Syriac Catholic Bishop of Hassakeh, Monsignor Jacques Behnam Hendo, comments the ongoing Kurdish abuses against the Assyrians and other groups of Gozarto region in Syria. He makes a historical exposé to show that the Kurds has no historic roots in the region. They settled there after 1926 when the clan leader Hajo was expelled from Turkey by Mustafa Kemal Atatürk.
He refuses to accept any Kurdish curriculum in Syriac Catholic private schools under his supervision, and says it was a big mistake by Syriac Orthodox Churches to accept the Kurdish-Dawronoye teaching books for the lower classes. During his contacts with local Kurdish leaders, such as Saleh Muslim, when the so called Kurdish authority tried to force the private schools to accept their curriculum, he clearly pointed out that the Dawronoye were not welcome to the meeting, because “they are only your puppets”.
When pointing out to a Kurdish YPG leader that the quality of education in the schools they had taken from the government was very bad, he got the answer: “We know that, but we are ready to sacrifice 6-7 generations to reach our ideological goal”.
The way the Kurds have been struggling to gain sovereignty, both in last century and now, is full of political ignorance. They use the term democracy in many of their organization names, but they include no others in their project. This is not democracy, concludes Bishop Hendo.