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History and the turks and Patriarch Bartholomew on CBS's 60 minutes

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Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Aug 10, 2010 at 07:06

Hi Ianus

This does not surpise me in the least and Turks share with Muslims in general the same jahliyya view of history and that history begins with the arrival of the invading Arabs or in the case of Turkey the invading Turks

There is a wonderful Egyptian historian his name is Sayed el-Qimni who wrote a book where he called the Arab invasion of Egypt is 642CE: The Arab invasion instead of the islamic futuh masr or the opening of Egypt (as if Egypt was closed prior to the the Arab invasion of Egypt) and he also called it Arabian imperialism and that the imposition of the jizya was unjust and that Egyptians Muslims like it or not are from the same stock as the Copts and they are not Hijazi Arabs! The poor guy had to leave Egypt for a period after all the threats that he recieved.

However there is a fundamental difference between the very sophisticated Egyptians and the Turks and that is even pious Muslims in Egypt are very proud of their great classical past and they would have no hesitation to tell us that they are also the descendants of the likes of Ramses or King Tut but they still have to absorb the fact that their ancestors were also Copts

Now find me a Turk who would tell us that his ancestors were Greeks or Armenian or Syrian! How pathetic

Now in regard to the Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew of Constantinople he was interviewed on CBS's "60 Minutes" about one year ago and it seems that the usual suspects at the Turkish Embassy in Washington wrote to CBS protesting the interview and that what he said was "all lies" and he was even allowed to meet with the Prime Minster of Turkey to discuss the problems of the 4000 Christians still residing in occupied Constantinople and the fact that the only school of theology was closed in 1971. Part of the interview was to show us the viewers what really happened to the area of the city where the patriarch is located and that it used to be a Greek area of the city and most of them were killed in cold blood or left after the 1955 massacres of the Greeks and now it is populated by abayya wearing Muslim women and as if inner Arabia has moved to the city of Constantin

This past sunday there was a re-broadcast of the same episode and the patriarch was asked if his meeting with the PM led to any changes in the status of Christians and the answer was; No. Nothing not a thing and I'm sure the Turks will protest and life moves on

Oh may be the annoying woman Daisy Khan and her husband the so called Sheikh Abdul Rauf al-ikhwani (Member of the Muslim brotherhood) can lend some support to the patriarch! I guess we are allowed to dream on


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