Honoured Ladies and
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
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
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
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
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
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
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