Mr. Gabriel Moushe, the leader of Assyrian Democratic Organization (ADO) comments the latest statement of the High Commission of Negotiations within the Syrian opposition, where the Assyrians are not mentioned at all and where the future of Syria is said to lay on Muslim-Arabic foundation. This was stated in a meeting in London September 7 where all foreign minsters of the so called ”Friends of Syria” were gathered. ADO has sent a letter of protest against such racist and chauvinistic acts to all parts concerned. But the question still remains how long ADO is going to stay within an opposition which more and more is trying to neglect non-Muslim-Arab groups in Syria. Mr. Gabriel Mouse does not close the door to a change, but if that will happen, ADO at the first will try to create another opposition constellation together with the rest of the peoples that are not satisfied with what is going on in the High Commission of Negotiations, where the Assyrians are not represented.
As to the name issue in Iraq, Mr. Gabriel Mouse says the ADO prefers our historic Assyrian name, but as a compromise ADO previously has accepted the triple name of ChaldeanSyriacAssyrian in order to take a step forward for the rights of the Assyrians. However, it is not a secret, he says, that every time we see a concrete step in favor of the Assyrians, the name issue is appearing as an obstacle. Now the Nineveh Plains is on its way to give some protection to our people after ISIS is gone. In such a case the obstacles are raised from different parts within our people, especially those organizations that are not independent from non-Assyrian influence, he adds.