A century later, 1.5 million murdered Armenian Christians still haunt modern Turkey by Jonathon Van Maren (Lifesite News – USA)
h/t Stephen Neil
On the hundredth anniversary of one of the most under-reported crimes in history, it is worth reading one man’s quest to find the truth.
To this day, the Turks vehemently deny any such atrocity ever took place. Similar to “Kristallnacht” (the night of the broken glass) in the infancy of Nazi Germany, the Armenians living in Turkey suffered “Red Sunday“. Much like Josef Goebbels, Hitler’s Minister of Propaganda, all was done by the Turks to cover the crime.
Goebbels stated: “If you tell a lie big enough and keep repeating it, people will eventually come to believe it. The lie can be maintained only for such time as the State can shield the people from the political, economic and/or military consequences of the lie. It thus becomes vitally important for the State to use all of its powers to repress dissent, for the truth is the mortal enemy of the lie, and thus by extension, the truth is the greatest enemy of the State.”
As Van Maren leads us through his journey of discovery we learn that it all began in April of 1915. He well saw how the state, shielded the people from the lie.
It began on April 24, 1915 when Minister of the Interior Talaat Pasha gave the fateful order and hundreds of Armenians were hunted down throughout the city. It was intended as a “decapitation strike” to devastate the Armenian leadership with a single blow.
Of course investigation would be required to see why the Christian Armenian community was selected by the “Minister of the Interior, Talaat Pasha”. Does this sound in effect like a page torn out from today’s news, and that of our recent past? Could there be a war going on to this day; just another battle for supremacy in the Middle East? I suspect so. I’m quite sure our readers would agree.
The old joke goes, “Denial isn’t a river in Egypt”, but the complete and utter cover up of one of the 20th Century’s most heinous crimes in Turkey goes without parallel and is no joke. Even the Germans admit what Hitler’s Third Reich was guilty of, but not so with the Turks.
I asked our guide how long the Blue Mosque (the location of the prison where the murders began) has sent the call to prayer out over the city. Centuries, she replied. Without a break? Even during the First World War? I asked. Yes, she nodded emphatically.
The destruction of the Armenian people was savage and systematic. Muslims who were caught sheltering Armenians were told they would share in the same fate: They were shot in front of their houses, which were then burned down. One Muslim leader, Cevdet Bey, became known as “the Angel of Destruction” for the massacres that he ordered and perpetrated on the Armenians of the Eastern provinces.
What we see today, is the extension of two cultures in a literal clash of civilizations. One truly is a religion of peace, where the other (if you read the entire verse of the Quran) is a “religion of peace” (and I paraphrase) – but only to “like minded” Muslims. This last part is selectively removed by the Left and their apologists.
This first holocaust of the 20th Century is still today much debated and very poorly known about in the Western world. Reading this article will educate you and hopefully make you realize what a danger today’s politically correct crowd truly is.
We should all look back and say once more – “Never Again”, but will we?