Few days ago, Al Jazeera, a news channel controlled by Islam Qatar and heavily influenced by puritanical Saudi Arabia did some of the unthinkable that deserves a loud commendation. It reported in a direct and critical way on the Armenian genocide, which in reality is a genocide of Muslim against Christian, instead of Turks against Armenian. To put it more specifically, Sunni Muslim against Eastern Church. In addition, Al Jazeera aired a dramatic documentary (above) pissing off the Muslim Turks, which belongs to the same Sunni Sect as Qatar and Saudi.
Al Jazeera is far from altruistic as I will write more about it in my later blogs, of supporting Christian causes against Turks. Nevertheless, Al Jazeera is increasingly proving itself to be more credible than any other western news sources, including BBC and CNN. (However, Al Jazeera won't criticize Saudi and Gulf States for sure )
France's upper house of parliament has approved a bill that will make it illegal to deny that the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago amounted to genocide.
The French upper house voted 127-to-86 in support of the bill after debating it into the night on Monday, nearly a month after the French national assembly voted overwhelmingly in favour of the draft law. The bill was approved by the lower house in December.
France recognised the killings as genocide in 2001, but the new bill would go further, by punishing anyone who denies this with a year in jail and a fine of 45,000 euros ($57,000).
Armenia says that at least 1.5 million Armenians died when Ottoman Turks deported them from eastern Anatolia to the Syrian desert and elsewhere in 1915 to 1916. They were killed or died from starvation or disease.
Turkey estimates the total to be about 300,000. It admits that atrocities were committed but argues that there was no systematic attempt to destroy the Armenian people and argues that many people on both sides died amid the chaos of World War I, in which all sides suffered.
Armenia is the first Christian Nation and home to Noah's Ark, source of Euphrates
|Mount Ararat, where Noah parked his ark. Before this was Christianland,|
today there are zero Christian here. They were all murdered.
|The great Euphrates river which gave birth to Babylonian civilization as|
well as Abraham has its origin in Armenian land.
In 301 AD, Armenia adopted Christianity as a state religion, becoming the first nation to do so. The Armenians collective has, at times, constituted a Christian "island" in a mostly Muslim region.
The cradle of Armenian lies in the highlands surrounding the Biblical mountains of Ararat, upon which Noah's Ark is said to have come to rest after the flood. To the south is Lake Van. The Armenian land is also the source of Euphrates river, which give birth to great Babylonian civilizations.
Abraham was from the city of Ur, on the western bank of lower Euphrates.
|Zakarids Armenia around early 13th century, the last independent Armenian kingdom|
|Armenian demographics in Turkey's Western Anatolia before the genocide 1870. [ link ]|