Church Militant reporter, Trey Blanton, recently compiled a comprehensive report on his recent visit to the Republic of Artsakh. A portion of the report quotes me on the history of the region, an excerpt of which follows:
Historical Precedent of Muslim Turkish Threat
Raymond Ibrahim, scholar and author on Islam offers historical context for today’s ongoing persecution of the Armenians by Turkic peoples: The heart of the Muslim world—the Middle East, North Africa, and Asia Minor—was all Christian before the sword of Islam invaded. Thus, before Islam violently conquered eastern Anatolia (Asia Minor) in the eleventh century, Armenia was significantly larger than today. Beginning a thousand years, however, Turks chipped away at and absorbed ethnically Armenian territory. What is happening today is simply part of that continuum…
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