Stop selling books that deny the Armenian Genocide

Stop selling books that deny the Armenian Genocide

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Char Chaf started this petition to Amazon

 

Unfortunately while browsing for a book I came across some disturbing search results.

The main work in question is titled

"Armenian Genocide, A Big Lie"  by Dr. A.N. Cora

Earlier this year both houses of the United States Congress passed legislation (H.Res. 296 & S.Res 150) that formally affirm recognition and define American policy on the Armenian Genocide, the systematic mass extermination of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Turks from 1915-1923.

As summarized on Congress.gov the resolution states that it is U.S. policy to:


(1) commemorate the Armenian Genocide, the killing of 1.5 million Armenians by the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1923
(2) reject efforts to associate the U.S. government with efforts to deny the existence of the Armenian Genocide or any genocide
(3) encourage education and public understanding about the Armenian Genocide.

When searching for literature on the Armenian Genocide, Amazon.com search results yield many books authored by Genocide denialists and historical revisionist who wish to peddle hate-inspiring propaganda. Every day that this literature is available and promoted by Amazon.com is another day that Amazon is profiting from the trade in titles promoting Genocide denial and Anti-Armenian conspiracies and myths.

I was quite pleased a few years back when Amazon, after being contacted by groups which monitor Anti-Semetic activities, removed titles authored by holocaust denialists. These titles, like "Armenian Genocide, A Big Lie" , served to deliberately deny, denigrate and belittle the memory of the Holocaust. It is for this same reason that I reach out to you to address this issue and help shape a future where victims of crimes against humanity are not intimidated.

The Armenian Genocide is thoroughly researched and well-documented. Denying it is simply offensive and serves to kindle hate and anti-Armenian sentiments.

Amazon has policies to address offensive material and products that promote, incite, or glorify hate or violence towards any person or group.

Many authors of hate literature use misleading and deceptive titles, intentionally making it harder to separate from honest scholarly works. Those who wish to inflict pain on the survivors of genocide do not want to see any road blocks to the dissemination of hate literature.

I hope Amazon holds true to its stated principles and makes the appropriate changes necessary to address this issue. Now more than ever we must come together and better understand each other as human beings, and there is no substitute for having a foundation of knowledge based on Truth.

Thank you for your time and consideration.

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