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Turkish Government Preventing Smithsonian Institution From Showing The Truth


The Turks refuse to allow others to acknowledge history while they’re busy trying to rewrite it for them. Islam and truth. It’s like oil and water. They just won’t mix …

“The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers …” – Islamic poem quoted by Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan

AINA – “Turkey has reportedly pressured the Obama Administration into forcing the Smithsonian Institution to cancel an official display of the historic Genocide-era ‘Armenian Orphan Rug.’ The ANCA is deeply troubled that foreign interference, from Ankara, appears to be preventing the Smithsonian from displaying this historic Genocide-era artwork.

‘We hope and expect that our government will, as a matter of principle, reject foreign efforts to censor how Americans view a truly pivotal chapter in the history of America’s emergence in the early 20th Century – notably during the Armenian Genocide – as an international humanitarian power,’ said ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian. ‘Any barriers to the display of the Armenian Orphan Rug should be removed, and this important piece of artwork made available to the American public.’

In an article in The Washington Post, Pulitzer Prize winning journalist Philip Kennicott says: ‘If you can read a carpet’s cues, the plants and animals depicted on the rug may represent the Garden of Eden, which is about as far removed as possible from the rug’s origins in the horrific events of 1915, when the fracturing and senescent Ottoman Empire began a murderous campaign against its Armenian population. Between 1 million and 1.5 million people were killed or died of starvation, and others were uprooted from their homes in what has been termed the first modern and systematic genocide. Many were left orphans, including the more than 100,000 children who were assisted by the U.S.-sponsored Near East Relief organization, which helped relocate and protect the girls who wove the ‘orphan rug.’ It was made in the town of Ghazir, now in Lebanon, as thanks for the United States’ assistance during the genocide.’

‘There was hope that the carpet, which has been in storage for almost 20 years, might be displayed Dec. 16 as part of a Smithsonian event that would include a book launch for Hagop Martin Deranian’s ‘President Calvin Coolidge and the Armenian Orphan Rug.’ But on Sept. 12, the Smithsonian scholar who helped organize the event canceled it, citing the White House’s decision not to loan the carpet. In a letter to two Armenian American organizations, Paul Michael Taylor, director of the institution’s Asian cultural history program, had no explanation for the White House’s refusal to allow the rug to be seen and said that efforts by the U.S. ambassador to Armenia, John A. Heffern, to intervene had also been unavailing,’ Kennicott says in the article titled ‘Armenian ‘Orphan Rug’ is in White House Storage, as Unseen as Genocide is Neglected.'” Read more.

Flashback: France: French Senators Pass Law Criminalizing Armenian Genocide Denial, Turkey Rages at ‘Satan Sarkozy’ and Threatens Retaliation – “Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan attacked the French parliament on Tuesday for passing a ‘discriminatory and racist’ bill which makes it illegal to deny that the mass killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks nearly a century ago was genocide… Some Turkish newspapers listed possible measures that Ankara might take against France.” Read more.

Flashback: Canada: Turkish Muslim Groups Celebrate Genocide Of Armenian Christians – “The annual Armenian Genocide Memorial Day protest in front of the Turkish embassy was met with 50 Turkish-Canadian counter-protesters denying the well-established actuality of the Armenian Genocide. The group quickly turned to singing and jubilant chanting at the face of the Armenians.” Read more.

Flashback: Turkey, Key US Ally, Added to List of Worst Religious Freedom Offenders – “Yes, you’ve read that right. The country that has become ‘a useful model for new Arab regimes’ has now been added to the list of worst religious freedom offenders in the world … this is a nation that the Obama Administration is now actively arming, a nation that now makes verbal attacks against Israel ‘a central feature’ of its political discourse …” Read more.

Categories: Radical Islam
  1. 10/23/2013 at 1:40 AM

    I find this, absolutely…”REVOLTING!!!”

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