We are approaching the end of the fifth month since the Assyrian National Referendum project was introduced, and the completed Referendum forms continue to pour in at an astonishing rate. Therefore, the Referendum deadline has been extended to December 15, 2005.
As of this date, we have received Referendum forms from Assyrians of 39 Countries; all united by their ancient Assyrian identity regardless of their church denomination, and in some cases their religion! These countries are: USA, Canada, U.K, France, Germany, Belgium, Ireland, Austria, Sweden, Greece, Russia, Georgia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, Armenia, Ukraine, Iraq, Iran, Syria, Qatar, Libya, Jordon, Holland, Australia, New Zealand, Dubai, Lebanon, Norway, The Netherlands, Spain, Venezuela, Egypt, Denmark, Italy, Malta, Finland, Mexico, United Arab Emirates, and Israel.
Our great Assyrian nation from all five continents has demonstrated its stand by one nation, one name, one language and one cause with their patriotic act of participating in the Referendum which in all likelihood will turn our situation in Iraq to more favorable circumstances. The tremendous support from the public in response to the Referendum has proved that despite false claims, the great majority of our nation is united in their identity as Assyrians and in their demands of the constitutional recognition of our identity and national rights in the land of our forefathers.
Once again, The Assyrian National Referendum committee would like to invite those who have not completed the Referendum form yet to join the rest of the nation in their stand and demands. All that redundant writing, arguing, and sometimes even whining about our misfortunes and suppressed rights in Iraq on various Assyrian websites, forums, and online magazines is not going to help us.
No self respected United Nations representative, or government leader in this world would visit those forums to see what the Assyrians are asking for! This is the time of action. It is ok to vent and express our frustration every now and then, but it is not ok to act weak and sing poor me songs day in and day out. Every Assyrian who rejects this Referendum is shooting himself/herself and their loved ones in the foot. Remember, not all pains are immediate! Come join your brethrens and raise your voice to be heard with the most civilized fashion, The Assyrian National Referendum.
In conclusion, we would like to extend our sincere appreciation to AssyriaSat for sponsoring and its non-stop support of this Referendum. We would also like to thank every Assyrian man and woman around the world that has been helping this project.
God bless the great Assyrian nation