The bishops and priests, wherever they went, exhorted their parishioners to exterminnate "the infidel Muslims". Brigand klepths and guards of remote places known as armatoli came down from the mountains and began to ravage Turkish settlements. #TripoliGenocide1821
Control soon passed out of the hands of the leaders, and the whole country was overrun by bands of armed hooligans, killing and murdering. #TripoliGenocide1821
According to British writer, William St. Clair: "the savage passion for revenge soon degenerated into a frenzied delight in killing and horror for their own sakes". St. Clair, p. 12; Howarth, p. 28. #TripoliGenocide1821
Another British writer, David Howarth, observes that, the Greeks did not need any reason for these murders, "once they had started..they killed because a mad blood-lust had come upon them all, and everyone was killing" Charles A.Frazee:The Orthodox Chruch #TripoliGenocide1821
Don't forget the genocides committed against approximately 110 million Turks/Muslims in the 19th and 20th centuries! 🇹🇷
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