Christian Lawmakers Called on to De-Platform Azerbaijan Ambassador

Nationwide campaign asks National Association of Christian Lawmakers to Withdraw Speaking Invitation of Khazar Ibrahim

June 8, 2023

LYNCHBURG, VA – An online campaign is calling upon the National Association of Christian Lawmakers (NACL) to cancel a planned speech by Azerbaijani Ambassador Khazar Ibrahim, in solidarity with the Christians of Armenia –the world’s first Christian nation, facing existential threats from Turkey and its oil-rich ally Azerbaijan.

Ambassador Ibraham is listed as a speaker at NACL’s 2023 policy conference, schedule for June 8th through 10th at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. This invitation-only event is “for Christian lawmakers, faith leaders, policymakers, believers, pastors, NACL members and supporters from around the United States.” Azerbaijan has attacked and ethnically cleansed vast areas of Artsakh – a Christian land and democratic state on the frontiers of global faith and freedom – executing armed and bound Armenian prisoners of war, using prohibited munitions, and recruiting jihadist, ISIS-aligned mercenaries from Syria.

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) has called upon NACL to withdraw its invitation to Ambassador Ibrahim, tweeting: “Armenians – sons and daughters of the 1st #Christian nation (301), fellow brothers & sisters in Christ – call upon @ChristLawmakers to cancel plans to platform the ambassador of Azerbaijan, a cruel oil-rich dictatorship ethnically cleansing 120,000 indigenous #Artsakh Christians.”

A national ANCA call-in campaign – engaging Christian, Jewish, Muslim, and other faith-based communities – is asking concerned citizens to ask former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, “consistent with the Christian values that guide NACL, to withdraw the invitation to the Ambassador of Azerbaijan, a country hell-bent on eradicating #Armenia – the first Christian nation (301 AD).


For Immediate Release
Media Contact: Elizabeth S. Chouldjian
Email / Tel: (202) 775-1918
Armenian National Committee of America
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