Racist Islamic (“moderate”) Turkey massacred around 4 million – since its 1920s formation
Who on earth is racist-Islamic Turkey to “intervene” for guilty Palestinian Arabs? Turkey massacred over 3.5 million [http://c-spanvideo.org/appearance/596353590] Christians (Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks as an anti Christian Jihad and as a racist fascist Turkification) and around 360,000 Kurds. ( 250,000 in 1925-8 [http://web.archive.org/web/20110605095156/http://weekly.ahram.org.eg/1998/403/re6.htm] 70,000 in Dersim massacre 1937-8 [http://todayszaman.com/news-296283-dersim-massacre-monument-to-open-next-month.html]; 40,000 since 1984 [http:://af.reuters.com/article/worldNews/idAFBRE88M08420120923]).
Islamic Ottoman and Kemalis/Young Turks geocode of Christians: between 2.7 million and over 3.5 million
Sources for figure 2.7 million:
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RELIGIOUS PERSECUTION IN THE MIDDLE EAST; FACES OF THE PERSECUTED
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Christians of the Near East are the indigenous inhabitants of the
countries of the region. Their Christianity was not imported by Western
colonial movements or missionaries. In most parts of the Near East the
Christian culture predates the expansion of the Islamic empire by seven
centuries. Today that population, now a minority in all countries of
the Near East, is at risk of extinction. The ministry, Open Doors, has
reported dramatic changes in the Christian population of the Middle
East since 1900. In 1900, the average Christian percentage of the
general population in the countries of the Near East was over 20%.
Today it is only 7%. The most dramatic changes have occurred in Turkey.
Here the Christian population has dropped from 22% to .15% due to this
century’s first genocide in which 1.5 million Armenians and 750,000
Assyrians lost their lives in 1918. Today Turkey has a secular
constitution, but it has recently begun to feel the pressure of
Islamists to return to an Islamic law based society. In Lebanon, the
only country with a Christian majority population prior to 1980, the
Christians comprised 67% of the population at the beginning of the
century. Today it is 40%. In the Holy Land, the Christian population is
estimated to be 125,000 or 1.8% of the population of Israel as compared
to 2.3 million Muslims or 34.3% of the population. In every country of
the Near East the Christian population has decreased.
Sweden: Parliament Approves Resolution on Armenian Genocide
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16 Mar 2010 – According to an Assyrian news agency, 1.5 million Armenians, 750,000 Assyrians, and 500,000 Greeks died as a result of the genocide.
Conference on Assyrian Genocide to Be Held in Armenia
23 Mar 2012 – It is estimated that 750,000 Assyrians were killed in World War one (75%), 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians. The conference, titled Assyrian Genocide (1914-1923) and its Consequences in the Modern World, …
Assyrian Universal Alliance (AUA) – Australia Region. August 16, 2012.
Member, Unrepresented Nations and Peoples Organization (UNPO)
“Millions of indigenous ethnic souls perished as a result of the savagery of the Ottoman Turks. As a result of this genocide, the Assyrians lost all their territories within the borders of modern Turkey. At least 750,000 Assyrians, 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Greeks from the Pontos region and many others were exterminated in unbelievable horror scenes of massacres and deportations, and hundreds of thousands of children and women were abducted and forced into Turkification and Islamisation,” said Mr. Shahen.
Turkish High School History Book Portrays Assyrians as Traitors
5 Oct 2011 – It frames World War I as a breaking point in which Assyrians betrayed and stabbed the country in the back by cooperating … It is estimated that 750,000 Assyrians were killed (75%), 500,000 Greeks and 1.5 million Armenians.
UNPO: Assyria: Friendship Group Discusses Syria Situation
16 Aug 2012 – At least 750,000 Assyrians, 1.5 million Armenians and 500,000 Greeks from the Pontos region and many others were exterminated in …
Encyclopedia of Transnational Crime and Justice – Page 163
Margaret E. Beare – SAGE, Apr 26, 2012 – Law – 544 pages
During World War I, the Turks of the Ottoman Empire engaged in the genocide of the Assyrian people. It is estimated that 750,000 Assyrians were killed or deported. During and after World War I, … It is estimated that several hundred thousand Greeks died. Also during World War I, … It is estimated that approximately one and a half million Armenians were slaughtered or deported. The Turkish government …
Review of Armenian studies – Volume 5, Issues 13-16 – Page 65
ASAM Institute for Armenian Research – 2007
It was stipulated that this monument represented not only the Armenian genocide allegations, but also all genocide victims and … for “750.000 Assyrian, 400.000 Greek and 1.500.000 Armenian victims of genocide perpetrated by the Turks”.
Sources for the figure (over) 3.5 million:
Congressional Record – Page 6104
Congressional Record-House April 24, 2001
… Unfortunately there wee others included in this massacre, including- Assyrians and Pontic Greeks, bringing’ the number to well over 3.5 million lost lives.
Notes on the Genocides of Christian Populations of the Ottoman Empire
Submitted in support of a resolution recognizing the Armenian, Assyrian, and Pontic and Anatolian Greek genocides of 1914-23, presented to the membership of the International Association of Genocide Scholars (IAGS), 2007.
Ottoman Genocide against Christian Minorities: General Comments and Sources
“It is believed that in Turkey between 1913 and 1922, under the successive regimes of the Young Turks and of Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), more than 3.5 million Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians were massacred in a state-organized and state-sponsored campaign of destruction and genocide, aiming at wiping out from the emerging Turkish Republic its native Christian populations. This Christian Holocaust is viewed as the precursor to the Jewish Holocaust in WWII. To this day, the Turkish government ostensibly denies having committed this genocide.”
— Prof. Israel Charney, President of the IAGS
“Turks admit that the Armenian persecution is the first step in a plan to get rid of Christians, and that Greeks would come next. … Turkey henceforth is to be for Turks alone.”
— Peter Balakian, The Burning Tigris, quoting the New York Times, September 14, 1915.
“While the death toll in the trenches of Western Europe were close to 2 million by the summer of 1915, the extermination of innocent civilians in Turkey (the Armenians, but also Syrian and Assyrian Christians and large portions of the Greek population, especially the Greeks of Pontos, or Black Sea region) was reaching 1 million.”
— Peter Balakian, The Burning Tigris, p. 285-286.
Genocide (Armenia and Assyria) – United Kingdom Parliament
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Genocide (Armenia and Assyria)
Stephen Pound (Ealing, North) (Lab): It is a pleasure to appear before you this afternoon, Mr. Cook, and a particular honour that my right hon. Friend the Minister for Europe will be responding for the Government. Few Ministers, if any, know more about the subject and I could not have chosen a better Minister to respond.
I start with a minor point. The subject of this Adjournment debate appears on the Order Paper as “Genocide in Armenia and Assyria”. I am not seeking to apportion blame, but that is not the title that was submitted. The original title was “Recognition of the genocide of Armenians and Assyrians”. It would be obvious to you, Mr. Cook, and to many people, that to talk about genocide in Armenia, a country that has existed in its present form for a comparatively short time, and Assyria, a country that might have a millennia-old history but is not recognised in international boundaries, would be superfluous.
I wish to speak about the incidents in the then Ottoman empire, particularly in the spring of and throughout 1915, that led, I hope indisputably, to the planned, calculated genocide of the Christian community, which consisted principally of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. I shall seek to persuade my right hon. Friend that the time has finally come for Her Majesty’s Government to join so many other countries, Parliaments and legislatures in recognising the genocide that occurred in that year.
I hope that it will be comparatively uncontentious to state a few basic facts. One and a half million Armenian residents of the former Ottoman empire died between 1915 and 1923 as a result of calculated genocide. I hope that it is not contentious to say that 3.5 million of the historic Christian population of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks then living in the Ottoman empire had been murdered—starved to death or slaughtered—or exiled by 1923. I hope that those are not contentious points. I hope that no one would seek to deny that the process started on 24 April 1915 in Constantinople, where 1,000 Armenians were identified, taken from their homes and murdered. I hope that it is not contentious to reaffirm that 300,000 Armenian males were then conscripted into the Turkish army, unarmed and then murdered, and that death marches into the Syrian desert took place.
(British MP Raises the Issue of the Genocide of Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians in the UK House of Commons
London, 20 June 2006—Steve Pound, a distinguished Labour MP for North Ealing, London, has recently raised for discussion in the House of Commons the issue of the Genocide of Turkey’s Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians and called the British Government to formally recognize it.
“I wish to speak about the incidents in the then Ottoman empire, particularly in the spring of and throughout 1915, that led, I hope indisputably, to the planned, calculated genocide of the Christian community, which consisted principally of Armenians, Assyrians and Greeks. I shall seek to persuade that the time has finally come for Her Majesty’s Government to join so many other countries, Parliaments and legislatures in recognising the genocide that occurred in that year… I hope that it is not contentious to say that 3.5 million of the historic Christian population of Assyrians, Armenians and Greeks then living in the Ottoman Empire had been murdered-starved to death or slaughtered-or exiled by 1923,” Mr. Pound pointed out.
The Genocide of Ottoman Greeks, 1914-1923 | Neos Kosmos
24 Sep 2012 – A total of more than 3.5 million Greeks, Armenians, and Assyrians were killed under the successive regimes of the Young Turks and of Mustafa Kemal from…
The Genocide of Ottoman Greeks, 1914-1923 | Rutgers–Newark
Memorial: Columbia, South Carolina, USA – Greek-Genocide.org.
[The Genocide - Memorials]
Order of AHEPA-Palmetto 284 and Daughters of Penelope-Alethia 302. Inscriptions: In memory of 3.5 million Greek, Assyrian, Armenian victims of the genocide …
Anti-European, anti-American JIHAD in 1947 (Sep. 27 & October 12/13
First, the Swedish Consulate was attacked in Sep. Then the Polish Consulate on Oct. 12 as well as the US Consulate General in Jerusalem was bombed shortly after.
All perpetrated by Islamic-Arabs’ underground ‘JIHAD’, as a ”holy war” against Europeans and Americans (Western powers) and against Jews.
The CIA under Harry Truman – United States. Central Intelligence Agency, Michael Warner, Center for the Study of Intelligence (U.S.). History Staff, 1994, 473 pp.
The partition of Palestine, as proposed to the United Nations, satisfies minimum Zionist demands, but will be bitterly resisted by the Arabs.
Its adoption and implementation would precipitate Arab armed resistance possibly assuming the proportions of a Holy War against Europeans and Americans as well as Jews. The Arab governments could not control this popular reaction; they would be coerced by it, supplanted by governments responsive to the popular will. [pp. 154-5]
At the conference of the Political Committee of the Arab League in October 1947 it is significant that the Mufti, as Chairman of the Arab Higher Committee. played a leading role. Although the Arab Higher Committee and the Arab League. have differed as to the advisability of testifying before UNSCOP, the members of the League are in complete accord over the injustice of partition to the Palestinian Arabs…
(2) Religious Pressure.
The Arab governments are probably as greatly influenced by religious pressures as they are by nationalist pressures. The Arabs are capable of areligious fanaticism which when coupled with political aspirations is an extremely powerful force. Whether or not the Arab governments are capable of guiding this force is difficult to judge. It is very possible that certain religious organizations will take the initiative in organizing Arab resistance in Palestine.
The Ikhwan al Muslimin (Moslem Brotherhood), with headquarters in Egypt, is an organization of young Moslems founded for the purpose of orienting Arab society in accordance with Islamic ideologies. Branches of the Ikhwan have been formed in Syria and Lebanon, and one of the most active branches is in Palestine. The Ikhwan regards Westernization as a dangerous threat to Islam and would oppose any political encroachment of Zionism on Palestine with religious fanaticism. Should a “Jihad,” or Holy War, be declared, the Ikhwan would be the Spearhead of any “crusade.”
The Grand Mufti, as head of the Moslem Supreme Council, can count on the unanimous support of all members of the Ikhwan, who are assured of entrance into Paradise if they die on the ñeld of battle.
(3) Tribal Pressure.
The tribes of the Arab countries are a powerful element in the political and military pattern of the Middle East. The tribe is a group of related families under the leadership of a chief (sheikh) which may be joined in a confederacy with other tribes under a paramount sheikh The economic basis of tribal life is pastoral nomadism involving periodic migrations to seek pasturage for camels, sheep, and horses. The nomad (Beduin) population of Iraq, Syria, Transjordan, and Saudi Arabia has been estimated at 2,500,000.
The conditions of Beduin life have developed a hardy type of fighting man, not only imbued with a warilke tradition (,FONT COLOR=RED>combining religious fanaticism with an enthusiastic devotion to looting, plundering, and raiding) but also trained in the use of small arms and the methods of desert warfare.
Large stipends have been paid annually to the tribes of the Near East by whatever power wished to have their support, whether that power was British, French, or the local Arab government. Since the Arab governments now pay the stipends, they could rely on the tribes within their regions. The tribes would doubtless join the crusade, not only for reasons of Arab patriotism but also for plunder, the assurance of additional stipends, and the thrill of battle. The Syrian Defense Minister stated on 9 October that as the Arabs marched into Palestine they “would be buttressed by 100,000 1ootseeking Beduin described as ‘mine fodder’.”
The dramatic meeting of 500 Kurdish and Arab tribal sheikhs at Hílla in Iraq in October passed a resolution for a Holy War to defend Palestine. Although Prime Minister Saleh Jabr took the initiative in organizing this meeting, it is significant that the Arab and Kurdish leaders (many of whom are hostile to each other) consented to meet and to agree to a common program.
The Bludan Conference of 1946 established a course of procedure* to be followed by the Arab states in the event that the recommendations of the Anglo-American Committee should be implemented.
Following the publication of the UNSCOP report and the speech of Secretary Marshall before UNGA, the Arab League Political Committee met and decided in general terms to apply the Bludan recommendations if partition were voted by the UN.
However, in the discussions on the manner in which these recommendations should be applied, there was considerable disagreement in the Political Committee. Some of the Arab governments refused to consider a break in diplomatic relations with the Western powers, and others refused to cancel oil concessions. Nevertheless, there is complete unanimity among the Arab states as regards aim.
They are all unalterably opposed to the establishment of a Jewish state in Palestine. Whether or not they now agree on retaliatory measures against the US is beside the point; in time US interests will be seriously affected, if not by the decisions of the Arab governments, certainly by instability and hostility which will inevitably be aroused in the Arab world.
The bombing of the American Consulate General in Jerusalem on 13 October is evidence of the Arab resentment against US support of the majority plan. This action was reported to have been taken by the newly formed Arab terrorist group which calls itself “the Jihad.” Whatever the official position of the Arab governments may be, the attacks on US property, installations, and personell by irresponsible groups or…
(THE CONSEQUENCES OF THE
PARTITION OF PALESTINE
28 November 1947
October 13, 1947 A terrorist bomb damaged the US. consulate general in Jerusalem, injuring two employees slightly. Similar bombings occurred at the Polish consulate general last night and at the Swedish consulate on September 27.
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ARABS BLAMED FOR U.S CONSULATE BOMBING Two Employees Injured in Jerusalem …
The Daily Independent, October 13, 1947 : Front Page …
… U S JERUSALEM Got A bomb exploded in the compound of the United States Consulate in Jerusalem today slightly injuring two employes and police blamed it on the Arab underground organization Jihad…
Syracuse Herald Journal, October 13, 1947 : Front Page …
Check out Page 1 of Syracuse Herald Journal from October 13, 1947. … indicating further attacks were feared IT WAS the third consulate bombing blamed on the Jihad Besides the Polish and US the Swedish Consulate has been bombed …
PALESTINE AS PRESENTED TO MIDDLE AMERICA IN OCTOBER 1947
ARABS QUICK TO RETALIATE FOR U.S. DECISION
JERUSALEM, Oct 13.-(UP)
A bomb exploded in the compound of the United States consulate in Jerusalem today, slightly injuring two employees, and police blamed it on the Arab underground organization, Jihad.
As the bomb exploded, more than 2,000 Arabs of the Syrian-Lebanese armies, including armored units, were reported to be maneuvering along the northern border of Palestine. The Jewish defense army Hagana alerted its men as far south as the center of Palestine.
Police suspected the Jihad bombed the U.S. consulate in reprisal for the United States announcment of its support on Saturday of a proposal before the United Nations to partition Palestine into Arab and Jewish states.
It was the third consulate bombing blamed on the Jihad. Besides the Polish and U.S. consulates, the Swedish consulate also has been bombed. A Swede was chairman of the committee that recommended Palestine’s partition in a majority report.
A few windows also were broken in the U.S consulate and the consul-general’s dining room was slightly damaged. The two injured employees were cut by pieces of flying glass.
The guard around the U.S. consulate had been reinforced recently and police said they did not understand how the bombers got through. They suspected, however, that the Arabs entered the compound of the consulate over Julian’s Way, a road which runs behind the building.
The bomb went off about 10 feet from the entrance to the consulate. The circumstances were almsost identical with those in the bombing of the Polish consulate.
The Syrian-Lebanese forces, part of the seven-nation Arab army the Arab League had threatened to throw against the Jews, were so close to the frontier that Palestinians could see their campfires twinkling across the desert all night. A United Press correspondant at one border town saw ground forces maneuvering.
Although the Hagana, which claims to have a total of 75,000 Jews enrolled, alerted its followers, it evidently was not deeply impressed.
Official Syrian and Lebanese sources said Friday that those nations had sent a total of 25,000 troops to the northern frontier. There were no reports from anywhere in Palestine today that more than one-tenth of that number were up to the frontier.
The Jewish Irgun Zvai Leumi, which reportedly has 10,000 men, announced that it was ready to call off its feud with Hagana and join a common defense army, if Hagana started general recruiting to meet the emergency.
Polish Consulate in Jerusalem Bombed;seen As Arab Reply to Pro-jewish Stand at U.N.
October 13, 1947
Jerusalem, Oct. 12 (JTA) -
The Polish Consulate here was bombed today in what was thought to be an Arab reply to the pro-Jewish statement made at the U.N. this week by the Polish delegation. The blast caused slight damage and no casualties.
A few minutes later another explosion was heard in the Rehavia quarter. Police said later that a grenade had been thrown at an armored patrol car. Armed guards are stationed around the U.S. Consulate, which is a logical target for attacks. The Swedish Consulate was bomed earlier this month, apparently in retaliation for the fact that Judge Emil Sandstroem was chairman of UNSCOP.
Meanwhile, leaders of the Jewish community, who have been heartened by the U.S. position, were engaged this week-end in working out a wind-up statement at the U.N. and in girding for internal defense. The Agency met today to discuss both these questions, but no statement was issued.
The Jewish National Council again called on the Yishuv to be ready to meet any possible disorders, at the same time that it appealed to the Arabs for peace. The secretariats of the Palestine Labor Party and the Histadruth also issued “mobilization orders.” The Labor Party held a special conference to map new security precautions and to discuss the steps that will have to be taken prior to Britain’s withdrawal.
Persistent reports from the Arab League council meeting in Lebanon that a provisional government for Palestine had been set up, composed mainly of members of the Palestine Arab Higher Executive, said that its composition would be announced within a few days. The reports say the “government” has already appointed district commanders to take over when the British leave.
It is learned, meanwhile, that two British battalions in Galilee will soon be withdrawn, one to Affuleh, the other to Tiberias, which are now garrisoned by units of the Arab Legion.
Since there have been clashes between settlers in Galilee and legionnaires, the Haganah has reinforced its security provisions in Galilee. However, a Haganah source insisted today that these steps were not taken with a view to meeting a possible border attack, because it is believed accounts of Arab troops from Syria, Lebanon and Egypt moving against Palestine are exaggerated out of all proportion to the facts, although reports tonight said that some Syrian units had arrived on Palestine’s northern border.
(A Foreign Office spokesman declared yesterday in London that if a threat of war developed in Palestine, Britain might consider placing the matter before the United Nations, but added that no such threat had developed. Asked whether, in the event of an armed conflict, Britain would halt the delivery of arms to Iraq, Egypt and Transjordan under the treaties of alliance made with these states, the spokesman replied Britain might consider that possibility.)
U.S. Consulate in Jerusalem Bombed; Two Employees Injured, Damage to Property Slight
October 14, 1947
Jerusalem, Oct. 13 (JTA) – The United States consulate in Jerusalem was bombed today in what was thought to be an Arab reply to the pro-partition statement made at Lake Success on Saturday by U.S. delegate Herschel Johnson.
The blast slightly injured two mail-room employees–Ethel Delevi of Boston and Miriam Pilpel, a Palestinian–and damaged a car in the consulate courtyard. A door leading from the courtyard was blown in and the hallway littered with plaster.
When the explosion occurred, Consul Robert MacAtee was conferring with the High Commissioner on measures to safeguard the consulate. He rushed from Government House to the scene of the blast. Later, he met with high police officers to plan further security precautions. An armed guard has been stationed around the consulate for the past few days.
An official visit to Baghdad by a Congressional sub-committee has been cancelled as a result of the Iraq Government’s displeasure at the stand taken by the U.S. delegate on the UNSCOP report, according to dispatches reaching here from that capital. Receptions by the government and the U.S. Embassy had been scheduled.