Belgian House panel passes Armenian Genocide resolution

The Foreign Affairs Committee of the Belgian House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a draft resolution on the commemoration of the centenary of the Armenian Genocide, Belgian websites report.

The resolution must now be voted in a plenary session of the House. Three coalition parties abstained from voting.

Head of the MR group Denis Ducarme welcomed the vote.

A few weeks ago the tragic events committed between 1915-1917 in the Ottoman Empire should be “considered a genocide.”

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS