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  • The Imperial Kitchen (Ottoman History)

    09/17/2013 11:01:09 AM PDT · by mojito · 12 replies
    Lapham's Quarterly ^ | Summer 2011 | Jason Goodwin
    ...Set on the first of the city’s seven hills, overlooking the Bosporus and the Asian coast, Topkapi Palace was home to the Ottoman sultans from shortly after the conquest in 1453 until the nineteenth century. It is not a typical castle or stately home. The Turks were firstly nomads, and Topkapi most resembles an encampment in stone, a collection of fossilized tents and open spaces. A wit once remarked that it looked as if it had been shaken out of a bag. But what thrilled foreign visitors to the marrow during the Ottoman period was the human architecture of the...
  • The U.S. Helps Reconstruct the Ottoman Empire

    05/29/2013 9:31:33 PM PDT · by george76 · 31 replies
    Gatestone Institute ^ | May 29, 2013 | Robert E. Kaplan
    Each of these United States military interventions occurred in an area that had been part of the Ottoman Empire, and where a secular regime was replaced by an Islamist one. So far, the German policy of keeping hidden its leadership role in its attempt to reconstitute the Ottoman Empire has succeeded. Since the mid-1990s the United States has intervened militarily in several internal armed conflicts in Europe and the Middle East: bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of Izetbegovic's Moslem Regime in Bosnia in 1995, bombing Serbs and Serbia in support of KLA Moslems of Kosovo in 1999, bombing Libya's...
  • The Christian Genocide by Ottoman Muslims that Was Praised by Hitler

    05/22/2013 3:04:41 PM PDT · by Enza Ferreri · 8 replies
    Enza Ferreri Blog ^ | 22 May 2013 | Enza Ferreri
    Interesting article on the website of Middle East and Islam scholar Raymond Ibrahim, written by Ralph H. Sidway, Orthodox Christian researcher and writer, author of the book Facing Islam: What the Ancient Church has to say about the Religion of Muhammad. The piece is important because it examines, among other things, the Orthodox Church clergy's little-discussed role in the liberation of Greece from Ottoman rule, and because it may help to reduce the gap among the different Christian Churches and denominations that can be an obstacle to a unified Christian response to persecution and common enemies. The article, alliteratively entitled Assassination Plot Points...
  • Mideast caliphate storm clouds darken

    03/23/2013 10:06:10 AM PDT · by Perseverando · 4 replies
    WND ^ | March 22, 2013 | Joel Richardson
    Exclusive: Joel Richardson notes Turkey official's flip-flop in support of neo-Ottomanism Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu calls for a new regional neo-Ottoman order For the past several years, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, the chief architect of Prime Minister Erdogan’s ruling Islamist Justice and Development Party, has repeatedly denied the Turkish government’s regional “neo-Ottoman” plans. In 2009, Davutoglu determinedly repudiated all claims that he was leading Turkey back to the Ottoman era. Against the mounting charges made by various political analysts and journalists, the FM protested, “When others use [this term], I have always warned that we do not count it...
  • Honoring fearless Montenegro on the 100th anniversary of the beginning of the First Balkan War

    10/08/2012 3:05:22 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 5 replies ^ | October 8, 2012 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Beautiful Montenegro Source: Aleksandra's Note: In the beginning of the first decade of the twentieth century, the Prime Minister of Serbia began talks with the other Balkan nations of Bulgaria, Greece and Montenegro. When a pro-Russian government was formed in Bulgaria in March 1911, these talks became serious and evolved into a series of secret treaties. On March 13, 1912 a pact was signed between Serbia and Bulgaria. The plan was to jointly attack the Turks as soon as it was feasible to do so. On May 29, a military convention was signed between Bulgaria and Serbia, thus formalizing...
  • The Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks: The First Academic Publication on the Greek Genocide

    05/26/2012 2:15:18 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 14 replies
    Modern Tokyo Times ^ | May 6, 2012 | Boutros Hussein and Lee Jay Walker
    Book Review of The Genocide of the Ottoman GreeksStudies on the State Sponsored Campaign of Extermination of the Christians of Asia Minor (1912-1922) and Its Aftermath: History, Law, Memory Edited by Tessa Hofmann, Matthias Bjørnlund and Vasileios Meichanetsidis ORDERS: Caratzas web site: BOOK REVIEW by Modern Tokyo TimesThe Genocide of the Ottoman Greeks ( is a book which digs deep into the deplorable actions of the dying embers of the Ottoman Empire and the foundation of the Turkish Republic which systematically annihilated various Christian communities. These various Christian communities were the indigenous people and suffered such brutality because of...
  • The Battle of Broken Hill

    10/20/2011 6:05:16 PM PDT · by FritzG · 5 replies
    Smithsonian Mag ^ | 20 Oct 2011 | Mike Dash
    The Turkish flag flown, and rifles used, by Gool Mohammed and Mullah Abdullah during the Battle of Broken Hill, January 1, 1915.The war seemed a very long way away to the citizens of Broken Hill that January 1.It was the height of the southern summer, and the Australian silver-mining town baked in the outback desert heat, 720 miles from Sydney and half a world away from the mud and blood of the Western Front. The First World War was less than five months old, and only a fool would have accused the hardened miners of Broken Hill of lacking patriotism,...
  • Radical Islamists Trying to Take Over Temple Mount

    07/29/2011 3:19:41 AM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 28/7/11 | David ben Yaakov
    On the 90th anniversary of the fall of the Ottoman Empire, the vast Islamic Caliphate regime which fell in 1921 after WWI, thousands of members of the Radical Islamist organization Hizb ut-Tahrir rallied on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem. They called for Muslims to unite and embrace the Caliphate rulership once more. Video The rally took place in early July. Demonstrators flew banners bearing inscriptions such as “The Ummah (Muslims) Want Muslim Caliphates.” A giant banner was put up in the Al Aksa mosque courtyard on the Temple Mount. Other banners said “No to Democracy, Yes to Caliphates". The crowd...
  • Why the Crimean War Matters

    07/11/2011 11:18:33 AM PDT · by Palter · 6 replies
    The New York Times ^ | 08 July 2011 | GARY J. BASS
    The Crimean War was the first major war to be covered by professional foreign correspondents, who reported on the disastrous blundering of commanders and the horrors of medical treatment at the battlefront. Today, we remember fragmentary stories: the charge of the Light Brigade, symbolizing the blundering; Florence Nightingale, for the medical treatment. But the real war has faded away, eclipsed by the two vastly worse world wars that were to come. Still, the Crimean War — in which three-quarters of a million soldiers and untold multitudes of civilians perished — shattered almost four decades of European peace. It inflamed Russia’s...
  • A legacy of violence

    03/02/2011 1:11:52 PM PST · by forty_years · 3 replies ^ | 3/2/2011 | Efraim Karsh
    ... In the long history of the Islamic empire, the wide gap between delusions of grandeur and the forces of localism would be bridged time and again by force of arms, making violence a key element of Islamic political culture. No sooner had the prophet Muhammad died than his successor, Abu Bakr, had to suppress a widespread revolt among the Arabian tribes. Twenty-three years later, the head of the umma, Caliph Uthman ibn Affan, was murdered by disgruntled rebels; his successor, Ali ibn Abi Talib, was confronted for most of his reign with armed insurrections, most notably by the governor...
  • Ottoman Soldiers' Remains Found Near Nablus (Blame the British; Oops it Didn't Work)

    10/02/2010 9:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies
    Ynet ^ | 09.30.10
    Eighteen troops belonging to Ottoman Empire found in West Bank cave some 92 years after their deaths The remains of 18 soldiers belonging to the Ottoman Empire have been found in the West Bank, the Turkish TRT and Palestinian Ma'an news agencies reported Thursday. According to the reports, the soldiers' remains were found in a cave near Nablus, some 92 years after their deaths. Preliminary results yielded by the remains indicate that they were killed by British soldiers in 1918. The rare findings prompted the Nablus authorities to order a funeral march to be held in the soldiers' honor Friday,...
  • 175 years To Muslims attack on Jews in Hebron Israel "Palestine" - July 1835

    07/23/2010 1:02:10 PM PDT · by PRePublic · 8 replies
    July, 1835, Muslims Attack Jews in Hebron (Israel ("Palestine")Tammuz - This Day in Jewish History - OU.ORG Druse Arabs attacked the Jews of Tzfat, 1838. [16 Tammuz] ... Jews of Hebron were attacked by Arabs, 1835. Palestine 1913 Event - Arabs attack Jewish community of Rechovot Palestine ... 1835 Event - Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine ... Today in Palestine History 1835-07-25 - Ibrahim Pasha's army attacks Jewish settlers of Hebron Palestine... In 5594 (1834), Hebron met with a heavy calamity, since it was taken by storm on the 28th day of Tamuz...
  • Turkey's Forgotten War

    07/11/2010 4:54:47 AM PDT · by gusopol3 · 3 replies · 1+ views
    Asharq Alawsat ^ | July 9, 2010 | Amir Taheri
    Within the past two years Turkey has started reshaping its foreign policy in the hope of finding a greater role in its natural geopolitical habitat which includes the Middle East. However, Ankara would not be able to play a leadership in the region while it continues bombing Iraqi territory. Nor would Ankara's profession of anger at the way Israel treats the Gaza population sound sincere when Turkey's ethnic Kurds continue to be treated with less consideration that a modern democracy should offer its citizens. It is, perhaps, time for Erdogan Pasha to start thinking the unthinkable.
  • June 28 St. Vitus Day - The Epic Battle between Christianity and Islam / The Legacy of Kosovo

    06/28/2010 5:08:50 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies ^ | June 28, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic /
    Aleksandra's Note: June 28th is one of those days that history never forgets. Although most of the world will know that date as being the anniversary of the act in Sarajevo, Bosnia that lit the fuse of World War I in 1914, for the Christian Serbians this date will always mark the anniversary of a monumental battle between Christianity and Islam on a field in Kosovo in 1389. Today is a day to honor the incredible sacrifice the Serbs made that one single day, so long ago, in the name of Christianity. They were truly the true believers.What a race...
  • Anniversary of the Christian Serbian Revolution against the Moslem Turk occupiers

    04/24/2010 6:16:26 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 18 replies · 360+ views ^ | April 24, 2010 | Aleksandra Rebic / "Didzoni"
    On April 23, 2010, Serbia marked 195 years since the Second Serbian Uprising. The First and Second Serbian uprisings against the Ottoman Turks were critical milestones in Serbian history. After several centuries of being ruled by the Turks who occupied the Serbian lands, beginning with the Battle of Kosovo in 1389, the Serbs, with their successful uprisings against the Moslem Ottomans, were on their way to establishing their modern Serbian statehood and winning back their independence. This excellent video with English subtitles presents the history of the Christian Serbians' revolution against their Moslem occupiers. And the music accompanying the video...
  • Obama Declines to Call Armenian Mass Killings a Genocide

    04/24/2010 10:49:23 AM PDT · by Marty62 · 32 replies · 717+ views
    Fox ^ | Updated April 24, 2010 | Fox via AP
    President Obama again declined to call the deaths of 1.5 million Armenians during World War I a genocide, instead on Saturday painting the massacre as "one of the worst atrocities" of the 20th century and "a devastating chapter" in history. In a statement issued as he and first lady Michelle Obama spent a weekend getaway here in western North Carolina, the president marked the 95th anniversary of the start of the slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks with strong words but intently avoided branding it genocide.
  • Palestinians benefit as Israel-Turkey ties sour

    04/06/2009 8:40:11 AM PDT · by forkinsocket · 6 replies · 324+ views
    The National ^ | March 25. 2009 | Jonathan Cook
    JERUSALEM // A legal battle being waged by Palestinian families to stop the takeover of their neighbourhood in East Jerusalem by Jewish settlers has received a major fillip from the recent souring of relations between Israel and Turkey. After the Israeli army’s assault on the Gaza Strip in January, lawyers for the families were given access to Ottoman land registry archives in Ankara for the first time, providing what they say is proof that title deeds produced by the settlers are forged. On Monday, Palestinian lawyers presented the Ottoman documents to an Israeli court, which is expected to assess their...
  • [Vanity] [Book] The Wars of the Barbary Pirates

    11/23/2008 6:32:49 AM PST · by CE2949BB · 15 replies · 1,949+ views
    Osprey Publishing ^ | 11/23/08 | CE2949BB
    The Wars of the Barbary PiratesEssential Histories #66Osprey Introduction Most Americans are unaware that, as a young republic, their nation fought a war with the Barbary pirates, the North African corsairs who plied the waters of the Mediterranean at the turn of the 19th century in search of ships to loot and men to enslave. This is perhaps not surprising, for the wars were conducted on a small scale, over a short period of time, and at a considerable distance from American shores. They were, moreover, the product of one of the most inglorious – even degrading – episodes in...
  • Church website trashed by Islamic hackers [return of the Ottoman Empire]

    09/02/2008 10:43:23 AM PDT · by NYer · 7 replies · 258+ views
    Illawarra Mercury ^ | September 2, 2008 | BRETT COX
    AN Islamic organisation warning of the return of an empire founded 700 years ago has hacked into the website of a Wollongong church and published disturbing images and messages. For several days, anyone who visited the website of Wollongong's Wesley Church was greeted by anti-war messages flanked by pictures of the Turkish flag, masked soldiers and an image of US President George W Bush with a cross over his face. While the text on the website was not in English, other websites on the internet hacked by the same group, AdReNaLin, identified those responsible as "sons of the Ottoman...
  • Imagining the east

    06/03/2008 1:43:16 PM PDT · by forkinsocket · 1 replies · 101+ views
    New Statesman ^ | 29 May 2008 | Rachel Aspden
    Once dismissed as imperialist fantasies about the Muslim world, British orientalist paintings are once again becoming popular. Their exotic visions tell us much about the social and cultural history of Victorian Britain A snake writhes over the desert sands that half submerge the Sphinx. A crafty merchant examines a coin presented by two anxious, veiled customers. Heavily laden camels kneel at an encampment. Bored, gorgeously clad concubines lounge in the secret depths of a harem. The British orientalist paintings of Tate Britain's forthcoming exhibition "The Lure of the East" are colourful, exotic, often technically brilliant. But they are also controversial,...
  • Turkey to erect Ottoman memorial in Jerusalem (East of Temple Mount)

    11/05/2007 9:57:07 AM PST · by Squidpup · 5 replies · 140+ views ^ | November 4, 2007 | TurkishPress
    JERUSALEM - Turkey`s government is to erect a memorial for its fallen soldiers from the Ottoman era near Islam`s third holiest site in Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa mosque compound, a senior official said on Thursday. "We allowed the Turkish government to build a memorial for the Ottoman soldiers in Jerusalem," Azzam al-Khattib, the head of the Waqf which oversees Muslim religious sites, told AFP. The memorial will be built outside the walls of Jerusalem`s Old City, several metres east of the bitterly contested holy site known to Muslims as the Al-Haram Al-Sharif and to Jews as the Temple Mount, Judaism`s holiest...
  • Bill to Condemn Genocide in Jeopardy (Pelosi ploy failing)

    10/17/2007 6:10:47 AM PDT · by teddyballgame · 109 replies · 1,025+ views
    AP ^ | 10/17/07 | ANNE FLAHERTY
    WASHINGTON (AP) — A House vote to label the century-old deaths of Armenians as genocide was in jeopardy Tuesday after several Democrats withdrew their support and sounded alarms it could cripple U.S. relations with Turkey. The loss of support is a major setback to House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other Democratic leaders on Capitol Hill, who have fiercely defended the resolution to Republicans and the Bush administration as a moral imperative in condemning the World War I-era killings of up to 1.5 million Armenians by Ottoman Turks. President Bush called Pelosi on Tuesday to ask her not to call for...
  • Armenians Are Hot

    10/16/2007 4:42:10 AM PDT · by Renfield · 32 replies · 2,607+ views
    American Spectator ^ | 10-16-07 | Alec Mouhibian
    I never thought the day would come. But here it is! Being an Armenian -- like playing women's basketball at Rutgers, losing money on Enron, and contracting AIDS in Africa before it -- is now relevant and topical. Hell, yes. I feel so damn temporarily important, and I wouldn't trade it for having sold steroids to sluggers or resisted arrest in Los Angeles or, for that matter, having rented storefront from Barney Frank. Bask, fellow Armenians! Bask. Ours is the world and all that's in it -- and, which is more, we'll have a hairy son. Lest you've been comatose...
  • Should The Islamic World Apologize For Slavery? Part One

    04/05/2007 5:58:24 PM PDT · by hripka · 26 replies · 1,545+ views
    Family Security Matters ^ | March 30, 2007 | Adrian Morgan
    Islam’s involvement in the black slave trade goes back over 14 centuries, back to its founder, Mohammed, who owned black slaves. Muslim slavers in North Africa also engaged in a red hot trade of white Christians. Read this fascinating, you-won’t-see-it-anywhere-else romp through reality by FSM Contributing Editor Adrian Morgan who explains what politically-correct history books conveniently ignore. (CAIR: care to apologize?) Should The Islamic World Apologize For Slavery? – Part One By Adrian Morgan For members of Britain's politically correct establishment, this week has been one of hand wringing and embarrassing gestures of self-abasement. On Saturday, March 24, a procession...
  • Lepanto, 1571: The Battle That Saved Europe

    12/30/2006 6:14:41 AM PST · by NYer · 26 replies · 3,000+ views
    Crisis Magazine ^ | December 2006 | H. W. Crocker III
    The clash of civilizations is as old as history, and equally as old is the blindness of those who wish such clashes away; but they are the hinges, the turning points of history. In the latter half of the 16th century, Muslim war drums sounded and the mufti of the Ottoman sultan proclaimed jihad, but only the pope fully appreciated the threat. As Brandon Rogers notes in the Ignatius Press edition of G. K. Chesterton’s poem “Lepanto”: Pope Pius V “understood the tremendous importance of resisting the aggressive expansion of the Turks better than any of his contemporaries appear to...
  • Armenian genocide monument destroyed in France

    10/14/2006 5:22:15 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 11 replies · 980+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/14/2006 | N/A
    PARIS (Reuters) - A bronze monument near Paris commemorating the 1915 massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks has been destroyed just two days after France's parliament passed a bill that would make it a crime to deny the genocide. A local member of the Armenian church in Chaville, a town near Paris, said the heavy bronze sculpture was wrenched off its pedestal late Friday night or early Saturday morning. "Police say it might have been stolen for the metal, but it seems too much of a coincidence that this should have happened just after parliament voted the Armenia bill," said...
  • Turkish army accuses Armenia, tensions rise

    10/13/2006 2:04:05 PM PDT · by a_Turk · 18 replies · 773+ views
    Reuters ^ | 10/13/2006 | N/A
    ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military said on Friday Armenian soldiers fired into its territory two days ago amid an escalation in tensions after France's passage of a law making it a crime to deny Armenians suffered genocide by Ottoman Turks. The powerful General Staff called on the Foreign Ministry to investigate the incident on the border on October 11, which it said caused no injuries or material damage. "Turkish soldiers came under harassing fire from Armenian territories on the Turkey-Armenia border on October 11, 2006," the Turkish General Staff said in a statement. Turkey closed its border with the ex-Soviet...
  • Why the suicide killers chose September 11

    09/10/2006 8:12:29 PM PDT · by BlackjackPershing · 71 replies · 3,856+ views
    The Guardian ^ | 10/3.2001 | Christopher Hitchens
    The search continues for the numinous or hieroglyphic significance of the date September 11. Believers in propaganda by deed, like Gavrilo Princip and Timothy McVeigh, usually choose to invest themselves with portentousness by selecting an anniversary that will freight their murder with meaning. Often, it is a date that only meant something to a very limited or arcane circle until its true value was unveiled to a stunned world. Thus Princip chose the date of Serbia's 14th century defeat in Kosovo and McVeigh chose the anniversary of Janet Reno's bloodbath at the Branch Davidian compound in Waco, Texas. I've also...
  • A PBS Documentary Makes Its Case for the Armenian Genocide, With or Without a Debate

    04/17/2006 6:24:18 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 12 replies · 720+ views
    New York Post ^ | April 17, 2006
    It is impossible to debate a subject like genocide without giving offense. PBS is supposed to give offense responsibly. And that was the idea behind a panel discussion that PBS planned to show after tonight's broadcast of "The Armenian Genocide," a documentary about the extermination of more than one million Armenians by the Turkish Ottoman Empire during World War I. The powerful hourlong film will be shown on most of the 348 PBS affiliate stations. But nearly a third of those stations decided to cancel the follow-up discussion after an intense lobbying campaign by Armenian groups and some members of...
  • Italy: Bishops want priest murdered in Turkey made a saint

    02/10/2006 7:22:47 AM PST · by Wiz · 5 replies · 233+ views
    AKI ^ | 2006 Feb 10
    Rome, 10 Feb. (AKI) - Cardinal Camillo Ruini, the head of the Italian Bishops' Conference (CEI), announced on Friday that Andrea Santoro, an Italian priest murdered in Turkey this week, should be made a saint. Addressing hundreds of mourners at Santoro's funeral in Rome's Saint John in Lateran basilica, Ruini in his homily said that all the Catholic Church's procedures for canonisation would be respected, though he was already convinced the priest was a martyr. "We will fully respect the laws and timeframes of the Church in the process of beatification and canonisation that I have in mind to open,"...
  • The enduring consequences of the First World War

    10/25/2005 12:52:35 PM PDT · by SuzyQ2 · 15 replies · 2,905+ views
    World Defense Review ^ | October 25, 2005 | Mark Dubowitz
    The struggle over Palestine, with contradictory promises made by Britain to both Jews and Arabs, fueled four Arab-Israeli wars, brought the US and Soviet Union to the brink of nuclear war during the 1973 Arab-Israeli war, contributed to the use of oil and terrorism as political weapons, and was used as a pretext (amongst others) for Islamists dedicated to Israel's and the West's destruction.
  • Hamlet Made a Muslim Prince in Post 9/11 Adaptation

    09/15/2005 1:51:00 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 11 replies · 1,545+ views
    Reuters ^ | Thu Sep 15, 2005 | Daria Sito-Sucic
    SARAJEVO (Reuters) - Hamlet has become a Muslim prince at the Ottoman court in an adaptation of Shakespeare's tragedy which its Bosnian director says reflects the world after the September 11, 2001 attacks on the United States. In possibly the biggest theater co-production the war-torn Balkans region has seen in some 20 years, Haris Pasovic is seeking to put "Hamlet" into a 21st Century setting. "One of the most important issues of the 21st century is the world's increased understanding of the Muslim issue following the September 11, 2001 attacks on New York," Pasovic, himself a Bosnian Muslim, told Reuters...
  • 322nd Anniversary of "The Battle of Vienna" (Polish king saves Europe from Islam)

    One of the most important battles of the 17th century was the Battle of Vienna, which was fought on September 12, 1683... This victory freed Europe from the Ottoman Turks and their invasions and secured Christianity as the main religion in all of Europe.
  • Turks worry US-Israeli pact may hurt their war procurement

    08/29/2005 2:11:29 AM PDT · by Wiz · 5 replies · 217+ views
    KBU News ^ | 2005 Aug 27
    A recent defense accord under which Israel pledges to consult with the United States in advance on arms exports to third countries may diminish the Jewish state's role as an attractive defense equipment supplier for Turkey and complicate future deals, analysts say. The document, signed Aug. 16 by U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld in Washington and Israeli Defense Minister Shaul Mofaz in Israel, aims to remove spats between the two close allies over Israel's arms sales -- mainly to China, which is seen as the United States' future strategic rival. Under the deal, Israel has agreed to inform the United...
  • ‘Kaide’ (‘Al-Qaeda’) Magazine Published Openly in Turkey

    08/10/2005 7:39:43 AM PDT · by Wiz · 16 replies · 393+ views
    MEMRI ^ | 2005 Aug 7
    The Turkish political weekly Tempo, along with some major Turkish daily newspapers including Milliyet,Aksam and Cumhuriyet, reported that the Islamist Turkish terrorist organization Great East Islamic Raiders Front (IBDA-C) [1] has begun publishing a new weekly, Kaide ("Al-Qaeda" in Turkish) which openly praises its namesake and idolizes Osama bin Laden. Kaide, which looks like an Al-Qaeda bulletin and includes all Al-Qaeda announcements, is published legally in Istanbul and sold at newsstands across Turkey. It is worth noting that according to Aksam, [2] Kaide is distributed by Yay-Sat, which is Turkey’s largest magazine-newspaper marketing and distribution network. Yay-Sat is owned by...
  • Hagia Sophia Petition(Restore as condition for EU membership for Turkey Petition. History Lesson)

    08/07/2005 11:42:58 AM PDT · by longtermmemmory · 12 replies · 1,417+ views ^ | August 2005 | Angeliki Papagika and partners
    If you believe in the just case that Hagia Sophia should be restored to its proper religious role as a church, for which it was built in the first place, then we ask you to support our petition to the EU Parliament that Turkey should not be admitted as a member of the European Community until it restores Hagia Sophia to its original purpose as a church and not a museum. We need a minimum of 1.000.000 signatures in order to force the European Union to consider this proposal seriously and debate it immediately as one of the conditions to...
  • Mohammed was a Thug & Fraud - (must read! - one of the best, short, accurate biographies EVER!)

    07/25/2005 8:07:19 PM PDT · by CHARLITE · 128 replies · 11,281+ views
    I recently set out to learn more about Islam. I had no agenda at the time except to broaden my knowledge on the subject. What I have learned sickened me. I had previously been accepting of the notion that Islam was a peaceful religion and that the Muslim terrorists who inflict so much pain and death around the world represented a fringe element outside of mainstream Islam. I was wrong. The Islamic deity, Allah, is a false god. While the term "Allah" does indeed carry the same meaning as "God," Mohammed's Allah is nothing more than a construct of a...
  • Turkey postpones conference on Christian Armenian killings

    05/26/2005 8:01:03 PM PDT · by Alex Marko · 4 replies · 291+ views
    EUOBSERVER / BRUSSELS - A conference questioning Turkey's official policy as regards the Armenian killings during World War I has been cancelled following pressure from the government. The conference entitled "Ottoman Armenians at decline of the empire. Scientific responsibility and issues of democracy" was to start on Wednesday (26 May) and would have given the floor to academics to discuss the Turkish position of denying the genocide. But Turkish Justice Minister Cemil Cicek said that the conference was "treason" and a "stab in the back of the Turkish people", according to international media. "We must end this treason, the spreading...
  • Turkish Community Warns Belgian Politicians About So-called Armenian Claims (What Atrocity?)

    05/08/2005 11:02:30 AM PDT · by sully777 · 9 replies · 452+ views
    BRUSSELS (AA) - Reactions of Turkish community to the resolution on the so-called Armenian genocide allegations, adopted by the Belgian parliament and sent to the Senate for approval, have increased in this country.      Some non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and political circles continue to warn the Belgian politicians, while efforts are under way to organize protest marches participated by large groups.      The resolution foresees that those who reject the so-called Armenian genocide shall be sentenced to up to a year imprisonment, and fined between 26-5,000 Euros.           -WARNING LETTER TO BELGIAN POLITICIANS-           A NGO named ``Anadolu`` (Anatolia)...
  • Gallipoli Marks 90th Anniversary

    04/24/2005 7:19:58 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies · 878+ views
    BBC ^ | Sunday, 24 April, 2005
    Leaders from Turkey, New Zealand, Australia and Britain have attended a ceremony to mark the 90th anniversary of the bloody WWI Gallipoli landings.A minute's silence was observed at the Turkish memorial on the Gallipoli peninsula on Sunday - the beginning of two days of events. Turkish jets performed an acrobatic display while battleships and frigate sailed past the Dardanelles. More than 100,000 died in the failed allied bid to win a foothold in Turkey. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said his country's "excellent relations" with Australia and New Zealand "provides a fresh breeze to the souls of all those...
  • Ottoman massacre of Armenians remembered across Europe

    04/24/2005 12:38:22 PM PDT · by Wiz · 2 replies · 235+ views
    AFP ^ | 2005 Apr 25
    PARIS (AFP) - The Armenian community in France and elsewhere in Europe held solemn masses, marches and memorials on Sunday to mark the 90th anniversary of mass killings by Ottoman Turks which a growing number of countries have recognised as a genocide. The Parisian landmark of Notre Dame cathedral hosted a requiem mass Sunday and many other gatherings took place across the city. Some 350,000 ethnic Armenians live in France. The mass was followed by a meeting at an Armenian monument where on Friday French President Jacques Chirac and Armenian President Robert Kocharian placed a wreath. French Socialist Party leader...
  • Turks Confront WWI Massacre of Armenians

    04/18/2005 11:04:21 AM PDT · by Wiz · 25 replies · 903+ views
    Associated Press via Yahoo! News ^ | 2005 Apr 18 | Louis Meixler
    ANKARA, Turkey - When a leading Turkish novelist said earlier this year that 1 million Armenians were murdered in his country during World War I, he broke a deep taboo. Three lawsuits were filed against Orhan Pamuk, accusing him of damaging the state. "He shouldn't be allowed to breathe," roared one nationalist group. In Istanbul, a school collected his books from students to return to him. On a news Web site, the vote ran 4-1 against him. Turkey's mass expulsion of Armenians during World War I — which Armenians say was part of a genocide that claimed 1.5 million lives...
  • Turkey Wins Removal Of Armenian Genocide From German Schools (Dhimmitude News)

    01/28/2005 8:05:46 AM PST · by yatros from flatwater · 20 replies · 713+ views
    Turkey Wins Removal Of Armenian Genocide From German Schools (dpa) - Pressure from Turkey has resulted in the removal of a reference to the Armenian genocide from a German school curriculum, reports said Wednesday. The eastern German state of Brandenburg has eliminated half a sentence on the Armenians included in ninth and tenth grade history classes after a Turkish diplomat complained to state Prime Minister Matthias Platzeck, the newspaper Die Welt reported. In a chapter entitled "War, Technology and Civilian Populations" the school book text said "for example, the genocide of the Armenians population of Anatolia." That passage has...
  • Playing for all Elgin Marbles

    08/01/2004 8:48:19 AM PDT · by Dog Gone · 86 replies · 1,265+ views
    Houston Chronicle ^ | August 1, 2004 | SUSAN NAGEL
    Dispute between Greece, England resumes with Olympics Games With the Olympic Games soon to open in Athens, one of the more bitter rivalries in history is set to resume, and it doesn't involve parallel bars or water polo. The Greek government is spending tens of millions of dollars on a museum atop the Acropolis in hopes that Britain will choose this occasion to return the Elgin Marbles, the elaborate sets of sculptures pried off the Parthenon and shipped to London two centuries ago. The British, unsurprisingly, have not complied. To understand why the sculptures mean so much to both...