Dr. Barka, who is President of CALBIOTECH in Spring Valley and is a Chaldean community leader in San Diego, worries for his niece and many others who have been forced to leave their homes.
He says it’s about time the U.S. got involved and hit back at the terrorists who are targeting Christians like the Chaldeans and other minorities in Iraq.
“We have a moral obligation, we are a country that believes in religious freedom, this is our core belief in America, we have to act on it, I was very upset we weren’t doing anything, hopefully we start acting because you’ll see what happens, it’s unbelievable,” said Dr. Barka.
Dr. Barka believes the U.S. should also ask Turkey to open its borders and allow Chaldean refugees to set up camp where it will be easier to get them help.
San Diego has the second largest concentration of Chaldeans outside Iraq. The Detroit area being the first.