2018-11-07
U.S. newspaper publishes Consul General Nasimi Aghayev’s article

“Jewish Journal”, which is one of the most Influential Jewish newspapers of the United States, published an article by Azerbaijan’s Consul General in Los Angeles Nasimi Aghayev against racism, bigotry and xenophobia on November 7, 2018.

Speaking of the recent attack on a synagogue in Pittsburgh and the heinous murder of Jewish congregants, the Consul General notes that racism and xenophobia are a sickness that affect the entire world. “It is a revolving phenomenon of bigotry, racism and xenophobia that comes in many forms and leaves the same lasting mark wherever it exists,” Aghayev emphasizes.

Agayev writes: “As Consul General of Azerbaijan to the Western United States, I join my nation — a majority-Muslim country with thriving Jewish and Christian communities — in an outcry of support, solidarity and the most heartfelt condolences.”

The Consul General further notes: “My condolences also extend to every victim of terror, to the many Muslims and Christians who were murdered by terrorists because of their faith. I think of the hundreds of lives lost in Khojaly in Azerbaijan, and how Jews and Muslims were killed side by side by invading forces in Karabakh, simply for being Azerbaijani.”

In the end, Consul General Nasimi Aghayev expresses his hope that “with our collective perseverance and an ever-increasing measure of time, the movements of hope, peace, respect and love for each and every fellow human being will outshine and overwhelm the forces of hatred and evil...We must unambiguously stand against all forces of prejudice in the world, so that we can one day know a world without hate.”

The full article can be read here

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