101 years ago this week, the Ottoman Turks (last century’s Asia Minor Muslims) rounded up, deported to desert areas and murdered as many as 1,500,000 Armenian Christians. Known – by those of us who prefer historical accuracy – as the Armenian Genocide, this was a tragedy that leftists and present-day Muslims like to pretend never really happened. That way, when fascism starts to rear its ugly head again in the same corner of the world, by the descendants of the last tyrants, maybe no one will notice the similarities…
Like, for instance – Turkey’s President Erdogan seizing control of six Christian churches – under the duplicitous pretext of maintaining stability in the civil war-torn southeastern part of the country.
And like launching a propaganda campaign demonizing Christians; a favorite tactic of fascists everywhere to foment discord and distrust. (Exactly what the Nazis did to scapegoat the Jews) ~
The spread of common fallacies about the Protestant faith and campaigns targeting their adherents continue to be manipulated by the media, the report said, as well as nationalist and Islamist circles […]
Just as 2015 came to a close, the report confirmed that again billboards and banners carrying hate-filled content against Christmas and New Year’s observances appeared, displayed prominently along the streets of some municipalities in Istanbul and various other cities. One particularly ugly banner pictured a grimacing Santa Claus holding a cross, warning against participating in Christian worship in the guise of Christmas festivities.
Speaking of Hitler, a few months back Erdogan was openly yearning for the same powers that the German dictator usurped for himself: Turkey’s president says all he wants is same powers as Hitler.
Just last week Erdogan held a summit in Istanbul, hosting over 30 heads of state from Muslim countries for the purposes of “Islamic unity” and to…
… showcase its influence in the Muslim world, particularly in lands once controlled by the Ottoman Empire, at the two-day summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC).
All in keeping with Turkey’s shift from moderate to hardline Islam. A reconstitution of the Ottoman Empire?
None of the latest news from Turkey bodes well for that nation’s remaining Christian population. Pray for them.