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  • State Department Spokesman Caught in MAJOR LIE about ISIS and Turkey

    08/22/2014 8:31:15 AM PDT · by george76 · 45 replies
    Walid Shoebat ^ | August 21, 2014 | Ben Barrack
    In another heated exchange between State Department spokesman Marie Harf and AP reporter Matt Lee, the issue of whether any governments are funding ISIS / ISIL is proving to be a hot button issue. In this particular exchange, Qatar is the focus but other countries – specifically Turkey – should start getting spotlighted soon. Harf contends that there is “no evidence” of governments funding ISIL but Lee calls her on that assertion based on a quote from President Obama. To say there is “no evidence” that any government is “supporting this group (ISIS)” is a major lie ... Let’s go...
  • ANCA: Obama ‘Once Again’ Retreats From His Promise to Recognize Armenian Genocide

    04/29/2014 4:27:17 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Cybercast News Service ^ | April 28, 2014 - 5:44 PM | Michael W. Chapman
    President Barack Obama has “once again” broken his promise and retreated from officially recognizing the genocide of 1.4 million Armenians by the Turkish government in 1915-18 on this year’s April 24 “Armenian Remembrance Day,” said the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). “While we do note that the president chose to join in today’s national remembrance, we remain profoundly disappointed that he has, once again, retreated from his own promises and fallen short of the principled stand taken by previous presidents,” said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian in an April 24 press release. “It’s a sad spectacle to see our...
  • USC holds Armenian genocide awareness event

    04/25/2014 8:05:42 AM PDT · by george76 · 6 replies
    Daily Trojan ^ | 4 - 24 - 2014 | Macaul Hodge
    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...
  • Armenian Genocide: 99 Years of Remembrance

    04/25/2014 7:58:46 AM PDT · by george76 · 24 replies
    la fox ^ | Apr 24, 2014 | Araksya Karapetyan
    Wednesday April 24th marks the 99th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide. That day also marks another year that’s gone by where the Turkish government has not recognized the slaughter of 1.5 million Armenians as a genocide. ... The Armenian Genocide was one of the most compelling human rights crises of World War I. Many historians talk about how what happened in 1915 perhaps helped inspire Adolf Hitler, three decades later, to carry out the atrocities of World War II. In a speech where Hitler was preparing to invade Poland, he is quoted saying: “Who, after all, speaks of the annihilation...
  • Turkey’s New Jihad on Christian Armenians

    03/27/2014 4:04:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 4 replies
    Frontpage ^ | 3/27/2014 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Far from being repentant of the Armenian Genocide, Turkey, under the leadership of Prime Minister Erdogan, is again targeting Armenians; is again causing their death and dislocation.In the early morning hours of March 21, al-Qaeda linked Islamic jihadis crossed into Syrian territory from the Turkish border and launched a jihad on the Christian/Armenian town of Kessab. Among other thing, “Snipers targeted the civilian population and launched mortar attacks on the town and the surrounding villages.”  Reportedly eighty people were killed. The jihadis later made a video touring the devastated town; no translation is needed, as the main phrase shouted throughout is...
  • FBI closing in on 'Misha': Agents identify mysterious .. radicalizing the Boston bombers

    04/28/2013 8:03:41 AM PDT · by george76 · 82 replies
    Daily Mail, ^ | 27 April 2013 | James Nye and David Mccormack
    The FBI has revealed that they now know the identity of the American known as Misha who helped radicalize the Boston bombing suspects. Family members of dead bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev have described Misha as the guiding influence in the elder bomber developing radicalized views. Speculation as to who Misha is has varied wildly in the past week, with some suggesting he is the mastermind behind the marathon bombings while others believe he could be a Russian spy - sent to identify and keep tabs on young men like Tamerlan who are at risk of turning to militant Islam. To date...
  • FBI Identifies 'Misha,' Man Allegedly Behind Tsarnaev Radicalization

    04/28/2013 2:24:49 PM PDT · by NoLibZone · 19 replies ^ | April 28 2013 | William Bigelow
    A man known as “Misha,” who is suspected of being the person who radicalized Boston Marathon bomber Tamerlan Tsarnaev, has apparently been identified by the FBI. Misha, a red-bearded, 30ish Armenian-American Christian who had converted to Islam, apparently became the Rasputin-like figure who spent hours indoctrinating Tsarnaev, once even visiting the family home.
  • What Is Samantha Power Thinking? The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping “genocide”...

    03/31/2011 1:26:17 PM PDT · by neverdem · 53 replies
    NATIONAL REVIEW ONLINE ^ | March 29, 2011 | Matthew Shaffer
    What Is Samantha Power Thinking?The charismatic Obama adviser believes that stopping "genocide" is the United States' top foreign-policy priority. On March 18, President Obama explained his decision to mobilize the United States military for international intervention in Libya. “Left unchecked,” he said, “we have every reason to believe that Qaddafi would commit atrocities against his people. Many thousands could die. A humanitarian crisis would ensue. The entire region could be destabilized, endangering many of our allies and partners.” (As if it hasn’t been already?) That last sentence was a Realpolitik, national-interest justification for the U.S. intervention. But it rang hollow....
  • Pope in Lebanon: Excitement builds across Middle East

    07/21/2012 9:05:01 AM PDT · by NYer · 10 replies
    Vatican Radio ^ | July 19, 2012
    (Vatican Radio) Starting August, Christians throughout the Middle East will begin a simultaneous prayer marathon in the lead up to Pope Benedict XVI’s arrival in Lebanon on September 14th. From Bkerke to Baghdad, through Gaza’s tiny parish of the Holy Family, the same set of prayers will be recited weekly by Maronites, Melkites, Chaldeans, Syrian Catholics and Armenian Catholics. As well as the faithful of other denominations. The Christians of the Middle East are waiting for Pope Benedict. “The excitement is building”, says Fr. Marwan Tabet, general co-ordinator of the Papal trip to Lebanon in an interview with Emer McCarthy...
  • Moment of Armenian concert balloon explosion caught on camera

    05/07/2012 1:29:25 PM PDT · by mamelukesabre · 15 replies
    youtube ^ | May 4, 2012 | telegraphtv
    More than 140 people were injured when gas-filled balloons exploded at a governing party campaign concert in the Armenian capital.
  • French Senate to vote on Armenian 'genocide' law this month

    01/05/2012 12:57:01 PM PST · by george76 · 29 replies · 3+ views
    news az ^ | 05 January 2012
    The French Government announced recently that the Senate is to debate the bill penalizing the denial of the Armenian 'genocide' by late January. The lower chamber of the French parliament approved the draft with an overwhelming majority of votes on December 22. ... After the passage of the bill by the National Assembly, Turkey’s state-run television said Ankara was recalling its ambassador from Paris. Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan later said the country was freezing its political, economic and military ties with France.
  • Report: Knesset to Recognize Armenian Genocide

    12/26/2011 3:53:33 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 17 replies · 1+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 26/12/11 | Elad Benari
    Israel is set to join France and recognize the 1915 Armenian genocide, according to a report Sunday on Channel 10 News. The report said that the Knesset’s Education Committee will hold a discussion on Monday regarding an initiative presented by MKs Aryeh Eldad (National Union) and Zehava Gal-on (Meretz) to recognize the Armenian genocide. According to the report, the committee is expected to pass the initiative, though it is still unclear what the exact wording will be and whether the term genocide or disaster will be used. The Armenian Genocide is also called the Armenian Massacres. Armenians call it the...
  • Turks Seek to Avert French Armenian Genocide Bill by All Means

    12/20/2011 3:39:17 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 20/12/11 | Aryeh Ben Hayim
    Turkey is doing its utmost to head off a bill in the French National Assembly that would criminalize the denial of the Armenian genocide of 1915. The Armenians claim that one and a half million Armenians died as result of mass deportations by the Turkish Ottomans. Turkish President Abdullah Gul warned the French that they were jeopardizing centuries of friendship in return for "small political calculations". The Turks view French president Nicolas Sarkozy as hostile to them and a major roadblock in their quest to join the European Union. The political calculations Gul referred to were apparently Sarkozy's wish to...
  • Demonstrators in Istanbul demand recognition of Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2011 4:31:28 PM PDT · by george76 · 19 replies
    ANF NEWS AGENCY ^ | April 24, 2011
    A group of demonstrators gathered by Istanbul's Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art for a rally in commemoration of Armenian Genocide victims. Hrant Dink’s son Arat Dink, publisher and human rights advocate Ragip Zarakolu participated in the event. Negation of Genocide is continuation of massacres; it’s time to put an end to Turkish policy of negation...
  • Required reading (or should be!)- Song of America

    03/23/2011 8:03:48 PM PDT · by TexasBarak · 2 replies
    1956 | George Mardikian
    A few months ago I picked up several books at a resale store- among them was one titled "Song of America"- the story of an Armenian immigrants journey to, and life in, America. A couple of days ago, being out of reading material, I picked it up...
  • "Armenians denounce Kobe Bryant deal with Turkish Airlines"

    12/21/2010 9:19:01 PM PST · by TheDailyChange · 3 replies · 2+ views
    cnn ^ | 12202010 | Ivan Watson
    "Turkish Deal Will Make Kobe the Face of Oppression and Injustice" and "Kobe Bryant's Direct Flight to Inhumanity," announced the website of the Armenian Youth Federation. WHAT ABOUT THE GENOCIDE? TURKS MURDERED ARMENIANS AND TRIED TO WIPE THEM OFF THE FACE OF THE PLANET?
  • 52 arrested in sweeping Medicare fraud case (Armenian organized crime outfit)

    10/13/2010 8:15:23 PM PDT · by Libloather · 10 replies
    LA Times ^ | 10/14/10 | Scott Glover
    52 arrested in sweeping Medicare fraud caseThe defendants, largely from L.A. and New York, allegedly are part of an Armenian organized crime outfit. Feds say they stole doctors' and patients' identities and submitted $160 million in bogus claims. By Scott Glover, Los Angeles Times October 14, 2010 Authorities arrested more than two dozen Los Angeles-area residents early Wednesday for their alleged roles in a nationwide scheme to bilk Medicare out of more than $160 million. The investigation, dubbed Diagnosis Dollars, resulted in the arrests of 52 people across the U.S. in what authorities described as "the largest Medicare fraud scheme...
  • Racism in Muslim Turkey

    09/21/2010 2:08:41 PM PDT · by Righting · 10 replies
    Racism in Muslim Turkey Victims of racism in (Muslim) Turkey include: Armenian (Christians), Kurds, Jews and others Shocking Images of Dead Kurdish Fighters: Turkey Accused of Using ...Aug 12, 2010 ... Turkish soldiers on patrol in a Kurdish area of southeastern Turkey: Did the Turkish military use chemical weapons against the PKK? ...,1518,711536,00.html Genocide of the Kurdish Language by Turkey - Part 3. By Dana Berzinjy Turkey uses force in order to make Turks of Kurdish children through education system. By doing this awful act of racism and the genocide of the Kurdish ... Report: Turkey Used Chemical Weapons...
  • The Turkish Media Blood Libels the United States

    06/03/2010 1:29:03 PM PDT · by Winged Hussar · 15 replies · 575+ views
    IsraPundit ^ | 6/3/10 | Bill Levinson
    The Sick Man of Europe adds state-sanctioned blood libels to its genocide of 1.5 million Armenian Christians.From Erdogan and the Decline of the TurksThe newspaper Yeni Safak, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan's daily read, claimed that Americans were tossing so many Iraqi bodies into the Euphrates that local mullahs had issued a fatwa ordering residents not to eat the fish. The same paper repeatedly claimed that the U.S. used chemical weapons in Fallujah. And it reported that Israeli soldiers had been deployed alongside U.S. forces in Iraq and that U.S. forces were harvesting the innards of dead Iraqis for sale on...
  • House Panel Approves Armenian Genocide Resolution (Turkey withdraws US Ambassador)

    03/04/2010 2:15:10 PM PST · by Gabrial · 64 replies · 1,242+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 3/4/10 | AP
    A congressional panel approved a resolution Thursday declaring the Ottoman-era killing of Armenians genocide over protests by Turkey, a NATO ally that is crucial to U.S. interests in the Middle East and Afghanistan. Minutes after the vote, Turkey said it was recalling its ambassador from Washington.
  • Obama in a bind over Armenian genocide vote

    02/27/2010 3:49:28 PM PST · by Free ThinkerNY · 13 replies · 416+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Feb. 27, 2010 | DESMOND BUTLER
    WASHINGTON (AP) - President Barack Obama is in a bind as a House committee prepares to vote on a resolution that would recognize the World War I-era killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide. While a White House candidate, then-Sen. Obama said he believed the killings were genocide. A congressional resolution to that effect could alienate Turkey, a NATO ally and traditional friend of the United States that is crucial to America's foreign policy goals.
  • Deportable Criminals Released In U.S. (Armenian murderers, robbers bought 'letters of refusal')

    07/29/2009 1:04:09 PM PDT · by Stoat · 7 replies · 674+ views
    JudicialWatch ^ | July 29, 2009
    Deportable Criminals Released In U.S. Last Updated: Wed, 07/29/2009 - 3:51pmDozens of illegal aliens convicted of serious felonies have been released in the U.S. because federal immigration authorities fell for a scheme in which a foreign diplomat blocked their deportations for cash.The Armenian Consul in Los Angeles sold letters for up to $35,000 a piece to dozens of deportable criminals from his country that wanted to remain in the U.S. after serving their jail sentence. The letters were sent to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) and said that the Armenian government could not verify that the criminal aliens...
  • Senator Bob Menendez Addresses Assembly, Stirs Gathering With his Commitment to Armenian Causes

    05/13/2009 10:50:46 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 1 replies · 232+ views
    The Armenian Reporter ^ | Friday May 08, 2009
    About 250 people gathered at the National Constitution Center in downtown Philadelphia to honor three worthy and honorable men dedicated to the Armenian Church and Armenian people on Friday evening, May 1. The second floor of the city's National Constitution Center was transformed into an elegant banquet venue, during which Senator Robert Menendez (D.-NJ) received the "Friend of the Armenians" award, Zaven Dadekian was honored with the "Armenian of the Year" award, and the Rev. Fr. Papken Maksoudian, a longtime servant of the Armenian Church who turned 100 this year, received the "Spiritual Leadership" award. A spectacular panoramic view of...
  • Turkish PM Sees Obama's Remarks for 1915 Incidents as Unaccaptable

    04/26/2009 2:35:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 15 replies · 561+ views
    Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said he saw U.S. President Barack Obama's remarks regarding the incidents of 1915 as unacceptable. Turkey criticizes Obama for not mentioning slain Turks "We see the previous day's remarks on the incidents of 1915 as an unacceptable interpretation of history that does not reflect the realities," Erdogan said during a meeting of his Justice and Development Party, or AKP, in the Turkish capital of Ankara. Erdogan said that his party had only exerted to win friends, not enemies since it became the government, but Turkey's sensitivity was not perceived well. "Such a sensitive issue of...
  • New Proof-->You Can Never Trust Obama

    04/24/2009 3:49:31 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 5 replies · 421+ views Lid ^ | 4/24/09 | The Lid
    During the campaign, Candidate Obama promised anything to anybody just to get votes, and in many of those cases those promises have already been broken. Today broken promise was made to the Armenian Community. During the campaign he made a firm vow that he would be the first president to label the 1915 massacres of Armenians by Ottoman Turks "genocide," a move that would infuriate our allies in Turkey, but something of great importance to the Armenian Community. He was so firm on the promise that he had adviser Samantha Power make a video promising that as president, Obama would...
  • Will Untapped Ottoman Archives Reshape the Armenian Debate?

    04/13/2009 9:45:03 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 9 replies · 498+ views
    Turkey, Present and Past by Yücel GüçlüMiddle East QuarterlySpring 2009, pp. 35-42 The debate over what happened to Armenians in World War I-era Ottoman Anatolia continues to polarize historians and politicians. Armenian historians argue that Ottoman forces killed more than one million Armenians in a deliberate act of genocide.[1] Other historians-most famously Bernard Lewis and Guenter Lewy-acknowledge that hundreds of thousands of Armenians died but question whether this was a deliberate act of genocide or rather an outgrowth of fighting and famine.[2] In recent decades, the debate has shifted from academic to legislative grounds. In 2001, the French parliament voted...
  • Jews Check Armenian Genocide Stance

    02/15/2009 1:00:09 PM PST · by nickcarraway · 66 replies · 1,018+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | ALLISON HOFFMAN
    An official with a leading American Jewish organization told the The Jerusalem Post on Monday that a deterioration in Israel-Turkey relations might prompt his group and others to reconsider Armenian efforts to win recognition of the century-old Turkish massacres as genocide. A bill that would ensure such recognition by the US, which was backed by Rep. Adam Schiff - a Jewish Democrat who represents a heavily Armenian area of Los Angeles - failed to make it to a Congressional vote in 2007. However, it sparked a row in the American Jewish community between those who sided with Turkey in an...
  • Benedict XVI Address to Ecumenical Meeting at St. Joseph's Church, New York

    04/18/2008 4:03:30 PM PDT · by NYer · 3 replies · 189+ views
    EWTN ^ | April 18, 2008 | Pope Benedict XVI
    The Holy Father addressed representatives of other Christian communities during an ecumenical encounter at St. Joseph's Church, New York, 18 April 2008. Dear Brothers and Sisters in Christ, My heart abounds with gratitude to Almighty God - "the Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all" (Eph 4:6) - for this blessed opportunity to gather with you this evening in prayer. I thank Bishop Dennis Sullivan for his cordial welcome, and I warmly greet all those in attendance representing Christian communities throughout the United States. May the peace of our Lord and Savior be...
  • Pope to Lead Ecumenical Prayer Service at Manhattan Parish

    04/06/2008 4:58:15 AM PDT · by Kaslin · 52 replies · 163+ views ^ | April 6, 2008 | Armstrong Williams
    WASHINGTON, March 31 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Pope Benedict XVI will lead an ecumenical prayer service April 18, at St. Joseph's Church in the Yorkville area of Manhattan. Participants at the service will include 250 national and local Protestant and Orthodox Church leaders. St. Joseph's Church was built in the 19th century by the immigrant German community that settled in the area and today serves a diverse population. A Sunday Mass is still celebrated in German. The pope will address the group after a reading from Paul's letter to the Ephesians (4:1-6) and before the congregation prays the Lord's Prayer. At the...
  • Campaign against Mel Gibson in Turkey

    12/05/2007 7:17:02 AM PST · by Gillibrand · 2 replies · 114+ views
    Catholic Church Conservation ^ | 4/12/2007 | Gillibrand
    An ultra-nationalistic Turkish group is seeking to stop a Mel Gibson film about the genocide of the Armenians with an e-mail campaign, the Turkish newspaper "Zaman" reported on Tuesday in its internet edition. The man behind the campaign....
  • The Armenian Case

    10/17/2007 9:53:46 PM PDT · by jdm · 17 replies · 116+ views
    Captain's Quarters ^ | October 17, 2007 | Ed Morrissey
    Over the last few days, I have criticized Congress for inexplicably deciding to enrage a key ally in the war on terror -- the nation through which our lines of communication pass to our troops in Iraq -- for a genocide that occurred almost a century ago. Putting Congressional idiocy aside for a moment, the fact is that the Armenians did suffer a terrible genocide by the Ottomans during World War I. Perhaps the best thoughts on this event unsurprisingly come from one of my best friends in the blogosphere, King Banaian at SCSU Scholars: That said, I have not...
  • Key Democrats oppose Armenian bill (including Reps. Murtha, Skelton)

    10/16/2007 5:00:34 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 30 replies · 65+ views
    Reuters on Yahoo ^ | 10/16/07 | Susan Cornwell
    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Key Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Tuesday joined Republicans to warn that a resolution calling the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks genocide could harm U.S. strategic interests. But despite the rebuff, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, a California Democrat, did not back away from plans to hold a full House vote sometime this year. Pelosi also came under more pressure from President George W. Bush, who had publicly criticized the resolution last week before it passed a House committee. Bush telephoned Pelosi on Tuesday and asked her not to bring the resolution to...
  • ADL local leader fired on Armenian issue (Genocide question sparked bitter debate)

    08/18/2007 5:42:01 AM PDT · by Momaw Nadon · 27 replies · 834+ views
    The Boston Globe ^ | Saturday, August 18, 2007 | By Keith O'Brien, Globe Staff
    The national Anti-Defamation League fired its New England regional director yesterday, one day after he broke ranks with national ADL leadership and said the human rights organization should acknowledge the Armenian genocide that began in 1915. The firing of Andrew H. Tarsy, who had served as regional director for about two years and as civil rights counsel for about five years before that, prompted an immediate backlash among prominent local Jewish leaders against the ADL's national leadership and its national director, Abraham H. Foxman. "My reaction is that this was a vindictive, intolerant, and destructive act, ironically by an organization...
  • Arrest outside Obama's hotel (On Drudge)

    07/04/2007 5:07:59 PM PDT · by Anti-Bubba182 · 72 replies · 1,768+ views
    The Politico ^ | 7-4-07 | Ben Smith
    OTTUMWA, IA -- Iowa police arrested a man outside the hotel where Barack Obama spent Tuesday night after the man was confronted by Obama's Secret Service detail. Ottumwa Police Lieutenant Tom McAndrew said Davit Zakaryan, of Cincinnati, Oh., was charged with illegally possessing a concealed knife more than 8 inches long after he was arrested for failing to produce a drivers license Wednesday morning. "We have no reason to think he was a threat at all," Lt. McAndrew said. Zakaryan, 24, in a white undershirt, was pacing outside his small, black car with Ohio license plates when Obama's security detail...
  • Turkish Islamists Face Christians' Death Trial

    04/22/2007 6:40:31 PM PDT · by blam · 7 replies · 640+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 4-23-2007 | Damien McElroy
    Turkish Islamists face Christians' death trial By Damien McElroy in Malatya, Turkey Last Updated: 12:54am BST 23/04/2007 A gang of suspected Islamic nationalists was facing the possibility of trial for the torture and murder of three Christians at a Bible publishers in Turkey last night after investigators called for their prosecution. A judge was considering whether the group - 11 men and one woman - should face trial after they were questioned for eight hours over the deaths of two Turks and a German, who were bound to chairs and had their throats slit in Malatya on Wednesday. As the...
  • Islamic Genocide, past & present

    01/01/2007 3:57:43 AM PST · by Posting · 1,227+ views
    Islamic Genocide, past & present The world was shocked at the Islamic Hitler: Mahmoud Ahmadinejad calling for certain nations to be "wiped off" (2005), however, we should remember the connection to past & present, genocide as an intergral part of radical Islam The Islamic Genocide plan! Genocide As non-Muslims they were also obligated to pay discriminatory taxes and denied ... Talaat, the principal architect of the Armenian genocide, was killed in ... genocide of hindus in India (a must read) - Islamophobia? Let’s Talk About Armenian Genocide The Brussels Journal, However, the acknowledgment of the Armenian genocide has...
  • French MPs Pass Armenian Genocide Bill

    10/12/2006 4:47:26 PM PDT · by blam · 4 replies · 272+ views
    The Guardian (UK) ^ | 10-12-2006 | Mark Tran
    French MPs pass Armenian genocide bill Mark Tran and agencies Thursday October 12, 2006 Guardian Unlimited (UK) Turks demonstrate outside the French consulate in Istanbul over France’s plans to make it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks after the first world war. Photograph: Reuters The French lower house of parliament today passed a bill making it a crime to deny that Armenians suffered genocide at the hands of Ottoman Turks after the first world war. Although the bill is unlikely to become law because the upper house, the Senate, has no plans...
  • Turkish to boycott election over Armenian 'genocide' (Holland)

    10/06/2006 7:08:10 AM PDT · by Eurotwit · 9 replies · 605+ views
    Expatica ^ | 5 October 2006 | Expatica
    AMSTERDAM — A large section of the Turkish community in the Netherlands is planning to boycott voting at the 22 November national elections. The director of Turkish lobby group IOT, Ahmet Azdural, said primarily young Turkish immigrants feel that the nation's political parties don’t listen to other opinions. Turkish voters are reacting to decisions from Labour PvdA and the Christian Democrat CDA to dump Turkish politicians from their candidate lists. The decision was taken after they refused to accept that genocide was committed in the mass murder of Armenians by Turkey in 1915. The controversy will cost the left-wing opposition...
  • World Watches In Silence As Azerbaijan Wipes Out Armenian Culture (ROP)

    05/29/2006 6:49:31 PM PDT · by blam · 20 replies · 864+ views
    The Art Newspaper ^ | 5-25-2006 | Lucian Harris
    World watches in silence as Azerbaijan wipes out Armenian cultureWestern governments have failed to condemn the destruction of a unique medieval cemetery by Azerbaijani soldiers By Lucian Harris | Posted 25 May 2006 Armenia says the Christian cemetery of Jugha, dating from the ninth to 16th centuries, has been completely destroyed by Azerbaijani soldiers. LONDON. A delegation of European members of Parliament was last month refused access to Djulfa, in the Nakhichevan region of Azerbaijan, to investigate reports that an ancient Armenian Christian cemetery has been destroyed by Azerbaijani soldiers. The delegation of ten MEPs from the commission on EU-Armenia...
  • New Martyrs of the East and Coming Trials in the West

    05/20/2006 6:36:41 AM PDT · by A. Pole · 8 replies · 1,502+ views
    The Chronicles Magazine ^ | Friday, May 19, 2006 | Srdja Trifkovic
    Persecution and martyrdom of Christians under 20th century totalitarianism - mainly of Russian Orthodox Christians under Bolshevism - is by far the greatest crime in all of recorded history. It is several times greater than the Holocaust in terms of innocent lives brutally destroyed. It has killed more Christians in a few decades than all other causes put together in all ages, with Islam a distant second as the cause of their death and suffering. And yet it still remains a largely unknown, often minimized, or scandalously glossed over crime. According to the respected and reliable OUP World Christian...
  • First body found at plane crash site

    05/02/2006 7:35:22 PM PDT · by ConservativeStatement · 4 replies · 497+ views
    MOSCOW (Reuters) - Rescue workers have found the first body at the place where an Armenian jet crashed into the sea off the southern coast of Russia, local media reported. Interfax news agency quoted its source as saying rescuers had found baggage, body parts, pieces of the shattered plane and floating oil at the site. The emergencies ministry said the plane was carrying 113 people, and gave no reason for the crash.
  • Medieval cemetery destroyed in border conflict (RoP alert & destruction of the Chistendom)

    04/23/2006 1:34:00 AM PDT · by CheyennePress · 5 replies · 509+ views
    The Australian ^ | April 26, 2006 | Jeremy Page
    A MEDIEVAL cemetery regarded as one of the wonders of the Caucasus has been destroyed in an act of cultural vandalism likened to the Taliban blowing up the Bamiyan Buddhas in Afghanistan in 2001. The Jugha cemetery was a unique collection of several thousand carved stone crosses on Azerbaijan's southern border with Iran. But after 18 years of conflict between Azerbaijan and its western neighbour, Armenia, it has been confirmed that the cemetery has vanished. The Institute for War and Peace Reporting, a London-based non-government organisation that supports independent journalism, said one of its staff had recently been to the...
  • Jerusalem Church leaders urge int’l community not to boycott Palestinians

    04/16/2006 6:45:00 AM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies · 560+ views
    Catholic News Agency ^ | April 13, 2006
    Jerusalem, Apr. 13, 2006 (CNA) - The 13 patriarchs and heads of Christian Churches in Jerusalem launched in their joint Easter message a powerful appeal for reconciliation between Israel and Palestine and called on the international community not to boycott the Palestinian people by stopping aid, reported AsiaNews. The Christian churches in the Holy Land—Orthodox, Armenian, Latin Catholic, Copt, Syriac, Anglican and Lutheran—will celebrate Easter on April 16 or 23. Their leaders call on their faithful to see the proximity in dates as a sign of the need for greater solidarity and shared witness of the resurrection of Jesus. “It...
  • The Price of Denial (I will post the article you asked for on ARMENIAN GENOCIDE)

    04/08/2006 9:40:38 AM PDT · by Guywithcat · 6 replies · 493+ views
    Weekly Standard ^ | 4/8/06 | Ellen Bork
    <p>IN ISTANBUL LAST OCTOBER, an acquaintance invited me to lunch with three participants in a conference of historians, journalists, and civil society activists that had recently been held at Bilgi University. Its subject was the fate of Armenians in Turkey during the early part of the 20th century.</p>
  • Armenian Furor Over PBS Plan for Debate

    02/28/2006 1:47:16 PM PST · by HaveGunWillTravel · 12 replies · 412+ views
    New York Times ^ | February 25, 2006 | RANDAL C. ARCHIBOLD
    LOS ANGELES, Feb. 24 — The Public Broadcasting Service's plan to show a debate after its documentary in April on the Ottoman Turks' massacres of Armenians has infuriated Armenian-Americans. The debate, which includes two people who deny that the massacre constituted genocide, has ignited an aggressive campaign against the network. This week, United States Representative Adam B. Schiff, Democrat of Pasadena, Calif., whose Southern California district includes parts of the largest ethnic Armenian population outside Armenia, asked colleagues to join him in a letter to the network condemning the program. A major Armenian lobbying group, the Armenian National Committee of...
  • Novelist goes on trial for insulting Turkey

    12/16/2005 2:09:06 AM PST · by vimto · 20 replies · 471+ views
    Times on-line ^ | 12/16/05 | Times on-line and agencies
    Europe Times Online December 16, 2005 Orhan Pamuk during a press conference at Frankfurt’s international book fair (Thomas Lohnes/AFP/Getty Images) Novelist goes on trial for insulting Turkey By Times Online and agencies Orhan Pamuk, Turkey’s best-known novelist, goes on trial today on charges of insulting his country’s national identity. Pamuk, often mentioned as a Nobel Prize candidate, will be tried for telling a Swiss newspaper in February: "30,000 Kurds and one million Armenians were killed in these lands, and nobody but me dares to talk about it." Human rights groups have harshly criticised Turkey for trying to prosecute a leading...
  • Author the Turks tried gag refuses to rewrite history

    12/10/2005 1:46:51 AM PST · by vimto · 4 replies · 339+ views
    The Times ^ | Dec 10th 2005 | Suna Erdem
    The Times December 10, 2005 Author the Turks tried gag refuses to rewrite history From Suna Erdem in Istanbul DAYS before he goes on trial for publicly discussing his country’s slaughter of a million Armenians by Ottoman Turks, Orhan Pamuk, the most prominent Turkish writer, sounds anything but repentant. The Turkish Government is afraid to stand up to a nationalist old guard, he told The Times. It is concealing information from its people. It is making only cosmetic reforms of repressive laws to win membership of the European Union. He said: “I am a writer. It is humiliating to live...
  • Armenian among those marking sad anniversary (Haunted by Genocide)

    08/08/2005 6:08:44 PM PDT · by Coleus · 8 replies · 585+ views
    North Jersey Newspapers ^ | 04.15.05 | CATHERINE HOLAHAN
    Armenian among those marking sad anniversary    Rahan Kachian, 94, is haunted by painful memories of the 1915 Armenian massacre in Turkey. ORADELL - Ninety years later, Rahan Kachian still has the nightmares. In the daylight, she is healthy and happy. The horrors of her youth in Turkey are memories. But at night, she is five years old again. Burying the remains of her beheaded father in the family vineyard. Running. Watching strangers burn churches filled with people. Hiding between mattresses. Seeing her 2-year-old brother, Kourken, die of starvation. "I was 5 years old but I remember," said Kachian, 94,...

    04/20/2005 11:08:19 AM PDT · by lizol · 3 replies · 364+ views
    ACKNOWLEDGEMENT OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE HONORS POLAND 20.04.2005 08:06 /PanARMENIAN.Net/ The acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide honors Poland, Archimandrite of Krakow Monastery Tadeush Isahakian-Zalezski told PanARMENIAN.Net correspondent. The Polish Sejm has acknowledged the Armenian Genocide in spite of the claims of the Turkish Embassy in Poland and the letter of Deputy Foreign Minister of Poland Jan Truschchinski written last year and urging not to convey a public response to the establishment of a khachkar (cross-stone) in Krakow, as well as the scandalous behavior of some Polish politicians. In the words of Tadeush Isahakian-Zalezski, the day of acknowledgement of the Armenian Genocide...
  • Turkey probes official who ordered novelist's books destroyed (Mentioned Armenian Holocaust)

    04/07/2005 12:21:23 AM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies · 274+ views
    Middle East Times ^ | March 31, 2005
    ANKARA -- The Turkish interior ministry is investigating an official who ordered the seizure and destruction of works by novelist Orhan Pamuk for making a reference to the massacre of Armenians, the Anatolia news agency said on Wednesday. Pamuk, author of several novels including My Name Is Red, The White Castle and The New Life, caused an outcry when he said in an interview with a Swiss newspaper that "1 million Armenians were killed in Turkey". The statement appeared to contradict official denials of an Armenian genocide. Furious at the remark, deputy governor Mustafa Altinpinar of Sutculer in the Mediterranean...