The perpetrators of the Turkish genocide of Armenians and other Christians at the beginning of the 20th century did not act out of concern for some nation state but simply behaved as mandated by their bloodthirsty god.
The wholesale extermination of Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans, Nestorians and Pontian Greeks during World War I has been aptly described as Christian genocides. The perpetrators of these massive atrocities were Muslim Turks and Kurds spurred on by the Turkish Ottoman government.
Sometimes these genocides are explained by the nationalism of the Ottoman government led by supposedly progressive Union and Progress Organization. However, those who actually did the killing the predatory bands of the Secret Organization (in Turkish: Tekilat Mahsusa) were not motivated by national concerns but found their justification in Islam.
Islam permits all Muslims to kill and rape every non-Muslim and to grab all their money and property. The Turks and Kurds who killed their own non-Muslim neighbors, forced their women and little girls to become sex slaves and took all they owned had no awareness of the nationalism propagated by their commanders, the leaders of the Union and Progress Organization. The Turks and Kurds who took part in the Armenian, Assyrian, Chaldean, Nestorian and Pontian Greek genocides and massacred innocent human being with pleasure, did not do it for the sake of Turkish nationalism. They were simple farmers, describing themselves as Muslims, not as Turks or Kurds.
The massacres ordered by the leaders of the Union and Progress Organization were a gift to the Turks who had lived as predators for two thousand years, and only turned to agriculture and the breeding of livestock after their arrival in what is modern-day Turkey in the 11th century CE. The Ottoman government now offered them the chance to pillage and take revenge on their supposedly rich non-Muslim neighbors.
The same applied to the Kurds, who like their Turkish co-religionists lacked the ability, aptitude and historical experience to master any job outside agriculture and livestock breeding, were only too happy to join in slaughter and pillage of non-Muslims.
Muslim Turks and Kurds tore their non-Muslim neighbors to pieces with the appetite and ferocity of hyenas. They showed no mercy and in fact gloated over their misdeeds. They seized all the houses and stores of the non-Muslims. They took non-Muslim women as sex slaves or domestic slaves in their harems in fact as their booty as is mandated in the rules of Islam. And they sold some of these women and girls at the slave bazaars for a bit of money.
The perpetrators of these terrible crimes didnt feel any self-reproach. On the contrary, they were very happy, because their misdeeds made them more worthy of Allah, the god of Islam. These disgusting massacres made them better Muslims moved them closer to the Islamic heaven with its houris [the 72 virgins in paradise promised to obedient Muslim men, ed.] ready for group sex and its rivers of kevser wines [i.e., non-alcoholic, halal-compliant wine, ed.].
They were at peace because they were obeying the laws of Allah and the government.
They raped tiny girls and women, slaughtered the innocent, burned children alive and massacred millions of non-Muslims all in accordance with Islam, the religion of peace.
Because their Allah is merciless towards the disbelievers.
Serkan Engin, poet and socialist, was born 1975 in Izmit, Turkey. His poems have been published in English in several prominent periodicals and in Japan.
In 1913, the Turkish Ottoman government of the supposedly liberal Committee of Union and Progress initiated a program of forcible Turkification of non-Turkish minorities. Starting in 1915 the government turned to deliberate extermination of indigenous and Christian ethnic groups Assyrians, Greeks, Armenians, Chaldeans and Nestorians. Most well known is the wholesale slaughter and destruction of the Armenian Christians living in what is modern-day Turkey. It is estimated that between 1 and 1,5 million Armenians were killed. In 1943 the Armenian holocaust inspired the Polish-American lawyer Raphael Lemkin to coin the term genocide to define the planned and systematic extermination of entire nations or ethnic groups.
The genocides ordered by the Turkish government and perpetrated by Turkish and Kurdish Muslims are accepted as fact by serious Western historians but are till this day strenuously denied by the Turkish authorities.