The modern Turkish state was founded on the genocide of three Christian nations. This particular Islamic state is virtually swimming in the blood of the Martyrs. Politically incorrect history, courtesy of CCHQ.
If you’re a fan of Roman history, you’ve heard of Pontus. The Pontic kingdom was the offspring of the ancient Greek wayfarers and explorers who colonized Asia Minor and the southern coast of the Black Sea beginning in 800 B.C. When Pontus was eventually conquered by Rome in 63 B.C., it was folded into the Eastern Roman Empire, whose capital resided in Constantinople. Almost 1,500 years later when this last hellenized bastion of Rome fell to the armies of Islam in 1453, the “Pontic Greeks” remained on the northern coast of what is today known as Turkey. But the Turks could not long abide an older ethnic population in their midst, sharing their country but refusing to assimilate into Islam. So they did to this stateless minority what they did to the Armenians– genocide. The campaign against the Pontic Greeks included massacres, forced deportations and death marches. Pontic villages and towns would be surrounded by Turks and their inhabitants massacred. Over 500,000 Pontians were deported of whom comparatively few survived, with those who were able to escape and survive seeking refuge in neighboring Russia and Greece. The death toll is estimated at between to 350,000 — 450,000 Greek Pontians killed in massacres and death marches. They were the last remnants of a civilization dating back almost three millenia, now dispersed forever.
And the Armenian genocide from 1896 through 1923. Victims: 1.5 million. It was the deliberate and systematic destruction of the Armenian population of the Ottoman Empire, which took part almost concurrently and in the same historical context as the Assyrian Christian genocide of 1914 — 1920. Stay tuned for more on this later.
The Assyrian Christians were a race of people indigenous to the area of northern Mesopotamia, the descendants of the ancient Assyrian empire which fell around 600 B.C., and among the first of nations to convert to Christianity. They were known to send their missionaries to nations as far flung as China and Japan. Their dogged adherence to Christianity has made them one of Islam’s number one targets for hundreds of years, with their persecution culminating in modern times with their genocide at the hands of the Ottoman Empire’s “Young Turks” in the early 20th century. The Turks committed massacres against, and forced death marches upon, all those Assyrians who refused to convert to Islam. For example, in 1915, 8,000 Ottoman Turkish soldiers surrounded almost 20,000 Assyrian civilians in at least 30 villages and massacred them all. And that was just the beginning. The Assyrian nation lost almost two thirds of it’s population at the hands of the Turk. Total dead are estimated at 750,000. But their story has been all but ignored by our historians, in my opinion because this constitutes politically incorrect history that can’t be pinned on the “Western imperialism” that so consumes our intellectuals of the Academy. Here, however, you will finally hear from the victims and eyewitnesses of this genocide who managed to survive those purges, death marches, and pitched battles. This is history of a people lost to our memory. It is a forgotten genocide.