The genocide of the Armenian people by successive Turkish regimes in the early 1900’s and over a relatively short period of time, cries for justice. The Turks are loathe to accept any kind of responsibility for the democide (state murder) of its citizens and will use any means to squelch international movements and calls for the recognition of what they did, the attempt to totally obliterate the Armenian people from the borders of Turkey.
This 20th century genocide has to have its day in court, the bodies of the dead cry out for justice, and the jihadists brought to book, albeit, posthumously, some 8o years later. Thanks to Andy for once again fleshing out the details, he does the hard work and I gladly carry the water.
Jihad Denial and Armenian Genocide Remembrance
April 24th, 2012 by Andrew Bostom |
The Center for Security Policy, under security analyst Frank Gaffney’s bold and thoughtful leadership, is launching a 10-part, web-based video course (key findings summarized here), today, April 24, 2012, entitled, “The Muslim Brotherhood in America: The Enemy Within.”
Today, appropriately, also marks the 97th anniversary of the date officially commemorated as the start of the Armenian Genocide—a jihad genocide—April 24, 1915. Persistent jihad denial by U.S. policymaking elites across the intervening century—a mindset so egregiously delusive at present it reflects mindslaughter—is the tragic, shared living legacy of these superficially disparate, but intimately related phenomena, both animated by canonical Islam.
The Armenian genocide is formally commemorated each April 24th because on that date in 1915, the Turkish Interior Ministry issued an order authorizing the arrest of all Armenian political and community leaders suspected of anti-Ittihadist or Armenian nationalist sentiments. In Istanbul alone, 2345 such leaders were seized and incarcerated, and most of them were subsequently executed. The majority were neither nationalists, nor were they involved in politics. None were charged with sabotage, espionage, or any other crime, and appropriately tried. As the intrepid Turkish author Taner Akcam recently acknowledged,