“Do Not Wait Until the Jihad Arrives on Our Own Doorstep”

The following open letter from an Assyrian Christian to Austrian politicians was made available to Elisabeth Sabaditsch-Wolff and has been translated by Rembrandt Clancy. Elisabeth includes this note:

This open letter was forwarded to me by a young Assyrian Christian lady whom I know personally. She wishes to remain anonymous, for obvious reasons. The letter was sent to Austrian politicians, members of parliament and other so-called very important persons.

The translated letter:

Dear …

As a proud Austrian woman primarily, and then as an Assyrian of Iraqi origin, I appeal to you to direct particular attention to the horrific ethnic and religious cleansing and the dreadful genocide which is being perpetrated, especially at this very moment, against Christians in Iraq and Syria. This systematic mass murder is being committed by radical Islamic holy warriors whose leader a few weeks ago proclaimed a new Caliphate, presently called IS, or the Islamic State.

It is very sad to have to look on as Austria in particular, a country which enjoys constitutional status with the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), which is one of the most important sources in law for her fundamental rights, scarcely reacts to the horrifying events. The ignorance in the face of the gravest human rights violations unfolding before our eyes, and at the gates of Europe, is beyond me.

It is mass murder in and of itself, that one of the most ancient peoples in the world, together with their thousands of years of culture, one representing a global cultural inheritance, is being annihilated. The Christian minority in Iraq is altogether one of the most ancient Christian communities, having been in existence since the first century; and today, they are on the point of being abandoned on a road from massacres and executions to everlasting oblivion.

Only a few weeks have passed since the violent advance of ISIS paralysed Iraq, sent hundreds of thousands of people to their deaths and drove another hundred thousand out of their homes.

A month ago, the Islamic State captured large swaths of Iraq with breathtaking speed and overran its second largest city, Mosul. Ninweh [Nineveh] is the Assyrian name for the city of Mosul; it is more than 2,000 years old. This city was home to a Christian community in Iraq that from time to time constituted the country’s second-largest community.

However, the advances of this Jihadist group did not stop with the taking of Mosul, but advanced further. A few days ago they conquered the city of Qaraqosh [Bakhdida], in which around 50,000 Christians resided; the refugees, who were simultaneously fleeing from Mosul, increased this number threefold. It was in Qaraqosh that the Christians from Mosul and surrounding villages such as Tall Kayf [Tel Keppe], Bartella and Karamlesh had found safety. The adherents of the Islamic State issued an ultimatum to the Christians: they painted the Arabic letter N (ن) on the houses of Christians in order to identify them as unbelievers, hence consign them to execution; similar to the Nazis who marked Jewish property with the Star of David.

The Arabic letter N (ن) stands for Nazarene, a disparaging term for Christians; in fact, they are characterised as such in the Koran. In addition to the letter N, they wrote the statement: “This house or this property belongs to the Islamic State”.

The holy warriors gave the “unbelievers” the following alternatives:

1.   Convert to Islam;
2.   Pay the jizyah, or “religion tax”, which is however set so high that de facto no one can afford it;
3.   Move out and leave everything behind;
4.   Die by the sword.

That is exactly what the Koran prescribes for dealing with Christians and Jews. They told the Christians to leave the city, even using loudspeakers attached to the minarets of the hundreds of mosques in the city.

The time limit within which Christians had to decide was fixed at twenty-four hours. Anyone who failed to make a decision by that time was executed in the most brutal fashion. In this way, the pious Jihadists required only twenty-four hours to render the city, in which Christians had been dwelling for 2,000 years, Christian-free.

An entire people is being murdered and violated today to the cry of Allahu Akbar; an entire religion is simply being extinguished. Anyone who does not belong to the religion of these Jihadists is simply beheaded. Christian, Yazidi, Shabaks, Shiites and even Sunni, anyone who does not identify with their type of ideational framework, is massacred and executed in the most brutal manner.

I would ask you, in the name of humanity, to rescue these people and these minorities. At this moment, 100,000 Yazidi are barricading themselves on Mount Sinjar, without food and water; thus far 25,000 children have died in agony from hunger and thirst. In the meantime, 150,000 Christians have fled to Arbil. The churches, and the houses of other Christians in Arbil, are already so overcrowded that there is no more room for new arrivals.

The people are living under inhumane conditions and are spending the night on the streets; children and infants scream from hunger and fatigue. They feel hated and unwanted; they are foreigners in their own land. By the degrading and inhuman actions of these Jihadists, their human dignity is being trampled under foot in the truest sense of this phrase.

Dear …

Today in the twenty-first century, women and “unbelievers” are being sold as sex slaves on the market of the radical Islamic Jihadists. In addition their men are being beheaded before their eyes, and their children violated. It is genocide without parallel, which is not happening here to be sure, but it is happening right now.

Even Arbil is no longer secure; on Friday 08 August 2014, I spoke with my cousin there by telephone. He told me that on that very evening, having already packed their suitcases, they were going to make their way along the escape route in the direction of Diana (Diana is a village in northern Iraq, in Kurdistan. One of the largest ethnic groups in that city is Christian.) But since they are in very great danger, they will undertake a further escape from there into Iran. At the moment, flight into Iran holds the only remaining possibility for leaving Iraq. He also said that there is no longer a life for Christians in Iraq. They are therefore constrained to undertake an unknown route to an unknown destination in order to escape beheading.

However, the question arises: And what then?

My family alone, which at this moment is in the greatest danger, consists of 40 adult persons plus 20 children and adolescents ranging in age from 3 to 18. There are tens of thousands of Christian families currently underway on similar escape routes. They make their way “to nowhere”. We must help them and not simply look the other way! We must not simply look at the situation as if it were an earthquake against which we can do nothing, so as to lament later, at Sunday Mass, that we should have done something at the time.

This is not the first Christian persecution which we Christians have experienced in this region, but this genocide is certainly the last one for Iraqi Christendom, and also for the Christians of Syria, if we continue to do nothing to oppose it.

I have already experienced one of these persecutions of Christians first hand and I still harbour in my memory, after 24 years, the living presence of these terrifying recollections and experiences. I was very fortunate to have come out of it with my life and then to have found the way here to Austria. But just because we are now in Austria, and far away from the problem, does not mean that we may simply regard this genocide as mere fate.

Dear …

Please use the influence which accrues to your prominent position! Allow us to organise relief supplies and let us be generous in accepting amongst us refugees from Iraq and Syria, a persecuted people to whom the foremost preference must be given.

But also please make representations at the international level in favour of our country supporting a suitable political and military fight against the Islamic Jihadists. Civilisation is in danger. Do not wait until the Jihad arrives on our own doorstep.

Thank you for having made the effort of reading my remarks.

23 thoughts on ““Do Not Wait Until the Jihad Arrives on Our Own Doorstep”

  1. ” Civilisation is in danger. Do not wait until the Jihad arrives on our own doorstep.”

    A very good opportune warning. Unfortunately human nature is different. 99% of westerners don’t know what we are talking about and why we are worried. In 20 years when they start to understand it will be too late.

    We our design is evil. We are born evil and will stay evil. Otherwise it was only yesterday that WWII and the Great War happened. And still we have not learned any lessons from them as to how avoid wars.
    EU was designed to make war in Europe impossible: The result is that its subservient and enslavement behaviour to muslims is the real cause for upcoming endless wars worse that what we have seen.
    The cause is not muslims: The cause is the weasel cowardly LIARS who lead us to perdition. European countries have lost their independence.

    • Sorry, Murad, but you’ve missed the point. The EU wasn’t designed to “make war in Europe impossible”. Nor are we all evil. Speak for yourself, sir…don’t project onto the rest of us.

      Here, fine out why the EU was created:

      Eurabia: The Euro-Arab Axis

      As one commenter said, we need a book on Saudi America.


      • I’ve not read “Eurabia”, but I believe that the often-quoted truism that the creation of the EU (or its predecessors) has prevented war in Europe puts the cart before the horse; the desire of the leaders of France and Germany, in particular, to avoid going to war again, by binding their economies together, led to the original “Coal and Steel Community”, which has since grown like Topsy.

        Motives were probably mixed even then, and have become more complex since.

    • I don’t believe that we will have to wait 20 years to see what will happen to the rest of the world should the world turn a blind eye to the plight and disappearance of the Iraqis, Yezidis, Christians, Kurds and the rest who do not abide by their laws. God save our souls, and have mercy on the governments who had the power to help but preferred to turn the other side as has been done centuries ago when the Greeks, the Pontians, the Armenians, the Kurds and the Cypriots were being murdered by the Turks.

  2. Unfortunately, the above comment is wrong: nobody is with you.
    The West has the military power to eradicate this vermin, but is afraid it will ‘provoke’ the rabid dogs in their own midst.
    Heed the words of the Pope and the heads of the Orthodox and Anglican Churches. Also listen to the protests of the Buddhists and Hindus when they too speak out.
    It cannot be long before they will say something, even if it is just “We surrender.”

  3. Don’t expect anything from Britain, Europe or USA- Their vegetable life is too busy being nice to their new masters and becoming good Moslems. Millions will take to the streets in support of “East End Gazans” with plenty of fake videos and transported “dead” in the exaggerated Reality TV show” it really is, complete with staged hysterionics and onions for the sclerotics to encourage “les emotifs”, since pscyhopaths have none- but as for the Christians in Iraq and Syria, they’re all “Islamophobes” to the occupanst of Gaxa on Thames……So are ignored…

  4. Let your voice be heard , dear sister. Your fellow Christians and non Muslims are with you in every way.

  5. Christians and Jews and now the Yazidis are hated by U.S. U.K. and other Western leaders. Our leaders waged war in the formerly stable country of Iraq where Christians lived in safety. Leaving Iraq weak and vulnerable to conquest by muslim savages.

    In Syria, U.S. U.K. and other Western leaders finance arm and train muslim terrorists (including ISIS) to wage war against innocent Syrians in order to overthrow the secular Assad government that protected Christians and other minorities. The goal of Western leaders and muslim terrorists is to replace secular Syria with hard line sharia law ruled by terrorists.

    Our leaders eagerly wage war for muslim terrorists and REFUSE to help their victims. The victims that Western leaders created.

    One of the blonde-haired Yazidi girls whom ISIS has threatened to impregnate in order to rid them of the blonde-haired, blue-eye gene.
    Somehow, this little girl doesn’t look too happy about her future as a sex slave for Islamic jihadists.

    According to the Kurdish intelligence sources, the girls and women are being sold to traffickers to work in bordellos across the Middle East. They also say they’ve received information that the captured women are sold for a price of between $500 and $43,000 US dollars. Other reports say some other women have been forced to marry ISIS terrorists, who have captured thousands of women including at least 1200 of them from Sinjar. http://www.barenakedislam.com/2014/08/15/one-of-the-blonde-haired-yazidi-girls-whom-isis-has-threatened-to-impregnate-in-order-to-rid-them-of-the-blonde-haired-blue-eye-gene/

    Dear God, please rescue all of the women and children captured by the devil worshipers!

    The women and children would never have been captured by ISIS savages if our leaders had armed the Kurds

    If our Western leaders possessed any decency they would heavily arm the Kurds with military aircraft, missiles, bombs, tanks, rockets, rocket launchers, submachine guns… Alas, America, British and French leaders only finance arm and train muslim terrorists.


  6. Christians are massively discriminated against and intensely HATED by Western leaders! Christian refugees are REFUSED entry into our countries because they believe in Jesus and don’t worship the muslim DEATH god.

    Christian Syrian Refugees Denied Visas to West

    Christian Syrian refugees have found temporary shelter in Jordan, but their immigration requests have been rejected by Western countries.

    Some of them have spoken to the Associated Press, but want to remain anonymous for safety reasons.

    One Syrian refugee said, “Everyone sold whatever they owned in Syria in order to get here, so that we could apply for visas at an embassy. We were all surprised to be rejected on the basis that there was no reason for us to go to Europe. Their reasons were all false – nothing correct in them.”

    Another man said that western countries “were supposed to support us, and they were supposed to facilitate our immigration process as Christians, and I’m very sad that they haven’t.” …

    Our leaders are DELIGHTED that their big favorites, muslims, wage daily jihad against our people in muslim countries and keep massively increasing muslim entry into our countries so that muslims can wage jihad against our people in OUR countries.

  7. ISIS Muslim terrorists were trained by the U.S. Western leaders hate Christians.

    The rabid hate of American leaders for Christians is frightening. Several years ago the U.S. were ruthless in disarming the Christians in Iraq, rendering the Christians DEFENSELESS prey for barbaric Muslim savages eager to obey the Quran book of WAR and HATE for infidels.

    More than half of the Christian population has been forced to flee their homes in Iraq because of Islamic violence against them. Their churches have been burned and bombed.

    The official position of the Administration has been that “Coalition Forces assisting the Christians would cause them to be identified with the United States and have even more problems.” As a result they receive no assistance in defending themselves at all.

    Immediately after the American invasion of Iraq, the Christian militias were disarmed.
    They were the only militias to be disarmed.

    Christians first fled from Baghdad to the Nineveh Plains, and then to Jordan and Syria. In Jordan and Syria the American embassies told Iraqi refugees to go to the United Nations because their plight “was not an American problem.” Excuse me?

    Meanwhile the official position of the State Department under Condi Rice is that Christians are harassed by “criminal elements” in Iraq and that no persecution exists. That attitude has caused even greater persecution and led our embassies and other nations to be unhelpful.

    …Murray: Most Christians have fled to Syria, because it is the last truly secular nation in the Middle East. It is a secular dictatorship, as was Iraq before our invasion. The only safe place for Christians, Jews and other non-Muslims in the Middle East are secular dictatorships. President Carter destroyed the secular government in Iran.

    …Iraqis are forbidden to work in Jordan or Syria. Middle class women whose husbands were murdered in Iraq before they fled, have been forced into prostitution…

    Instead of importing desperate, terrified, persecuted Christians from majority Muslim countries, the UN Agency and Western countries have imported many millions of Islam’s foot soldiers instead. Devout Muslims who are determined to conquer all nations in obedience to the Quran’s command. God help the persecuted Christians. THERE IS NO ONE TO HELP THEM!

    Dear God, please help the Christians and the Yazidis! Help them to escape. Iran is a dangerous country!

  8. Western Leaders HATE Christians.

    With very strong U.S/Obama backing French military and UN troops waged war against Christians for the Islamic conquest of Christian Ivory Coast in Africa. There was massive voter fraud. Christian President Gbagbo was the true winner.

    1,000 Christian innocents were hacked to death or burnt alive by Quattara’s Islamic forces. The barbaric savages the U.S. France and the UN placed into power. The French handed over Christian President Gbagbo and his family to the Muslims.

    frontpagemag: Ouattara’s troops were using machetes. “They were slitting people’s throats, anyone — men, women, children,”

    Ouattara’s men circle Simone Gbagbo. Inhofe said that the thugs had pulled out her hair by the roots and then went to the streets, displaying her hair to mobs of cheering Ouattara supporters.

    There is no one to rescue the Christians. No one.

    A Christian couple in an Ivory Coast protest held up the same signs, a desperate appeal to the world for help:


    This is how America, France and the UN is looked upon by victims of Islam.

    UN Peacekeepers? Give them their proper name: UN Soldiers for Global Islamic Conquest.



        And their pal obummer gave them the keys to gates!

        MAYBE those ads about stockpiling food and water, guns and ammo are NOT BOGUS OR SILLY….

        PRAY HARD for deliverance my friends…because with obummer at the helm WE ARE ON OUR OWN!

        I AM SERIOUS HERE. Keep calm and GET READY!

  9. But the Jihad is already here ! ( In Europe ) .Through immigration – Jihad via the womb !

  10. “Islam will come back to Europe for the third time, after it was expelled from it twice… Conquest through Da’wa [proselytizing] that is what we hope for. We will conquer Europe, we will conquer America! Not through sword but through Da’wa.”” wiki
    Qaradawi (islamic head of conquest of Europe)

    • We in Europe are very familiar with isis like [effluvia]..we will deal with it accordingly. In the old days we had the elite leading us Now we can do without then. We will get islam out of Europe! The nice way but we can do it the hard way too…

  11. The bottom line, through all of history, is that the individual cannot depend on the “other” to protect himself.
    Such pleas are futile.
    Forget the US, EU, or whatever “government” you might THINK you have–when the Mo-slime creeps out of his swamp you fight with whatever weapons YOU have, or lose your head.
    The disarmed, or pacifist, DIE–it’s really that simple.

  12. “end Human bankruptcy”an idea whose time has come.If ,not Now ; When ? It is with a Great Sadness and Heavy Heart that I read this Plea It seems We should care about each Other whether Christian or no.
    I care but I am only one.We are suppose to to be One.Now the question is one what ?
    Wake Up America.

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