By Sabina Mammadli
The Armenian Apostolic Church is at the forefront of Armenian revanchism, said Caucasian Muslim Council Chairman Sheikh-ul-Islam Allahshukur Pashazada.
He made the comment during a meeting of Muslim religious leaders from member countries of the Organization of Turkic States in Shusha, Azerbaijan.
The spiritual leader noted that Armenian religious circles call for hatred.
“The Armenian Apostolic Church encourages revenge and conducts an international campaign of slander against Azerbaijan. The vengeful statements of the leaders of the Armenian Church, which for many years justified the criminal actions of the Armenian political leaders in Khankandi, are regrettable,” Pashazada said.
He pointed out that with a Bible and a gun in hand, they bless death, occupation, oppression and violence, ignoring religious values and bringing new tragedies to the Armenian people instead of the promised happiness.
Furthermore, Pashazada added that the Armenian Church must show wisdom and preach ideas that will save the people and bring them prosperity and progress.
“From the liberated city of Shusha, I call on the Armenian Church of Etchmiadzin to put an end to hatred, sabotage and revanchism. By fulfilling your spiritual duty to the Almighty, you should call for life instead of death, new disasters and tragedies! Telling the truth instead of false promises will be your greatest historic service to the Armenian people,” the religious leader said.
Furthermore, Pashazada noted that at the cost of the blood of martyrs, the people of Azerbaijan liberated their ancestral lands from Armenian occupation and restored justice.
“Azan resounds in our mosques and we carry out construction work on our lands. The whole world has witnessed Armenian vandalism, war crimes, the genocide committed in Khojaly, the deliberate destruction of our towns and villages, the “The arson of our lands, the poisoning of our reservoirs, the destruction of cemeteries, mosques and temples and the mines laid by Armenia continue to kill hundreds of civilians,” the official said.
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