The Armenian Genocide in the extant Arabic language literary sources part five
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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 7, 2012 at 19:01
"I guess your skepticism has a place but i do believe that there was a fleeting moment in 1919 when Arab Muslims had sympathy for the horrible ordeals of non Muslims and in this case the Armenian Genocide"
Let me ask three blunt questions to clarify the situation :1/ Did the Arab press report forcible conversions to Islam of Armenian women, girls and children during the genocide ?
No I did not come across any reports in al-Ahram but I have not done a complete search in the "Arabic press" of the time but it would not surprise me if i would find reports in the Arabic press after all the Arabs had no like for the Turks period
2/ Did it mention "more than 1000 churches , empty or changed into mosques ? "
3/ I understand perfectly well why the US has never recognized the Armenian genocide and most probably will never do
Well I wish I know why! as in hard and solid evidence
But from what you write it might seem to follow that Egypt with its hatred of and contempt for the Turk must have long since recognized the obvious historical truth. Yet this is not the case. Why then ?
The answer is very simple and it is that we have a difference of almost 100 years and the generation that lived through this crime is long gone and so is Sheikh Mohamed Abdou and Tahtawi and now we are left with the likes of the sordid Hani el-Siba3ee and money from Turkey that would pay for his likes to tell who ever can read Arabic that there was no Armenian genocide but I can also say that the Egyptian professor of modern history that wrote the paper on the Armenian genocide is that there are really decent people in academia in Egypt that are willing to tell us the truth something that we do not have here in the US
And like I always say one must be a paid Turkish propagandist and a brain-washed psychopath to deny such crime
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