Upon invitation from the
Religious Affairs Team at the Department of Defense, a meeting
was held between delegates of the Native Iraqis Task Force and
high ranking officers in the above field and their assistant,
represented by Chiefs of Chaplains, on September 23, 2014. The
Task Force represents a number of Chaldean organizations in
Michigan and California, headed by Chaldean activist, attorney
Nazek A. Gappy, visual artist & historian Amer Hanna Fatuhi,
President of the Chaldean Educational Center of America. The
delegation was also accompanied by Dr. Suhaib Nashi, the
president of the Mandaean associations Union.
Present were Chief of Staff,
Office of the Chief of Chaplains, CH COL Michael R. Coffey,
Chaplain (Colonel) Daniel Ames, US Army, Joint Staff Chaplain,
and master CH asst MSG Annie Jackson. Also joining was Dr.
Gregory H. Stanton, president of the Genocide Watch and
Professor at George Mason University, Mr John Liden, the
European/Swedish intern director, and researcher, and attorney
Elizabeth Cassidy the deputy director for policy and research at
the U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom.
The meeting took place at the
chief of Chaplains office at the pentagon. During the long
morning meeting, many issues and views were reviewed and
discussed with respect to the ongoing genocide of Iraqi
Christians and other minorities.
In addition, during the
exchange, Professor Stanton, the leading expert on genocide,
clearly declared that the Ethno-religious cleansing and what it
is happening to the indigenous people in Iraq "can only be
called genocide." This knowledge necessitates national and
international, ethical and legal implications.
About the campaign (Blue Ribbon), to keep the
ongoing genocide of our people in mind, see: