The French Senate passed a genocide law. The bill makes it a criminal offence to deny that Turks committed genocide against Armenians. I don't believe in criminalizing free speech, but I do believe in the recognition of the islamic genocide against the Armenian Christians. Denying Islamic annihilationism is a crime against humanity.
Everybody ..... but America.
Under a hostile Obama administration, America is increasingly behind the curve in defense of freedom, freedom of speech, of freedom of conscience and equality of rights for all.
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. 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. Instead, President Barack Hussein calls them them....."great atrocities."
Kudos to France for speaking the truth out loud. Expect the ummah to riot, stomp, threaten and incite for jihad because the truth is exposed about this jihadi genocide. They have already begun "agitating" in France.
Thousands took to the streets of Paris on Saturday to demonstrate against the bill
The French Senate has approved a controversial bill that makes it a criminal offence to deny that genocide was committed by Ottoman Turks against Armenians during World War I.
Armenia says up to 1.5 million people died in 1915-16 as the Ottoman empire split. Turkey rejects the term genocide and says the number was much smaller.
The measure will now be sent to President Sarkozy for final approval.
The bill's passage in the lower house caused major tensions with Turkey.
Ankara froze ties with France after the vote last month and promised further measures if the Senate backed the proposal.
In the event the Senate approved the bill by 127 votes to 86.
The BBC's correspondent in Istanbul, Jonathan Head, says stronger Turkish measures could include the withdrawal of ambassadors and creating more barriers to French businesses in Turkey.
In the first reaction from Ankara, Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin condemned the bill.
"The decision made by the Senate is a great injustice and shows total lack of respect for Turkey," he told the CNN-Turk television channel.
The Turkish embassy in Paris warned that if President Sarkozy approved the bill, the damage done to relations between the two countries would be permanent.
"France is in the process of losing a strategic partner," Turkish embassy spokesman, Engin Solakoglu, told AFP news agency.
Armenia described the vote as "historic".
"This day will be written in gold not only in the history of friendship between the Armenian and French peoples, but also in the annals of the history of the protection of human rights worldwide," said Armenian Foreign Minister Edward Nalbandian, in a statement carried by AFP.
France formally recognised the killings as genocide in 2001, one of more than 20 countries which have done so.
The current bill means that anyone denying the deaths were genocide would face a jail term and a fine of 45,000 euros (£29,000; $58,000).
The bill was put forward by President Sarkozy's UMP party.
France has half a million citizens of Armenian descent, and correspondents say their votes may be important in this year's presidential elections.
Ahead of the vote, a spokesman for the French foreign ministry called for "calm," saying Turkey was a partner and a very important ally of France.
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