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A new tactic by Armenians is to harass those who oppose their views by taking them to court... in European countries that have enacted anti-racism laws stemming from the Holocaust.  They tried to intimidate Professor Bernard Lewis by suing him in such a manner (the historian was fined one franc, or twenty-five cents), and it looks like they were at it again in Switzerland. The Armenians lost the case.

What an insidious way to try and stifle freedom of expression. What are they afraid of?

If the Armenians really want to take the "genocide" issue to court, why don't they try the World Court? What are they afraid of?


A Swiss Court Case

BERN, Switzerland (AP) - After an unprecedented trial, a Swiss court on Friday cleared prominent Turkish organizations of charges that they violated racial discrimination laws by disputing the World War I era genocide of Armenians. 

The case was based on Switzerland's 1995 anti-racism law, which makes it a criminal offense to ``deny, grossly minimize or seek to justify genocide or other crimes against humanity.'' Until now it was used only against those denying the Nazi Holocaust. 

A Swiss-Armenian association filed a criminal complaint in 1997, objecting to a letter by Turkish associations that said the "analogy between the (Nazi) Holocaust and the displacement of the Armenian population has no basis.'' 

"It is not possible to talk about 'genocide' when the Ottoman government never intended to 'exterminate' the Armenians,'' said the letter, drafted by a coordinating body of Swiss-based Turkish organizations. 

The Turkish letter, to members of the Swiss parliament, was in response to a petition by the Armenian community urging Switzerland to recognize as genocide the killing of more than a million Armenians during and after World War I. 

Court president Lienhard Ochsner dismissed the case for lack of subjective evidence and said there was no sign the Turks knowingly breached the anti-racism law. The letter was merely an attempt to voice the opinion of the Turkish community in Switzerland, he ruled. 

"They wanted to preserve the untarnished image of their homeland,'' Ochsner said.


By GORDANA MIJUK, Associated Press Writer
Friday September 14 12:17 PM ET

Thanks to armenianreality.com


More Cases

Switzerland has also threatened Turkish Historical Society Prof. Yusuf Halacoglu for going against their Holocaust Denial laws... dishonestly equating the Holocaust with the false Armenian "Genocide."


In addition, there was a case against Turkey's Consulate General in Paris, which was thrown out for "diplomatic immunity" reasons. And then there was a case against the very respectable French encyclopedia, "The Quid." The following article refers to both cases.


Decision on 'Encyclopedic Denial' Due Today
By Ali Ihsan Aydin
Published: Thursday July 07, 2005

The lawsuit filed by the Armenian organizations against the famous French encyclopedia, The Quid will be concluded today. Armenian organizations filed the lawsuit on the ground that The Quid mentioned the opinions of Turkey concerning the so-called Armenian genocide.

Resorting to the Paris Court in 2003, the French Armenian Case Defense Committee (CDCA) had accused The Quid encyclopedias and Robert Laffront Publishing of "spreading denial propaganda". The Paris court heard the case on 25 May 2005. The Armenian organization claimed that the encyclopedia mentioned the "Turks position" regarding the issue aiming to question the telling of the incidents of the 1915 "Armenian genocide" in its 2003 edition, which is renewed annually. CDCA lawyers asked for penalties for The Quid's editors and demanded that Turkey's opinions be removed from the encyclopedia. The Paris Court had overruled the CDCA case last year against Turkey's Consulate General in Paris showing "the diplomatic immunity" of the consul general as grounds. The lawsuit was filed after the Consulate General rejected the "Armenian genocide" allegations on its website. Formerly, the court had convicted famous historian Bernard Lewis to a symbolic pay indemnity of one euro in 1995 after he spoke to French newspaper Le Monde against the so-called Armenian genocide.


Now what could the French court do? It had to abide by "the Law of the Land." Unfortunately, some ethnic politics-playing French politicians decided to kowtow to the large Armenian-French community... when a small fraction of the Parliament was present on the day that France elected to recognize the Armenians' false genocide.

So these politicians sold out French honor, in their selfishness or fear. Now the French nation is forced to operate upon a lie. Knowing this, the embarrassed French court penalized the Quid with a symbolic payment of one euro. (Four or five times Bernard Lewis' penalty of one franc... so the punishment is going up. Of course, inflation must be taken into account, in the intervening nine years.)

This court case had nothing to do with historic truth. How embarrassing for the French nation.





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...Is to expose the mythological “Armenian genocide,” from the years 1915-16. A wartime tragedy involving the losses of so many has been turned into a politicized story of “exclusive victimhood,” and because of the prevailing prejudice against Turks, along with Turkish indifference, those in the world, particularly in the West, have been quick to accept these terribly defamatory claims involving the worst crime against humanity. Few stop to investigate below the surface that those regarded as the innocent victims, the Armenians, while seeking to establish an independent state, have been the ones to commit systematic ethnic cleansing against those who did not fit into their racial/religious ideal: Muslims, Jews, and even fellow Armenians who had converted to Islam. Criminals as Dro, Antranik, Keri, Armen Garo and Soghoman Tehlirian (the assassin of Talat Pasha, one of the three Young Turk leaders, along with Enver and Jemal) contributed toward the deaths (via massacres, atrocities, and forced deportation) of countless innocents, numbering over half a million. What determines genocide is not the number of casualties or the cruelty of the persecutions, but the intent to destroy a group, the members of which are guilty of nothing beyond being members of that group. The Armenians suffered their fate of resettlement not for their ethnicity, having co-existed and prospered in the Ottoman Empire for centuries, but because they rebelled against their dying Ottoman nation during WWI (World War I); a rebellion that even their leaders of the period, such as Boghos Nubar and Hovhannes Katchaznouni, have admitted. Yet the hypocritical world rarely bothers to look beneath the surface, not only because of anti-Turkish prejudice, but because of Armenian wealth and intimidation tactics. As a result, these libelous lies, sometimes belonging in the category of “genocide studies,” have become part of the school curricula of many regions. Armenian scholars such as Vahakn Dadrian, Peter Balakian, Richard Hovannisian, Dennis Papazian and Levon Marashlian have been known to dishonestly present only one side of their story, as long as their genocide becomes affirmed. They have enlisted the help of "genocide scholars," such as Roger Smith, Robert Melson, Samantha Power, and Israel Charny… and particularly  those of Turkish extraction, such as Taner Akcam and Fatma Muge Gocek, who justify their alliance with those who actively work to harm the interests of their native country, with the claim that such efforts will help make Turkey more" democratic." On the other side of this coin are genuine scholars who consider all the relevant data, as true scholars have a duty to do, such as Justin McCarthy, Bernard Lewis, Heath Lowry, Erich Feigl and Guenter Lewy. The unscrupulous genocide industry, not having the facts on its side, makes a practice of attacking the messenger instead of the message, vilifying these professors as “deniers” and "agents of the Turkish government." The truth means so little to the pro-genocide believers, some even resort to the forgeries of the Naim-Andonian telegrams or sources  based on false evidence, as Franz Werfel’s The Forty Days of Musa Dagh. Naturally, there is no end to the hearsay "evidence" of the prejudiced pro-Christian people from the period, including missionaries and Near East Relief representatives, Arnold Toynbee, Lord Bryce, Lloyd George, Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and so many others. When the rare Westerner opted to look at the issues objectively, such as Admirals Mark Bristol and Colby Chester, they were quick to be branded as “Turcophiles” by the propagandists. The sad thing is, even those who don’t consider themselves as bigots are quick to accept the deceptive claims of Armenian propaganda, because deep down people feel the Turks are natural killers and during times when Turks were victims, they do not rate as equal and deserving human beings. This is the main reason why the myth of this genocide has become the common wisdom.