Sweden acknowledges Armenian genocide; Turkey recalls ambassador..

The Turks still deny  the genocide of the Armenian people. Successive Turkish governments were responsible for the state murder of over 2 million Armenians and 300 000 Greeks.

“This group of human wreckage represents tens of thousands…”

It might surprise you that Erdogan is right. A Muslim can do no wrong when he kills unbelievers.

Erdogan with hijabbed tilt…

Qur’an 8:17, “It is not you who slew them; it was Allah who killed them. …
If a Muslim kills unbelievers, he doesn’t have to feel guilty, because its allah who kills for him. Therefore, genocide never happened.     “It’s not possible for a Muslim to commit genocide”

“Sweden labels mass killing of Armenians genocide,” by Karl Ritter for the Associated Press, March 11 (thanks to JW & PI):

STOCKHOLM – Sweden’s parliament narrowly approved a resolution Thursday recognizing the 1915 mass killing of Armenians in Turkey as genocide, prompting the Turkish government to recall its ambassador in protest.

The measure passed with a one-vote margin in a surprise decision that came a week after a U.S. congressional committee approved a similar resolution.

Sweden’s governing center-right coalition opposed the measure but it passed in a 131-130 vote because a handful of center-right lawmakers broke party lines. Eighty-eight lawmakers were absent in the 349-seat assembly.

“After 95 years it is time for people who have suffered so long to obtain redress,” said Gulan Avci, a Liberal Party lawmaker who broke her party’s line and backed the measure, which had been proposed by the left-leaning opposition. Avci is a Kurdish immigrant from Turkey.

Historians estimate that up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I. Turkey denies that the deaths constituted genocide, saying the toll has been inflated and those killed were victims of civil war and unrest.

Turkey recalled its ambassador to Sweden immediately after the vote and the Anatolia news agency reported that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled a visit to Sweden on March 17.

“We condemn the decision. Our government, and our people strongly reject the resolution crippled by big mistakes and devoid of basis,” the Turkish government said in a statement.

The resolution also labeled as genocide the killings of Assyrians and Pontian Greeks, ethnic groups that also suffered under the Ottoman Turks.

Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt said he regretted the Parliament’s decision, saying it “will unfortunately not have a positive effect on the ongoing normalization process between Turkey and Armenia.”

The U.S. congressional committee approved a similar measure there in a 23-22 vote that would send it to the full House of Representatives, if the leadership decided to bring it up. Minutes after the vote, Turkey withdrew its ambassador to the U.S.

Turkish Ambassador to Sweden Zergun Koruturk told Anatolia that the Parliament’s decision was harmful for relations between the two countries.

“I hope they are aware of the damage done here,” she said.

Countries recognizing the genocide include Uruguay, Chile, Argentina, Russia, Canada, Lebanon, Belgium, Greece, Italy, the Vatican, France, Switzerland, Slovakia, the Netherlands, Poland, Lithuania and Cyprus.

2 thoughts on “Sweden acknowledges Armenian genocide; Turkey recalls ambassador..”

  1. So typically islamist – walk in uninvited and steal a persons belongings and then resort to the age old islamist excuse: (Because it happened) allah did it and it is the
    victims fault for inviting me in. The logical retort is to execute the islamist and return the same excuse that the islamist used. Islamists really represent the absolute lowest common denominator for our species!!!!

  2. Whereas in Europe denial of the genocide committed by the Nazis is strictly the preserve of foaming maniacs (neo-Nazis and Muslims) and is met with the opprobrium of governments, the law and all other groups in society, in Turkey denial of the Armenian genocide is official state and diplomatic policy. Yet another example of how Mohammedans will never ever brook any criticism.

    Islam is predicated upon the Lie – the ravings of the False Prophet, inspired by the Father of Lies – and is therefore incapable of producing anything other than more lies, destruction, sterility, corruption.

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