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They gave us three options: conversion, death or jizya [a special tax for non-Muslims]. We have no money, so we left.
All across the Nineveh plain the lights are being snuffed out. Crosses driven into the hearts of the last of Mesopotamia’s Christians.

Christians. These Assyrians, speaking Aramaic, the language of Christ, have been loyal throughout the occupied centuries.

Centuries of subjection since the burning wind of Islam came, unbidden, out of Arabia.
For the earth and the heavens have now fled, This is now the time of the second death.

No weasel words here, no turning of…

John Edward Marks (JEM)

I will try to express myself in some mode of life or art as freely as I can and as wholly as I can, using for my defense only — silence, exile, and cunning.

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