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Turkey's Jihad

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Submitted by Gerald Gerjekian (United States), Jun 8, 2002 at 00:13

I agree 100% with Mr. Pipes.

Ask any Armenian what the meaning of Jihad is. Everytime that the Turks committed atrocities against Armenians, everytime they committed massacres, and when they eventually committed the first genocide of the the 20th century, it was with the cry of Jihad.

My grandparents know/knew full well what the meaning of Jihad was. For they lost spouses and children to Jihad.

What was the result of Jihad? That 90% of the ancient Armenian territory was made devoid of Armenians, usurped by Turks, all under the cry of Jihad.

Throughout Armenian history, you can correlate the cry of Jihad with loss of land.
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