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Jewish people in Europe are under attack from a virulent wave of anti-Semitism amid a rise in political extremism. In the United States, the number of violent anti-Semitic assaults taking place rose dramatically last year. According to the Anti-Defamation League, 941 incidents in the United States in 2015. Fifty-six incidents were assaults. In the early weeks after January 1, 2017, more than 40 bomb threats to Jewish Community Centers around the nation – a warning to all Jewish Americans that religious persecution comes in the form of threat/intimidation, as well as action.
In the UK, anti-Semitic incidents increased 11% in 2016 with 557 cases of malicious acts. In Poland, a study conducted by the Center for Research on Prejudice at the University of Warsaw finds a significant increase in negative attitudes towards Jews. For example, 55.98 percent of Poles would not accept a Jew as a family member.
In France, 5,000 – 6,000 Jews leave France each year migrating out of fear. While in Germany, the Ministry of Justice released figures that there were 2,083 cases of attacks on Jews, Jewish property, and hate speech , up from the previous year of 691 incidents.
As we mark 72 years since the Holocaust of the Jewish people, we must reflect on where extremism takes our society and what needs to be done to eradicate it.
What can be done to stop Anti-Semitism?
The Queen Esther Project Will:
Build a “firewall” of Zionists of all faith through an awareness campaign.
Broadcast, Publish, Tweet, thanking world leaders who condemn anti-Semitism, similarly call out those world leaders who do not.
Bring awareness to the destruction of property due to “Jew Hatred.” Identify the neo-Nazi /Radical Imam movements around the nation and work with law enforcement on the surveillance of hate incitement.
Work (and strongly encourage) with Jewish Community Centers in the United States to understand their vulnerability and strongly encourage tactical training which we will work to provide (pending all funding).
The United Nations has described Sudan’s western region as one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis.
More than 2.3 million people have been displaced, most of them living in squalid camps in Darfur, neighboring Chad and others who have fled to Kauda, and surrounding villages, in the Nuba Mountains.
The conflict flared in 2003 when rebel groups began fighting the government of Sudan; it was a genocide, ethnic cleansing of Darfur’s non-Arabs. This resulted in the deaths of hundreds of thousands of civilians and the indictment of Sudan’s president, Omar al Bashir for genocide, war crimes and crimes against humanity by the International Criminal Court.
The "world’s worst humanitarian crisis” is the site of terrible violence, death, and displacement. There are estimated 5 million Darfurians suffering ongoing deprivation in a bloody conflict with al Bashir at the helm.
Moreover, terrorist entities such as al Qaeda and the Islamic State are using Sudan as a training ground for global jihad conquest, with the blessing of president Omar al Bashir.
The people, and the children, of the Nuba Mountains of Sudan are under intensifying assault as well. Their voices must be heard and aid and relief is urgently needed.
Sudan’s Christian’s minority suffers along with the non-Arab Muslims in Sudan. Non-Arab Muslims are the indigenous African Muslims of Sudan who are being persecuted along with minority Christians.
The Nuba Mountain region was one of the key disputed areas between North and South Sudan, but eventually went to the North becoming part of the Islamic Republic of Sudan.
Since South Sudan’s independence in 2011, Sudan’s government has waged a “relentless” campaign on the Nuba region — including relentless bombing and militia attacks on civilians.
The civilized world recognizes that there is a “heartbeat” of Jihad festering in Sudan that must be combatted with every effort that the civilized world can muster.
The Queen Esther Project is uniquely qualified to aid the Nuba, Sudan region, as well as the new Republic of South Sudan, the only democracy in the region.
We are qualified with the expertise of two of Sudan and South Sudan’s leading experts: Deborah Martin, MA and Juma Shaibu.
We Will Fulfill Our Mission By Securing Funding For:
• Drilling for water in villages of Darfur, Nuba Mountains and Blue Nile Sudan
• Distribution of food obtained from sources outside of Sudan
• Mosquito nets and blankets distribution for children under 5 and for pregnant women.
• Distribution of medicine urgently needed to cure illness and reduce mortality rates
• Under the direction of Deborah Martin, aid in the ongoing project of creating a unifying writing system for the largest language of South Sudan — Jieeng - thereby fostering a strategy of language development which is a tenet of the South Sudan constitution.
*Project Profile Worksheets Available Upon Request (budgets, delivery systems, impact statements).
Deborah Martin, MA, LMFT
Queen Esther Project Director, Sudan and South Sudan Projects
Project Consultant: Unified Writing System, South Sudan
Queen Esther Project, Deputy Director, “Sudan Operation Line of Life”
A campaign to secure basic humanitarian needs to the war ravaged nation of Sudan.
Elias Kasem, Yazidi American, Director, Yazidi Rescue & Relief, The Queen Esther Project
Elias has a sister who is remains in an Iraqi refugee camp; she was stranded on Mt. Singer, fleeing ISIS, for 7 weeks.
The Yazidis are an indigenous people of northwestern Iraq with a culture spanning 4,000 years. Their religion is neither Muslim or Christian; it is linked to Mesopotamian religions and combines aspects of the three main religions. They have lived primarily in the Ninevah Province of Iraq.. There were additional communities in Armenia, Georgia, Turkey, Iran, and Syria, but due to genocide, and subsequent migration, the Yazidi population are primarily remaining in Iraq.
Horrifically, beginning on August 3, 2014 as the Islamic State, commonly referred to as ISIS, was gaining territory that ultimately became the “Islamic State Caliphate,” the Yazidi people were targeted in an effort to “purify” the region, as part of creating their Islamic Caliphate state.
By the time the bloodbath ended, some 300,000 Yazidis would be forced to flee, up to 5,000 massacred and 7,000 girls and women kidnapped as sex slaves by ISIS.
The onslaught began, the only place to go was up the mountain — to Sinjar Mountain.
It was genocide. ISIS took the women and executed the men.
The “Sinjar Massacre” will never be forgotten.
40,000 were stranded on Mt. Sinjar.
Those who were not massacred, were eventually airlifted, but it took weeks and weeks and many died of lack of food and water.
Those who survived are deeply shattered. As mass graves are counted, with the bleached bones still scattered over the terrain, the Yazidi feel no peace or security.
“There were hundreds of thousands running toward the mountain. On my way, I heard stories of mass executions. Women were separated from the men. The women were taken away to Mosul.“
To this day, hundreds of thousands of Yazidis are living in refugee camps in Iraq, while 3,000 women are still held captive in Mosul (many were sold as sex slaves and are dispersed throughout the Middle East and North Africa).
“Some people were dying of thirst, and there was no food or water. Some elderly people threw themselves off the mountain so their sons and daughters would not have to stop for them. Mothers had to leave their babies behind.”
There is long-term desperation and the survivors say they were betrayed by the Kurdish forces who were to protect them. Decades of mixed relations with the Kurds have the Yazidi people who remain in Iraq, displaced, eager to regain control of their homeland.
Worldwide there are 1 million Yazidi remaining.
The Queen Esther Project will foster the following projects:
- Foster events and public relations campaigns bringing awareness to the heritage of the Yazidi people
- Educate Congress on the need to pass a YAZIDI GENOCIDE BILL acknowledging the Yazidi genocide of 2014.
- Where possible, bring education and job training to those Yazidis living in the United States.
- Educate and foster dialog on family reunification of those Yazidis remaining in refugee camps in Iraq with their families living in the United States.
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