Friday, March 5, 2010

It's genocide unless Turkey does it...

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan is quick to accuse non-Muslim nations of engaging in "genocide."

In January of 2009 Erdogan accused Israel of "perpetrating inhuman actions which would bring it to self-destruction" when it retaliated against Hamas rocket fire in Gaza, killing approximately 1,000 (mostly combatants). He warned that "Allah will sooner or later punish those who transgress the rights of innocents."

In July 2009, when the Chinese government repressed Muslim rioters in their western Xinjiang province killing approximately 200, he said: "The event taking place in China is a kind of genocide."

Yet Turkey withdrew it's ambassador in protest when a U.S. House committee dared to accurately describe the WWI-era Turkish slaughter of 1.5 million Kurds as a genocide. Even the Turkish government recognizes that at least 300,000 Armenians died.

If Xinjiang was genocide, what exactly do you call the equivalent of 1,500 Xinjiang riots taking place against Armenians in a span of 8 years?

Not to mention the cultural (and sometimes physical) genocide of Kurds in eastern Turkey...


Every day Turkey makes clear that it is not "moderate," no friend to the United States, no friend to Israel or even to non-dhimmi sectors of Europe.

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