I never thought I would write these words but —God bless Kim Kardashian. On her website,nestled beneath announcements of Belle Noel’s spring collection and “Jenny McCarthy’s fearless ShoeDazzle Shoe!” is a blog entry entitled,“Time to Recognize the Armenian Genocide.” In it,the reality show star reminds the world of one of the twentieth century’s earliest,and most ignored,massacres.
Kardashian,who is Armenian,reveals,“Every year,I honor the memory of the martyrs who were killed during the 1915 Armenian Genocide. Even though so many countries around the world recognize the Genocide,the government of Turkey still denies it.”And Ankara is not alone. Kardashian took the opportunity to “urge the United States government to recognize the Armenian Genocide.”Kardashian adds,“There’s going to be a National Day of Prayer in churches across America to celebrate Easter and commemorate the Genocide.”
She is far from alone in asking the U.S. government to recognize historical reality. California Democratic Sen. Barbara Boxer said earlier this week the refusal to call the Muslim slaughter of 1.5 million Armenian Christians a genocide “is not only an affront to the memory of the victims and to their descendants,but it does a disservice to the United States as it seeks to stand up to those who are perpetrating violence today.”
Although Obama campaigned on a promise to acknowledge the full depth of the atrocities,he broke the promise last year. And he appears to be ready to do it again on Easter Sunday.