America must speak strongly and plainly about the facts of the Armenian Genocide and denounce all crimes against humanity, Represntative Adam Schiff (D-CA) says.
“Over a century ago, 1.5 million Armenians were killed by the Ottoman Empire in the first Genocide of the 20th century. America must speak strongly and plainly about the facts of the Armenian Genocide and denounce all crimes against humanity, if we are to live up to our moral and historic responsibility,” Rep. Schiff said in a Facebok post.
“We cannot take a principled stand against modern day genocides like those carried out by ISIS against religious minorities in Iraq and Syria if we are to pick and choose which horrors to recognize, or shrink from our responsibility because it might alienate friend or foe,” he added.
U.S. Representatives David Trott (R-MI) and Adam Schiff (D-CA) last week joined with their Congressional Armenian Caucus colleagues in introducing a bipartisan anti-genocide resolution calling on the United States to apply the lessons of the Armenian Genocide in seeking to prevent modern day atrocities across the Middle East
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