(MENAFN- Trend News Agency)
BAKU, Azerbaijan, January 26 . CEO of the
lagazetteaz.fr online newspaper, founded by Trend News
Agency in France, Jean-Michel Brun published an article about French politicians and media
outlets with openly pro-Armenian positions, adopt countless
anti-Azerbaijani resolutions, and prepare biased articles and
reports, trend reports.
The article noted that after the defeat of Armenia in the 2020
Second Karabakh War, Armenians, especially in the French diaspora,
are trying to wage war in the media, trying to convince the public
to recognize them not as aggressors, but as victims.
According to Brun, given the reality, problems in the Caucasus
are of no interest to the French public, except for politicians and
media outlets who openly take a pro-Armenian position, adopt
countless resolutions against Azerbaijan, prepare biased articles
and reports, organize round tables to which Azerbaijanis are not
The article also said that the only meeting between French
President Emmanuel Macron and the new Azerbaijani Ambassador to
France Leyla Abdullayeva took place during the presentation of her
The author also reminded that a few days ago, Macron received
two leaders of Armenian nationalists in France at the Elysee
Brun noted that the main 'argument' put forward by the
supporters of Armenia is the 'clash of civilizations', as French
writer and philosopher Michel Onfray said.
'According to Deputy Director of Le Figaro Magazine
Jean-Christophe Buisson, 'churches are being replaced by mosques'.
As for Eric Zemmour, Valérie Pécresse, Bruno Retailleau and
Valérie Boyer [French politicians representing right-wing
class], their visit to Armenia, according to them, is a symbol of
'protection of Eastern Christians in the face of the
Islamic-Turkish threat in Europe',” Brun said.
“For French people, apparently, such factors as the fact that
the philosophy of the Enlightenment as part of the Western
worldview was preceded by the ideas of the Azerbaijani philosopher
of the XII century Nizami Ganjavi, that Azerbaijan is a secular
multicultural country that unites 48 different ethnic groups or
cultures, including Eastern Christians, that the Azerbaijanis never
turned churches into mosques, and that, on the contrary, during the
Armenian occupation in Karabakh, 66 mosques, as well as the Russian
Orthodox Church were destroyed,” he also noted.
“The reality is that this conflict interests us because it has
already become a tool of representatives of this politically
dangerous right-wing class. Their main goal is not to 'defend
Armenia', but rather to rally the French people around an imaginary
common 'enemy', the international Muslim community, which allegedly
wants to attack 'Christian Western civilization' or even 'destroy'
it,' Brun explained.
The article also emphasized that after the statements of the
French Interior Minister Gérald Darmanin about the alleged
'separatism' of French Muslims, the world has already begun to look
for evidence that Muslims are dangerous to the West.
'But why are you attacking Azerbaijan? Not only because Muslims
make up the majority of the population, but also because freedom of
religion is fully ensured in this country, multiculturalism not
only exists but is promoted more and more widely,' the article
He emphasized that one should not turn a blind eye to the lies,
false news, and distortion of history that Azerbaijan's critics are
trying to convince.
Speaking about the support for Armenia in a number of French
media and political discourse, Brun added that for this reason,
Azerbaijani historians have never been invited to discussions about
the past of the region.
That's why journalists of French newspapers aren't sent to
highlight the consequences of Armenian vandalism in Azerbaijan's
Aghdam, Fuzuli, Shusha or Ganja, preferring instead to repeat a
fictional narrative of 'Armenian identity', he also explained.
According to Brun, the Armenians of the Caucasus are also
victims of this political instrumentalization, which hinders their
own development and makes them dependent on the diaspora which far
outnumbers the population of Armenia.
'Support for Azerbaijan does not mean participation in the
so-called 'battle of civilizations', but the struggle to strengthen
the spirit of Enlightenment, introduced in the 12th century by
Nizami Ganjavi, and from the 17th century by Rousseau, Voltaire and
Montesquieu,' the article concluded.