ArDO - Aramean Democratic Organization
4/23/2005 6:26:49 PM The Pro-Democracy Lobby
The Aramean Democratic Organization (ArDO) is a Swedish-based Lebanese
organization that seeks self-determination for the Aramaic nation. The
Aramaic nation is composed of all groups for whom Aramaic is their primary
ArDO believes that self-determination should be implemented through the
creation of a federal Lebanon with two official languages; Aramaic and
Arabic. Aramaic should however be the sole official language and the only
language of instruction in the Aramaic state on Mount Lebanon. English
should become an official auxiliary language as in Ethiopia and Israel.
ArDO envisions a democratic Lebanon that enjoys good relations with all
free nations. The millet system in Lebanon needs to be replaced with a
federal structure that will provide self-determination to all the main
regions of Lebanon.
Lebanon is a multi-ethnic nation composed of Aramaeans, Druze, Kurds,
Armenians, Alawis, Jews, Arabs and others. ArDO is determined to achieve
the re-appropriation of the Aramaic identity and language and achieve
self-determination for the Aramaic people within the framework of a
ArDO stands in solidarity with every people that are denied
self-determination. ArDO firmly believes in the right to
self-determination of every people.