Victims of the Khojaly genocide were commemorated in one of the largest mosques in Qatar
The massacres in Khojaly were spoken during the Friday sermon at the Aisha bint Abu Bakr Mosque, one of the largest mosques in Qatar.
Ali Muhyiddin Al-Garadaghi, Secretary General of the International Union of Muslim Scholars in Qatar and one of the most influential religious figures in the Islamic world, gave a wide coverage to the Khojaly genocide in his Friday sermon.
He said that although many Muslim nations have historically faced oppression, injustice and massacres, unfortunately, the indifferent approach has prevented these facts from reaching the masses and receiving a proper legal assessment. He said that attacks on Muslims had taken place before and were continuing, referring to the massacres of Muslim Azerbaijanis and Turks by Armenian armed groups in Azerbaijan and the Ottoman territories, in which thousands of people were killed. The Secretary General noted that despite all these facts, today, not the aggressors, but the Muslims were found guilty under the name of "Armenian genocide". He further said that Armenians committed a savage massacre in Khojaly, located in the Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan, on February 26, 1992. Shaikh Al-Garadaghi expressed his regret that the Armenians were not sufficiently condemned for the genocide, that Muslims are also ignorant of, and stressed the necessity of solidarity among all Muslims.