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A Photo Documenting the Genocide of Christians by the Ottoman Empire

  • A Photo Documenting the Genocide of Christians by the Ottoman Empire

By Capt Joseph R. John, August 12, 2019: Op Ed #446

Beginning in April 1915 and continuing through 1923, 1.5+ million Armenians, 549,000 Assyrians, and 648,000 Greek Christians, in their ancestral homeland of Mesopotamia and Persia were systematically exterminated in the Genocide perpetrated by the rulers of Ottoman Empire; they unleased the Turkish Army, Kurdish Tribesmen, and Islamic Militants to murder every Christian, regardless of their ethnicity.   

Christians were brutally shot, beheaded, dismembered, crucified, drowned, buried alive, and their corpses were dumped into wells, in order to make the water supply undrinkable.  Some Christian villages armed themselves and tried to resist, with negligible success.  The most successful course of action was for Christians to flee their ancestral homelands, with the help of Christian missionaries, to legally migrate to the United States, Sweden, Austria, Germany, France, England, etc.   


The Genocide of Christians that began in 1915 has not ended.  It continues to this day in the Middle East, Europe, the United States, and Africa, with the support of The Muslim Brotherhood International Terrorist Organization.  The Muslim Brotherhood was founded by Hassan al-Banna in Egypt in 1928, and it subsequently facilitated the creation of countless Radical Islamic Terrorists groups worldwide.


The governments and parliaments of 31 countries, including Brazil, Canada, France, Germany, Italy and Russia, as well as 49 of the 50 states in the United States, now recognize that the mass extermination of over 2.7 million Armenian, Assyrian, and Greek Christians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923 was a crime against humanity, a Genocide.  The Genocide of Christians was instigated to exterminate every Christian in Mesopotamia and Persia from the face of the earth.

The Muslim Brotherhood helped Osama Bin Laden and Abdullah Azzam create Al Q’ieda in Egypt in 1988.  Since its founding, Al Q’ieda, supported by The Muslim Brotherhood, continued the Genocide of Christians throughout the world.  They have participated in destroying 2000 year old Christian churches, monasteries, documents, and irreplaceable art treasures in Turkey, Syria, Egypt, and the Middle East.  The Genocide of Christians and the destruction of Christian antiquities did not happen in Iraq while Saddam Hussein ruled; Saddam Hussein protected Assyrian Christians, their churches, and their monasteries from murderous attacks of Al Q’ieda and Radical Islamic Militants.    


Following the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003 and the capture of Saddam Hussein, Al Q’ieda and Radical Islamic Militants went on a killing spree, and murdered thousands of Assyrian Christians in Iraq.  Leaders of Iraq's Assyrian Christian community estimated that over two-thirds of the Iraqi Assyrian Christians were either exterminated or driven from their ancestral homes on the Plains of Nineveh.  It was reported that whole neighborhoods of Assyrians Christians were forcibly evicted from the cities of Baghdad and Basra, and that their homes, historic Christian churches, and ancient Christian monasteries were destroyed.  Christians fled and sought safe havens in Europe.

In 2010, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi becomes the leader of ISIS and began the development of the long sought after Muslim Caliphate.  On April 7, 2013, with the help of The Muslim Brotherhood, he established the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant in northern Iraq as the Muslim Caliphate.  On the Internet, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi recruited 36,500 foreigners trainees, and ISIS numbers swelled to 57,000+.   


The Greek Catholic Relief Agency rescued and housed 600,000 Middle East Christians of all ethnicities, but their repeated request to transfer some of the refugees to the United States were repeatedly rebuffed from 2008 to 2016.  During that same period, from 2008 to 2016, 900,000 Muslim refugees were recruited to enter the US through the UN Muslim Refugee Program.  During those 8 years, the FBI was prevented from interviewing those refugees to determine if they had any terrorist ties, by the Obama administration.

The FBI reported that over 300 young refugees from the UN Muslim Refugee Program who had been previously been placed on a fast-track program to become US Citizens, left the US to join and train with ISIS, Al Q’ieda, and Radical Islamic Terrorists.  They participated in forcing Syrian and Assyrian Christians to kneel in order to be shot behind their heads, to behead them, to dismember the bodies of children, to drown Christians in cages, to burn Christians at the stake, to bury them alive, throw them from high buildings, and crucified Christians.

One quarter of the Iraqi Syrian and Assyrian Christians who were able to flee from the ISIS Genocide, sought refuge in Turkey, Kurdistan, Europe, and the United States.  The Genocide of the Syrian and Assyrian Christians over the last 31 years resulted in over 500,000 Assyrian Christians being killed, kidnapped, or displaced as refugees, and 600,000 Christians refugees welcomed by the Greek Catholic Relief Agency.

Al Q’ieda, ISIS, and other Radical Islamic Terrorists who have been killing Christians in the Middle East have repeatedly broadcast on the Internet, that they are making their way to the United States to initiate attacks.  The wide open southern border is attracting ISIS, Al Q’ieda, and many of foreign terrorists from 60 countries who were trained by ISIS; they pose a serious National Security threat to the United States. 

The FBI is investigating over 2000+ terrorist cases, in all 50 states, and evaluating their plots to kill Americans.  The FBI has gained convictions in 549 Radical Islamic Terrorist plots to kill Americans on US soil; 402 of those Radical Islamic Terrorist defendants were foreign born immigrants or refugees.  Former FBI Director James Comey, said that fifteen percent (15%) of the 2000+ terrorist cases that were under investigation by the FBI, can be attributed to be coming from the 900,000+ Muslim refugees who entered the US from 2008 to 2016.

There were 219 attacks in 82 cities in United States by Radical Islamic Militants since 2008.  The attacks by Muslim Militants in the United States since 2008 resulted in killing 136 Americans, wounding 423 Americans, and in the rape of many American women.

The US Border Patrol reported that Illegal Aliens from the Middle East have been detained at the southern border while trying to enter the United States, among the 100,000 Illegal Aliens who have been detained at the border each month.  A number of Illegal Aliens from the Middle East have been entering the United States each month, undetected, among the additional estimated 200,000 Illegal Aliens who escape detention every month at the wide open border, and enter the United States illegally.

It is critically important to build a border wall to close the wide open southern border in order to protect Americans from the Radical Islamic Terrorists who stated they were on their way to the United States.  One wonders how many Radical Islamic Terrorists who crucified Christians in the Middle East over the last 16 years have already entered the United States illegally.  


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