17 April 2015

The stain of genocide on our nation is out of the question

The Turks are getting very annoyed about all this talk of the Armenian Genocide, with the centenary coming up next week. Toys may soon be thrown out of prams. From the Times [£]:

"The ancient cathedral of Hagia Sophia in Istanbul could be reopened as a mosque in response to the Pope’s ­comments on the century-old massacres of Armenians, a senior government cleric said yesterday."

"The Grand Mufti of Ankara, Professor Mefail Hizli, warned of repercussions from remarks on Sunday by ­Francis, who labelled the killings of Ottoman Armenians in 1915 as genocide."

.... The obligatory "crusader" reference is telling. The grievance culture, that so much current Muslim rhetoric has come to rely on, finds it impossible to admit that the first genocide of the modern age was perpetrated by Muslims against Christians. [Mick Hartley] Read more