Every targeted shooting of Christians in Syria perpetuates the vicious cycle of erosion of the Eastern Christian culture. Unless the world acts immediately, the followers of Jesus Christ move further down the path of becoming a memory.
Regret is not an acknowledgement of colonial violence, especially when it refuses to acknowledge the victims murdered by the British Empire.
The life of Hanna Danho’s grandfather is a small tile in a much larger mosaic: the tragedy that Syriac, Assyrian, and Chaldean Christians have lived through over the last century.
Leaders do not commit genocide, not on their own. Ordinary people do. And holocausts can start far from home, in the frozen east, and long before the date we all believed the bloodbaths began.