Monday, April 13, 2015

Pope Recognizes Armenian Genocide, While Obama . . .

Sunday, Pope Francis called the torture and slaughter of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915 “the first genocide of the 20th Century” and called upon the international community to recognize it as such.

Predictably, the government of Turkey, which has a long and despicable  history of denial, had a temper tantrum and withdrew its ambassador to the Vatican.

I first became interested in this awful chapter in history and Turkey’s denial of it when I read this excellent (but disturbing) article in the Daily Mail back in 2007.  And let there be no mistake, this genocide contained a strong component of Muslim persecution of Christians.

Guess which side Obama is on in this controversy?  Oh, he told Armenians he would call this genocide a genocide when he wanted their votes.  But since then and now? Not so much.

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