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  • Ted Cruz: Cancel Iran deal and move embassy to Jerusalem

    04/25/2015 12:37:39 PM PDT · by VinL · 37 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 4/25/2015 | Drucker
    Sen. Ted Cruz promises a bold shift in U.S. foreign policy if he's elected president that would cancel President Obama's arms deal with Iran and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem. On the eve of remarks to the Republican Jewish Coalition, the White House contender laid out bullet points for his approach to the Middle East in an interview with the Washington Examiner that would sharply rebuke Obama's eight years. Cruz's call to get tough with enemies of the United States, especially Tehran, and prioritize relationships with key allies like Israel should go over well with the 800...
  • [Germany’s foreign minister] Steinmeier: Armenia wasn’t genocide

    04/25/2015 8:11:45 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 27 replies
    TheLocal.de ^ | 24 Apr 2015 15:58 GMT+02:00 | (AFP/The Local)
    Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier insisted on Friday that calling Armenian massacres genocide risks belittling the Holocaust, after President Joachim Gauck broke a taboo by using the word on Thursday. Steinmeier stuck to his guns on Friday, arguing in an interview with Spiegel that “We in Germany need to be careful not to give justification to those who follow their own political agenda and say the Holocaust started before 1933.” […] Steinmeier has come in for fierce criticism this week, with one high profile politician comparing him to Germany’s First World War leadership. Both Gauck and Bundestag (German parliament) president Norbert...
  • Turkey’s Erdogan slams nations recognizing Armenian genocide

    04/25/2015 7:45:20 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 22 replies
    Associated Press ^ | Apr 25, 2015 9:31 AM EDT
    Turkey’s president has lashed out at country leaders who have recognized the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide on the centenary of the massacres. Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday accused France, Germany, Russia and Austria—whose leaders or parliaments recently described the killings as genocide—of supporting “claims constructed on Armenian lies.” He accused the United States of siding with Armenia, although President Barack Obama stopped short of using the term in his annual message. …
  • Turkish Demonstrators Asked to Leave Consulate Amid Armenian Genocide March

    04/24/2015 7:22:11 PM PDT · by BenLurkin · 12 replies
    ktla ^ | Anthony Kurzweil and Chris Wolfe,
    They’re throwing eggs and bottles at us,” said Kutsal Kocer, who was standing with the Turkish demonstrators. Kocer told KTLA she and the other Turkish demonstrators were asked to leave the building because police could not protect them from the marchers. “It’s a shame that these people are violent and they are turning this into a Christian/Muslim war,” Kocer said. A group of LAPD officers was seen a short time later moving the two groups further apart, seemingly calming the situation. Thousands of people took part in the mostly peaceful 6-mile march, dubbed the “March for Justice,” from the corner...
  • Prince Charles joins his son Harry and world leaders to mark the 100th anniversary of the disastrous

    04/24/2015 7:28:05 PM PDT · by MinorityRepublican · 20 replies
    The Daily Mail ^ | 24 April 2015 | SIMON TOMLINSON
    Prince Charles and his son Harry today joined world leaders to mark the centenary of the catastrophic Gallipoli landings which claimed 140,000 lives during World War One. The royals met descendants of fallen soldiers on the Royal Navy's flagship HMS Bulwark in Turkey's Dardanelles straits, the same crucial waters the Allies hoped to control 100 years ago. Instead tens of thousands lost their lives on both sides in a nine-month battle between the German-backed Ottoman forces and Allies including Australian, British and New Zealand troops trying to knock the Ottoman Empire out of the war. Today, soldiers from both the...
  • ‘American Sniper’ derailed by Muslim complaints at University of Maryland

    04/24/2015 2:36:52 PM PDT · by Red in Blue PA · 46 replies
    The University of Maryland joins the University of Michigan in the ranks of educational institutions with an "American Sniper" controversy. Muslim student protests prompted the University of Maryland at College Park to announce the cancellation of the movie about deceased Navy SEAL Chris Kyle. "American Sniper only perpetuates the spread of Islamophobia and is offensive to many Muslims around the world for good reason. This movie dehumanizes Muslim individuals, promotes the idea of senseless mass murder, and portrays negative and inaccurate stereotypes," the university's Muslim Students Association said in its petition, Fox News reported Thursday.
  • SERVICES MARK 100th ANNIVERSARY OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE OF CHRISTIANS by Islamic Turkey in WWI

    04/24/2015 1:45:29 PM PDT · by Ravnagora · 10 replies
    www.heroesofserbia.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Aleksandra Rebic
    Aleksandra's Note: Thanks to the efforts of those around the world who care about the crimes committed against Christian men, women, and children, more and more attention is being given to the Armenian Genocide of 1915, during which 1.5 million Christians were murdered by the Islamic Turkish Ottoman Empire during and after World War One. Other Christian victims included indigenous Christian Assyrians and Greeks subjugated by the Turks. It is an understatement to say that crimes against Christians, which are again on the increase now, 100 years later, need to be, and must be, given the official attention they deserve....
  • On the Centenary of the Armenian Genocide, set in place by Turkish authorities

    04/24/2015 4:07:11 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    Rorate Caeli ^ | 4/24/15
    Armenians executed by Ottoman authorities in Aleppo, 1916 (Aleppo, where Christians are being exterminated once again 100 years later)This is my commandment, that you love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love than this no man hath, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends, if you do the things that I command you. I will not now call you servants: for the servant knoweth not what his lord doth. But I have called you friends: because all things whatsoever I have heard of my Father, I have made known to you....
  • The Islamic Genocide of Christians: Past and Present

    04/24/2015 3:08:25 AM PDT · by markomalley · 6 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 4/24/15 | Raymond Ibrahim
    Today, April 24, we remember how exactly 100 years ago the last historic Muslim caliphate, the Ottoman Empire, tried to cleanse its empire of Christian minorities — Armenians, Assyrians, and Greeks — even as we stand by watching as the new caliphate, the Islamic State, resumes the genocide.And in both cases, the atrocities were and are being committed in the name of Islam.In November, 1914, during WWI, the Ottoman caliphate issued a fatwa, or Islamic decree, proclaiming it a “sacred duty” for all Muslims to “massacre” infidels — specifically naming the “Christian men” of the Triple Entente, “the enemies of...
  • Pope Angers Turkey by Calling Armenian Genocide a Genocide

    04/24/2015 12:07:31 PM PDT · by lbryce · 8 replies
    Slate ^ | April 12, 2015 | Daniel Politi
    He said the G word. And Turkey is none too happy. Pope Francis sparked a diplomatic row on Sunday when, as had been widely expected, he called the mass killing of Armenians in World War I, “the first genocide of the 20th century.” The pontiff went even further though, and called on the international community to stop beating around the bush when talking about the slaughter of Armenians a century ago and call it a genocide once and for all. Turkey’s Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican ambassador in Ankara in protest, reports BBC News. Although Turkey recognizes many Christian Armenians...
  • Hundreds will walk against genocide in Santa Rosa on Sunday

    04/24/2015 11:29:00 AM PDT · by rey · 12 replies
    Press Democrat ^ | 24 April 2015 | CHRIS SMITH
    A world free of genocide will be on their minds — and comfortable shoes on their feet — when people of conscience meet Sunday morning outside of Santa Rosa’s Congregation Shomrei Torah. They’ll take part in the Walk Against Genocide, created seven years ago by a 14-year-old boy who’d become aware of the mass killings in Darfur and felt compelled to act. Since then, the walk Gabe Ferrick founded has raised more than $100,000 for relief to survivors of genocide in Darfur, Congo and elsewhere, and for advocacy to resolve the issues that can lead to mass killings. Participants in...
  • Here's what happened during the Armenian genocide and why Turkey denies it

    04/24/2015 7:11:04 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 18 replies
    Business Insider via the Daily Telegraph ^ | 04/24/2015 | RICHARD SPENCER, THE DAILY TELEGRAPH
    As Yerevan and Armenians across the world gather to remember the 1.5 million killed during the massacres, Richard Spencer explains what happened On Friday, Yerevan and the Armenian disapora together with world leaders in the Armenian capital will commemorate the 1.5 million victims of the Armenian genocide . It is the 100th anniversary of the date on which the Ottoman Empire began its attack on Armenians when intellectuals and political leaders were rounded up in Istanbul on April 24, 1915. What was the Armenian genocide? As the Ottoman Empire suffered its first losses in the First World War, the “Young...
  • Priorities: Nets Cover First Dog Bo 28 Times More Than Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 7:06:28 AM PDT · by george76 · 11 replies
    Media Research Center ^ | April 24, 2015 | Dan Gainor
    Many historians call the Armenian Holocaust the first holocaust of the 20th Century, a dress rehearsal for the Nazi nightmare that followed. This April 24 marks the 100th anniversary of the death of roughly 1.5 million Armenian Christians at the hands of Turkish Muslims. That mass slaughter has gone virtually unreported by the broadcast networks. It was a genocide so awful that candidate Barack Obama promised in 2008 he would acknowledge it as such. “As president, I will recognize the Armenian genocide,” he vowed. Obama has violated that promise every year since. This will be the seventh anniversary that Obama...
  • Nemesis as Moral Kingdom: The Armenian Genocide

    04/24/2015 2:58:22 AM PDT · by Biggirl
    Frontpagemag.com ^ | April 24, 2015 | Vladimir Tismaneanu,Marius Stan
    Several years ago, Germany was the scene of an embarrassing episode when, under pressure from Turkey, the federated state of Brandenburg removed any reference to the Armenian genocide from a school syllabus.
  • Austria MPs symbolically recognise Armenian genocide

    04/23/2015 6:58:40 AM PDT · by markomalley · 3 replies
    AFP ^ | 4/22/15 | Jon Dougherty
    Austrian lawmakers' decision to condemn as "genocide" the massacre of Armenians by Ottoman Turks during World War I will have "unfavourable repercussions" on Turkish-Austrian relations, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Thursday. "The adoption of this declaration will inevitably have unfavourable repercussions on bilateral relations," he told his Austrian counterpart Sebastian Kurz by telephone, the Turkish Foreign Ministry said in a statement. Turkey on Wednesday recalled its ambassador to Austria over the lawmakers' condemnation. Earlier Wednesday, the leaders of Austria's six major parties issued a statement recognising the killings for the first time as "genocide" and calling on Turkey to...
  • Rai: Turkey Must Apologize Over Armenian Genocide

    04/23/2015 9:18:48 AM PDT · by marshmallow · 3 replies
    BEIRUT: Turkey must apologize for the Armenian genocide, Maronite Patriarch Beshara Rai told reporters Tuesday from the Beirut airport before traveling to Yervan for a ceremony to mark the 100th anniversary of the mass killings. "The ceremony which will be held [on April 24] in Armenia serves to sanctify the martyrs [of the genocide],” Rai said. “We pray for all the martyrs who were killed, whether they were Armenians, Assyrians or Syriac who were present in this large disaster.” When asked whether those responsible for the massacre should apologize to the Armenian people, the patriarch replied by saying that an...
  • Iran Flexes Its Power by Transporting Turkey to the Stone Age

    04/23/2015 6:27:47 AM PDT · by Former Proud Canadian · 36 replies
    Observer ^ | April 22, 2015 | Micah Halpern
    Half of Turkey—44 of 81 provinces, 40 million people including those living in Istanbul and Ankara, suffered a massive power outage that lasted a solid twelve hours. It happened on Tuesday, March 31st. It happened because Iran wanted it to happen. The blackout in Turkey was caused by a cyber hack that originated in Iran. This cyber attack was payback, a taste of what Iran has to offer. Everything went down. Computers, airports, air traffic, traffic lights, hospitals, lights, elevators, refrigeration, water and sewage, everything simply stopped. In an instant, Turkey was transported back to the stone ages.
  • Turkey to Buy Chinese Missile Defence System

    04/22/2015 1:57:10 PM PDT · by SatinDoll · 14 replies
    South China Morning Post ^ | April 22, 2015 | Teddy Ng & Reuters in Istandbul
    [This is from the International Edition of SCMP] China has won the bid to co-produce a multibillion ($3Billion) long-range air and missile defence system in Turkey, in what is its largest and most advanced arms sales to a NATO country. The Turkish defence minister announced the decision to approve the US$3 billion bid by China Precision Machinery Import and Export Corp, rejecting rival offers from Russian, US and European firms. The winning Chinese FD-2000 system beat the Patriot, the Russian S-400 and the French-Italian Eurosam Samp-T, it was announced on Thursday. [snip]
  • Turkey is 'making NATO very uncomfortable'

    04/22/2015 6:52:02 AM PDT · by Citizen Zed · 18 replies
    Business Insider India ^ | 4-22-2015 | JEREMY BENDER
    Turkey's push to carve out an independent foreign policy and purchase arms from countries outside of NATO is raising concerns among members of the defensive military alliance, Emre Peker reports for the Wall Street Journal. "Turkey is recasting itself as a nonaligned country in its rhetoric, which is making NATO very uncomfortable," a Western official in Brussels told the WSJ. Ankara's decision to purchase missile-defense technology from China, as opposed to from NATO member states, is the most visible break between Turkey and the rest of the NATO bloc. Turkey chose to purchase from Beijing due to a matter of...
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won’t Describe Armenian Massacre as ‘Genocide’

    04/21/2015 10:24:30 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Apr 2015 | John Sexton
    resident Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president. The LA Times reports the decision to avoid using the word genocide was revealed Tuesday after the White House held a meeting with Armenian groups. The ceremony marking the 100th anniversary of the deaths of as many as 1.5 million people will be held this Friday. ... Rep. Adam Schiff of California has...
  • Broken Promise: Obama Won't Describe Armenian Massacre As "Genocide"

    04/22/2015 3:33:47 AM PDT · by Biggirl · 18 replies
    Breitbart.com ^ | April 22, 2015 | John Sexton
    President Obama will once again avoid using the word “genocide” at a ceremony to designed to memorialize more than a million Armenians murdered by the Ottaman Turks 100 years ago. During his 2008 campaign, then-Senator Obama repeatedly promised he would label the massacre a genocide as president.
  • Pentagon denies report ISIS head was wounded in airstrike

    04/21/2015 12:30:02 PM PDT · by McGruff · 13 replies
    NY Post ^ | April 21, 2015 | Jamie Schram and Chris Perez
    The Pentagon today shot down an overseas report that the head of ISIS was seriously wounded during an airstrike in western Iraq. According to a report in the Guardian, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi suffered life-threatening injuries during an assault between the villages of Umm al-Rous and al-Qaraan. Al-Baghdadi is no longer in control of day-to-day operations, Iraqi sources said, according to the Guardian.
  • The Terror Strategist: Secret Files Reveal the Structure of Islamic State

    04/20/2015 5:10:42 AM PDT · by elhombrelibre · 64 replies
    SPIEGEL ON LINE ^ | 18 Apr 15 | Christoph Reuter
    Aloof. Polite. Cajoling. Extremely attentive. Restrained. Dishonest. Inscrutable. Malicious. The rebels from northern Syria, remembering encounters with him months later, recall completely different facets of the man. But they agree on one thing: "We never knew exactly who we were sitting across from." In fact, not even those who shot and killed him after a brief firefight in the town of Tal Rifaat on a January morning in 2014 knew the true identity of the tall man in his late fifties. They were unaware that they had killed the strategic head of the group calling itself "Islamic State" (IS). The...
  • Obama and Erdogan to open new mosque together in Maryland

    04/20/2015 7:52:54 AM PDT · by blueyon · 59 replies
    By The Right Scoop ^ | 4/20/15 | By The Right Scoop
    A couple of years ago it was reported that Turkey was helping fund the building of a $100 million dollar mega mosque in Lanham, Maryland. In fact Erdogan visited the mosque when he was here in May of 2013, promising to come back for the opening. Well that time has apparently arrived and now Erdogan and Obama will be together at the mosque for the big opening ceremony: ANADOLU AGENCY – The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey’s foreign minister said Sunday. Mevlut Cavusoglu, on a three-day visit to...
  • Erdoğan, Obama to open mosque in US

    04/20/2015 4:48:06 AM PDT · by DeaconBenjamin · 31 replies
    Hürriyet ^ | April/20/2015
    The presidents of Turkey and the U.S. will open the Turkish-American Culture and Civilization Center in Maryland, Turkey’s foreign minister said April 19. Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, who was on a three-day visit to Washington, visited the center that also has a medium-sized mosque, and lunched with representatives from the American Muslim community. “During a phone call, President [Recep Tayyip] Erdoğan asked President [Barack] Obama to accompany him in opening the center together and President Obama accepted his offer in principle,’” Çavuşoğlu told the representatives. If Obama’s schedule allows at the time of the opening, he will accompany Erdoğan. The...
  • St. Paul church pushes to recognize Armenian genocide

    04/20/2015 6:22:59 AM PDT · by TurboZamboni · 3 replies
    Pioneer Press ^ | 4-17-15 | Richard Chin
    Pope Francis and Kim Kardashian made headlines recently by calling attention to what happened to the Armenian people 100 years ago. It was genocide at the hands of the Turks in what was then the Ottoman Empire, according to the pope, the reality show star and many historians. In Minnesota, the push to recognize the deaths of Armenians a century ago as the first genocide of the 20th century is being led by a small, new St. Paul church. In the past month, St. Sahag Armenian Church has put up billboards on Interstate 94 in St. Paul and Interstate 494...
  • Bernie Sanders of All People Puts Gazagogues in Their Place [Video]

    08/20/2014 11:23:47 PM PDT · by dignitasnews · 7 replies
    Dignitas News Service ^ | August 20, 2014 | Dignitas News Service Team
    There are few elected officials in the United States that are further to the left than Vermont Senator Bernie Sanders. Although technically listed as an Independent, he caucuses with the Democrats and his failure to register as one of them is due to the fact that even they are not socialist enough for him. That said, unlike sycophantic and pandering Democrats, he is true to his beliefs (misguided as they may be) and takes his stance based on his desire to help people live a better life. Due to this honesty and transparency, even this right of center news outlet...
  • Why Pope Francis Was Right To Call The Armenian Massacres ‘Genocide’ [Christian Genocide!]

    04/19/2015 12:42:50 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 6 replies
    Catholic Herald (UK) ^ | April 16, 2015 | Lela Gilbert
    Why Pope Francis Was Right To Call The Armenian Massacres ‘Genocide’ by Lela Gilbert 16 Apr 2015 'Their Christian faith was bruised and battered. In some cases, all hope was lost' A century after the genocide began, Turkey still refuses to accept the truth. Yet for the sake of today’s persecuted Christians, the past must not be forgotten In March last year reports emerged of a nightmare unfolding in the Armenian town of Kassab in northern Syria. A horde of al-Qaeda affiliated terrorists descended on the city, forcing the Christian residents out of their ancestral homes. It was widely reported...
  • This I believe: Created in G-d's image (homosexual Jesuit priest)

    04/19/2015 8:30:14 AM PDT · by NetAddicted · 34 replies
    The Jesuit Post ^ | 4/17/2015 | Damian Torres-Botello
    In a five-part series released the week of March 16th from the National Catholic Reporter, God’s Community in the Castro, a parishioner from San Francisco’s Most Holy Redeemer parish had this to say about his spiritual home: “We don’t see ourselves as a gay community, but rather as a community that’s open to gays…It’s an acceptance and a realization that people feel OK to be who they are that makes this place different.”
  • Ted Cruz Calls For Recognition of Armenian Genocide

    04/19/2015 1:20:02 PM PDT · by SoConPubbie · 52 replies
    groong.usc.edu ^ | Sun, 19 Apr 2015 9:31:47 PDT | Mihran Keheyian
    Cruz: "The Massacre of the Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian People Should be Called what it is: Genocide" WASHINGTON--Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) on April 18 marked the Centennial of the Armenian Genocide with a statement calling for the proper recognition of the massacre of Armenian, Assyrian, and other Christian peoples as genocide, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA). Republican Presidential Candidate, Senator Ted Cruz (R-Texas) Cruz's statement, addressed to the Armenian Church of Austin, was read on the south steps of the Texas State Capitol, during the Austin Peace March and Rally, an observance attended...
  • Armenia, the first Christian nation in the world, and the first genocide in the 20th century

    04/14/2015 6:32:21 PM PDT · by juliosevero · 8 replies
    Last Days Watchman ^ | Julio Severo
    Armenia, the first Christian nation in the world, and the first genocide in the 20th century Edited by Julio Severo Armenia was the first nation to become Christian during the Roman era. According to ancient tradition, Noah’s Ark rested on Mount Ararat in the Armenian Mountain Range. Armenia’s Coat of Arms has Mount Ararat with Noah's Ark on top. Armenian historian Movses Khorenatsi (410-490 AD) recounted the tradition that Noah’s son Japheth had a descendant named Hayk who shot an arrow in a battle near Lake Van c.2,500 BC killing Nimrod, builder of the Tower of Babel who was...
  • Turkey accuses EU of 'enmity' over 1915 Armenian genocide recognition

    04/17/2015 1:38:35 PM PDT · by markomalley · 10 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | 4/17/15 | Richard Spencer
    Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s president, has accused the EU of declaring “enmity” on his country as next week’s centenary commemorations of the massacres of Armenians by the Ottoman Empire descend into bitter rows over what to call them. Both the European Parliament and Pope Francis this week referred to the killings as a genocide, a term recognised by much of the rest of the world but fiercely disputed by Turkey. The European decision prompted a furious response from Mr Erdogan. “Such decisions are nothing but expressions of enmity against Turkey by abusing Armenians,” he said while on a visit to...
  • Greece is 'close to the abyss' as black hole in public finances widens

    04/15/2015 7:48:25 AM PDT · by C19fan · 29 replies
    UK Telegraph ^ | April 15, 2015 | Mehreen Khan
    The depth of Greece's financial woes have been laid bare as official figures showed the country has fallen further into the red following the election of its Leftist government. Greece's primary budget surplus, which excludes its debt interest payments, shrunk to just over €1bn during January and February, compared to €3.17bn over the same period in 2014, according to figures from the Ministry of Finance.
  • Reports: Bombing Near U.S. Consulate in Irbil, Iraq

    04/17/2015 8:28:22 AM PDT · by kristinn · 22 replies
    Twitter | Friday, April 17, 2015 | Kristinn
    Reports and photos from the Kurdish Regional Government capital of Irbil in northern Iraq that bombing attack took place near the U.S. consulate.Large explosion near US consulate in #erbil followed by gunfire Source.An explosion in #Ainkawa #Erbil close to #US consulate #TwitterKurds Source.I am at the scene my camera a bi explosion rocks ankawa erbil the christian city Source with video at link.Just shot this and was shot at live bullets , ankawa erbil bad daySource.Many injuries i watched several foreigners injured #ankawa #erbil Source.
  • Syria and Iraq Are Awash With Russian, Iranian and Chinese Weapons

    04/09/2015 4:07:27 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 4 replies
    Business Insider ^ | Apr. 7, 2015, 1:36 PM | Jeremy Bender
    As ISIS first blitzed across northern Iraq in June 2014, the militants seized large quantities of US arms and vehicles from the fleeing Iraqi forces. Over the almost past year of fighting, however, ISIS has gone from fielding large quantities of US weapons to using a mixture of Iranian, Chinese, Russian, Soviet, and Sudanese ammunition. According to a fact sheet from the Forum on Arms Trade, citing the Conflict Armament Research (CAR) and the Small Arms Survey, ISIS was largely able to acquire this ammunition from the constantly shifting battle lines of the Syrian civil war. A large amount of...
  • Shock claim: Turkey provided 10,000 passports to ISIS

    04/15/2015 5:02:50 AM PDT · by Whenifhow · 20 replies
    WND ^ | April 14 2015 | AARON KLEIN
    TEL AVIV – Egypt is accusing Turkey of providing more than 10,000 Turkish passports to members of ISIS, the Islamic State, to facilitate travel of fighters across the region. An Egyptian intelligence official who asked not to be named told WND his country delivered a report to the U.S. documenting the astonishing claim. The official further charged that Istanbul is serving as the “headquarters” for ISIS planning. “Turkey continues to allow free passage to Iraq and Syria to IS fighters,” the official added. If the Turkish passport charge is true, it would present a worldwide ISIS travel threat. Already, there...
  • Turkish Leaders Invoke Crusades, Inquisition in Reaction to Pope’s Armenian ‘Genocide’ Comment

    04/17/2015 2:43:14 AM PDT · by markomalley · 22 replies
    CNS News ^ | 4/17/15 | Patrick Goodenough
    As Turkey’s leaders fume over Pope Francis’ use of the term “genocide” to describe mass killings of Armenian Christians a century ago, the country’s top religious figure invoked the crusades and said the furor would accelerate a controversial scheme to turn Istanbul’s most famous historical church into a mosque.“The statement that the Catholic world’s spiritual leader delivered three days ago, saying Armenians had been subjected to a genocide, is extremely spectacular,” Mefail Hizli, the mufti of Ankara, said in a written statement, Hurriyet daily reported.Hizli said the pontiff’s comment “reflected a modern color of the crusader wars launched in these...
  • A Century After Armenian Genocide, Turkey’s Denial Only Deepens

    04/16/2015 8:03:17 PM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 7 replies
    The New York Slimes ^ | 2015-04-16 | TIM ARANGO
    Nearly 1.5 million Armenians died at the hands of the Ottoman Empire in 1915, during World War I. Turks by and large do not believe mass killings were planned. CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for its history, it was there that a century ago, an untold number of Armenians were tossed...
  • Turkey’s Century of Denial About an Armenian Genocide

    04/16/2015 9:41:52 AM PDT · by NRx · 3 replies
    NY Times ^ | 04-16-2015 | TIM ARANGO
    CUNGUS, Turkey — The crumbling stone monastery, built into the hillside, stands as a forlorn monument to an awful past. So, too, does the decaying church on the other side of this mountain village. Farther out, a crevice is sliced into the earth, so deep that peering into it, one sees only blackness. Haunting for its history, it was there that a century ago, an untold number of Armenians were tossed to their deaths. “They threw them in that hole, all the men,” said Vahit Sahin, 78, sitting at a cafe in the center of the village, reciting the stories...
  • The Armenian Genocide

    04/15/2015 5:55:22 PM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 7 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 04/15/15 | Dr. Ileana Johnson Paugh
    The Marxist/Nazi/Ottoman/Islamist ISIS pogrom against Christianity continues to this day “Around the world, Christians are facing violence, persecution, brutality in a way we have not seen in generations.” – Rey Flores, “The Wanderer” The hypocritical “war on women” movement is deafly silent, no real effort to save the captives, and good men are doing nothing when faced daily with photographs of Christian hostages on their knees, clad in orange jumpsuits, about to be beheaded, when women and girls are kidnapped, raped, genitally mutilated by ISIS, and driven into a life of slavery as forced converts to Islam. One year later,...
  • The Pope, Turks & Armenians: A Lesson for America (Caution: Graphic Content)

    04/15/2015 2:24:58 PM PDT · by NYer · 17 replies
    The Imaginative Conservative ^ | April 15, 2015 | Stephen Masty
    Pope Francis, recently referring to horrific slaughter of Armenians a century ago, set off a diplomatic incident with Turkey when he used the word genocide.* Considering that the Vatican lobbies the Turkish Government for better treatment of its small Christian minority, this is a brave and perhaps costly decision. The controversy holds an unexpected lesson for American conservatives.Armenians call it Metz Yegern, or The Great Evil. In a level-headed article, an Armenian English-language daily wrote: “The killings are recognized as genocide by a number of countries around the world, but Turkey’s allies Italy and the United States have avoided...
  • Fresno Armenian leaders praise Pope Francis' acknowledgment of genocide

    04/15/2015 8:51:38 AM PDT · by afraidfortherepublic · 3 replies
    The Fresno Bee ^ | 4-12-15 | Rory Appleton
    Pope Francis’ remarks urging the world to recognize the slaughter of Armenians by the Ottoman Turks a century ago as “the first genocide of the 20th century” drew unanimous praise Sunday from several prominent leaders of Fresno’s Armenian community. “Today’s papal remarks speak from our heart in not only advocating for Armenians but also recognizing that atrocities like genocide remain a point of concern,” said Berj Apkarian, who was named an Honorary Consul of the Republic of Armenia in October. “Denial of the Armenian genocide is the foundation for current and future genocides,” Apkarian added. “Genocide is continuing in the...
  • Islamist Turkish President Erdogan Says A 'Mastermind' Is Plotting Against Turkey...

    04/14/2015 4:47:03 PM PDT · by markomalley · 24 replies
    Memri ^ | 4/14/15
    Since October 2014, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has regularly referred to the concept of a "Mastermind" (ust akil, "supra-intellect," in Turkish) that, he says, is plotting against Turkey. This concept has been applauded by the Islamist pro-AKP media. Erdogan's December 12, 2014 speech, which focused on this "mastermind" concept, inspired the production of a two-hour "documentary" by one of the leading Turkish television channels, the pro-AKP A Haber. The film, titled "The Mastermind," first aired on March 15, 2015 and has been broadcast repeatedly since then; in addition, the Turkish Islamist pro-AKP media are circulating the film on their...
  • Turkey's Erdogan: 'I condemn the pope' over Armenia genocide comment [Rev 12:17]

    04/14/2015 11:11:36 AM PDT · by Jan_Sobieski · 15 replies
    Reuters ^ | 4/14/2015 | Humeyra Pamuk, David Dolan, and Louise Ireland
    ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said he condemned Pope Francis on Tuesday for comments that the 1915 mass killing of Armenians was genocide and warned him not to make such a statement again. The pope became the first head of the Roman Catholic church to publicly call the killing of as many as 1.5 million Armenians "genocide" on Sunday, prompting a diplomatic row with Turkey, which summoned the Vatican's envoy and recalled its own. Muslim Turkey agrees Christian Armenians were killed in clashes with Ottoman soldiers that began on April 15, 1915, when Armenians lived in the empire...
  • Newsweek's "Case"-Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball get the Osama-Saddam memo wrong.

    11/20/2003 11:19:56 AM PST · by conservativecorner · 12 replies · 502+ views
    The Weekly Standard ^ | Nov. 20, 2003 | Stephen F. Hayes
    A NEWSWEEK article by investigative reporters Michael Isikoff and Mark Hosenball about the memo linking Osama bin Laden and Saddam Hussein dismisses a recent WEEKLY STANDARD report as "hype" and concludes, the "tangled tale of the memo suggests that the case of whether there has been Iraqi-al Qaeda complicity is far from closed." While it's refreshing to see the establishment media pick up the story, the Newsweek article is less than authoritative. The authors write: "The Pentagon memo pointedly omits any reference to the interrogations of a host of other high-level al Qaeda and Iraqi detainees--including such notables as Khalid...
  • Turkey summons Vatican envoy after Pope Francis’ speech on Armenian genocide

    04/13/2015 7:54:26 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 11 replies
    Hotair ^ | 04/13/2015 | Ed Morrissey
    One hundred years ago, the dying Ottoman empire attempted to put down an uprising of Armenian Christians as world war broke out around the globe. Over 1.5 million Armenians died in the conflict, a crime which has often been called the first genocide of the 20th century — but not usually by diplomats or world leaders with ties to modern Turkey. Ankara has demanded complicity in their dodge of the Armenian genocide, and will only allow that a lot of people died in 2015 but that the slaughter doesn’t meet the legal definition of genocide. Pope Francis refused to...
  • Islam fatwas: Eating wife, toilet paper OK

    04/12/2015 2:45:22 PM PDT · by Zakeet · 18 replies
    World News Daily ^ | April 9, 2015
    Who says Islam is not adapting to the times? Fatwas issued by top clerics in Turkey and Saudi Arabia this week might be shocking to much of the civilized world, but they do indicate change. In Turkey, the top religious authority, known as the Directorate of Religious Affairs or Divanet, proclaimed that though water is the preferred method of cleansing oneself after using the toilet, paper is now an acceptable alternative if a water source is unavailable, reports the nation’s Hurriyet Daily News. [Snip] Meanwhile, in Saudi Arabia the grand mufti has reportedly found a new definition of halal –...
  • Turkey Recalls Ambassador Over Pope's Armenia Genocide Words

    04/12/2015 2:41:34 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 19 replies
    Pope Francis on Sunday marked the 100th anniversary of the slaughter of Armenians by calling the massacre by Ottoman Turks "the first genocide of the 20th century" and urging the international community to recognize it as such. Turkey immediately responded by recalling its ambassador and accusing Francis of spreading hatred and "unfounded claims." SNIP "The pope's statement, which is far from historic and legal truths, is unacceptable," Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu tweeted. "Religious positions are not places where unfounded claims are made and hatred is stirred." The Foreign Ministry summoned the Vatican's envoy in Ankara, and then announced it...
  • Turkey Anger at Pope Francis Armenian 'Genocide' Claim (Recalls Ambassador)

    04/12/2015 1:02:20 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 14 replies
    BBCNews ^ | April 12, 2015 | James Reynolds
    Turkey Anger at Pope Francis Armenian 'Genocide' Claim (Recalls Ambassador) James Reynolds examines the Pope's comments Turkey has recalled its envoy to the Vatican after Pope Francis described the mass killing of Armenians under Ottoman rule in WW1 as "genocide". Turkey has reacted with anger to the comment made by the Pope at a service in Rome earlier on Sunday. Armenia and many historians say up to 1.5 million people were killed by Ottoman forces in 1915. But Turkey has always disputed that figure and said the deaths were part of a civil conflict triggered by WW1. The row has...
  • Pope calls Armenian slaughter ‘1st genocide of 20th century’

    04/12/2015 10:55:14 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 10 replies
    ABC27.com ^ | 2015-04-12 | The Associated Press
    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis uttered the politically explosive word “genocide” today as he referred to the slaughter of Armenians 100 years ago by the Ottoman Empire.