Sunday, November 08, 2009

Turkish PM: Muslims Can't Commit Genocide

In the course of arguing (surprise) that Israel's operation in Gaza (estimated number of deaths: circa 2,000) constituted graver war crimes that the Darfur genocide (estimated number of deaths: 200-300,000 as of 2008), Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan stated "It is not possible for those who belong to the Muslim faith to carry out genocide."

I suppose definitional impossibility is the strongest argument I've heard buttressing Turkey's childish and appalling refusal to acknowledge the Armenian genocide. But it hardly bodes well for a country that is supposedly critical as an "arbiter" between Israel and its neighbors.

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