Wednesday, March 4, 2015

OA Letter to Carson City Council

Dear Mayor Jim Dear & Council Members,

We are Operation Antioch, a network of Middle Eastern Greek Orthodox & Greek Catholic Christians with roots tracing back to countries of modern-day Turkey, Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, and Israel/Palestine. It has come to our attention that your city is considering erecting a sculpture in honor of Mustafa Kemal “Ataturk”. As Middle Eastern Christians, it deeply saddens us, especially now as we are facing a Genocide at the hands of Islamic Terrorists like ISIS, that you are considering erecting a monument in honor of this man. 

You see, Mustafa Kemal was a War Criminal Wanted for Crimes against Humanity before he established the Republic of Turkey. And between the years of 1919 and 1923, he continued the same exact Genocidal policy first committed by the Ottoman Government against the region's indigenous Armenian, Greek, and Assyrian Christians. A policy, which combined with its use by the Ottoman Government & Ataturk, resulted in the mass murder of over 3.5 million people. 

In the name of human decency, we beg you to vote NO to erecting this travesty, especially now as 2015 marks the 100th anniversary of the Genocide he is guilty of committing. Would the Carson City Council allow itself to consider even erecting a sculpture in honor of Adolf Hitler? If not, then why would it allow itself to even consider one for a man Hitler idolized?

Operation Antioch