Statement of Solidarity with the Armenian People

In a statement marking the April 24, 2015, 100th anniversary of the mass slaughter of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire, the Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR) said:

“On the 100th anniversary of these tragic events, in which some 1.5 million people died as a result of intentional killings, systematic abuse, forced migration, or starvation, we express our solidarity with the Armenian people whose family members and loved ones suffered such horrific atrocities and injustices at the hands of the military coup government of the collapsing Ottoman Empire.

“We also call for a process of reconciliation between the Turkish and Armenian people — two honorable nations — that would truthfully address historic injustices against the Armenian population in the Ottoman state and serve as a model for all those who struggle today for freedom, justice and human rights.”