Recent Actions by Armenian Radicals Pose Threat to US National Security
August 8, 2008 - Today the Turkish Coalition of America denounced the death threats made by a radical Armenian American against a member of Congress, and their continued campaign of harassment and intimidation of public officials. Congressman Cohen (D-TN) was the latest target of such intimidation when an Armenian American made a death threat against him.
"Making 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 these actions, especially in light of the history of Armenian terrorism in this country and across the world."
Congressman Steve Cohen, who is a member of the Congressional Turkish Caucus, has been harassed in the months leading up to the Democratic primary on last Thursday. On Wednesday evening, a self-described documentary filmmaker of Armenian descent attempted to force his way into the home of the Congressman. This incident was followed by a death threat from a radical Armenian sent to Congressman Cohen as a result of his support for US-Turkish relations. Congressman Cohen won his primary election last week by a margin of three to one.
Armenian terrorist organizations have committed over 200 acts of terrorism against Turkish and other nationals, which have resulted in the murder of 70 civilians, including two Turkish diplomats in Los Angeles and one Turkish American honorary consul general in Boston and the wounding of over 500 people. 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