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  • The Young Turks Have a meltdown over questions on Armenian Genocide. (Ana and Cenk Lose it!)

    06/29/2017 8:18:00 AM PDT · by mainestategop · 7 replies
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WcWPkTcOvUw
  • Turkey: Kurdish Activist Arrested for Social Media Posts on Armenian Genocide

    05/30/2017 9:20:16 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 4 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | May 30, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Mukaddes Alataş, a Kurdish human rights activist from Diyarbakir, was recenly arrested for “being a member of a terror organization.” Her crime? She posted about the Armenian Genocide on social media and engaged in women’s rights activism.Mukaddes Alataş Alataş was detained in her home on May 11 after a police raid and was jailed after eight days in police custody.“The reason for her detention is her activities regarding human rights, women’s rights, and her social media posts about the Armenian Genocide,” said Eren Keskin, a leading human rights lawyer and co-head of the Human Rights Association (IHD). “Mukaddes worked as...
  • Czech Republic parliament recognizes Armenian Genocide

    05/03/2017 6:52:43 AM PDT · by george76 · 5 replies
    ANSA ^ | 26 April, 2017
    The Czech parliament approved on Tuesday a resolution recognizing the fact of the Armenian Genocide in 1915 in Ottoman Empire, Arka news agency reports. Czech President Milos Zeman called the killing of Armenians genocide as well. On the occasion of the anniversary, on 24th April, the president sent a letter to Barsega Pilavchian, the leader of the Armenian community in the Czech Republic.
  • Statement by President Donald J. Trump on Armenian Remembrance Day 2017

    04/25/2017 8:56:38 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 7 replies
    President Donald J. Trump ^ | April 24, 2017 | Donald J. Trump
    Today, we remember and honor the memory of those who suffered during the Meds Yeghern, one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20thcentury. Beginning in 1915, one and a half million Armenians were deported, massacred, or marched to their deaths in the final years of the Ottoman Empire. I join the Armenian community in America and around the world in mourning the loss of innocent lives and the suffering endured by so many. As we reflect on this dark chapter of human history, we also recognize the resilience of the Armenian people. Many built new lives in the United...
  • Turkey criticises Donald Trumps comments on Armenian Genocide

    04/25/2017 6:40:30 AM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 11 replies
    KOM News ^ | 25 April 2017 12:07 CEST | none stated
    US President Donald Trump (File photo). Turkeys Foreign Ministry has slammed comments made by US President Donald Trump on the 102. anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, saying it contained misinformation and false definitions.Speaking at a commemoration event on Monday, Donald Trump, using the Armenian term Meds Yeghern for the genocide said it was one of the worst mass atrocities of the 20th century.We must remember atrocities to prevent them from occurring again. We welcome the efforts of Turks and Armenians to acknowledge and reckon with painful history, which is a critical step toward building a foundation for a...
  • Wyoming Becomes 45th U.S. State to Recognize the Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2017 5:23:05 PM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 21, 2017
    In a letter dated April 21 and addressed to the Armenian National Committee of America Western Region (ANCA-WR), Wyoming Governor Matthew H. Mead has recognized the Armenian Genocide and praised the work of Armenian American grassroots. The atrocities of both the Armenian and Jewish Holocausts were unimaginable, reads Governor Meads letter, but it is important for all to rememberhistory must not repeat itself. ... I congratulate the Governor for his courageous stance on this moral issue amid lavish anti-Armenian lobbying in Wyoming, which has included all-inclusive junkets to the dictatorship of Azerbaijan by legislators across our nation, who should know...
  • Samantha Power: I am Sorry that .. Obama Administration did not Recognize the Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2017 1:33:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 30 replies
    Armenian Weekly ^ | April 24, 2017
    Former United States Ambassador to the United Nations (UN) publicly apologized for not properly acknowledging the Armenian Genocide during her tenure under the administration of U.S. resident Barack Obama. Almost every Armenian-American family was touched in some way by the genocide. Ongoing Turkish denial makes the genocide an open wound I am very sorry that, during our time in office, we in the Obama administration did not recognize the Armenian Genocide, Power said in a series of tweets. .... Power has faced much criticism for her silence on Obamas failure to recognize the Armenian Genocide, and had refused to publicly...
  • WHY EVERYONE MUST SEE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE MOVIE THE PROMISE

    04/21/2017 5:21:17 AM PDT · by SJackson · 29 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | APRIL 17, 2017 | BYUZAY BULUT
    Even today, Turkey does not allow dead Armenians to rest in peace. What is the most at is the most horrible crime against humanity in history? To Henry Morgenthau Sr., who served as the US ambassador to the Ottoman Empire between 1913 and 1916, it was the Armenian genocide. Morgenthau wrote in 1919: I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. The great massacres and persecutions of the past seem almost insignificant when compared to the sufferings of the Armenian race in 1915. Up to 1.5 million Armenians were wiped...
  • Thousands of Turkish trolls tank the new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' on IMDB [tr]

    04/19/2017 9:08:59 AM PDT · by C19fan · 22 replies
    UK Daily Mail ^ | April 19, 2017 | Ashley Collman
    The new Christian Bale film 'The Promise' won't be out in theaters until Friday, but it's IMDB rating has already been tanked by tens of thousands of one-star reviews. In the film, set at the end of the Ottoman Empire, Bale plays an Associated Press reporter covering the Armenian genocide. While the atrocities are largely considered to be the first genocide of the 20th century, Turkey still refuses to use the term in reference to the mass killing. After hearing the topic of the film, trolls organized on a Turkish message board similar to 4Chan or Reddit to protest the...
  • California Legislature Commemorates the 102nd Anniversary of the Armenian Genocide

    04/20/2017 6:26:29 AM PDT · by george76 · 10 replies
    Massis Post ^ | April 17, 2017
    Today, members of the California Legislature commemorated the 102nd anniversary of the Armenian Genocide, even as the United States of America continues to turn a blind eye to the genocide of 1.5 million Armenians. We commemorate the anniversary of the Armenian Genocide to remember the 1.5 million souls lost and to celebrate the Armenians contributions to California, stated Assembly member Adrin Nazarian. Through vigilance and education we can banish genocide to our history books. Armenian-Americans have not only survived, they have thrived and enriched the fabric of our communities. The genocide is about real people and real stories. For me...
  • Christian Bale talks importance of Armenian genocide film

    04/19/2017 8:11:13 PM PDT · by george76 · 43 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 19, 2017 | Mara Siegler
    the Armenian genocide, an event Turkey does not recognize. One and a half million people were killed in the most brutal fashion, and I knew nothing about it, and thats not uncommon ... The fact that this Armenian genocide happened and no one was ever held accountable may have provoked other genocides since. At least 26 countries recognize the deaths as genocide, but in Turkey it is reportedly illegal to bring up the event.
  • Armenian Genocide Library Opens in Washington

    04/07/2017 7:56:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 8 replies
    Massis Post ^ | April 6, 2017
    WASHINGTON, DC Historians and researchers studying the Armenian Genocide will have a chance to use over 5000 publications in the Armenian Genocide library in Washington, DC Voice of America reported. The opening ceremony of the Armenian National Institutes (ANI) Genocide library was held on April 5. The Armenian and English books presented here provide detailed information on the Armenian Genocide. ... Director of the Armenian Genocide Museum-Institute Hayk Demoyan also attended the library opening ceremony. He welcomed the creation of the library and the cooperation prospect with Armenia.
  • Turkey: The Last Armenian Woman in a Once-Christian Town

    02/19/2017 2:16:18 PM PST · by george76 · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | February 14, 2017 | Uzay Bulut
    Prior to the Armenian genocide of 1915, the Turkish southeastern town of Derik used to be an important center for Armenian and Assyrian/Syriac Christians. Today, only one Armenian woman remains: Yursalin Demirci. ... The Armenians of Derik were first subject to massacres and deportations in 1915. The remnant Armenians emigrated from Derik in later years due to various pressures. Because of these reasons, there is no longer an Armenian community in the town. The doors of the Surp (Saint) Kevrok Armenian Church were not opened at Christmas this year. And the church bell no longer rings. I miss the old...
  • Forgotten tragedy of Armenian genocide

    12/28/2016 5:18:15 AM PST · by rktman · 22 replies
    wnd.com ^ | 12/28/2016 | Bill Federer
    Theodore Roosevelt continued: Armenians have been butchered under circumstances of murder and torture and rape that would have appealed to an old-time Apache Indian. Wholesale slaughter of the Armenians. The crowning outrage has been committed by the Turks on the Armenians. I trust that all Americans worthy of the name feel their deepest indignation and keenest sympathy aroused by the dreadful Armenian atrocities. Historian Arnold Toynbee wrote: The Turks draft the criminals from their prisons into the Gendarmeri to exterminate the Armenian race. In 1913 the Turkish Army was engaged in exterminating the Albanians. Greeks...
  • The Steve Bannon I know (Catholic Vote Defends Bannon)

    11/18/2016 6:54:57 PM PST · by Mrs. Don-o · 5 replies
    Catholic Vote ^ | November 17, 2016 | Jason Jones
    You might not be surprised to learn some deep lessons about authentic Catholic social teaching from a conference at the Vatican. Except if that person you were learning them from was then the head of Breitbart.com, and is now Donald Trumps chief strategist. Thats right, Steve Bannonwho is now the victim of an appalling character smear by leftists and NeverTrump globalists in the GOPgave one of the most profound and enlightening talks in recent Vatican history in 2014. See The Stream for highlights. I myself am not surprised. Years before Bannon took over Breitbart.com, I met him at the Ritz...
  • Pelosis Most Dangerous Ploy

    10/15/2007 6:13:14 AM PDT · by vietvet67 · 40 replies · 142+ views
    Human Events ^ | 10/15/2007 | Jed Babbin
    Congressional Democrats anxious to force a withdrawal of American forces from Iraq are frustrated by their inability to muster a veto-proof majority for legislation that would establish a firm date for retreat. But what they cannot do directly they are now working hard to do indirectly. According to Defense Secretary Robert Gates, Incirlik Air Base near Adana, Turkey is the transshipment point for about 70% of all air cargo (including 33% of the fuel) going to supply US forces in Iraq. Included are about 95% of the new MRAP -- mine-resistant, ambush-protected -- vehicles designed to save the lives of...
  • Pope to Armenians: Never forget the genocide, but reconcile

    06/25/2016 12:19:04 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 26 replies
    Washington Post ^ | 06/25/2016 | Nicole Winfield and Avet Demourian 
    The world should never forget or minimize the Ottoman-era slaughter of Armenians, Pope Francis declared Saturday even as he urged Armenians to infuse their collective memory with love so they can find peace and reconcile with Turkey. Turkey, though, didnt budge. In its first reaction to Francis recognition of the 1915 genocide, Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli called the comments greatly unfortunate and said they bore the hallmarks of the mentality of the Crusades. Francis began his second day in Armenia by paying his respects at the countrys imposing genocide memorial and greeting descendants of survivors of the 1915...
  • Germany declares 1915 Armenian killings a "genocide"

    06/02/2016 6:38:25 AM PDT · by george76 · 36 replies
    CNN ^ | June 2, 2016 | Sheena McKenzie
    The German parliament has passed a symbolic resolution recognizing the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as a "genocide." The resolution was passed with a "striking majority" said President of the German Bundestag Norbert Lammert, with only one politician voting against it and one abstaining. Between 600,000 and 1.5 million Armenians, and other minorities, are estimated to have been killed by what was then-Ottoman Turkey during World War One. ... Germany's resolution is likely to place a strain on relations between Berlin and Ankara, and follows a recent migrant deal between Turkey and the European Union, in which Germany...
  • Turkey says German vote on Armenian 'genocide' a 'test of friendship'

    06/02/2016 1:33:57 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 15 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 2/6/16
    German lawmakers' planned vote to recognize the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman forces as genocide, will test the "friendship" between Berlin and Ankara, Turkey said Thursday, according to AFP. The resolution "will amount to a real test of the friendship" between the two nations, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. "Some nations that we consider friends, when they are experiencing trouble in domestic policy attempt to divert attention from it," he said at a meeting of his Justice and Development Party (AKP). "This resolution is an example of that." He stopped short of threatening Germany with political and economic retaliation,...
  • The only promise that Barack Hussein Obama has actually kept

    04/07/2016 3:53:21 AM PDT · by markomalley · 18 replies
    Shoebat ^ | 4/7/16
    We are five days away from fundamentally transforming America ALL OF A SUDDEN All of a sudden, Islam is now taught in schools. Christianity, prayer, and the bible are banned in schools. All of a sudden, we must allow Muslim prayer rugs everywhere and allow for Islamic prayer in schools, airports and businesses. All of a sudden, we must stop serving pork in prisons because Muslims dont eat it. All of a sudden, we are inundated with lawsuits from Muslims who are offended by American culture. All of a sudden, we must allow Muslim burkas to be worn...