Dr. Bernard Lewis is a world renowned British-American historian on Islam, the Middle East, and the Ottoman Empire. He was a professor in Princeton University's Near East Studies department. In this video, Dr. Bernard Lewis through decades of research states that the killings of Armenians during World War I cannot be classified as genocide. He has advised Western Governments on Middle Eastern policies.
In the Encyclopedia of Historians and Historical Writing, Martin Kramer considers that, over a 60-year career, Dr. Bernard Lewis has emerged as "the most influential postwar historian of Islam and the Middle East."
Dr. Bernard Lewis on Armenian Genocide - Youtube Video
It is interesting to note that objective historians like Bernard Lewis are all over the world, but very few have the courage of Bernard Lewis to speak the truth when so many historians are bullied and intimidated by the infamous ANCA (Armenian National Committee of America) and the Armenian American Assembly lobbyists which use hate campaigns, propaganda, and invest a lot of money in scholars, organizations, and politicians to support their crusade of Anti-Turkism. They also organize hundreds of volunteers to protest and flood politician offices to pressure them into following their political agendas.
Objective historians like Bernard Lewis are what will bring peace to the world and ethics to the field. If you're a historian, do the research, analyze both sides, go to both Armenian perspective websites as well as Turkish perspective websites, watch all the documentaries from both sides, and I guarantee you the truth will show itself as clear as day that the Ottoman government did not plan out a mass extermination campaign, and only stopped the violence through a relocation order that may have saved hundreds of thousands of Armenian and Turkish lives during World War I.
Ethnic conflicts are terrible, they cause thousands of deaths (as they did in 1915), and governments struggle in differentiating between who is a rebel and who is a civilian. During World War I, the best solution proposed was to relocate hostile populations; this of course, was not good for the innocent Armenians among the guilty Armenians, but it was a last resort after many amnesties for Armenian revolts and uprisings.
There are many genocides in the world, but only one gets recognition without any solid proof, that is the Armenian Genocide, yet the subject is debated amongst academics and historians around the world. Through decades of propaganda it has started to settle into peoples minds who did not read books on the issue. This is the same kind of tactics the Islamofacists use to brainwash millions of Muslims to believe in their extreme revision of history and religion.
Hatred should not be preached on anyone, and no one should preach hatred or oppress other peoples' views even if they differ from your own.
Dr. Bernard Lewis's Books
- The Origins of Islamism (1940)
- A Handbook of Diplomatic and Political Arabic (1947)
- The Arabs in History (1950)
- The Emergence of Modern Turkey (1961)
- Istanbul and the Civilizations of the Ottoman Empire (1963)
- The Assassins: A Radical Sect in Islam (1967)
- The Cambridge History of Islam (2 vols. 1970, revised 4 vols. 1978, editor with Peter Malcolm Holt and Ann K.S. Lambton)
- Islam: From the Prophet Muhammad to the capture of Constantinople (1974, editor)
- History — Remembered, Recovered, Invented (1975)
- Race and Color in Islam (1979)
- Christians and Jews in the Ottoman Empire: The Functioning of a Plural Society (1982, editor with Benjamin Braude)
- The Muslim Discovery of Europe (1982)
- The Jews of Islam (1984)
- Semites and Anti-Semites (1986)
- Islam from the Prophet Muhammad to the Capture of Constantinople (1987)
- The Political Language of Islam (1988)
- Race and Slavery in the Middle East: an Historical Enquiry (1990)
- Islam and the West (1993)
- Islam in History (1993)
- The Shaping of the Modern Middle East (1994)
- Cultures in Conflict (1994)
- The Middle East: A Brief History of the Last 2,000 Years (1995)
- The Future of the Middle East (1997)
- The Multiple Identities of the Middle East (1998)
- A Middle East Mosaic: Fragments of Life, Letters and History (2000)
- Music of a Distant Drum: Classical Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew Poems (2001)
- The Muslim Discovery of Europe (2001)
- What Went Wrong?: The Clash Between Islam and Modernity in the Middle East (2002)
- The Crisis of Islam: Holy War and Unholy Terror (2003)
- From Babel to Dragomans: Interpreting the Middle East (2004)