American Turks launch new campaign over 1915 events

The remains of Armenians massacred at Erzinjan. Henry Morgenthau – Ambassador Morgenthau’s Story (CHAPTER XXVII)

American Turks have launched the “Let History Decide” campaign in the U.S. to counter Armenian allegations over the events of 1915 involving the Ottoman Empire during World War I.

The campaign has been organized by the Turkish American Steering Committee, which consists of 145 Turkish American organizations. Several events have been planned under the campaign that will take place in different parts of the U.S., including Washington DC, New York and Texas.

The main slogan of the campaign is: “Unite us, not divide us.” According to the Turkish American Steering Committee’s website, a peace and solidarity walk is being organized on April 24 in Washington DC, which will begin in front of the White House and end at the Turkish Embassy.

After the walk, American Turks and their campaign supporters will remain in front of the embassy in response to the Armenian groups, who too gather there on April 24 each year to “occupy the sidewalk,” a committee representative says.

The committee has said it will also launch a Twitter hashtag #lethistorydecide on April 18…

The Wikipedia entry documents pogroms as early as 1894. They will need more than a hashtag to alter my thinking.  

Letting history decide sounds very nice: can we use for all the things Muslims blame on Europeans? Idea: spam this hashtag with the stuff they whine about.