Local Armenian Genocide Denier Issues Lamest Legal Threat Ever!
We hadn't heard anything particularly wacky from Orange County's own obsessive Ottoman, the racist Ergun Kirlikovali of Coto de Caza, for quite some time--that is, anything other than the same tired slanders he spews of Armenians as treasonous ingrates and those who know the Ottoman Empire genocided Armenians around World War I as anti-Turkish. I actually stopped regularly checking Turkla.com, a Turkish-American website where he is the featured columnist, to see if Kirlikovali had published anything recently, which means I'm late to the party that is his June 25th column.
It apparently has something to do with a U.S. District judge striking down a lawsuit filed by Turkish-American activists back East trying to get their view of the Armenian genocide (it didn't happen) taught in high school courses, a proposal as hilarious as Holocaust deniers trying to speak at the Museum of Tolerance. Blah blah blah Kirlikovali writes, before issuing an interesting boast.
"Just like anti-Semitism is quickly identified, condemned, litigated, and punished, all within the confines of the law, so shall be anti-Turkism. Next time you say genocide, you'd better be prepared to prove it with a court order, just like Nuremberg's, otherwise you might be served one," Kirlikovali warns. Any statement on the Armenian genocide that doesn't conform to Kirlikovali's twisted "truth", he adds, "shall be challenged down to its last comma and period. Period!"
Boy, where to begin--I know! Kirlikovali and his supporters still insist that believing the Armenian genocide happened is somehow anti-Turkish, a position so ridiculous it needs no addressing. But to compare fighting anti-Semitism to fighting perceived faults against the Turkish nation? Sick. As for his legal threat? Sure, I'll take the bait.
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You can look up my work address, Ergun, but I'd rather you serve me papers at Doner G.
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