armenian genocide

Was The Ottomon Caliphate Respon­si­ble for the Armen­ian Genocide”?

The Ori­en­tal­ists and Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies have been par­rot­ing for some time the far­ci­cal notion that the Ottomon Caliphate was respon­si­ble for what is now known as the Armen­ian Geno­cide” of the ear­ly 1900’s. We present here some his­to­ry behind the inci­dent that dis­proves the idea that the Ottoman Caliphate had any­thing to do with the Armen­ian Geno­cide. This was a time peri­od in which the Young Turks were rul­ing Turkey and had worked towards sec­u­lar­iz­ing Turkey. They them­selves were of a het­ero­dox Jew­ish back­ground of the Don­me cult of the false Mes­si­ah, Tzab­batai Tzveh of Saloni­ca.

The fol­low­ing is an excerpt from A Myth of Ter­ror Armen­ian Extrem­ism : Its Caus­es and Its His­tor­i­cal Con­text” by Erich Feigl.

Arme­nakan, Hun­chaks and Dash­nak­t­su­tiun : Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Par­ties ; Ter­ror as Metho. Nation­al­ism Spreads From the Church to Sec­u­lar Organizations

The first polit­i­cal par­ty of the Armen­ian minor­i­ty to attain any sig­nif­i­cance was the Arme­nakan- Par­ty. Found­ed in Van in the autumn of 1885, the par­ty was orga­nized along Euro­pean lines and had its own publication.

The mas­ter­mind behind this thor­ough­ly rev­o­lu­tion­ary orga­ni­za­tion was the son of a tremen­dous­ly wealthy banker from Con­stan­tino­ple. His name was Mek­er­tich Por­tukalian. After run­ning into many dif­fi­cul­ties with schools that he had estab­lished in Van, he emi­grat­ed to Mar­seilles, and from then on he direct­ed his par­ty from there. He also pub­lished a peri­od­i­cal in Mar­seilles, called Arme­nia”. His objec­tive was to rouse enthu­si­asm for an Armen­ian state among the Arme­ni­ans who were scat­tered across Europe. The response came in the form of an Armen­ian Patri­ot­ic Soci­ety”, which raised mon­ey and bought arms and munitions.

Their aim was to win for the Arme­ni­ans the right to rule over them­selves, through rev­o­lu­tion.” The mem­bers of the Arme­nakan in Van and the sur­round­ing area were equipped with the most modem weapons and trained in the art of gueril­la war­fare and in prepar­ing the peo­ple for a gen­er­al move­ment” with due con­sid­er­a­tion giv­en to the sup­port of friend­ly great pow­ers”. Soon, the Arme­nakan had rev­o­lu­tion­ary cells in Tra­b­zon and Con­stan­tino­ple, as well its cadres in Rus­sia, Per­sia, and the Unit­ed States.

Accord­ing to the pro-Armen­ian his­to­ri­an Christo­pher Walk­er, the enlight­en­ment devel­oped by Por­tukalian” was soon lost in the ster­ile bru­tal­i­ty” of the Armen­ian ter­ror­ist scene.

In 1887, Arme­ni­ans in Gene­va found­ed the first Armen­ian par­ty empha­siz­ing Marx­ist prin­ci­ples. Their sym­bol was the bell ( hnshak” = bell). The Hun­chaks drew their mem­ber­ship almost entire­ly from Russ­ian Arme­ni­ans, who gave the par­ty the mil­i­tant-rev­o­lu­tion­ary spir­it that comes from the Cau­ca­sus (the young Dzhugashvili, com­mon­ly known as Stal­in, also came from the world.) The par­ty organ was called Hun­chak, and in 1890 the group adopt­ed the name Hun­chakian Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Par­ty”, or Hun­chaks” for short. Their leader was the fanat­i­cal rev­o­lu­tion­ary Avetis Nazarbekian. He was report­ed­ly dark, slen­der, very hand­some in an ori­en­tal style, and played the vio­lin excel­lent­ly”. He also saw rev­o­lu­tion­ary ter­ror” as the nat­ur­al con­se­quence of reject­ing cap­i­tal­ist” legislation.

Final­ly, the Fed­er­a­tion of Armen­ian Rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies”, the Hai Hegapokhakan­neri Dash­nak­t­su­tiun”, appeared as a result of the need for an umbrel­la orga­ni­za­tion for all the lit­tle ter­ror­ist groups and rev­o­lu­tion­ary cells. The goal of the orga­ni­za­tion was (and is) to win Armen­ian inde­pen­dence by means of a peo­ple’s war. Many groups shunned this com­mon umbrel­la from the start, how­ev­er, so the Dash­naks changed their name to Hai Hegapokhakan Dash­nak­t­su­tiun” — Armen­ian Rev­o­lu­tion­ary Fed­er­a­tion”. This name is still used by the Dash­naks today.

In the nine­teenth cen­tu­ry, some Protes­tant-Armen­ian pas­tors had fought bit­ter­ly with the Gre­go­ri­an priests over who the best nation­al­ist shep­herds were. Now, two polit­i­cal groups, the Dash­naks and the Hun­chaks were com­pet­ing for the favor of the Arme­ni­ans in the same way. The Hun­chaks stressed their social­ist con­vic­tions where as the Dasknaks put more empha­sis on their nation­al­ist views. Togeth­er, they pro­duce exact­ly the same fanat­i­cal­ly dis­tort­ed, nation­al-social­ist world­view as oth­er orga­ni­za­tions with the same ide­o­log­i­cal persuasions.

The Dash­naks in par­tic­u­lar used bru­tal ter­ror­ism again and again as a polit­i­cal means to accom­plish their ends. They have been respon­si­ble for numer­ous attacks, includ­ing some very recent ones. Their activ­i­ties are financed large­ly by means of intim­i­da­tion and extortion.

One of the ugli­est attacks of the Dash­nak orga­ni­za­tion was the assas­si­na­tion attempt on Sul­tan Abdul Hamid. The Armen­ian politi­cian K. Papaz­ian, author of the book Patri­o­tism Per­vert­ed (Boston, 1934), writes that the attempt of the life of Abdul Hamid in 1905 con­sti­tutes the last episode of the rev­o­lu­tion­ary attempts of the A. R. Fed­er­a­tion” to achieve polit­i­cal goals by means of assas­si­na­tions. Since the attempt failed, its con­se­quences were mere­ly unpleas­ant. The bombs went off too soon because the Sul­tan spent too much time talk­ing to Sheik ul Islam after his vis­it to the Yildiz Mosque. The Sul­tan’s par­don of assailants was futile. The trou­ble­mak­ers just turned to plot­ting flashy upris­ing in order to attract Euro­pean attention.

And cer­tain­ly, only God knows best !Endmark

Cite this arti­cle as : Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi, Was The Ottomon Caliphate Respon­si­ble for the Armen­ian Geno­cide”?,” in Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma, Feb­ru­ary 1, 2006, last accessed April 14, 2024, https://​bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​h​i​s​t​o​r​y​/​a​r​m​e​n​i​a​n​-​g​e​n​o​c​i​de/







One response to “Was The Ottomon Caliphate Respon­si­ble for the Armen­ian Genocide”?”

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    George Carty

    I’ve nev­er heard of Tzab­batai Tzveh of Saloni­ca”. Do you mean Mustafa Kemal, so-called Ataturk”?

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