Sunday, November 22, 2009

Unfortunately Moslems too are capable of genocide, Mr Erdogan!


The assertion of the Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, that Moslems could not commit genocide was described by the Society for Threatened Peoples STP (Gesellschaft für bedrohte Völker GfbV) on Monday as "absurd”. Erdogan had justified it saying that the presumed mass murderer and Sudanese President, Omar al-Bashir, was welcome in Turkey. "The Turkish Prime Minister only has to look at the history of his own country to see that Moslem Turkish politicians from 1915 to 1918 carried out genocide on some 1.5 million Armenians and several hundred thousand Aramaic-speaking Christians and mass murder against hundreds of thousands of East-Anatolian Kurds and Ionic, Thracian and Pontic Greeks”, said the STP Chairperson of the German section of the society, Tilman Zülch, in Göttingen.

Sudan’s "Moslem” President Bashir, against whom the International Court of Justice has issued an arrest warrant and who ought to be delivered from the host-country of Turkey to The Hague, is being charged with genocide against the black African people in Southern Sudan, the Nuba Mountains and today in Darfur. The politician Saddam Hussein, also "a Moslem” has been held responsible for the deaths of some 500,000 Kurds in Iraq, among them thousands of Assyrian Chaldaic Christians and Yezidi.

That "Christian” politicians throughout history have been the initiators or supporters of many genocides is well known and is rightly not questioned. The last ones to suffer this fate were the Bosnian Moslems in the middle of Europe.

Tilman Zülch can be reached to answer questions at