Friday, March 10, 2006

Attacks on Lipstadt for references to Armenian genocide: Part 2

I am not looking for any kudos for the little I have done.

At the risk of being accused of "protesting too much," I don't want folks to think I am looking for praise. I am not.

I just wonder why that attacks?

Now I shall go back to enjoying the beauty of Florence, where I am lectuing on Monday p.m.


Deborah Lipstadt said...

Whoa Jim. Be careful of painting with such a broad brush. When you say "Muslims" you are accusing a lot of very different people of having one unified world view. You might want to differ with Muslim extremists or "Islamists," but to condemn everyone is to engage, it seems to me, in the same kind of thing that many people are tyring to fight.

Furthermore, I think the attacks on me were coming from Armenians who are certainly not Muslims.

But be careful of such broad generalizations.

Angry Anarchist said...

Dear Dr. Lipstadt,

I call on you to apologize for the unbased claims you made about alleged e-mails that I sent you, which in fact did not, or if you insist that such e-mails were sent by me, produce solid proof. My previous comments to you about your concern with preserving the uniqueness of the Jewish Holocaust (that does not mean that I'm accusing you of denying the Armenian Holocaust) were not attacks, but criticisms. You took it as destructive criticism, and that's your problem not mine. I call on you to look at things not just from a Jewish perspective but from a human one. Each and every Holocaust is indeed unique, but all share one thing: hatred and mass murder based on race or religion or ethnicity. As such, it is wrong to place distinctions in terminology between for example the Jewish Holocaust (capital letter) and the Armenian genocide (small letter, and not called holocaust). I would say the same to Armenians who would try to minimize other Holocausts and massacres, for example the Bosnian one and the one at Khojaly in Nagorno-Karabakh.

Deborah Lipstadt said...

To Mr. Anarchist Revolution is Coming: I don't think I have anything to apologize for, so sorry I can't help you in that regard.

To Prup:
You have every right to be confused, though, as I think about it, it's probably rather fruitless to try to sort this all out.

I think some people just feel the need to attack...

Angry Anarchist said...

That's MISS, not MR.

Please see the following response. And next time please do not shift the discourse to something that I did not even argue about! And since when did I count as ArmenianS (plural)?

Deborah Lipstadt said...

To Miss Anarchist is Coming, I apologize for mistaking your gender.

Please note that I said nothing about deleting anything from my blog. I have deleted a number of emails attacking me on this topic.

But be that as it may, I have no desire to spend any more time in "conversation" on this matter.


Deborah Lipstadt said...

To Prup:
I have to spend some time digesting your email. Just from skimming it, I see that you seem to be making an argument voiced by others.

Thanks for taking the time to explain your point.

jon1961 said...

This is a standard operating procedure for most turkish genocide deniers that constitue a majority of the turks elite.

They aim has always been to intimidate and suppress even the mention of this subject hoping the memory will eventually fade away. In their own mind this would constitute the final victory over the infidels.

their national psyche is one of aggression and intimidation and might makes right attitude right out of the islamic middle ages.

Unfortunately peoples in the west cannot even imagine the sheer evil that the all christians i.e. greeks assyrians armenians, bulgarians etc. etc, had to endure for centuries under the turkish yoke. Sometimes I dare my friends to try to read even a few paragraphs of independent eyewitness accounts of many massacres that took place through the centuries long slavery at the hands of turks.