Finally. The Israeli Knesset is moving towards officially recognizing the massacre of over one and half million Armenians in Turkey by the Muslims as a "genocide." If not the Jews, then who? The Jewish people had close to half their people annihilated in the holocaust. The Armenian genocide was Hitler's template. And Hitler's ally, the leader of the Muslim world, the Mufti al-Husseini, was an Ottoman Empire Officer during the Armenian genocide.
On December 8, 1938, Lord Harlech said this of the Muslim Mufti of Jerusalem in a debate in the House of Lords: "He was a Turkish Staff officer --- and incidentally a Turk who knew him thought he was the blackest-hearted man in the Middle East."
In "Ambassador Morgenthau's Story" by Henry Morgenthau, he wrote:
"My only reason for relating such dreadful things as this is that, without the details, the English-speaking public cannot understand precisely what this nation is which we call Turkey. . . I am confident that the whole history of the human race contains no such horrible episode as this. [Written, of course, before the Holocaust.]. . . [The Armenian atrocities] were the product of religious fanaticism and most of the men and women who instigated them sincerely believed that they were devoutly serving their Maker." (page 221)(CBS) The Ottoman Turks developed a template, which according to genocide scholars, was later adopted by the Nazis.
"Most dramatically we have Adolf Hitler saying eight days before invading Poland in 1939, 'Who today, after all, speaks of the annihilation of the Armenians?' Hitler was inspired by the Armenian extermination. You know, it made him think, 'Well, sure you know, you can get rid of a hated minority group and if you're powerful and your side wins, that event will never get recorded,'" Balakian explained.
Obama campaigned on this and promised to designate the Armenian genocide a genocide, but of course he was just flapping his tongue. He prefers ....."great atrocities."
MKs ranging from Shas to Meretz take stand to speak in favor of officially recognizing massacres that killed an estimated 1.5 million Armenians.
Shortly before the one year anniversary of the Free Gaza Flotilla that marked a low point in Israel-Turkey relations, the Knesset made history Wednesday afternoon when it held its first open discussion on recognition of the Armenian genocide.
With a number of Armenian religious and lay leaders watching in the visitors’ gallery, MKs ranging from Shas to Meretz took the stand to speak in favor of officially recognizing the series of massacres and deportations that killed an estimated 1.5 million Armenians in the years during and shortly after World War I.
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Who cares with the newly islamacized Turkey thinks anymore.
It't time the free world starts speaking candidly and openly about the hundreds of millions slaughtered in jihadi wars.
Previous Atlas posts on the Armenian genocide here: Armenian Genocide: Jihad in Turkey