Wednesday, December 20, 2006

Armenian Genocide

The Jewish concentration camps are well heard of, but not the Armenian Genocide. It saw the massacre of 1.5 million Armenians! Armenians who ? Armenia is a country, the inhabitants of the place are called Armenians and no they don't speak Arabic but Armenian.
The Genocide took place at the hands of the Ottoman Turks around the First World War. The sorry part is that even today the Turks dont acknowledge it.
Is it because they feel the world will no longer consider them civilised if they were to own up to such a merciless massacre?
The Turkish author Orhan Pamuk (novelist; recent publications of whose are Istanbul, The Snow, My name is Red. He has been accorded the Nobel laureate for his works) was taken to court for "insulting Turkishness" when he stated in his writings that the Turks had killed 1 million Armenians.