On April 24, 1915 the Ottoman Empire (Turkish led) arrested 250 Armenians in Constantinople (Istanbul). After this thousands of Armenians were arrested uprooted from their homes and marched to what is now Syria. They were denied food and water. Woman were raped and mutilated. Many died in the forced march. Many more died of thirst and hunger in the Syrian desert. By 1923 1.5 million Armenians were murdered by the Turks.
The evidence is overwhelming. Even though modern day Turkey denies that Genocide occurred they were thousands of witnesses to the tragic events. Today even President Obama refuses to call it a “genocide” even after promises during his campaign to do so.
It was a systematic murder of Christians by Muslims. But in our overly sensitive times we are not supposed to say anything bad about Muslims or Islam. However if it had been the other way around you can imagine the cries from the Islamic leaders and their apologists in Washington DC.
There is a troubling pattern here. It seems President Obama is more then willing to condemn Christians or Jews or just about anyone except Muslims for their actions.
Mr President, this is disgraceful. Bowing to the Turks in the face of all this evidence is truly cowardly.
When Major Malik Nadal Hasan went on his murderous rampage we have the President asking everyone to “hold their judgment”. Again a Muslim. But when Congresswoman Gifford is shot there is instant reaction from the White house.
No one is telling you Mr President to say all of Islam is evil. But it is time for some truth to be injected here. Stop pandering to Muslims and be honest with the American people.
Note: This is taken from an article I wrote several years ago. It deserved to be repeated.
Armenians force marched by Armed Turkish Soldiers during the Ottoman Empire April, 1915.