dwekh nawsha

Top State Official Uses Anti-Islamic State Event to Attack Trump Refugee Policy

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The deputy secretary of State appeared to lambaste Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump’s proposals to erect a wall along the U.S.-Mexican border and ban refugees from terrorism-linked countries at an unlikely forum for partisan election politics. The event was titled, “Conference on Threats to Religious and Ethnic Minorities under ISIL” (Islamic State).

Donald Trump and Antony Blinken

Iraqi Catholic Leader Blasts Assyrian Commander for Tribute to U.S. Troops

Chaldean Catholic Patriarch Louis Sako, head of Iraq’s largest Christian community, decried the commander of the Christian Assyrian Army, known as Dwekh Nawsha, for shedding tears for U.S. troops killed in Iraq, suggesting the Americans do not deserve to be commended for their sacrifice.

Catholic Louis Sako, Assyrian Cmdr. Emmanuel Khoshaba Youkhana

Report: PKK Invade Assyrian Villages, Occupy Christian Militia Leader’s Home

While nominally working against a common enemy—the Islamic State (ISIS)—the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), a U.S.-designated terrorist group, has occupied a number of Christian Assyrian villages in Iraq. The Marxist group has also invaded a home owned by a commander of the anti-ISIS Christian militia Dwekh Nawsha.

A flag of Kurdish workers Party ( PKK ) hangs on a barricade as armed kurdish militants man a barricade, on November 18, 2015 in the Sur district of Diyarbakir. Tensions rose when pro-Kurdish MP Leyla Zana began her oath with "Biji Asiti", or "Long live peace" in Kurdish. The …

Westerners Journey to Iraq and Join Christian Militia to Fight ISIS

When one hears a story of Western civilians heading to the Middle East to volunteer for combat duty, one thinks of the hideously successful ISIS recruiting drive. However, as Reuters reports, “a handful of idealistic Westerners are enlisting” with a Christian militia group called Dwekh Nawsha, “citing frustration their governments are not doing more to combat the ultra-radical Islamists or prevent the suffering of innocents.”

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