Coalition of America Demands Armenian Community To Denounce Death
Threats Against Members of Congress
Actions by Armenian Radicals Pose Threat to US National Security
WASHINGTON, DC - Turkish Coalition of America denounced the
death threats made by radical Armenian Americans against a member
of congress, and their continued campaign of harassment and intimidation
of public officials. Yesterday, Armenian American made a death threat
to the life of Congressman Cohen (D-TN), which is the most
recent in their attempts to intimidate the lawmaker.
a threat against the life of a United States Congressman can be
called nothing short of terrorism," said Lincoln
McCurdy, President of the Turkish Coalition of America.
"The Turkish American community demands that Armenian Americans
and every Armenian organization in the nation join with us to denounce
the actions of these criminals."
Steve Cohen, who is a member of the Congressional Turkish Caucus,
has been harassed in the months leading up to yesterday's primary.
On Wednesday evening, a self-described documentary filmmaker attempted
to force his way into the home of the Congressman. Cohen was
forced to physically remove the filmmaker from his home. Just today,
Congressman Cohen received a death threat from a radical
Armenian as a result of his support for US-Turkish relations.
yesterday won his primary election yesterday by a margin of three
to one, against his opponent who attempted to inflame voters by
mobilizing anti-Turkish passions. This hate filed rhetoric reached
such a fever pitch that even Democratic Presidential nominee Barak
Obama commented on the issue: "These incendiary and
personal attacks have no place in our politics, and will do nothing
to help the good people of Tennessee. Its time to turn the page
on a politics driven by negativity and division so that we can come
together to lift up our communities and our country,"
Obama said, according to a release.
decades, Armenian terrorist organizations, have committed acts of
terrorism against Turkish and other nationals, which have resulted
in the murder of a number of civilians, including two Turkish diplomats
in Los Angeles and one Turkish American honorary consul general
in Boston. Armenian Americans, including the Chairman of the Armenian
National Committee of America, while having been convicted on terrorism
charges, have not been denounced by Armenian American organizations.
Attacks, threats and intimidation by Armenian American extremists
on American scholars, Turkish American organizations and individuals
have been a frequent occurrence for many years.