The plight of Assyrians in the Middle East

The imams in the mosques are directing the persecution of the Assyrian Christians in Iraq. It comes from them, and it also on the other hand, comes from the Kurds. We are getting it from every side, it's not just one element, and we're isolated, with absolutely no assistance. And the thing is, since 2003 when Assyrians started getting hit, we have never retaliated. They burnt more than 30 churches in Iraq. Not once has an Assyrian gone to burn a mosque in retaliation - Rosie Malek-Yonan (interview)