In the Kurdish Diaspora

Motorclub Median Empire

Pic – Motorclub Median Empire

By Dr Jan Best de Vries:

Motorclub Median Empire has its headquarters in Cologne, Germany, but counts divisions in several other German cities and is also represented in my home village Baarn, The Netherlands. It is an open club, that is to say that its members are not all Kurds living in Germany, their trainer in man to man fighting, for example, is a Jewish Dutchman. However, what is special about this motorclub, is the knowledge of its members of the ancient history of Kurdistan which forms part of their daily lives. Take a look at their video on the internet and you’ll recognize the map of ancient Kurdistan. We, the intellectuals of the Kurdish-Jewish Covenant of Friendship Azadi Shalom, are just teaching Kurdish history and archaeology in Rojava, but Median Empire’s members travel on a regular basis to northern Iraq in order to protect together with the Peshmergas the borders of Bashur against raids of IS. In Azadi Shalom only Kurdish exiles from present-day Iran and Syria are represented, in Median Empire you may find members from all over Kurdistan.

The point I want to make is that actual participation in the liberation of Kurdistan is still underdeveloped in the Kurdish diaspora. Let us forget Europe for a moment, for its governments mostly do what Washington tells them to do and thus the PKK will remain forever “a terrorist organization” and Turkey not a terrorist state…. For Kurdish intellectuals in the States, however, writing articles is simple, but founding a mass organization of Kurdish voters in the United States of America, which, like the Jewish one there, may influence the politics in Washington and is what is really most needed now that Bashur and Rojava have chosen the path of independence from Iraq and Syria. The oppressed Kurds in Iran and Turkey understand this quite well; that’s the reason why they, neglecting the state borders, fight against IS alongside their Peshmerga YPG and YPJ brethern and sisters. So what the Kurds and their friends in Europe are merely waiting for, is the birth of a Kurdish mass organization in the States: only here lies still a great task to accomplish!

Dr. Jan Best de Vries is an archaeologist and historian, decipherer of the so-called Byblos Script from Aleppo and Alalakh (‘How to Decipher the Byblos Script’, Aspekt Publishers 2014, ISBN978-946-153-420-0)  

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