During the Patriarchate of Mar Gewargis I, the Ummayad Caliph..."
“Genocides Against the Assyrian Nation 4138 - 6747 (612 B.C. - 1999 A.D.).” History of Assyrians aina.org/martyr.html
Many monks and ascetics were killed by the army of Sa'd along the Byzentine border, especially in the monastery called "The daughters of Five Churches" at Ra's Ayn (in modern Syria)."
Such atrocities continued w such alarming regularity that they changed th demography of the Levant & Mesopotamia. Assyrians became a minority in their own land.
"1261 A.D: The coming of the Kurds.
Thousands of Assyrians flee the Nineveh plains villages of Bartillah, Bakhdida (Qaraqosh), Badna, Basihra, Karmlis towards Arbil to escape the overwhelming numbers of Kurds who were ordered by King..."
The massacres never stopped. Not for one generation. Part of the reason for this was the simultaneous expansion of both Arab and Kurdish tribes into what is now Turkey, Iraq, and Syria.
Such was the case between 1843 and 1846, when two campaigns by four Kurdish Emirs resulted in the murder of 10,000 Assyrians, and the enslavement of countless more.
(Aboona 2008, p. 199-212)
"Due to the massacres of 1843-1846 committed by the troops of the Kurdish leader Bedr Khan Beg against the independent Assyrian tribes, "the long-Iasting existence of the Assyrian people as an independent body" was ended."
Now let's talk about modern times. For many in the west, the war against ISIS remains a war for humanity against barbarism. For the Assyrians, it remains a war for their very existence.
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This is what genocide in the 21st century looks like. This is a vision of hell on Earth.