Bohjalian_ putting a face on the refugee crisis _ the armenian weekly

Haig Khatchadourian is a neuropathologist now working as a general practitioner in a seven-room clinic in Nagorno-Karabagh. Electricity sound effect He is also a refugee.

At the moment, however, when I put a real face on the refugee crisis I see a balding 50-year-old man with gentle green eyes and a salt and pepper mustache. Gas bloating pain I met him on the second to last day in August in Ishkhanadzor, a modest village in Nagorno-Karabagh (Artsakh/NKR), the fledgling Armenian republic in the Caucasus that is still struggling for recognition. Gas hydrates Ishkhanadzor is about 15 miles north of the Araxes River and the border with Iran. R gas constant kj Among the town’s 360 residents is one physician, Haig Khatchadourian, a soft-spoken neuropathologist who now works as a general practitioner in the village’s seven-room clinic. Electricity clipart He is also a refugee.

In the summer of 2014, ISIS fighters from Tunisia, Libya, and Iraq came to his summer home in Tal Hmedy, a town in northeastern Syria, and took him by force to their administrative building and court. Ortega y gasset la rebelion de las masas Khatchadourian does not recall the date, but he remembers it was two in the afternoon and his three daughters—all between 12 and 14 years old then—were present. Gasbuddy map He told the girls that if he did not return home that night, they should take the bus to their relatives in the city of Al-Qamishli. Electricity facts label At the court, ISIS administrators demanded that he renounce his Christianity, telling him that he would be brought to the center of the village and executed if he didn’t.

“I expected to be beheaded,” he told me as we chatted together in the shade from a small copse of trees outside his apartment in Ishkhanadzor. Gas vs electric heat “I refused to convert. 76 gas credit card login I was prepared to die a Christian because life has no meaning if you give up your faith.”

After four hours before the court, however, the ISIS tribunal released him. Kite electricity generation He has absolutely no idea why and they never gave him a reason. Electricity in water experiment Two days earlier he had witnessed ISIS fighters executing a Muslim in the village center for saying something negative about the prophet Muhammad. Gas pain in chest The man’s executioner was his own nephew.

At the time, Khatchadourian and his three daughters were dividing their time between their primary residence in Al-Qamishli and Tal Hmedy. Hp gas online payment Al-Qamishli technically was never under ISIS control and the doctor and his family could have remained there. Grade 6 electricity unit plan But the Syrian conflict was all around them and Khatchadourian feared every day for the safety of his daughters—and lived with the prospect that he might not be alive to raise them.

And so in 2015 he and his girls emigrated north to Nagorno-Karabagh, a mountainous, Armenian-populated enclave lodged between Iran, Azerbaijan, and Armenia. C gastronomie plateaux repas In the village and the surrounding area, they joined 200 other Syrian and Lebanese Armenian refugees. F gas regulations r22 He says he and his family are very happy here: “We like that we are surrounded by Armenians. Electricity and magnetism equations And we like that everyone here has recognized us as human beings.”

The landscape near the village of Ishkanadzor, Nagorno-Karabagh. K electric jobs test Roughly 200 Syrian and and Lebanese Armenian refugees have been resettled in the area. Zyklon b gas canister for sale (Photo courtesy of Chris Bohjalian)

Here in the United States, of course, “refugee” and “immigrant” are frightening words in some people’s opinion. Specjalizacja z gastroenterologii This is especially true if the refugees are from Syria. Bp gas prices chicago So far, the U.S. K electric bill statement has welcomed roughly 12,000 Syrian refugees, a number that has made barely a dent into the crisis brought on by the Syrian civil war and the rise of ISIS. Electricity laws in pakistan To put this in perspective, Canada has taken in over 50,000 refugees, Germany has welcomed 600,000, and even tiny Belgium has accepted 16,000. Gas in back and chest And then, of course, there are the Middle Eastern countries that have taken in quite literally millions, including Lebanon, which is home to well over 1.25 million Syrian refugees.

The reality is that I am the grandson of survivors of the Armenian Genocide, which means that I am a grandson of immigrants from the Middle East. Gas stoichiometry worksheet In the wake of the Hamidian Massacre in the 1890s and then the Ottoman Empire’s slaughter of 1.5 million of my ancestors during the First World War, the U.S. N gas price welcomed easily 75,000 Armenian immigrants. Gas explosion in texas It’s why today there are such large Armenian-American communities in Massachusetts, New Jersey and California.

And so when I travel to places such as Ishkhanadzor, I’m ashamed of the way the U.S. Gas vs electric oven for baking cakes has turned “refugee” and “immigrant” into synonyms for “terrorist.” (Even here in Vermont, the mayor of Rutland has been pilloried because he is bringing 100 refugees to his municipality.) It’s not merely that we are a nation of immigrants or that the bedrock of our national identity is our historical willingness to welcome the tired and homeless and poor, those “huddled masses yearning to breathe free” (thank you, Emma Lazarus). Gas station near me open It’s that we have the resources that a struggling, largely unrecognized republic such as Nagorno-Karabagh can only dream of. Electricity youtube billy elliot The roads around Ishkhanadzor are dirt and have a diabolical predilection to flatten car tires. Gas house edwards (On my journey there at the end of the summer, my small caravan of three SUVs suffered two flats in a morning.) Khatchadourian’s clinic only has hot water sporadically, because the boiler is an antique. 7 gas laws Likewise, there are hours (and days) when it is without electricity.