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Destruction of Smyrna 1922 and Jihad

After reading 'Paradise Lost Smyrna  1922 The Destruction of Islam's city of Tolerance' By Giles Milton. I decide to also publish this article on my website. Being more and more aware of the danger of Islam, the only conclusion any one with all the facts can come to is that Islam is straight from the pit of hell.



Lesson 12


Jihad has killed over 60,000,000 Christians. The destruction of

the Christians in Smyrna is told here.

Islam attacked the Christians of Smyrna in 1922. It was an annihilation

that took place as the Christian Europeans stood aside.

Before jihad exploded out of Arabia, Turkey (Asia Minor) was a Christian

nation of primarily Greek culture called Anatolia. Today Turkey is

99.7% Islamic and increasing. How did this happen?

Islam tried for centuries to crush Christianity and the Greek culture

in Turkey. Constantinople, the capital, fell to jihad in 1453. Christians became

dhimmis, second-class citizens. The slow grind of discrimination

was punctuated by outbursts of violence. Christian Greek Anatolia was

painfully changed into Islamic Turkey.

The background for these stories is that in World War I Turkey sided

with the Germans (Islam sided with the Nazis in WWII). In this political

chaos, Kamal Attaturk rose to power as head of the military and political

government. The Allies were exhausted and did not want to get involved

with another war, so they gave money to support the Greeks to fight the

Turks. Long story made short, the Greeks lost.

The old Ottoman empire had fallen and a new government was arising.

The leader, Attaturk, was determined to destroy the last of the kafirs in

Turkey. But what he talked about to the Westerners was the possibility of

business in a new country. World War I was over and America was becoming

a world power. America wanted trade and influence.

The war had brought about new technology and a fusion between industry

and government. A concept called Dollar Diplomacy was practiced.

Trade and diplomacy became two ends of the same stick. To show how far

this concept went, the American ambassador took the funds that had been

raised by Christians to help the Armenians persecuted in northern Turkey

and gave it to the Turks. When the Christians protested to the media, the

media would not report it because of State department pressure.



The Muslim Turks killed both Greeks and Armenians that day, but

this lesson will focus on the murder and theft of the Armenians. Armenia

was one of the first Christian nations and has suffered monstrously at

the hands of Islam. Armenia was well educated and prosperous and had

always been especially despised by Islam.

Over a million Armenians were killed in Turkey in the 20th century.

There are two forms of evil in this story. The first evil is what was done

by jihad. The second evil was what was not done by the dhimmi kafirs.

As you read this story of the destruction of Smyrna, know that this same

story is repeated today by the same players and with the same results.

it starts

Smyrna was in what was once called Asia Minor, also Anatolia. It was

one of the oldest communities of Christians left in Turkey. Islam had already

destroyed the other six.

Revelation 1:11 saying, “What you see, write in a book and send to the seven

assemblies: to Ephesus, Smyrna, Pergamum, Thyatira, Sardis, Philadelphia,

and to Laodicea.”

Smyrna, Turkey, in 1922 was a dazzling city. It was a fusion of Christian,

Armenian, Greek, and Mediterranean, with some Muslims. (It was

like Beirut, Lebanon, before it fell to jihad. All multicultural politics that

includes Islam will fall to Islam. There have never been any exceptions.)

The West had given the Greeks the responsibility of containing the

Turkish army and then turned around and prevented its victory by interference.

Now the Turks, lead by Attaturk [a Muslim military leader who

became ruler], began to enter the city.

The Armenians were afraid. They had experienced Islam in their old

homeland in northern Turkey where the Turkish genocide had killed their

ancestors. There were many warships from England, America, France and

Italy in the harbor. Large numbers of commercial freighters were there

from every country. The Armenians began to crowd down to the harbor.

None of the freighters would take them on. They, along with the Allied

warships in the harbor, were declared to be neutral and did not want

to interfere with the politics of the rising Turkish power. They were in

Smyrna for business and refugees were political. Other Armenians were

unafraid; they believed that the warships from Christian nations would

protect them.

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The Turkish army entered Smyrna and began to loot the shops of the

Greeks and the Armenians. Then the army turned from looting to armed

robbery. Then the Turks began to rob and kill the Armenians.

Aboard the American ship Litchfield, Captain Hepburn wrote that the

Turks deserved high marks for discipline and high military standards. The

cover-up had started.

The Turkish army surrounded the Armenian quarter and all Muslims

were told to leave the area.


killing the christian leader

Chrysostomos was the leader of the Orthodox Christians and went

to see the local commanding officer to try to arrange the evacuation of

Christians. He approached the general and extended his hand. The general

spit on him. He pushed Chrysostomos out the door and yelled at the

Muslim crowd, “Treat him as he deserves.”

The crowd dragged him down the street until they reached a barbershop.

Chrysostomos needed a shave the crowd decided. They pulled his

beard out and rubbed dog excrement on him. The man with the straight

razor cut off an ear and, at the sight of blood, the mob went mad trying to

get close to Chrysostomos, who was barely able to murmur, “Receive my

soul into Thy Kingdom, O Lord,” before he died. They cut out his eyes,

ears and nose.

There were French marines standing by and their officer forbade them

to defend the Christian. The body was dragged further down the street,

when they stopped and cut off his privates and put them in his dead


When they reported his murder to the French Admiral Dumesnil, he

said, “He got what was coming to him.”


nowhere to run

In the harbor small boats carried refugees to the ships. No one would

let them come aboard. When people jumped into the water and clutched

the lines, the sailors cut the lines and poured boiling water on the people.

They would not break their “neutrality”.

Turkish forces now moved house to house in the Armenian quarter.

They broke down the doors and robbed the men. The Muslim men brutally

violated the women and then pushed them naked into the streets.

Men were tied together to be marched outside the city and killed. Orders

went out to use the sword and stop shooting the men. The guns were too



noisy, and at the time, the Turks insisted nothing was happening. As many

as a hundred men were lashed at the wrists and beheaded.

Lieutenant Merrill, an American, wrote to Admiral Bristol (the top

American official in Turkey) that, “No one could imagine without seeing

them under fire what a chicken-livered lot the Christian minorities (Greek

and Armenian) are.”

Major Davis of the Red Cross cabled Admiral Bristol that the refugees

must be evacuated. The Turks were going to solve their “race” problem by


The American consul was exhausted. He was constantly besieged by

Armenians who told the same story of murder and theft. Captain Hepburn

sent for the Turkish army to drive them away from the Consulate.

Later that day, he boarded the Litchfield. He sat and watched as two newsmen

typed up their reports. One of them stopped and read what he had

written. He threw it into the wastebasket and said he could not send it in.

It would ruin his ability to report in Turkey after this was over. The other

reporter agreed that they should dig up some old stories how the Greek

Orthodox Christian soldiers had committed wrongs against the Turks.

They were desperate for something to offset the evil of jihad. And they

did. The news wires were filled with reports of Greeks and Armenians

looting before the Turkish troops arrived. They emphasized the discipline

of the Turkish troops.

But not everyone lied:

‘The Armenian quarter is a charnel house ,’ a French officer noted

on 13 September: ‘In three days this rich quarter is entirely ravaged.

The streets are heaped with mattresses, broken furniture, glass, torn

paintings. Some young women and girls, especially pretty ones, have

been taken away and put into a house that is guarded by [Muslim]

Turkish sentries. They must submit to the whims of the patrols. One

sees cadavers in front of the houses. They are swollen and some have

exposed entrails. The smell is unbearable and swarms of flies cover

them. Day and night I make a tour of this quarter, and women who

are crazed join me in the street; their clothes torn, their hair flying

wild, they attach themselves to me. They beg me to take them from

this quarter. First there are four, then eight, then a dozen and the

number of women grows. I am in uniform and just about the only

one to circulate on foot. Where to take them? Everywhere is filled:

Smyrna, 1922, M H Dobkin, Newmark Press, NY, NY, 1989, pg. 136.

A charnel house is a place where bodies are deposited.

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the churches, the schools, the Alliance Francaise are overflowing. So I

disengage myself and try to reassure them. There are no men in this

quarter; all are dead, or hiding, or they have been taken away.

The New York Times reported that Attaturk was punishing any soldier

who violated his orders to respect life and property.


business is business

In Constantinople Admiral Chester and his two sons saw that a lifetime

dream was to be fulfilled. His Ottoman-American Development Company

would obtain a 99-year contract to all the sand and gravel for road

building and all right-of-way needed from quarries. All imports would be

exempt from duties and taxes.

He had written in Current History that the Turks had been falsely accused

during the World War. They had been benevolent to the Armenians

and other minorities.

Admiral Bristol was encouraging American businessmen to get in on

the deals before the Europeans got the contracts.


now the fire

The Turks now started to bring in kerosene. Sacks of “food” turned out

to be gunpowder and dynamite. Wagons filled with barrels of gasoline

were brought in.

The winds shifted away from the Muslim quarter and the fires started.

As the firemen would be trying to put out the fires in one house, the Muslims

were pouring gasoline in the next house.

‘In all the houses I went into I saw dead bodies,’ Tchorbadjis [a French

officer] said. ‘In one house I followed a trail of blood that led me to a

cupboard. My curiosity forced me to open this cupboard—and my hair

stood on end. Inside was the naked body of a girl, with her front cut off.

At another house there was a girl hanging from a lemon tree in the yard.

There were plenty of armed soldiers going about. One of them went in

where there was an Armenian family hiding and massacred the lot. When

he came out his scimitar was dripping with blood. He cleaned it on his

boots and leggings.

‘On one of the roads I saw a man about forty-five or fifty years old. The

Turks had blinded him and cut off his nose and left him on the streets. He

Ibid, pg. 150.



was crying out, in Turkish, “Isn’t there anyone here Christian enough to

shoot me so that I will not get burnt in the fire ?”

In the end, the entire Armenian quarter was burned. Some of the survivors

were able to be evacuated.


wrapping up the news

Admiral Bristol’s biggest headache of the moment was the press. Eyewitnesses

arriving at foreign ports were already giving out spectacular

news stories to reporters, and it seemed inevitable that after the mass

exodus there would be a barrage of uncontrollable publicity. On 22 September

the Admiral had cabled the State Department urging the release

of an official account to offset ‘exaggerated and alarming reports appearing

in American newspapers regarding Smyrna fires’. He offered a sample

which the State Department was pleased to use:

American officers who have been eyewitnesses of all events occurring,

Smyrna, from time of the occupation of that city by Nationalists up to

present, report killings which occurred at that city were ones for the most

part by individuals or small bands of rowdies or soldiers, and that nothing

in the nature of a massacre had occurred. During the fire some people

were drowned by attempting to swim to vessels in harbor or by falling off

the quay wall, but this number was small. When masses of people were

gathered on quay to escape fire, they were guarded by Turkish troops but

were at no time prevented by such troops from leaving the quay if they so

desired. It is impossible to estimate the number of deaths due to killings,

fire, and execution, but the total probably does not exceed 2,000.

Bristol’s tone suited the policy makers. In the next issue of Foreign

Affairs Elihu Root, (Secretary of State) was pleading for “restraint of

expression”, noting that “nations are even more sensitive to insult than


As far as the estimate that 2,000 died, 190,000 Armenians were never

accounted for.


christian martyrs

The deaths alone are a tragedy, but the supreme tragedy is that they

have all died in vain. Every Christian knows about the number of Jews

killed by Hitler, but what Christian knows about the deaths of their own?

Ibid, 157

Ibid, pgs. 200-201.

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Why did the Muslims do this? It was a sacred act. It is strictly according

to the code of jihad that is laid out in the Koran and the Sunna [see the

Ethics chapter]. Indeed, murder and theft of the kafir in jihad is a sacrament.

If one of the Muslim jihadists had been killed, he would be declared

a martyr.

The sword of the jihadist is the scalpel of Allah; it is pure good. Just

as a scalpel removes what harms the body, jihad, in all its forms, removes

what is offensive to Allah. The Muslims who did these acts were “good and

moderate” Muslims. Mohammed did these things and he defines moderation

and righteous action. A jihadist is a Mohammedan.

The great stain on Christianity is that those who sought to follow Christ

suffered death and destruction under jihad and they had no support of

the Christian community.

When a mosque is even chipped by a kafir every Muslim roars in unity.

When the Muslims desecrated the church in Bethlehem in the late 20th

century, the silence of Christians was deafening.


the final lesson

The mind of those who aided Islam in Smyrna by ignoring the suffering

of the victims of jihad is dhimmitude. Yes, they were greedy, but

they also did not have any any knowledge about the doctrine and history

of political Islam. The businessmen, diplomats, and military men were

clueless about the real evil happening and how it was just the next step to

further suffering.

It is not that Islam is so strong, but that kafirs are so weak. Ignorance of

the doctrine and history of political Islam blinds the kafirs.

Today, the Armenians are trying to tell their story, but no one cares, no

one listens. Turkey denies the annihilation and is trying to become a part

of the European Union. No one wants to talk about what could be bad for

business, so the EU does not want to talk about it. It upsets the Muslims.

In the 20th century, America went to war to support the Muslims in

Kosovo, Yugoslavia and Albania. The press and State department played

the same roles there as they did in Smyrna. The supreme tragedy is that

Christians in America played the same role that they did in 1922. We have

no knowledge about the suffering of kafirs over the centuries. If we are

to survive as a civilization, we must study Islam. It is not that Islam is so

strong: it is that our ignorance makes us weak.



The Armenians are only a small part of the Tears of Jihad . What

happened to the Hindus in India was exactly like this. Political Islam is

remarkably steadfast over the centuries and geography. This is because

every action and thought is driven by the doctrine found in the Trilogy.

Kafirs always think that Islam will change. Islam does not change because

it cannot change and it does not need to change. The same doctrine keeps

winning, so there is no need to change.

If Christians do not learn the doctrine and history of political Islam,

then one day in Ameristan, some Muslim will say to another, “Did you

know that there used to be many churches here back when it was called

America?” And the other Muslim will say, “I saw one in a picture once.”

Lebanon was a Christian nation in 1960. Today they are a shrinking


Christians like to draw distinctions among themselves. But Islam draws

absolutely no distinction between Protestant, Evangelical, Catholic, Orthodox…

Jihad destroyed each and every one.

Islam is right on this issue. All religions (except Islam) unite in the

belief about the Golden Rule. It is this common ethical, cultural, political

system that is based upon the Golden Rule that violates the Islamic civilization

of submission and duality. Christianity must be destroyed for Islam

to exist. In the end there is no co-existence now, then or in the future.

The philosophy of turning the other cheek to Mohammed has failed

for 1400 years. The philosophy of ignorance has failed for 1400 years. It

is failing today and it will fail tomorrow. Christians must learn and act or

cease to exist. That is as certain as a falling apple will hit the ground.


How do you feel about not knowing this story?

What do you think the stories about the other six churches mentioned

in Revelation are like?

Was the violation of women a sin from the standpoint of Islam?

Was it Sunna to kill Chrysostomos?

The Tears of Jihad refers to the 270,000,000 killed in jihad over the last 1400


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The European and American Christians stood by. How do we see the

same thing today?

The media call jihadists extremists. How can a Muslim who imitates

Mohammed be called an extremist? Or, if it is extremist to follow Mohammed,

does that mean that Mohammed is an extremist?

What is there in Christians that makes them deny the suffering of

Christians at the hands of Islam? [As you look for answers, know that

Jews, Buddhists, intellectuals and Hindus do the same thing about their

own victims of jihad.]

Do you have any understanding about why Christians are 3% of Iraq’s

population, but form 30% of Iraq’s immigrants?

In light of Islamic ethics, what was unethical about the annihilation of

Christianity in Smyrna?

All of the information in this lesson was adapted from Smyrna, 1922

by M H Dobkin, Newmark Press, NY, NY, 1989. This story here is only the

smallest part of the suffering of the Armenians.


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