Shlomo!

ArDO Sweden visiting Platorm Aram Holland

  

Honoured Ladies and Gentlemen,

Head of the Enkhede municipality and members of all parties and organizations.

We are pleased to meet you with pride tonight after your 25 years of struggle for the Aramaic cause. Your organization was pioneer in the establishing of Aramaic movements all over the world. Our people in the entire Middle East and Diaspora did early see a light in their tunnel through your existence.

You will continue to be our conscience for our history and the main defender for our peopleís future so that the world keeps the struggle in the minds and hearts.

It is time that our people step forward and take part of the decision making in the Middle East.

We have had enough of Dhimmi politics where we can only sit and wait for the catastrophe to come before we react. We will not just keep reacting on what is happening in our lives. It is our childrenís future we are talking about and we have to be able to plan for them what we see is best, not what the other rulers think is best. Just like any free people and nation do.

As most of our people know, the different attempts to drive us out of our native land have been going on for around 1400 years. Ever since the Arabic Muslims started to expand in the northern direction of the Arabian Peninsula our lands have been taken and our people killed, converted or driven away. Today we are a larger number in the Diaspora then in the Middle East.

The terrorism that we have lately seen aiming at the western countries with the goal to hit their democracy systems, human rights ideologies and values are something that we tasted long time ago and are still facing every day in our historical region.

We are happy to be among you all and we see this event as another little step toward the goal of regaining our righteous rights in the Middle East with the hope that one day be able to have a country to call mother land beside our new home nations in the Diaspora. There is no way to reach our goals if we donít work together with all Aramaic movements and political parties together with the governments of the European Union and the United States and the United Nations.

Our mission is not easy and it doesnít get any easier when many organizations belonging to our people are working together with the different dictatorships of the Middle East.

It is very important during this event to mention that our Aramaic people are not only made up by members of the Syriac Orthodox church. In our Aramaic nation we identify all Middle Eastern Christians as having Aramaic origins without our brothers and sisters the Copts and Armenians.

Alexander the great said: divide and conquer, in our case we were very good in dividing our people in different groups belonging to different churches and started to be loyal to different rulers. Since we got divided we have been loosing battle after battle and today we are 10 week groups living across the globe.

Today we are not saying that we want the whole Middle East back. The simple thing that we are saying and working for is that since the Middle East still is pluralistic there should be a system to deal with that reality giving all groups their right to flourish and feel safe in their historical motherland. All in line with to the UN human rights declaration.

Last but not least we like to thank all great people responsible for this event.

An Aramaic thank you from the hearts to the Dutch city of Enskede, to her majesty the Queen, to the strong and stabile government and to the justice loving people Holland for their support to our Aramaic people.

Together we will see better days for the Middle East.

Long live freedom and democracy with our Aramaic people enjoying them in the beloved lands of Aram.

Tawdi saggi