Skip to comments.USC holds Armenian genocide awareness event
Posted on 04/25/2014 8:05:42 AM PDT by george76
the genocide officially began on April 24, 1915, when over 200 Armenian community leaders were apprehended and later executed in Turkey during the reign of the Ottoman Empire. Over the next eight years, approximately one and a half million Armenians were killed. The political party in power in Turkey during this time, commonly referred to as the Young Turks, carried out the killings.
Haig Aintablian, president of the Armenian Students Association, spoke about his personal experience with the genocide, in which some of his family were victims.
My [great-grandmother] was personally in the Armenian Genocide, Aintablian said. I heard stories of it from my grandma, very very horrific stories. I didnt realize it was something that would affect me until I joined the board of the USC ASA.
Aintablian continued to speak about how awareness of the genocide is highly limited.
Historically its so sad not to see it widespread and people dont know about it, Aintablian said. The main thing is for USC students to know about what happened. Were all going to be the next generation of politicians, the next generation to impact the United States. Its important that we ourselves are knowledgeable on these important events, especially things like genocide.
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A good number of Armenians attend USC.
I’m sure the Regents and Deans at USC will want to highlight that the Turks disarmed the Armenians before they started in. We’ll be tired of hearing that before it’s over. /sarc
The local contingent in my town wants us to lower U. S. Flags and raise the Armenian flag on one day per year in observance of this.
I detest what took place with the holocaust also, but I dont wish to lower our flags and raise Jewish flag of sorts once per year.
I am sorry for whatever took place in their old homeland. It grates me when folks come here and try to get our nation to adopt their former nations angst/agenda.
Every year this issue is raised by the locals and they demand some form of recognition.
If this is reasoned, then I suppose we should adopt every single issue that people of different nations have around the world, and designate a day in remembrance. That should leave about one weekend a year for purely American agenda remembrances.
Ah, no thanks...
The Armenian Holocaust has direct a direct relationship to the threats the West is facing here and abroad from Fascist Orthodox Muslim.
Anything which draws attention to what happened to ANY non-Muslim group at the hands of Islam has my support.
I don’t believe the American Flag should be taken down - rather it should be flown at half mast with an Armenian Flag flown beneath it.
Turks = Muslims
Muslims/Islam committed this genocide of Armenian Christians
This is the ultimate goal Islam has for us
The Armenian holocaust is something that should be observed in the nations or regions it took place in. The United States and it’s territories should observe the events that pertain to it and them.
If the Armenians in the U. S. want to hold remembrances, I’m all for it. It is not something our local, state, or federal governments should get involved with.
As I said in my comments, if we’re going to observe every other nation’s special issues, we’ll fill up the calender with special remembrances that have nothing to do with who we are as a people.
NO! Not in any way should we use government services to observe this event.