On this day in 1915, the Armenian Genocide began. Ottoman (Turk) Muslims eventually slaughtered 1.5 million of their Christian neighbors, intellectuals, and community leaders. Pictured are some of the 16 girls from the Turkish city of Malatya that were crucified alive with spikes through their feet and hands. The Ottoman government proceeded with multiple phases to round up men in mass executions and drive women and children into the desert on death marches. They also led the general Muslim citizens to participate in brutal periodic massacres within their communities signaled with the blow of a bugle. It is one of the first modern genocides and serves as a warning for us today. There are chilling accounts contained in Islam scholar Andrew Bostom’s book, The Legacy of Jihad: Islamic Holy War And the Fate of Non-Muslims.
Today, a feature article written by SurvivalBlog’s founder, James Wesley, Rawles (“JWR”.)
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