Christians kicked out of Nineveh Plain — again!

The Religious Freedom Coalition is assisting with the purchase of water for Odrana Camp in Dohuk, Iraq. The Christians in that camp are Assyrians who were forced from the northern areas of the Nineveh Plain by the Islamic State (ISIS). Those areas included the town of Telskuf, which for a while was occupied by the Islamic State and served as one of their strongholds in the Nineveh Plain. Then, the town was leveled by American and Coalition aircraft after Navy Seal Charles Keating IV was killed there by a sniper. He was “advising” a Kurdish Peshmerga unit trying to capture the town from ISIS.

The author, William J. Murray, in Darfur during war waged by the Sudan (2006) Trump and neocons cleanse a mass murderer of his sins Sanctions removed from Omar al-Bashir then imposed on Iran

President Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a war criminal, and there is an international arrest warrant for him. The planning for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was done in the Sudan under the watchful eye of this mass murderer, who has long practiced genocide.
This same Omar al-Bashir is now apparently a good guy in the eyes of President Donald Trump and his newly found neocon buddies. They recently removed sanctions that had been imposed on the Sudan, even though the murder of Christians continues in the Nuba Mountains under al-Bashir’s rule.
The arrest warrant by the ICC for crimes of mass murder in Darfur, and the status of Sudan as a “State sponsor of terrorism” were both still recognized and backed by the United States as recently as May of 2017 under the Administration of President Donald Trump.

Presentation of Policeman of the Year Award Capitol Hill Activities

One of the events I was recently a part of was the presentation of the Policeman of the Year Award by the Capitol Forum Club. This is a Club mostly made up of retired generals and admirals. Their award is given to a Capitol Hill police officer each year. This year the honor went to two officers who undoubtedly saved the lives of numerous congressmen, by engaging in gunfire the far-left gunman who targeted Republican congressmen as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game against Democrat congressmen. Both recipients of the award,  Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner, were wounded during the shooting.

William J. Murray speaks with John X as interpreter listens in. John X speaks English and several other languages including Greek The Church of Antioch

A meeting with John X: In October the William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition met John X, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. John X has served the Orthodox Church of Antioch for most of his life. He was born in Latakia, His brother, Bishop Boulos Yazigi was kidnapped in 2013 along with Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim, by Sunni Muslim jihadists probably supported by Saudi Arabia.

Major problems for our Iraqi missions programs

The Kurds held an “independence vote” to create an independent state. The reaction of the Iraqi government was to shut down airline operations into the Kurdish region including the Erbil airport. The closure causes great problems for our aid programs in Iraq including the upcoming Christmas program for this year. Costs for aid may increase as consumer goods are goods become difficult to find.

Chairman’s Report for October 17, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill gutted in Senate by one Senator – Why? /
Will Iraq continue to let us bring aid to Christian refugees in Kurdish region? / Matching Challenge begins for Christmas program – it could finance program! / Kurdish crisis traps Iraqi ministry’s general manager in America

Christian Elected to Head Syrian Parliament for First Time In Decades

On September 28, A Christian legislator was elected speaker of parliament in Syria, a predominantly Muslim country, for the first time in decades. According to state media, Hammudeh Sabbagh, a 58-year-old Syriac Orthodox Christian, graduate in law and member of President Bashar al-Assad’s Baath party from Hasakeh province, won 193 votes out of 252 cast.

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Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act Hijacked by Neocons

Senator Corker has crossed out every single line of the simple anti-genocide language in HR-390 authored by Congressmen Chris Smith. Senator Corker’s version of the bill makes little mention of the victims of genocide, which include Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Muslims.

Chairman’s Report for September 29, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Will President Trump help get the Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill passed? / Water delivery program to Christian camp in Iraq continues through December / 160,000 diapers purchased for distribution in Iraq – adult diapers still needed! / Changes to the Christmas program, as needs of refugee families change

Quarterly Diaper Shipment Underway

Early this year I pushed hard to fund the Diapers for Refugees program 100% by the end of summer to free up our fund-raising activities for the Christmas for Refugees program. The goal for infant diapers was $72,000 and in total we raised $75,095. I announced in the Chairman’s Report and on the Diapers for Refugees Internet site that our goal had been reached. I wish I had not done that.

Christmas for Refugees Program Varies to Meet Local Needs

In 2017 the Christmas program will grow – more Christian refugee children will have a warm place, with a good meal and a program of spiritual growth where Christ is the center. Our goal is to restore the hope many have lost, by telling them how Jesus can be with them forever!

Chairman’s Report for July 14, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Report from Iraq: Threats at Christian IDP compound – “must be cut” / Four camps for displaced Christian families visited – Diapers distributed / Downtown Erbil – Christian women cannot go into street alone / Small Christian IDP camp needs more than 47,000 gallons of water per month

The Chairman’s Report for June 2, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Christian summer camp in Jordan will meet government deadline / Religious Freedom Coalition pays for camp fencing, floodlights and cameras / America’s plan to defeat ISIL: Give weapons to the enemy of our enemy / Still no vote on HR-390 and Leadership stalls bill in the House

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Christians kicked out of Nineveh Plain — again!

The Religious Freedom Coalition is assisting with the purchase of water for Odrana Camp in Dohuk, Iraq. The Christians in that camp are Assyrians who were forced from the northern areas of the Nineveh Plain by the Islamic State (ISIS). Those areas included the town of Telskuf, which for a while was occupied by the Islamic State and served as one of their strongholds in the Nineveh Plain. Then, the town was leveled by American and Coalition aircraft after Navy Seal Charles Keating IV was killed there by a sniper. He was “advising” a Kurdish Peshmerga unit trying to capture the town from ISIS.

The author, William J. Murray, in Darfur during war waged by the Sudan (2006)

Trump and neocons cleanse a mass murderer of his sins Sanctions removed from Omar al-Bashir then imposed on Iran

President Omar al-Bashir of the Sudan has been indicted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) as a war criminal, and there is an international arrest warrant for him. The planning for the 1998 bombings of U.S. embassies in Kenya and Tanzania was done in the Sudan under the watchful eye of this mass murderer, who has long practiced genocide.
This same Omar al-Bashir is now apparently a good guy in the eyes of President Donald Trump and his newly found neocon buddies. They recently removed sanctions that had been imposed on the Sudan, even though the murder of Christians continues in the Nuba Mountains under al-Bashir’s rule.
The arrest warrant by the ICC for crimes of mass murder in Darfur, and the status of Sudan as a “State sponsor of terrorism” were both still recognized and backed by the United States as recently as May of 2017 under the Administration of President Donald Trump.

Presentation of Policeman of the Year Award

Capitol Hill Activities

One of the events I was recently a part of was the presentation of the Policeman of the Year Award by the Capitol Forum Club. This is a Club mostly made up of retired generals and admirals. Their award is given to a Capitol Hill police officer each year. This year the honor went to two officers who undoubtedly saved the lives of numerous congressmen, by engaging in gunfire the far-left gunman who targeted Republican congressmen as they practiced for an annual charity baseball game against Democrat congressmen. Both recipients of the award,  Capitol Police officers David Bailey and Crystal Griner, were wounded during the shooting.

William J. Murray speaks with John X as interpreter listens in. John X speaks English and several other languages including Greek

The Church of Antioch

A meeting with John X: In October the William Murray of the Religious Freedom Coalition met John X, the Patriarch of Antioch and All the East. John X has served the Orthodox Church of Antioch for most of his life. He was born in Latakia, His brother, Bishop Boulos Yazigi was kidnapped in 2013 along with Bishop Yohanna Ibrahim, by Sunni Muslim jihadists probably supported by Saudi Arabia.

Major problems for our Iraqi missions programs

The Kurds held an “independence vote” to create an independent state. The reaction of the Iraqi government was to shut down airline operations into the Kurdish region including the Erbil airport. The closure causes great problems for our aid programs in Iraq including the upcoming Christmas program for this year. Costs for aid may increase as consumer goods are goods become difficult to find.

Iraq and Syria Genocide Relief and Accountability Act Hijacked by Neocons

Senator Corker has crossed out every single line of the simple anti-genocide language in HR-390 authored by Congressmen Chris Smith. Senator Corker’s version of the bill makes little mention of the victims of genocide, which include Christians, Yazidis, and Shia Muslims.

RFC Newsletters

Chairman’s Report for October 17, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill gutted in Senate by one Senator – Why? /
Will Iraq continue to let us bring aid to Christian refugees in Kurdish region? / Matching Challenge begins for Christmas program – it could finance program! / Kurdish crisis traps Iraqi ministry’s general manager in America

Chairman’s Report for September 29, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Will President Trump help get the Syria and Iraq Genocide Relief bill passed? / Water delivery program to Christian camp in Iraq continues through December / 160,000 diapers purchased for distribution in Iraq – adult diapers still needed! / Changes to the Christmas program, as needs of refugee families change

Chairman’s Report for August 11, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Report from Qaraqosh: Families receive food, hygiene supplies and diapers / Report from Dohuk, Iraq: Meeting with Assyrian leaders / Aid for Camp Odrana / Report from Jordan: Security updates at Christian summer camp complete / Children from traditional Christian families find personal relationship with Jesus

Chairman’s Report for July 14, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Report from Iraq: Threats at Christian IDP compound – “must be cut” / Four camps for displaced Christian families visited – Diapers distributed / Downtown Erbil – Christian women cannot go into street alone / Small Christian IDP camp needs more than 47,000 gallons of water per month

Chairman’s Report for June 30, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter Update:   HR-390 has passed the House – Your letters and calls made the difference Update:   HR-390 must now pass the Senate under “rules of suspension” New:        Family of concert suicide bomber fought on US side in Libya New:        Obama/Hillary “Grand Plan” for Middle East spread jihadist terror WE WON

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The Chairman’s Report for June 2, 2017

In this issue of the newsletter: Christian summer camp in Jordan will meet government deadline / Religious Freedom Coalition pays for camp fencing, floodlights and cameras / America’s plan to defeat ISIL: Give weapons to the enemy of our enemy / Still no vote on HR-390 and Leadership stalls bill in the House