the Christians have been suffering the process of the “Kurdification” of Syria which has been condemned by international groups like Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch.
If one searches “kurds” on Google there is over eight million hits ranging from Kurdish rights for self-autonomy, how they have been betrayed, and how we should all work with them for the sake of bettering humanity, including destroying ISIS. But when one searches for the word “kurdification” in Google, it becomes surprising to find a miserable six thousand hits.
Try it. It will help wake you up on how narrow the road to truth really is.
During this process of Kurdification, the militant Kurdish groups, like the YPG (the pride of the west) have been systematically driving Assyrians from their lands and villages. This process to end the Assyrian Christians can be viewed from the Assyrian Democratic Party of Syria exposing the case by which it issued a statement in which they condemned the process of a Kurdish land-grab, specifically an unjust and illegal law passed by the Legislative Council of Kurdish Self Governance which claims the right to take control of land owned by those who have been forced to flee the violence in Syria. Spencer knows these facts, and relies on Western naiveté to promote his anti-Christian agenda, while using Islamic terrorism as a cover up.
The YPG (People’s Protection Units Kurdish: Yekîneyên Parastina Gel) are the main armed service of the Kurdish Supreme Committee in the government of Syrian Kurdistan (Rojava). The YPG are primarily Kurdish, but also uses Arabs, Turks, and even Assyrian Christian units integrated into its command structure and is affiliated with the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terrorist organization by the United States, the European Union and NATO.
Dr. Jamil Hanna of the Assyrian Institute in Stockholm (Sweden) complained that “arming [Muslim] Kurds was a mistake in the first place and their presence around 35 some Christian villages simply brought ISIS to their area. The U.S.-Coalition instead of arming the Assyrian Christians who are able to defend themselves armed the Kurds”. He added that “the U.S. coalition should not concentrate on arming Kurds while ignoring all the other sects of what makes up the Syrian society”.
According to the UNHCR, the Kurdish parties and their armed forces (YPG, Peshmerga) have carried out acts of violence committed in areas under their control against ethnic religious minorities. Kurdish parties have been actively seeking to incorporate these areas into the Region of Kurdistan. Many ethnic minorities have charged that Kurdish political parties and military forces have subjected them to violence, forced assimilation, discrimination, political marginalization, arbitrary arrests and detention. (see detailed reports here, here, here, here).
In the Region of Kurdistan, while “honour killings” are considered crimes under local law, yet they continue to occur in high numbers, often concealed as accidents, suicides or suicide attempts. Forced or early marriages are of concern and female genital mutilation (FGM) is prevalent in some areas.
In the Christian areas, the process of Kurdification can be seen everywhere. The Assyrian flag is not allowed to be used in towns and villages even where only Assyrians live. Inside and outside the Kurdish Regional Government area Assyrians may not use their own political symbols. During parades for the Assyrian New Year, Assyrian Christians are not allowed to use banners with slogans that Kurds consider politically sensitive. Everything has to sound as everyone lives in “peace” and “brotherhood” with permission in advance from the Kurdistan Democratic Party and everything is checked in advance. Most Assyrian villages must demonstrate loyalty to the Kurds by showing the Kurdish flag. In the past, Assyrian Christians fearing oppression had to have the pictures of Saddam Hussein displayed in church buildings to now simply be replaced with Masoud Barzani. Saddam has been swapped for Barzani and the Ba’ath party for the KDP.
According to the Assyrian International News Agency, when Mosul fell to the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS), Arab members of the Iraqi police stationed in Assyrian villages throughout north Iraq abandoned their positions, leaving only the Kurds and the few Assyrians to protect the villages against ISIS. The Kurds seized the opportunity to begin the Kurdification of all areas where minorities lived. They took control of Christian Assyrian villages, as well as the villages of Yezidis and Shabaks, raising Kurdish flags on government buildings and checkpoints in the Christian Assyrian villages of Alqosh, Qaraqosh, Bartella, Karemlesh, Baashiqa, Tel Keppeh, Telsqop, Batnaya, Baghdeda, Ainsifneh/Shekhan, Sharafya, Dashqutan, Karanjo and Pirozawa.
Kurdification is a cultural change in which something ethnically non-Kurdish is forced to become Kurdish. It is sort of like when Germans started the process of Nazification of Germany, Kurdification is usually used in contexts of post-Saddam Iraq, particularly in relation to Assyrian Christians, Iraqi Turkmen and the Shabak people.
Kurdification is also a process of Islamization. In villages that where exclusively Christian, the Kurdification process included building mosques to encourage Muslim settlement in those areas while in the Assyrian district of ‘Ankawa are strategically funded by Islamic financiers so that Muslims would settle there and many large plots of Assyrian lands has been appropriated by the government for Kurdish projects. Even the Erbil Airport was part of ‘Ankawa, which was inhabited almost exclusively by Assyrian Christians. When Christian families want to escape from Mosul, real estate agents refused to sell their properties fearing for their own lives from the Kurdish militias that kept an eye and didn’t allow them to help Christians causing the homes to sell for 70% less than fair market value.
Assyrian Christians who were not complying with strict Islamic values and traditions have been subjected to discrimination, threats, kidnappings, mutilations and killings. Those who have been victimized include women who fail to dress appropriately, drive cars or work outside the home; men who shave their beards, wear shorts or have long hair or wear “inappropriate” clothing.
A number of Assyrian girls are forced by Kurdish criminal organizations to work in prostitution. If they refuse, they are threatened with death. Many of them are vulnerable refugees from the south with little family in the north. These criminal organizations have ties with political leaders. Therefore it is easy to quickly force these girls with passports, and to send them to EU countries to work there in the night districts.
The Kurdification process also includes direct attacks by the Kurdish Peshmerga against Christian villages. In June 2013, Rabatki, a village in the Iraqi Kurdistan region was attacked by General Aref al-Zebari using armed Peshmerga soldiers funded by the Iraqi national budget. Assyrian Christians are not allowed in these units to protect their people. The Dutch politician Joel Voordewind of the Christian Union has condemned the attack and the Swedish politician Yilmaz Kerimo of the Social Democrats also condemned this attack on Rabatki.
In the Assyrian town of Alqosh, the local council, which is under the control of the Kurdish Democratic Party (KDP), voted to remove the Assyrian chairman, Faiz Abed Jahwareh, and replace him with a Kurdish man who is a member of the KDP. Mr. Jahwareh, who is a member of the Assyrian Democratic Movement (ADM), was widely supported by the town residents and was responsible for the administration of Alqosh and a number of smaller Assyrian and Yezidi villages in the surrounding area.
While welcoming the protection of the Kurdish forces, Assyrians have never-the-less expressed grave concern about Kurdish annexation of their villages.
The Kurdification process also includes the prohibition for Assyrians to buy government-built houses or to work as police or soldiers. Civil servants, journalist at major newspapers and TV stations, judges and senior positions within educational institutions cannot comprise of any Assyrians regardless of giving loyalty to the Kurdish parties. Assyrian history is not recognized, but is rather transformed as Kurdish history in museums, books and during memorial days and all excavations in northern Iraq are labeled by authorities as Kurdish even in textbooks while Kurdish militias regularly use important cultural heritage sites for target practice.
Even the Assyrian newspapers and the Satellite channel “Ishtar TV” which existed prior to the process are absolutely not allowed to post political articles or broadcast politically-related programs. If a church is bombed, there are no images allowed of the bombing or anything allowed from broadcasting or victims expressing their emotions. People who do not feel safe, or lost their land in the Kurdish Regional Government area may not be interviewed under no circumstance.
According to one report, the Kurds have clear plans to control their regions officially in Nineveh’s environs in order to prepare for the annexation of those lands to the Kurdish occupation. Kurds have always sent their followers to international forums to interrupt international protection for Assyrians. The Kurds simply want to annex the Nineveh Valley, most of whose residents are Christians.
Kurdification also involves a labeling process. The Assyrians, regardless that they are internal refugees they are called displaced people (DP) in government offices and in schools. Entire families are made to feel discriminated and twice humiliated after leaving everything behind to escape from ISIS. In school students want to know why teachers do a roll call only for them by calling on displaced people to identify themselves.
80 per cent of the Assyrian nation in Syria and Iraq has been displaced and more than 60 churches have been demolished with cries of “Allahu Akbar”.
The Kurdification process includes entire regional occupation of the entire Assyrian Triangle (between Greater Zab and the River Tigris) which has been occupied by Kurdish intruders under the slogan “We are taking your lands and you can go to church as you wish”, thereby monitoring the ecclesiastical Assyrian mindset (Chaldees, Syriacs and Church of the East followers).
This idea that the Kurds are our friend is a lie made up by neo-cons like Robert Spencer. In the article that he published, it says:
We do not have a stake in making things easy for Assad, Erdogan, or Rouhani. We have, rather, a stake in making their lives more difficult. That’s what the Kurds, merely by furthering their own, justified interests, can do.
Erdogan is bad, yes. But, why make the Assad’s government more destabilized? Has not the US government, NATO, and Islamic militants done that enough? By weakening the Assad regime, it has only helped the Islamists. Why would Spencer publish such work, unless of course he is all in favor for more destabilization while at the same time acting as though he is against Islam in order to cover up his true agenda? Spencer, and the rest of the Counter-jihad, are filled with harlots, prostituting themselves for the diabolical agenda of the satanic underground. The Counter-jihad, as we have said so many times, is simply a vehicle by which to advance destabilization, homosexuality and eugenics.