In a program in SuroyoTV titled “Shabtho Kamelto” broadcasted January 19, 2016, channel head Jakob Mirza and the Social Democrat county council member in Södertälje Metin Rhawi not only spread misinformation, but also called for violence against Afram Yakoub, the chairman of the Assyrian Federation of Sweden. The whole program was organized in such a way to systematically commit a character assassination of Afram Yakoub as a person. Therefore AssyriaTV saw the necessity of responding to the allegations and lies spread in mentioned program by picking up the most serious quotes, and comparing them to the speech of Afram Yakoub during a manifestation against the Kurdish YPG attack on the Assyrian force Sootoro/GPF in Qameshly. In his speech, Afram Yakoub attacked the group Dawronoye and their SuroyoTV as traitors who stand on the same side of their people’s murderers. SuroyoTV’s channel manager Yakob Mirza and s-politician Metin Rhawi became so furious by their hatred against the president of the Assyrian Federation of Sweden, that they put untrue words in his mouth and called them facts. They have done their utmost to defame Afram Yakoub and urged their viewers to physically attack him, because they see him as a traitor. The question is how the ruling Social Democrat Party in Sweden can tolerate that one of their politicians in Södertälje is inciting violence against an organization leader. Dikran Ego from AssyriaTV is asking specifically for a reaction by Assyrian politicians within the Party leadership, such as Ibrahim Baylan (Swedish minister of Environment) and MP Yilmaz Kerimo.
The program ends with a clip from Swedish Public Service television, where Jakob Mirza denies that SuroyoTV is owned by Dawronoye – a blatant lie that begs the question; What is he trying to hide? Is it because SuroyoTV is registered as a media association in Sweden and perhaps receives funds, and therefore does not want to be connected to warring military forces in Syria and Iraq? Whatever, Jakob Mirza and Metin Rhawi have committed a serious mistake in presenting such blatant lies. This is nothing but to consider their viewers around the world as idiots.
Suroyo TV: Shabtho Kamilto 19 01 2016
Speech of Afram Yakoub