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Ramos D-Artist Releases Anthem for Assyrians “Under Fire”

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“Under Fire” is Ramos D-Artist’s anthem for the Assyrians who have through suffered atrocious acts of terrorism.

Ramos D-Artist, Australian singer-songwriter and set designer, recently released his new single and music video, “Under Fire.” The song has been a huge hit, and offers a lot of support to the Assyrian Christians who are currently fleeing their homes in Syria and Iraq. The video was produced by Jhay C and Vanna Seang. All the proceeds from the song are sent straight to the Assyrian Church of the East Relief Organization. You can find “Under Fire” on Youtube, iTunes and Google Play. The song calls for justice and human rights for everyone, such as the thousands of children who have been sent to refugee camps. Ramos called the world to help Assyrians claiming, “terrorism has once again shown it is prepared to deliberately stop at nothing in creating human victims. An end must be put to this. As never before, it is vital to UNITE against terror.”

“Under Fire” Music Video

The music video uses clips of news content about the attacks taking place on the Assyrians of Iraq and Syria. The lyrics speak of fighting for their freedoms, protecting them, and fighting back against terrorism, but it serves to expose the daily brutality they experience. The song is Ramos’ anthem for justice for Assyrians and other victims of terrorism in the Middle East calling everyone to “stand united through diversity.”

Assyrians flee their Homes

As thousands of Assyrian Christians flee their homes, the terrible acts that are being enacted against them mark the slow disappearance of the Mesopotamian people of the region. Assyrian Christians are among the few who still speak Aramaic, often considered the language of Jesus. Eden Naby, an expert of Assyrian culture and a Middle East historian, said that the “disappearance and displacement of these people pretty much spells the closing chapter of Aramaic use in the world.”

They are facing “atrocity after atrocity,” said Habib Afram. Afram serves as the head of the Syriac League of Lebanon, and shared the details of what has been going on. They have faced endless torments over the past few years, from the murder of the archbishop in Mosul of 2008 to the February attack on the Abu Tireh. Samir Khizan’s brother was forced to destroy the religious symbols of his home. “They don’t want to just take your land or kick you out of your villages – they want to erase your past, your heritage,” Afram said. Samir’s brother was told to destroy the crosses and shrines in his home, “so he closed his eyes and quietly asked God for forgiveness before he did it,” said Samir. Andre Hermes, a 60-year-old who survived the attack, has yet to hear word if his brother, who refused to leave his belongings and home, was alive.


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