Skip to comments.Generic Armenians Fleeing Syria for No Particular Reason
Posted on 12/14/2012 7:36:32 AM PST by marshmallow
For news consumers who are closely following events on the ground in Syria, especially those of us who are worried about the protection of religious minorities there, it will come as little surprise to learn that ethnic Armenians are fleeing the dangerous cities and towns of Syria.
Logically enough, The New York Times reports that many of these refugees are fleeing back into Armenia, to a motherland most barely know.
And what is this flight all about, according to the Times team? Might this have something to do with religion and centuries of persecution?
The following passage is long, but GetReligion readers need to see the logic of this piece. I will interject the occasional question of my own.
Their ancestors fled the Ottoman genocide in what is now Turkey nearly a century ago and flourished in Syria, reviving one of the many minority groups that have long coexisted there.
Nope, no signs of religious strife there.
Now, the flight of Syrian Armenians one of many lesser-noticed ripple effects that could reshape countries well beyond Syrias neighbors is raising questions about the future of Syrias diversity. And it is forcing Armenia, which depends on its strong diaspora communities to augment its otherwise scant geopolitical heft, to make delicate calculations about whether to encourage their exodus or slow it.
The future of Syrias diversity? Nope. No signs of religious ghosts there, so lets jump down a bit.
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What is a “generic Armenian?”
The New York Times seems to want them to stay in Syria, quoting someone who says Armenian is their language but Syria is their country, or some such tripe, and he can’t wait to get back to Syria. More sanctimonious crap about the “diversity” in Syria too.
The Armenians are not stupid. They’ve already suffered one genocide. The Copts may not had such a fabulous cuisine, gee maybe that was why they stayed in Egypt, plus they had no country called Coptia to go to, that could be part of it, too. Or maybe the Armenians are smarter than Obama and the New York Times and see what is happening in Syria.
“We are all Jabhet al-Nusra”? Maybe they are thinking, “Uh, include us out.”
This is what comes to my mind reading this,
Isaiah Chapter 27:13
And it shall come to pass in that day, that the great trumpet shall be blown, and they shall come which were ready to perish in the land of Assyria, and the outcasts in the land of Egypt, and shall worship the Lord in the holy mount at Jerusalem.
Egyptian believers are becoming outcasts today, since Morsi took office last June,
Believers are now fleeing the fighting and destruction in Syria,
Less famous than the Armenian genocide is the Assyrian genocide that killed them by the hundreds of thousands. Assyrians are aramaic-speaking Christians. Many of them scattered around the world. The ones who remain in the middle east are periodically killed whenever there is turmoil. Like now.