Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Remembering Fuat Deniz

“Stop highlighting the genocide or your people will get hurt.”

A week ago today Dr. Fuat Deniz, a professor of sociology at the University of Örebro in Sweden, had his throat slit by an unknown assailant.

Dr. Deniz was an Assyrian Christian, and was known for his studies of the genocide against the Assyrian Christians committed by the Ottoman Turks during and after the Great War. Although his murderer has yet not been found, there are reasons to believe that he was killed for political reasons.

According to Nerikes Alhehanda, people will be demonstrating tomorrow all over Sweden in memory of Fuat Deniz (translation by Kepiblanc):

Demonstration in memory of Fuat Deniz

Fuat DenizTomorrow, Wednesday at 6 PM o’clock, a demonstration against public violence is scheduled at Olof Palme square in Örebro. The demonstration will be arranged in memory of the late university professor Fuat Deniz. So says a press release by University of Örebro and the recently established society “Friends of Fuat”.

“The murder of the university professor, columnist, and author Fuat Deniz has shocked Sweden. When a teacher is killed on the job it’s a signal to the entire society that we must remember to stick together and defend values such as democracy, openness, and security. As Deniz himself states in his upcoming book, democracy isn’t a condition, it’s action,” says the press release.

The Minister of the Environment will speak

Speakers will be Deniz’ family and colleagues as well as spokespersons from the academic world, idealistic organizations and the state police. The Minister of the Environment, Mr. Andreas Carlgren (center party) is an example of the participants at the demonstration.

According to the press release anyone who wants to support an open society will be welcome. It will begin with a silent minute of commemoration. Other places where such demonstrations are planned: Stockholm, Göteborg, Uppsala, Lund, Linköping, Jönköping, and Norrköping.

AINA has this report on the upcoming demonstrations:
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The murder of Fuat Deniz, a senior lecturer and researcher at Sweden’s Örebro University has prompted action against violence and what is seen as an attack on the open Swedish society. Eight Swedish university towns have prepared for ceremonies to be held simultaneously on Wednesday 19 December at 18.00 Swedish time.

“We want to honour the memory of Fuat Deniz and what he stands for: peace, democracy and dialog”, says Afamia Maraha from the newly established committee “Fuat’s Friends” who are organizing the events together with the University of Örebro.

The following towns will hold a ceremony: Örebro, Stockholm, Jönköping, Uppsala, Lund, Linköping, Gothenburg and Norrköping. Colleagues and family members of Fuat as well as politicians and writers will deliver speeches on the murder which has shocked many in Sweden.

“Fuat and I met each other through the passion we both shared. I will continue to work for free debate and tolerance”, says Runa, the wife of Fuat Deniz.

For more information about the events in Swedish visit www.hujada.com.

Swedish Assyrians are planning to build a monument to the Turkish genocide in Södertälje, but have been obstructed by Swedes of Turkish origin, who are trying to block construction of the monument. Since the murder of Dr. Deniz, Assyrians have told the press that they have been threatened by the Turks, according to AINA:

Former head of the Assyrian Federation in Sweden, Simon Barmano, revealed in an interview today with Swedish paper Länstidningen that he received threats from Turkish officials.

The threat was delivered to Barmano during a meeting this summer he had with four Turkish governors who were on a visit to Sweden.

On 31 August he met the governors in their hotel in Täby, north of Stockholm.

“I wanted to discuss issues concerning Assyrian lands in south eastern Turkey, but the governors were only interested in one thing: The anticipated memorial monument on the Turkish genocide against Assyrians [to be erected in the Swedish city of Södertälje, hometown of some 20,000 Assyrians since the 70s], and our efforts for recognition of the genocide,” says Simon Barmano.

The governors, from Mardin, Dyiarbakir, Giresun and one of Ankaras districts, told Barmano to stop the monument because it would “not serve any good purpose anyway”. When Simon Barmano said that the monument is important and that the Turkey should acknowledge the genocide the Turkish governors changed their tone, telling Barmano to “stop highlighting the genocide or your people will get hurt”.

“You have already hurt our people so much, in which more ways can you hurt us?” Barmano replied.

The strong objection Turkey has towards the anticipated monument was revealed when it recently became known that people with Turkish origin had influenced Swedish politicians to stop the monument. Assyrian groups in Sweden are however continuing to push for the installation of the monument.


Hat tip: Paul Green.

11 comments:

John Sobieski said...

So the dhimmis will gather and weep silently. How sweet. And then it will all be over until the next Muslim attack. And then the dhimmis will gather and weep silently and it will be over and then...

Cobra said...

I met many Assyrians in the area I live.
Very good and entrepreneurial people.
Who suffered so much during their history.

Ed Mahmoud said...

OT at Drudge. A'jehad is on Hajj in Mecca. I am personally hoping he gets caught up in one of the almost annual stampedes.

Reliapundit said...

ot:

ot:

I WAS BANNED TODAY FROM LGF.

HERE'S SORT OF WHAT I WAS GOING TO POST AT THEIR LATEST THREAD ATTACKING VB:

http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2007/12/charles-johnson-of-little-green.html

Charles Johnson of Little Green Footballs: a moron duped by the left



In his latest attack on VB Charles of LGF ran this photo (to the right):

Charles wants us to believe that this symbol (in the black flag) is ONLY for WHITE POWER, AND... that because people displayed it at a rally which inclded VB that therefore VB is evil and must be shunned.

Charles couples this attack with info from a self-described leftist in Europe who not only attacks VB ALL THE TIME but also attacks Ayaan Hirsi Ali and Oriana Fallaci. (Oyvind Strommen.)

APPARENTLY, A MAN WHO ATTACKS FALLACI AND AYAAN IS SOMEONE WHO CHARLES WANTS TO STAND WITH.

Yipes. I will stand with Oriana and Ayaan, and STAND AGAINST STROMMEN AND LGF.

Well, a few weeks ago we posted a few photos of a recent rally in RUSSIA here at TAB and on a comment thread at LGF.

The rally was against Putin and for more democracy and transparency in Russia's politics.

Gary Kasparov was arrested at this rally.


Here are some of the photos we linked to in that post:


PLEASE NOTE THE COMMUNIST PARTY FLAGS.


These flags were not carried by bezerkly American college idiots wearing Che t-shirts.

They were carried by real commies in the same communist party which enslaved 500 MILLION people for 70 years and slaughtered 50 MILLION and put another 15 MILLION in the gulags.

The Russian commies killed MILLIONS AND MILLIONS more people than white supremacists in Belgium.

Yet Kasparov - a true freedom fighter - was proud to march with them against Putin's emerging tyranny.

BASED ON CHARLES REASONING (REALLY LACK THEREOF!) WE SHOULD ATTACK KASPAROV FOR BEING A COMMUNIST OR AN COMMUNIST ENABLER!

That. Would. Be. Idiotic.

IN A BIG STAKES WAR, YOU IDENTIFY YOUR REAL AND JOIN FORCES WITH WHOEVER YOU CAN OR MIST TO DEFEAT THEM.

FDR DID THAT WITH STALIN AGAINST HITLER.

WE CAN CERTAINLY DO THAT WITH VB.

BOTTOM-LINE:

1 - I don't believe the LEFTISTS who make charges against VB - especially NOT leftists who hate Fallaci and Ayaan.

2 - I will accept the alliance of MANY unsavory people to defeat global jihad: Musharraf, the Turks, Saudi Arabia, the Sunni Tribal Chiefs - AND SO ON.

The fact that Charles cannot, only proves he's an immature, ignorant ass.

NEED MORE PROOF? HERE: HE BANNED ME. LIKE HE DID GATES OF VIENNA.

Well, well, well:

NOW, I AM IN BETTER COMPANY THAN WHEN I POSTED COMMENTS AT LGF.

Permalink - Posted by Reliapundit @ 9:03 PM

Reliapundit said...

http://astuteblogger.blogspot.com/2007/12/
charles-johnson-of-little-green.html

link split to fit

Ed Mahmoud said...

Reliapundit- all the intelligent posters that were banned from/lost hope in Chuckles the Dancing Clown and LGF are now posting in Gulf Coast Pundit.


Come on over and register.


Believe me, being banned by Chuckles will turn out to be one of the better things that has happened to you in our internet life.

Reliapundit said...

tanx

Passionate Conservative said...

Reliapundit

Their loss. Join the fun over at GCP. We're not nazi's, like Chucky thinks, but we're not Nancys either

Graham Dawson (Archonix) said...

LGF is in its bubble and all's well with the world...

My wife is over in Sweden right now. I'll ask her later whether she's heard anything about these protests. It might be informative.

Sodra Djavul said...

LGF is a liability to the anti-jihadist movement, not the nexus of it. To be deemed unworthy by Charles in this fight is something of which to be proud.

Very telling that Charles finally admits the Baron was right regarding the photo he asserted was from a Vlaams Belang rally, but then asserts that that "makes it even worse!"

Delusional. I've refrained from referring to him as "Chuckles the Dancing Clown" because I initially felt that to be unfair. I'm beginning to reconsider.

- Sodra

PRCalDude said...

The Assyrians I've met have been the same as the Lebanese expats I've met: industrious, honest, intelligent, and kind. Not trying to be racist or anything, I'm just saying...