Chuck Hagel’s Muslim Genocide Denial

Daniel Greenfield, a Shillman Journalism Fellow at the Freedom Center, is a New York writer focusing on radical Islam. He is completing a book on the international challenges America faces in the 21st century.


Hagel has pandered to Iran, Saudi Arabia and China. There’s no reason that another backward genocidal totalitarian state can’t also attract his pandering. Even if you have to step over the corpses of all the people it killed.

Armenian-American leaders and human rights advocates have expressed deep reservations about the nomination of Chuck Hagel to lead the defense department.

Hagel, a two-term Republican senator from Nebraska, was nominated Monday as President Barack Obama’s pick to head the Pentagon. He faces criticism for opposing a 2005 congressional resolution recognizing Turkey’s genocide of more than one million Armenians.

“What happened in 1915 happened in 1915,” Hagel said during a 2005 trip to Armenia when he was serving in the Senate. “As one United States senator, I think the better way to deal with this is to leave it open to historians and others to decide what happened and why.”

“The fact is that this region needs to move forward,” Hagel continued. “We need to find a lasting, just peace between Turkey and Armenia and the other nations of this region. I am not sure that by going back and dealing with that in some way that causes one side or the other to be put in difficult spot, helps move the peace process forward.”

“On the eve of the Holocaust, Hitler mockingly asked, ‘Who, after all, speaks today of the annihilation of the Armenians?’ Not Chuck Hagel, apparently,” Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, told the Washington Free Beacon.

“What Chuck Hagel said in his press conference in Armenia in 2005 regarding the genocide of Armenians by Turks is shameful,” said Walter Reich, a former director of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. “In his forthcoming confirmation hearings, senators should confront him with what he said and should expect him to address it.”

But Obama Inc. has no shame and no concern for the victims of Islamic Imperialism and Muslim Genocide.

  • rightwingcanadian

    again,holding Muslims to a lower standard.

    • objectivefactsmatter

      "again,holding Muslims to a lower standard."

      They only predictable thing about our relationship with Islamic imperialists and Muslims in general is that we can't ever expect them to live up to the same standards we expect from ourselves. That is bad enough, but they are allowed to expect those higher standards from us too…thanks to leftists.

      As predictable as the sun.

    • guest

      Many Americans refrain from meddling in Canadian politics.

  • JacksonPearson

    Chuck Hagel is the perfect slug, that will fit right into the Obama administration's Middle East playbook, otherwise, Obama would never have chosen him.

    An insensitive azzhole like Chuck Hagel that doesn't understand the meaning of the WHY of genocide, doesn't belong in government, I mean any government whatsoever! Moreover, if he doesn't comprehend the long term intent of Israel's genocidal/Nazi minded neighbors, than that alone should disqualify him.

  • Arlie

    With people like Hagel, Brenen, Kerry, 0, Jarret, Reid, Pelosi, all the evil czars, all the communist appointments and muslim extremeists in DC. Any question what is going to happen in America when the
    collapse is allowed to occur? The elites always talk about the "greater good" BUT it is THEIR greater good of which they are speaking. Genocide is occurring right now all over Muslim infested countries. Jews and Christians are being slaughtered and tortured every day at alarming rates thanks to 0's emboldment of radicals everywhere. Not a word from the global Internationalists. Just like Turkey, Iraq, Syria, Sudan, Rwanda and wherever there are Muslims there is genocide and violent jihad. America is at the stage of Stealth jihad but what will happen when the system falls?

  • http://www.adinakutnicki.com AdinaK

    Muslim genocide is clearly of no consequence to radical leftists and Islamist sympathizers, of which Hagel, Brennan and Kerry hail from. A trio of advocates against U.S. hyper-power. In other words, advantage: Islamists and despots. Moreover, they are financially in bed with Muslim interests. Yes, they are.

    They need to learn their lessons. This American-Israeli blogger offers, free of charge, a policy paper she worked on – "Islam & Blood" – http://adinakutnicki.com/2012/07/13/islam-blood-a

    No thanks necessary.

    Adina Kutnicki, Israel – http://adinakutnicki.com/about/

    • Regina

      Hey, I just finished reading the article..thanks! I guess you could say it shed more light on the blood shed!!

  • jeanpierre2

    Even if Hagel's last minute conversion to "all options are on the table" is true, Iran will interpret his confirmation as a green light to go ahead and finish it's nuclear bomb then drop it on Tel-Aviv.

  • Kevork

    Hagel and his ilk are low calibre and ignorant politicians who have no clue about what humanity is all about. Today nearly every Armenian has had a family member who was slaughtered by the Turks. Some of us that are old enough even knew their loved ones who perished. And some of us know our grandparents who survived but their their siblings did not. These disgusting genocide deniers by practicing their sordid deplorable denial with slogans like "what happened in 1915 happened in 1915", insult every single Armenian alive, including Americans of Armenian descent. This is not the values of what America is, and those like Hagel, Clinton, Obama etc co. are ignorant enemies of the American nation, which stands for justice, not lower than dirt immoral behavior based on greed and interests of foreign nations. Shame on the usurped US government.

  • beez

    I call him Chuck SiegHeigel. ha! :-D Sorry, I couldn't resist.