Genocide Denial: Armenians Say That’s Enough!!

Stop the Denial

By Jean Eckian, Nouvelle d’Arménie , 8 June 2009
Stop the Denial

Since new techniques have allowed for gobal communications, racial hatred and genocide denial have spread like wildfire, growing exponentially. That hits in the first place the Jewish community, and as of 2005 Turkish and Azerbaïdjani ultranationalists keep spreading an insulting and unbearable denial towards Armenians. They rage blithely on the web. No authority is putting them to silence, although over seventy countries, legislative assemblies, and international authorities have acknowledged the genocide of the Armenians in 1915 in their homeland, in addition to the 1894 and 1909 massacres. 


By Jean Eckian, Nouvelle d’Arménie , 8 June 2009
Stop the Denial

Since new techniques have allowed for gobal communications, racial hatred and genocide denial have spread like wildfire, growing exponentially. That hits in the first place the Jewish community, and as of 2005 Turkish and Azerbaïdjani ultranationalists keep spreading an insulting and unbearable denial towards Armenians. They rage blithely on the web. No authority is putting them to silence, although over seventy countries, legislative assemblies, and international authorities have acknowledged the genocide of the Armenians in 1915 in their homeland, in addition to the 1894 and 1909 massacres. 

 
It is about time to end these devastating attempts of denialists. For that purpose they should be denounced to get them out of the Web, specially from Facebook and You Tube. The countries which recognized the Armenian genocide must take steps to pass a law which will expose any Armenian Genocide denial to penalties.

Ten millions of Armenians spread over the world have contributed  to the development of the host countries at all levels, but they have been misled too many times since the year 1915. They do not expect any false commiseration. They wish, they now demand justice on grounds of human rights and morality, not on the basis of geostrategic considerations which finally led to the 20th century atrocities.

Now Armenians say that’s enough! Armenians are not as flexible as one could think. They will not accept the excesses of  ‘realpolitik’.

When all is said and done, while some in Turkey are moving softly towards the acknowledgement of the Ottoman crime, we observe an ultranationalist toughening aiming to definitively shelve the Armenian issue.

Unfortunatelly, we observe that the constant denial of the turkish state does nothing but strenghen the ultranationalist determination to the detriment of truth and justice.

We call on our lawyers to bring action against denialist groups acting in Facebook. We ask every Armenian to bring these groups to the attention of Facebook and You Tube for putting these insults to our Martyrs to an end. As their descendants, we are also affected and will remain affected until ‘modern’ Turkey will acknowledge the crime which «Young Turks» have perpetrated.

See Jean Eckian’s work to "popularize" the Genocide of Armenians at INHOMAGE

PERMANENT PEOPLES TRIBUNAL : SENTENCE (extracts) 1984

a) General rules on Genocide

Under the terms of the prevention and repression of the crime of genocide, adopted by the Assembly General of the United Nations, the 9th of December 1948, genocide is a « crime under international law », « whether committed in times of peace or times of war » (article 1).[…] This Convention was formally entered in force on January 12, 1951, and was ratified by Turkey on July 31, 1950.

b) Accusation of genocide of the Armenian people

The Armenians constitute beyond doubt a national group as seen by the rule prohibiting genocide. The conclusion is all the more evident that they constitute a people protected by the right of self-determination, which necessarily implies that they are also a group the destruction of which is prohibited by the rule relative to genocide. […]

The government of Young Turks is guilty of this genocide, in regards to the acts perpetrated between 1915 and 1917 ;

The Armenian genocide is also « International Crime », of which the Turkish State must assume responsibility, without being able to use the pretext of discontinuity of this State in order to excuse itself there from ;

This responsibility requires the primary obligation to recognize officially the reality of this genocide and the consequential prejudice suffered by the Armenian people. The Organization of the United Nations and each of its members have the right to claim this recognition and to assist the Armenian people to this end.

Paris (France), april 13-16, 1984.

Members of the Court

– François RIGAUX (Belgium), President
– Madjid BENCHIKH (Algeria)
– Georges CASALIS (France)
– Harald EDELSTAM (Switzerland)
– Richard FALK (USA)
– Ken FRY (Australia)
– Andrea GIARDINA (Italy)
– Sean MACBRIDE (Irland)
– Leo MATARASSO (France)
– Adolfo PEREZ ESQUIVEL (Argentina)
– James PETRAS (USA)
– Ajit ROY (India)
– George WALD (USA)

Lists of Nations, Parliaments and Municipalities having recognized and condemned the genocide committed on the Armenian people in 1915 by the government «Young Turks», visit Committee of Union and Progress

TURKISH DENIAL GROUPS OF ARMENIAN GENOCIDE

– Offensive contents

You can « indicate » in a anonymous way that a group is offensive. A button situated below and to the left of the group allows you to denounce this group. Facebook controls the alerts and deletes groups considered unsuitable. To execute this function you must be registered on Facebook and connect you (top of page) with your user identification to see appearing
«Indicate an abuse»

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Mr. Jean Eckian has provided links to denialist sites and has meticulously searched the Facebook providing links to each site. Please visit Nouvelle d’Arménie

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3 comments
  1. Fight against deniers
    I donate the first $2000.00 toward a legal fund that fights formally against these deniers. Words are not enough. We need action and money to execute our actions. Let me see who in the Armenian communiuty is serious about taking genocide deniers to justice? 

  2. Take Facebook and YouTube to task

    I too join Mr. Hartunian in donating $ 2000.00 towards a fund to cover expenses to get rid of denialist groups and sites from Facebook and YouTube. Mr. Eckian has done a marvelous job in identifying the culprits. Pro bono committment by Armenian lawyers for advice and other assistance of course would be welcome. Probably a volunteer steering group or a task force is needed to start such an undertaking. Will others join us to expose these sites in Facebook and the hate-laden video clips on YouTube?
  3. Denial

    I belive the best way to fight this is to take the American Government; the biggest demier to the world court, the American archives already show that the genocide happened.

    Shayen Tuntoglu

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