Orthodox Christian devotion mitigates the pace of my path. I strive to inspire & embolden fellow Orthodox Christians to protect the Ecumenical Patriarchate. It is a moral imperative bound by love for His All-Holiness. I applaud the Archons who fight the good fight. I continue in prayer, openly protest any person, affiliation, jurisdiction, group or government which seeks to undermine its sovereignty.
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
POGROM 'Tag' Christian Homes Ecumenical Patriarch on Death List
POGROM: a planned campaign of persecution or extermination sanctioned by a government and directed against an ethnic group...
Unknown "tag" houses of Christians in Istanbul
25.08.2009 12:38 (DiePresse.com)
In several districts of Istanbul, the homes of Christians have been marked with colored stickers. The labeling of the houses is evidently connected with increased harassment of Christian residents.
Comment From the archives:Obama's trip to Europe ended in Istanbul (07.04.2009)In the traditionally inhabited by members of the Christian minority neighborhoods Ferikoy Kurtulus and some houses have been marked recently with green and red signs. They should clearly draw attention to Armenian and Greek residents. The labeling of the houses coincided with complaints of increased harassment of Christian residents, asked the deputies Sebahat Tuncel said in a parliamentary inquiry.
Interior Minister Besir Atalay will now comment on the incidents. "Who are these markings have been placed?", Citing the press from the inquiry. The Ministry should also clarify whether such enforcement investigations and actions have been initiated.
Patriarch Bartholomew on death list
Of the Phanar in Istanbul resident Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew I is on a death list of the secular-nationalist Ergenekon secret society stand to be accused of the bombings by Turkey to topple into chaos.The EU Commission has repeatedly urged Turkey to take effective measures to improve the plight of non-Muslim populations.
Christians commemorate the pogrom-1955
The labeling of Christian houses in Istanbul evokes the memory of the pogrom against the Christian minorities from September 1955. At that time, before the houses and shops of Christians marked by nationalist activists have been. Were triggered bloody riots with dozens of casualties in Istanbul and Izmir, ostensibly by the Cyprus conflict - in the background was the search for scapegoats at a time when Turkey was in a financially critical situation.
A fanatical mob set in Istanbul, 72 Orthodox churches and 30 schools burned, desecrated Christian cemeteries and destroyed about 3,500 homes and more than 4,000 stores. The police watched idly, was looted and raped. The Nobel laureate Orhan Pamuk, who thematized in his work and the mass murder of Armenians in 1915, described the blind destructive frenzy in his youthful memories.