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A Genocide Remembered

November 20, 2020

The family Research Council sent a disturbing report about expulsion of the wife of a Christian minister from Turkey.

Americans usually don’t think about discrimination against Christians in Muslim countries. 

I do.

I am an American citizen because my grandmother fled Aleppo Syria when a genocide against Armenian Christians was perpetrated shortly after the collapse of the Ottoman empire.  And my grandfather departed Aintab, Turkey where he was forbidden to speak Armenian and was acculturated to Turkish ways.

My father did not speak English until he went to public school in Troy, New York.

African Americans justly complain about discrimination, but that is equivalent to the daily strife of Christians in Muslim countries.

Unlike Germany that has attempted to atone for the murder of Jews, the Turkish government does not acknowledge that a crime was perpetrated against Armenians.

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