Joel Veldkamp from Christian Solidarity International joins Eugene on the podcast to discuss the troubling events unfolding in Azerbaijan and the ongoing persecution of Armenian Christians. Christian Solidarity International is a group that advocates for the Armenian Christians who are being persecuted.
Not long ago, Nagorno-Karabakh, a tumultuous and hilly area, had about 120,000 ethnic Armenians who were the majority of its population. Armenians have a strong Christian identity, even in countries with predominant Jewish or Muslim populations like Israel or Muslim countries. They hold deep-rooted orthodox beliefs and are devout in their faith.
Sadly, instead of fostering equality, the Turkish Empire made the tragic decision to systematically exterminate Armenians.
According to Joel, Russia has allegedly allowed Azerbaijan to forcibly cleanse the Armenian Christian population from Karabakh, resulting in over 100,000 refugees seeking safety in Armenia.
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