February 12, 2019

Turkey decries China’s persecution of Uighur Muslims — but still denies Armenian genocide

David MenziesMission Specialist

There’s little doubt that China is no utopia for its ethnic Muslim Uighur people who are subject to arbitrary arrests, torture and detainment in internment camps and prisons, but I had to pinch myself recently when Turkey joined the chorus of condemnation from nations around the world.

Turkey has called China’s mass repression of its Uighur people a “great shame for humanity” and has urged the Chinese government to close detention camps that are estimated to hold a million people.

Sorry to dump on Turkey’s virtue-signalling here, but it’s hard to believe the chutzpah!

Turkey, of all nations, is decrying ethnic-cleansing?

Surely the regime in Istanbul must be cracking a very bad joke, because when it comes to engineering genocides that are a “great shame to humanity” Turkey practically wrote the book on that.

To this day, the Turks reject the historical record on what this enlightened nation did to its Armenian minority a century ago. Indeed, it actually remains a crime to even raise the issue in Turkey.

So, before Turkey can claim the moral high ground on this issue, at the very least it has to acknowledge its own atrocities from more than one hundred years ago, and apologize for this particular crime against humanity.

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commented 2019-02-13 16:36:31 -0500
funny alright. look who is calling the kettle white[would have said black, but that would be racist].
commented 2019-02-12 22:24:44 -0500
The Armenian genocide was a jihad by muslim Turks. It’s the duty of all zealous Muslims to convert, humiliate, or kill those who are unbelievers. The Quran says so so every Muslim must obey the command of their prophet. Since the Armenians were Christians and devout about it, they had to be killed in the name of Allah and his prophet. And China is also imprisioning and beating up Christians in their territory. Turkey only cares about Muslims, not human rights in general.
commented 2019-02-12 21:54:01 -0500
Since 9/11 – IN THE NAME OF ISLAM (SATAN): 36,744 Attacks, 237,488 Killed, 316,613 Injured that we know of
commented 2019-02-12 20:40:15 -0500
Arminians yesterday, Kurds today. Its all in the name of Islam.

The Chinese won’t allow the 11 million Muslims to push or demand China bending to their beliefs; China demands that Muslims bend to Chinese beliefs.

Similar in Japan. The Muslims try to make demands, and are immediately ignored. If they don’t like it, they are advised that they could leave at any time. Practice your beliefs in your home. Japan has no interest in remaking its traditions and culture into something foreign to satisfy a very small minority, including immigrants. We could learn from the Japanese.
commented 2019-02-12 19:01:27 -0500
Turkey is simply an Islamic dictatorship looking out for their brethren in China.
Oh, and about those 15+ million Turkish Kurds…
commented 2019-02-12 18:41:07 -0500
China doesn’t seem to be killing anyone.
But they are not offering people basic freedoms either, and maybe that is true of all chinese.
commented 2019-02-12 18:14:13 -0500
Turky is no different than any other Muslim controlled nation, they are ruled by the dogma of Islam and Islam worships death. Brain dead savages, all.