ArDO: Yes we want Lebanon to be the Switzerland of the East and Beirut the Paris of the East

Extermination of the Aramaean Nation: Results of an Anglo – French Plan


In this 5th part of his interview, Mr. Gabriel Sengo, Chairman of the Aram Nahrin, draws a complete picture of the Aramaean Nation and the Aramaean Christian denominations throughout the Middle East and in the Diaspora.

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By Prof. Dr. Muhammad Shamsaddin Megalommatis, Orientalist


Through the figures, the details, and the insightful Mr. Sengo makes available, we come to realize the extent of the criminal work carried out by the perverse European colonials and pseudo-Christian missionaries, mainly France and England, in the name of the False Western Christianity.

A Satanic work of racial extermination has been systematically pursued by France and England against the entire Aramaean Nation over the past 450 years, and it is time that the world examines the racist and inhuman deeds of the Colonial European criminals in order to finally evaluate the really hidden pages of the Middle Eastern History – all that is kept hidden behind the besotting rhetoric of Anti-Ottoman, Anti-Islamist, and Anti-terrorist concerns.

If bogus-Christian Europe perpetrated a multifaceted Genocide against the Aramaean Nation, it is time for the rest of the world to wonder what comes next as part of the Frankish establishment’s plots against the Mankind.

Standing accused, the political, academic, spiritual, and diplomatic establishments of France and England must explain why they attempted with such persistence and such obstination to obliterate the Nation that still today speaks Aramaic, the Native Language of the historical and true Jesus?

Is it because the under-preparation, Frankish, Merovingian bogus-Jesus, this abominable creature of the Apostate Freemasonic Lodge, will be unable to speak Aramaic?

Interview with Mr. Gabriel Sengo, Chairman of the Aram Nahrin Organization – Part V

- What political parties, fronts, and cultural associations have Aramaeans formed over the past decades?

- There are several Aramean organisations.

As far as West – Arameans are concerned, we can enumerate the following:

- Aramaic Democratic Organisation (ArDO,

- Syriac Universal Alliance (

- Arameans of Aram-Naharaim Foundation (

In addition to the aforementioned, the Maronites have their own organisations, being well organised in Lebanon and abroad, for example: The World Maronite Union (, The Maronite American Research Institute etc. In Lebanon of course they heavily influence the political power.

With respect to the East – Arameans we count the following:

- Foundation Assyrian Universal Alliance (, mainly representing the East - Aramean “Nestorians”

- Assyrian Democratic Organisation (Iraq, Baghdad)

- Chaldean Democratic Union (Northern Iraq)

- Chaldean National Congress (wereldwide)

In addition, we should mention the following: Assyrian Patriotic Party, Assyrian National Congress, Bethnarin Democratic Party.

The Aramaeans in Turkey

- How is the situation for Arameans in Turkey?

- In Turkey there are around 20.000 Arameans, who are mainly West - Aramean Syrian Orthodox. The majority of them live in Istanbul, while 2.000 of them still live in Tur Abdin. Yet, thirty years ago, there were around 40.000 Arameans living in Tur Abdin.

They “thread on egg shells” and are excluded from social, cultural and political development. The Arameans are not recognized as distinct ethnic minority. The Aramaic language is officially forbidden; however, in the last years we have observed some flexibility due to the desire of Turkey to join the European Union. In brief, their situation is still difficult; however, there is some slight light appearing at the horizon.

The Aramaeans in Syria

- How is the situation for Arameans in Syria?

- The total Christian population in Syria is estimated to be around 1.7 million people. Of these Christians around 1.5 million are estimated to be Arameans. They include West - Aramean Syrian Orthodox, West - Aramean Syrian Catholic, West - Aramean Melkite Orthodox, West - Aramean Maronites, West Aramean - Melkite Catholics, East - Aramean “Nestorians” (“Assyrians”) and East- Aramean Chaldeans. The West - Aramean Melkite Orthodox members are the biggest group with 600.000. However, since the 17th century they exchanged Aramaic for Arabic in their liturgy.

The Arameans are only recognized as religious minorities and not as the indigenous nation of Syria. Although Aramaic is allowed to be taught, many Arameans are linguistically arabised, and this also includes some clergy.

Aramaic is only allowed to be taught as a religious language and not as national, cultural language representing the Aramean Heritage and Culture.

In 2000 a monastic seminary was opened in Saidnaya, near Damascus, where Aramaic is being taught. In addition, in Aleppo there is an annual course on Aramaic provided by the Archbishopric of Aleppo.

The Aramaeans in Lebanon

- How is the situation for Arameans in Lebanon?

- The total amount of Arameans are estimated to be around 2.0 million people. The majority of those Arameans belong to the West - Aramean Maronites, who total approximately 1 million people (while no less than 3 to 4 million Lebanese origin West - Aramean Maronites live abroad). Other Aramean denominations include West - Aramean Syrian Orthodox, Syrian Catholics, Melkites (Orthodox and Catholics), East - Aramean ‘Nestorians’ and East - Aramean Chaldeans.

Lebanon is the only country in the Middle-East where the Arameans could build a “paradise”. The president himself has usually been selected among the West - Aramean Maronites. The government, the police, the army and other institutions have been mainly occupied by Christians Arameans.

The existing problem consists mainly in the unbridgeable hatred cultivated by the Western colonial practices, which makes it impossible for Arameans to unify under one single umbrella.

However, in spite of this, Arameans and Aramaic are flourishing in Lebanon. In the last years, we have seen a tendency among the Maronites to acknowledge their Aramean roots and cultivate them. In recent years, some of them started teaching Aramaic language to their children. This unfortunately has not become the general rule for all the Arameans thus far.

On the other hand, we also see that many Arameans have been arabised. In addition, many of them have in fact lost their Aramean identity or show no interest in it.

It is quite sad to see that the Arameans do not work together to make their Heritage more markedly recognized in Lebanon.

The Aramaeans in Iraq

- How is the situation for Arameans in Iraq?

- Before the “liberation” of Iraq, Arameans living in Iraq were estimated to be as the following figures indicate:

  • West - Aramean Syrian Orthodox, around 80.000 people
  • West - Aramean Syrian Catholics, around 40.000 people
  • West - Aramean Syrian Melkites – imprecise number of people
  • East - Aramean Syrian Nestorian “Chaldeans, around 250.000 - 300.000 people
  • East - Aramean Syrian Nestorian “Assyrians”, around 2.000 - 25.000 people

As all people all over the world know, the current situation in Iraq in terrible! You have details in the daily news. Raping, attacking, threatening, forced conversion to Islam, and ethnic cleansing reigning supreme!

Under Saddam Hussein the Christians were a somewhat “protected” minority and the Islamic fanatics didn’t dare to point with their fingers to the Christians.

Quite contrarily, after the Americans stepped in, Christians in Iraq have been exposed to a manifold worse situation; to give you some examples, on the 12th of October 2006 the West - Aramean Syrian Orthodox priest Paulus Iskandar was abducted and horridly slaughtered. On the 3rd of June 2007, the East - Aramean Chaldean priest Ragied Aziz Gannie was killed - along with three deacons.

The “liberation” of Iraq in 2003 turned the country into a living hell! The coalition partners were not able to bring peace and stability; consequently, many innocent Iraqi people, including Arameans, have paid and keep paying a high price for it. As for the Arameans, their situation is more severe, for they have no means to defend themselves, being at the mercy of those who have turned Iraq into a bloodbath and whose language seems to be ‘blood, blood and again blood’.

Thousands of Arameans have actually left Iraq for Jordan and Syria. Some sources reveal that about 100.000 Aramaeans have already left the country.

In the new Iraqi constitution, the Arameans are excluded, while the Western colonial spiritual products of France (Chaldeans) and England (Assyrians) are included.

The Aramaeans in Iran

- How is the situation for Arameans in Iran?

- In Iran, there are West - Aramean Melkites, East – Aramean ‘Nestorians’ and East – Aramean Chaldeans. The majority of them is made by the East - Aramean “Nestorians” and Chaldeans who are sometimes wrongfully called “Assyrians”. Their number are estimated between 10.000- 20.000, and they have in the Iranian Parliament their own representative like the other religious minorities. They are “free” within the Church walls. Only in reserved areas where Muslims are not allowed to go, the Christians have a right to enjoy alcoholic drinks. The Arameans in Iran are recognized as religious minorities under the Western colonial spiritual name “Assyrian”.

Furthermore, there are Arameans in Jordan (West - Aramean Syrian Orthodox, West - Aramean Melkite Orthodox, and West - Aramean Melkite Catholic. They total around 70.000 people. In Israel, there are around 50.000 Arameans as well.

In countries adjacent to the wider Middle Eastern region, Arameans are to be found in the following countries:

  • - Russia (East - Aramean “Nestorians” or “Assyrians”; imprecise number of people)
  • - Ukraine (East - Aramean “Nestorians” or “Assyrians”: around 3000 people)
  • - Armenia (East - Aramean “Nestorians” or “Assyrians”; approximately 3200 people, and West- Aramean Syrian Orthodox - imprecise number of people)
  • - Georgia (East - Aramean “Nestorians” or “Assyrians”; 3300 people)

- How is the situation for Arameans in other Middle Eastern countries?

- Although, the Arameans are an important part of the Middle-East and they were there before the advent of Islam, the situation for the Aramean Nation has always been very difficult in many countries of the Middle-East. Their culture and identity have constantly been under pressure; Arameans living in the Middle East are certainly not free in the sense of freedom of expression and social, cultural and political development. This is the reason many of them have forgotten their roots and have implemented strange identities which are not theirs. On the other hand, the Arameans themselves are to be blamed for this, because they have stuck to the hatred of the Western missionaries and are not able to get rid of this horrible spiritual burden, which has effectively destroyed them!

The Aramaeans in the Diaspora

- How is the situation for Arameans in the Diaspora?

- In the Middle-East, the Arameans are relatively close to each other and concentrated, with focal point in the area of Mesopotamia. In the Diaspora, however, they are spread over many countries including Western Europe, Brazil, USA, Australia, New Zealand, etc. The danger of drawing apart is a point of concern. Another point is that many of them, in particular the youth, are being attracted by the materialistic temptations of the West. Because they have lost the proto-lands of their forefathers, which they inhabited for thousands of years, the danger is there that they lose ‘touch’ with their roots.

The Aramean Diaspora, however, brings also considerable possibilities with:

1. The freedom to teach the Aramaic language is being fully exploited. Almost all-over the world of Diaspora Aramaic is taught in schools within churches or monasteries. Hundreds of churches have been built in Diaspora which bounds the nation together.

2. The academic level within the Aramean Nation is increasing very rapidly. Many among the second generation Arameans have a high education degree in various fields of arts and sciences, involving Physics, Medicine, Humanities, etc.

3. The Aramean businessmen have grown exponentially within the span of the last 10 to 20 years.

4. The freedom of expression, i.e. setting up associations, political and non-political organisations, has also been used extensively, therefore resulting in maintaining, developing and nourishing of Aramaean cultural traditions and customs.

In brief, the Arameans in the Diaspora have used extensively the freedom to develop themselves, something which is certainly not obvious in the Middle-East.

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