Around 30,000 Iraqis signed a memorandum that demands including the rights of Iraqi Christian communities in the permanent Iraqi constitution which is still being negotiated till now.From Al-Sharq Al-Awsat.
The signature-collecting campaign is organized by the "Ma'an" (equal for 'together') NGO.
Chief of the organization, Ibtisam Georges (woman) expressed her fear from having the new constitution ignoring the rights of the Christians who have been living in Iraq for two thousand years side by side with people of other religions, sects and ethnicities.
Mrs. Georges summed up the demands by a) The constitution must not discriminate between Iraqis on any basis. b) The constitution must be based on the concept of citizenship.
Thursday, August 18, 2005
More pressure from the people on the national Assembly for a secular constitution; this time Iraqi Christians raise their voice loud: