Friday, May 25, 2012

Azerbaijani Border Troops Leave Georgian Monastery

One of those events that the US media will not report since it deals with Islamic tolerance.

Borders troops from Azerbaijan departed from a monastery in Georgia that they had occupied early in May.

The troops had claimed that part of the property is in Azerbaijan. I have not found a map that I could cite to make any kind  authoritative decision, but Christian countries that are surrounded by Muslim ones, such as Georgia and Armenia, have been dealing with this type of thing for centuries. It was not until 1994, for example, that the Armenians of Nagorno-Karabakh, who comprised well over 90% of the population of that province, were able to wrest control of their province from Azerbaijan after a hard-fought war that was referred to in the West as sectarian fighting.

Georgia was, in addition to being invaded and dominated by Islamic dynasties such as the Seljuk Turks, the recipient of savage treatment at the hands of the Muslim Timur (Tamerlane), the Turkish nobleman who broke off from Mongol rule but commanded large Turkish and Mongol forces.. Timur ravaged Georgia in 1394, 1399, 1400, and one last time for good measure in 1403. In the middle of those eras was the Mongol invasion of the 13th century. Even when independent, Georgia often had much of its area torn from it and ruled by other Islamic dynasties. After an unsuccessful revolt from the rule of the Persian Safavids (If my mind serves me correctly, very late 15th - early 16th century), tens of thousands of men were killed, and similar numbers women and children were carried off into slavery.

I  can't get enough of Islamic tolerance. There are just so many examples of it.

It reminds me of the line in Rodney Dangerfield's Back to School when his character, Thorton Melon, has been told by his goldigger second wife that he has no class and that she wants a divorce. Melon hands her papers to sign. The wife of course refuses to sign them.

Read "classy" as "tolerance".

"Oh! Oh, I'm afraid it's not gonna be that easy, honey. This is gonna cost you - PLENTY!
Thornton Melon: (chuckles and takes
 Polaroids [Photos] out of his pocket) Oh, yeah? Vanessa, let's talk about class for a minute, alright? Here's you and Giorgio in the guest room. A little classy, isn't it? Here's you and Giorgio in the rumpus room. Another classy one, huh? Ooh, this one, I can't figure out. There's you, there's Giorgio... What's with the midget over here? "

After seeing the photos, his wife leaves the room and Melon asks "Where are you going? I've got more! [photos].

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