Since many Armenians can't seem to get the Commandments of Christianity straight, we all know they needed to find a new religion... and hating Turks fit their zealous bill. So how come Turks still don't hate Armenians?
It's pretty amazing that with all the anti-Turkish fever throughout the world, instigated in large part by the Armenian Diaspora, Turks still maintain their humanity and do not lend themselves to hatred. This is the way I was brought up, and judging by other examples
I keep coming across, I see I'm not an isolated case. (Having lived in America all my life, I have had very little contact with other Turks.) There is a lot to be said for this dignified, mature and correct attitude... especially since it is in stark contrast to the utter hatred that has been bred into Armenian and Greek children. I can see this hatred when I venture on by to web sites where both parties clash over their "issues." (Some Turks are not above cussing either, in these forums... but it's almost always in response to the "mad dogs" among the Greeks and Armenians. Once again, Turks observe Newton's Law: Greeks and Armenians act, and Turks react.)
After hearing case after case of Armenian caused injustices against Turks on the international scene, you would think the Armenians who live in Turkey today would be targeted by individual Turkish citizens who would simple-mindedly want to take their frustrations out on available Armenians within their country. It's remarkable this does not happen, by and large. In contrast, I can't say the same about my fellow Americans; after the World Trade Center attack, for example, there were many incidents of violence against other Americans who happened to be Moslems. After the Hostage Crisis in the late 1970s, a good number of Iranian-Americans were targeted with violence or vandalism.
Then again, Turks are made of a different stripe. Even when they are part of an uncontrollable mob, they find it difficult to let go of their traditional sense of fairness. For example, C.F. Dixon-Johnson, British author of the 1916 book, "The Armenians," reported the following incredible story... in support of the idea Turks could not have been behind the Armenian "Genocide," especially in the role of "the fanatical Turk as thirsting for the blood of the Christian":
Sidney Whitman tells us how a Jewish money charger, mistaken for an Armenian, had been set on by the mob; when it was ascertained that he was a Jew, he was released but the crowd ran after him, and brought him back to collect his money, which was scattered on the ground.... "Would any other mob in the world have acted thus under similar conditions?"
Let's get into the heads of some of these Turks.
"Worry beads made with women's nipples"
"When will they stop teaching hatred to children?"
[A Letter] TO: Honorable Senator Byrne,
I am the great grandson of Mursel Fuat Kili