The Macedonian Tendency: Should "Ethnicity Denial" of Macedonians be Made a Crime?

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

Should "Ethnicity Denial" of Macedonians be Made a Crime?

By David Edenden 

Can some shit-disturbing, non-conformist, pain-in-the-butt, euro-trash MP in the EU Parliament introduce a law that makes it a crime to promote "Ethnicity Denial" of Macedonians. We need more made to order laws like this one for Armenians in Switzerland.

This Swiss law about Armenians is very interesting. It is specifically designed to be ant-Turkish at a time when Turkey is trying to enter the EU. It seems to be against the law to deny the Armenian genocide, but it is OK to deny the existence of Kurds in Turkey and Macedonians in Greece. 

If you have enough lobby power and it is in the interests of certain groups, you can get a law made to order, while your country happily ignores the rights of others. Laws for the benefit of Armenians are being passed in France and in the US. 

It is funny (but not hilarious) that one of the US politicians, Rep. Adam Schiff, who advocated for the Armenians is also denying the existence of Macedonians in Greece. It is a human condition to be a hypocrite but I guess this guy's motto is "you can't be too big of a hypocrite".

My suggestion "take the log out of your own eye before complaining about the sliver in someone elses' eye".

Swiss 'genocide' trial for Turk:
BBC NEWS | Europe |

"Swiss 'genocide' trial for Turk Dogu Perincek

Dogu Perincek's case risks straining Swiss-Turkish relations
A Turkish nationalist leader has gone on trial in Switzerland for denying that the mass killings of Armenians in Turkey in 1915 amounted to 'genocide'.

Dogu Perincek, 65, is accused under Swiss law of racial discrimination.

The Swiss parliament, along with more than a dozen countries, recognizes the killings as 'genocide'. Turkey firmly rejects the 'genocide' allegation."

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