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  1. >> -----Original Message-----
  2. >> From: "The Rev'd Canon Dr. Andrew P B White
  3. >> Subject: Re: TEXT TO BE PUT ON LETTERHEAD AND SIGNED BY CANON ANDREW WHITE
  4.  >>
  5. >> Do you agree with this
  6. >>
  7. >>
  8. >> September 7th, 2015
  9. >>
  10. >> Re: The Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq (C.Y.C.I.) and
  11.  >> Steve Maman
  12. >>
  13. >> Dear Friends,
  14. >>
  15. >> There have been multiple false reports published over the course of the last
  16.  >> week regarding my relationship with Steve Maman and his organization, The
  17.  >> Liberation of Christian and Yazidi Children of Iraq (C.Y.C.I.).
  18. >>
  19. >> Particularly, Rachel Browne, a journalist with VICE News, knowingly omitted
  20.  >> critical facts and distorted the truth in her article dated September 1st,
  21.  >> 2015, entitled: "Key Ally Distances Himself From Work of Businessman Dubbed
  22.  >> 'Jewish Schindler.'" It is clear to me that her only goal was to discredit the
  23.  >> laudable mission and work of C.Y.C.I. To make matters worse, Ms. Browne's
  24.  >> article was cited by several other media outlets, all of whom blindly relied on
  25.  >> the supposed veracity of her statements.
  26. >>
  27. >> In order to clarify the facts, I am writing this statement:
  28. >>
  29. >> I categorically state that many women and children have been liberated due to
  30.  >> Steve Maman's private efforts and recently through C.Y.C.I., his non-profit
  31.  >> corporation.
  32. >>
  33. >> Particularly, I attest that at least, 130 Yazidis and Christians have been part
  34.  >> of the specific mission headed by the work of C.Y.C.I. and Steve Maman. This
  35.  >> involved Christians that were removed from Alqosh, Iraq as well as from the
  36.  >> Caliphate. Any mention that Christians were not saved by Steve Maman is
  37.  >> categorically false.
  38. >>
  39. >> In fact, on September 12, 2014, while Steve Maman was personally funding the
  40.  >> mission, Christian families were moved to a house in Ankara, Turkey and now
  41.  >> remain under the care of C.Y.C.I.
  42. >>
  43. >> My adopted son (unofficial), Dawood, leads the C.Y.C.I. rescue teams on the
  44.  >> ground in Iraq himself, and personally documents each case. Through my
  45.  >> affiliations, the ground team also escorts the victims saved by C.Y.C.I. to
  46.  >> trusted affiliated camps in Kurdistan, when there are no surviving or local
  47.  >> family members capable of welcoming them back home.
  48. >>
  49. >> I echo Steve Maman's position that some details of the victims cannot be
  50.  >> published due to security reasons and in order to protect the privacy of the
  51.  >> victims.
  52. >>
  53. >> Regarding the involvement of the Foundation for Relief and Reconciliation in
  54.  >> the Middle East (FRRME), I have always made clear that this decision to support
  55.  >> the heroic effort of Steve Maman is my personal decision and not that of the
  56.  >> board of FRRME.
  57. >>
  58. >> I am the Founding President of FRRME. On June 10th, 2015, I issued a public
  59.  >> statement in support of Steve Maman.
  60. >>
  61. >> C.Y.C.I. and Steve Maman have not lost a "key ally" as alluded to in Ms.
  62.  >> Browne's article. I am the President of FRRME and I stand shoulder to shoulder
  63.  >> with Steve Maman and C.Y.C.I. I support them and provide them with all of the
  64.  >> tools they need to succeed on the ground in Iraq.
  65. >>
  66. >> FRRME was never asked to provide any material support to Steve Maman or
  67.  >> C.Y.C.I. It is therefore disingenuous to infer that FRRME "distanced" itself
  68.  >> from Steve Maman or C.Y.C.I. Rather, I support Steve Maman and C.Y.C.I. in my
  69.  >> role as Reverend and Emeritus Vicar of Baghdad.
  70. >>
  71. >> I strongly encourage all readers of this statement to follow me in supporting
  72.  >> this cause by donating to C.Y.C.I. by following this link:
  73. >> https://liberationiraq.com/donate/
  74. >>
  75. >> Finally, I will be travelling to Montreal on September 18th, 2015. At that
  76.  >> time, I will hold a joint press conference with Steve Maman. I will stand next
  77.  >> to this great man and publicly reaffirm my commitment to him and to C.YC.I.
  78.  >>
  79. >>
  80. >>
  81. >>
  82. >> Canon Andrew White
  83. >> Emeritus Vicar of Baghdad
  84. >> President of FRRME
  85. >>
  86. >>
  87. >>
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