April 30, 2014 at 6:03 am #17614
THIS ARTICLE WAS DOING THE ROUNDS ON THE NET END OF LAST YEAR
Spain expelled Arabs and Jews alike in 1490s, or rather gave them a choice to convert to christianity or leave.
Why were Jews expelled a total of 109 times from European countries?
If it was racism then why didn’t they expel other races, and if it was anti-semitism why weren’t Arabs or any other Semitic race expelled and so frequently?
Wouldn’t the Jewish people be wiser to look at the roots of hate toward them rather than complaining about it all the time?
Just a sample of expulsions:
Asians were expelled from neighboring Kenya in 1968 – did that set a precedent from Amin in 1972?The Kenyan Indians were expelled in a much more civilized way; it was not at gunpoint. They were allowed to keep their possessions and leave with their money.
Aba Armenia babagoba mu palestine mu 1948 nebabagoba mu turkey mu 1923
“When the Turkish prime minister allows himself to make such statements it immediately for us brings up memories of the events of 1915.”
Diplomatic moves to normalise relations between Turkey and Armenia have faltered recently.
Hundreds of thousands of Armenians died in 1915, when they were deported en masse from eastern Anatolia by the Ottoman Empire. They were killed by troops or died from starvation and disease.
Armenia says up to 1.5 million Armenians were killed, but Turkey says the figure is no more than one-third of that and that many Turks died as well.
Turkey accepts that atrocities were committed but argues they were part of the war and that there was no systematic attempt to destroy the Christian Armenian people.
Armenia wants Turkey to recognise the killings as an act of genocide, but successive Turkish governments have refused to do so.
Recep Tayyip Erdogan told the BBC that of 170,000 Armenians living in Turkey “70,000 are Turkish citizens”.
“We are turning a blind eye to the remaining 100,000… Tomorrow, I may tell these 100,000 to go back to their country, if it becomes necessary.”
Thousands of Armenians, many of them women, work illegally in Turkey. Most do low-skilled jobs such as cleaning.
The 1923 population exchange between Greece and Turkey (Greek: ? ??ta??a??, Turkish: Mübadele) was based upon religious identity, and involved the Greek Orthodox citizens of Turkey and the Muslim citizens of Greece. It was a major compulsory population exchange, or agreed mutual expulsion.
The “Convention Concerning the Exchange of Greek and Turkish Populations” was signed at Lausanne, Switzerland, on 30 January 1923, by the governments of Greece and Turkey. It involved approximately 2 million people (around 1.5 million Anatolian Greeks and 500,000 Muslims in Greece), most of whom were forcibly made refugees and de jure denaturalized from their homelands.
By January 1923, the vast majority of Asia Minor Greeks had already been driven away violently during the recent Greco-Turkish War; nonetheless, they were taken into account in the convention. According to calculations, during the autumn of 1922, around 900,000 Orthodox refugees had arrived in Greece (including 50,000 Armenians
Ethnic Cleansing” is typically described as the planned deliberate removal from a specific territory, persons of a particular ethnic group, by force or intimidation.
Indeed, such a definition perfectly describes the expulsion of Jews from Arab countries between 1948 and 1967.
Actual cases of ethnic cleansing in the second half of the 20th century, include:
In September 1955 the Istanbul Pogrom, secretly backed by the Turkish government, was launched against the Greek population of Istanbul. The mob also attacked some Jews and Armenians of the city. The event contributed greatly to the gradual extinction of the Greek minority in the city and country, which numbered 100,000 in 1924 after the Turko-Greek population exchange treaty. By 2006 there were only 2,500 Greeks.
Between 1957–1962 President Nasser of Egypt carried out an Anti-European policy, which resulted in the expulsion of 100-200,000 Greeks from Alexandria and the rest of Egypt. Many other Europeans were expelled, such as Italians and French.
In July 1960, five days after the Congo gained independence from Belgium, the Force Publique garrison near Léopoldville mutinied against its white officers and attacked numerous European targets. This caused the fear amongst the approximately 100,000 whites still resident in the Congo and led to their mass exodus from the country
Burmese Prime Minster Ne Win’s rise to power in 1962 and his persecution of “resident aliens” (immigrant groups not recognized as citizens of the Union of Burma) led to an exodus of some 300,000 Burmese Indians. They migrated to escape racial discrimination and wholesale nationalization of private enterprise a few years later in 1964.
At its height, some 150,000 Italians were living in Libya, constituting about 18% of the total population. In 1970, the government expelled all of Libya’s ethnic Italians, a year after Muammar al-Gaddafi seized power.
During the Bangladesh War of Independence of 1971 around 10 million Bengalis, mainly Hindus, fled the country to escape the killings and atrocities committed by the Pakistan Army.
The communist Khmer Rouge government in Cambodia disproportionately targeted ethnic minority groups, including ethnic Chinese, Vietnamese and Thais. In the late 1960s, an estimated 425,000 ethnic Chinese lived in Cambodia; by 1984, as a result of Khmer Rouge genocide and emigration, only about 61,400 Chinese remained in the country. The small Thai minority along the border was almost completely exterminated, only a few thousand managing to reach safety in Thailand. The Cham Muslims suffered serious purges with as much as half of their population exterminated. A Khmer Rouge order stated that henceforth “The Cham nation no longer exists on Kampuchean soil belonging to the Khmers” (U.N. Doc. A.34/569 at 9)
In 1987 and 1988 Al-Anfal Campaign, the Iraqi government under Saddam Hussein started a violent campaign against Iraqi Kurds in Northern Iraq, and Massacred 100,000 to 182,000 non-combatant civilians including women and children; destroyed about 4,000 villages (out of 4,655) in Iraqi Kurdistan. Between April 1987 and August 1988, 250 towns and villages were exposed to chemical weapons; destroyed 1,754 schools, 270 hospitals, 2,450 mosques, 27 churches; and wiped out around 90% of Kurdish villages in targeted areas.
The forced assimilation campaign during 1984–1985 directed against ethnic Turks by the Bulgarian State resulted in the expulsion of some 360,000 Bulgarian Turks to Turkey in 1989.
In 1991, in retribution for supporting Saddam Hussein against Kuwait during the 1990 Invasion of Kuwait, Kuwait carried out the expulsion of 400,000 Palestinians.
The widespread ethnic cleansing accompanying the Bosnia and Herzegovina (1992–1995): Large numbers of Croats and Bosnians were forced to flee their homes and were expelled by Serbs. Beginning in 1991, political upheavals in the Balkans displaced about 2,700,000 people by mid-1992, of which over 700,000 of them sought asylum in Europe.
In October 1990, the militant Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE), forcibly expelled the entire ethnic Muslim population (approx 75,000) from the Northern Province of Sri Lanka. The Muslims were given 48 hours to vacate the premises of their homes while their properties were subsequently looted by LTTE. Those who refused to leave were killed. This act of ethnic cleansing was carried out so the LTTE could facilitate their goal of creating a mono-ethnic Tamil state in Northern Sri Lanka.
More than 500,000 Chechen and ethnic Russian civilians living in Chechnya during the First Chechen War in 1994–1996 were displaced.
More than 800,000 Kosovar Albanians were forced to flee their homes in Kosovo during the Kosovo War in 1998-9.
Since 2003, Sudan ethnically cleansed several black African ethnic groups in response to a rebellion by Africans – attacks by militia known as the Janjaweed and Sudanese military and police forces on the African population of Darfur, a region of western Sudan. 75,000 Arabs from Chad and Niger crossed the border into Darfur. Most have been relocated by the Sudanese government to former villages of displaced non-Arab people. Some 450,000 have been killed and 2.5 million have now been forced to flee to refugee camps in Chad after their homes and villages were destroyed. Sudan refuses to allow their return, or to allow United Nations peace-keepers into Darfur
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