“It’s important that people understand because things can spiral out of control and you don’t know where it will finish.
“At one point it was against the Jews, but who’s next? It can be against anyone”.
Kitty Hart-Moxon [Holocaust survivor]
True. What can be done to anyone can be done to everyone. Which is why it’s so crucially important for the mass immigration of ethnic aliens to Britain to be halted and reversed, beginning with the deportation of the millions who are here illegally, having either entered the country illegally, or illegally overstayed.
Our people must never allow themselves to become victims of genocide at the hands of immigrants of a different race and religion. If we ever become a minority and the fast-breeding Muslims, for example, a majority in this country of ours, then that nightmare would have become, through incremental stages of state-sponsored discrimination against and dispossession of our people, merely a matter of time.
It is surely the height of criminal folly to permit the permanent settlement of millions of adherents of a faith antagonistic to Christianity and secularism and of millions of people of alien race and culture. It only aggravates that folly then to discriminate in their favour and to treat our people as second class citizens in our own land.
“It is believed that in Turkey, between 1913 and 1922, under the successive regimes of the Young Turks and of Mustafa Kemal (Ataturk), more than 3.5 million Armenian, Assyrian and Greek Christians were massacred in a state-organized and state-sponsored campaign of destruction and genocide, aimed at wiping out from the emerging Turkish Republic its native Christian populations. This Christian Holocaust is viewed as the precursor to the Jewish Holocaust in WWII. To this day, the Turkish government ostensibly denies having committed this genocide.”
Dr Israel W Charny
What crimes had these Armenians committed that they should be massacred? None but that they were Christians and that they were of finer metal than their oppressors – more active, more intellectual, less brutish in their habits. At the beginning of the nineteenth century the Mussulman could very well stop any Christian in the street and behead him, merely to test the sharpness of his sword. Men were obliged to carry a special handkerchief to wipe the shoes of any Mussulman who desired the service done for him. No posts in the Civil Service were open to them; none of the honours of office, which the Turks claimed for themselves. And if these conditions prevailed in Constantinople, in Armenia itself, where the local officers were even more brutal, they were worse. The Kurd was constantly pillaging and robbing.
It is a saying among the Turks that the Kurd will rob you but kill you first; and so the Kurds were very useful to their protectors the Turks in harrying the Armenians. And so it went on until the great massacres of 1894 and 1895.
The occasion for the first massacres was the pressure which had been put upon the Sultan by the Great Powers of Europe, to carry out the reforms he had promised – to give the Armenian a square deal in his own land, in accordance with the Treaty of Berlin (1878). The Sultan preferred to reduce the Armenian population rather than to introduce reforms. He wished to make it an insignificant minority, without wealth, power or lands; he put plans into operation and systematically killed certain leading citizens in each of the six vilayets, or provinces, concerned. He caused the shops to be looted, the houses to be burned down, the Christians’ villages to be destroyed, thus reducing the agricultural population as well as that of the towns. It was death or embrace Mohammedanism, he ordered – knowing full well what the choice of the majority would be.
So, in 1894 and 1895, thirty of the principal towns were subjected to massacre. The killing was done by Turks, assisted in many places by Kurds and it was always pre-arranged. Usually a massacre was begun at such and such a time on a certain day and lasted a certain number of hours – usually four. More often than not it began at the close of the midday prayers. According to Sunni law the killing and plundering of the Infidel is a virtue and an act of worship and so each of these massacres was regarded by its participants as a sort of holy war [jihad].
In many cases the Armenians had received warning of the intended massacres – and often they appealed to the civil authorities for protection, only to be told that there was nothing to be feared [taqiyya]. Then the signal was given and the result was always the same. Turkish soldiers and Kurdish tribesmen rushed into the town or village and every Armenian found there was killed. There was no quarter; it was not asked for; the victims knew it would not be given.
Guns, pistols and knives were used – and most horrible – clubs, with which skulls were crushed and brains dashed out. Later, when the assassins had done their worst, the bodies were stripped and mutilated. Sometimes the greed of the murderers saved their victims’ lives, for their desire for plunder was so great that they allowed them to escape – to creep away and hide in holes and corners until the terror had passed by.
But it was bad enough in all conscience. Women saw their men stabbed or clubbed to death; saw their bodies thrown into the roadway, or into cesspools amidst the filth. Children ran screaming to hide beneath their mothers’ skirts. The sights they saw on those days were to make an indelible impression upon their minds – long afterwards they would wake up in the night screaming. For the assassins did not kill the young women or the young children. A worse fate was reserved for the women; as for the children they always hoped they would embrace Islam.
Eric Sanderson ‘The Massacre Of The Armenians’ in Fifty Great Disasters And Tragedies That Shocked The World, 1938, London: Odhams Press Ltd