APA presents Shamil Pashaev's article entitled "Why are the Crusaders angry with Azerbaijan?"
As a result of the Malazgird War in 1071, Byzantium had to hand over Anatolia to the Seljuk state. Before that, in 1054, the Great Schism had already taken place, that is, the separation of Christians into Catholics and Orthodox. However, the victory of the Muslim Turks over the Orthodox Byzantium angered the Pope and the West, who were enemies of Byzantium at that time. The continuation of these events resulted in the Crusades in 1096. The crusades stopped in 1272.
Many years, and centuries have passed since these marches took place, but the crusades still continued in different ways. Crusaders' marches were replaced by sanctions this time. The Templars, the Teutonic Order, and the Hospitaller Order were replaced by UNESCO, OSCE, Congress, and USAID. Any ideology, law or principle could not make the "missionary club" abandon its main goal. At the beginning of the 20th century, when an ideology that was not a nation or a religion in its essence, such as Communism and Bolshevism, dominated the region, the "Christian missionary" did its job. They succeeded in creating a state for Armenians in our lands, and in concessioning Goycha, Zangezur, and Iravan regions to Armenia. At the beginning of the 21st century, Azerbaijan, whose population is largely Muslim, won over Armenia, the "most pampered child" of the crusaders. No one cared that Azerbaijan was tolerant, multicultural, secular, multi-ethnic, while Armenia was more conservative, mono-ethnic, and actually occupied. It should be clearly stated that Muslim Azerbaijan defeated Armenia, a member of the Christian club, regained its rights and restored justice, angered the crusaders. This anger is at such a level that they, being Armenians more than Armenians, do not want to accept the defeat of Armenia and Armenians.
If an approach from this context is taken, Azerbaijan has defeated a member of the undefeatable “missionary club” which the Crusaders have created for almost 2 centuries and has destroyed the legendary image created. Azerbaijan has shown that to restore justice, there’s no need to wait for the generosity and mercy of the Crusaders. Look, the nodal point currently angering the Crusaders is this, they cannot forgive to Azerbaijan and its Leader. Their undefeatable image has been destroyed, a nation and a state have decided for themselves about the fate of its land and sovereignty, it has restored the injustice against it, and this state is not a member of the "missionary club". A few examples of the double approaches we witnessed from the Crusaders are the "inviolability of territorial integrity” basic principle of international law in the post-World War II world. The U.S. considers itself as the main defender of this principle. When we analyze, we see that the U.S. defends the fulfillment of the principle of territorial integrity in most wars in the world. However, when the side is Azerbaijan, the U.S. remembers that it is a member of the "missionary club" and "forgets" the principle of international law. For example, the West became merciless against those who engaged in separatism and violated territorial integrity in conflicts in the region such as Ossetia, Abkhazia, Transnistria, and Ukraine. Maximum sanctions were imposed. As for the Armenia-Azerbaijan conflict, the separatists were supported more. A very obvious example is Section 907 which the U.S. still uses today as a tool of pressure. The meaning of this absurd Section 907, which was adopted by the U.S. Congress in 1992, is “prohibiting assistance to Azerbaijan until Azerbaijan ceases all blockades and other uses of force against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh.” 31 years have passed since this incident, the whole international world, as well as the U.S. has accepted that during this period, Armenia used force on Azerbaijan and occupied its territory, not Azerbaijan. For 29 years, Azerbaijan endured false "negotiation" games of the West and Western institutions, restored justice itself later, the conflict ended, but the U.S. still did not remove the pressure tool named "Section 907" from the agenda, but instead used this "sword of Damocles" again.
A second example of the "justice" of the Crusaders. We could watch the zeal of the West, specifically the United States and its leaders, in the Ukraine-Russia war every day from the media. In this war, the crusaders risked facing Russia, the second most powerful army in the world and one of the 5 permanent members of the UN Security Council. But they never took a similar step against Armenia, which has no special strategic importance other than being an instrument of pressure on Azerbaijan and Türkiye. One more example. When Yugoslavia broke up, countries like Slovenia, Croatia, Macedonia, Bosnia and Herzegovina were established. But the genocide took place against Bosniaks who were not of the same religion as those in the "missionary club". In the 20th century, the Khojaly genocide was followed by the "Srebrenica" tragedy in front of the eyes of the whole world. According to historical sources, after the 88-year crusader occupation of Jerusalem, Salahaddin Ayyubi, while discussing the conditions with the Christian king who surrendered Jerusalem to him, stated that they would not touch women, children, and the civilian population, and would create conditions for a smooth transition to Christian countries. And the Christian king said, "After all, when we came here, we robbed and killed your people, how can you send us away so easily?" said and asked.
History again taught the Crusaders a lesson, during the occupation of Garabagh in 1992-93, Muslim Azerbaijanis were massacred without knowing children, women, and the elderly. The facts after the occupation showed that even graves were dug up and corpses were taken out and looted. Houses, monuments, and everything reminding Azerbaijanis, of history, Turkishness, and Islam were destroyed. But Azerbaijan did not allow harm to a civilian or a civilian object during the war or during the one-day anti-terrorist measures this year. The "Srebrenica" scenario, which the Crusaders were eagerly waiting for, did not happen. Armenians who wanted to leave Karabakh comfortably, and voluntarily, took away all their personal belongings, even demolishing the stones and walls of the Azerbaijani houses where they were located at the time, the property rights of which did not belong to them. There are facts, there are sequences, and the Crusaders can no longer deny it. Real, sane societies of the world should expose the "Armenian diaspora" lie. There are not enough Armenians in the world to influence the politics of "superpowers", countries with hundreds of millions of people.
This is the result of being a member of the "missionary club", it means the protection of Armenians as a member of the crusader thought. In order to prevent the aggressive reaction that would be caused by doing this support under the religious, missionary name, and not to offend other "step members" of the club, a myth called "the power of the Armenian diaspora" was formed. Apart from Armenia, there is no other country in the world where Armenians make up more than 1 percent of the country's population or voters. In such a case, about which significant influence that had a profound effect on the vote, and political process? The issue is just another myth created to organize the protection of this pampered club member by the Crusaders.