H/T: Robert Spencer:
As I show in my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (click here to preorder), the Armenian Genocide was abundantly documented at the time. Over a million and a half Armenians were killed. But the Turkish government has never admitted its role in the genocide, instead following the characteristic Islamic supremacist practice of denying responsibility for all wrongdoing, and blaming the victims.
I’ll add, that the Armenian genocide spanned successive Turkish regimes, meaning that it enjoyed a wide approval among the ruling political elite.
“Governorship Bans the Word ‘Genocide’; 1915 Commemoration Cancelled,”
by Pınar Tarcan, BIA News, April 24, 2018:
The ceremony to be held at Sultanahmet Square in İstanbul today (April 24) to commemorate the ones who lost their lives in the Armenian Genocide of April 24, 1915 was cancelled.
The commemoration ceremony would be held by Human Rights Association (İHD) İstanbul Branch, Commission Against Racism and Discrimination and the European Grassroots Antiracist Movement (EGAM) at 12 p.m.
İstanbul Governorship’s request that the word “genocide” be removed from the statement to be read out during the commemoration was announced as the reason for the cancellation of the ceremony.
Three people have been detained
Three members of the İHD, Jiyan Tosun, Gamze Yaman and Leman Yurtsever, who were carrying the banner, have been taken into custody.
16 members of the European Parliament and İHD İstanbul Branch executives rejected the request of İstanbul Governorship regarding the removal of the word “genocide” from the statement….