"Jihad jihad jihad" – Azeris demonstrating in Washington, DC

PanARMENIAN.Net - A group of Azeris rallied in Washington, DC, playing loud music clearly calling for "jihad" and using the Grey Wolves sign, the Turkish equivalent of the Nazi salute, according to a video posted on Instagram.

The Grey Wolves is a Turkish far-right organization and movement affiliated with the Nationalist Movement Party (MHP). Their members adhere to an extreme form of Turkish nationalism. It has been characterized as neo-fascist by scholars, mainstream media, and left-wing sources. A 1981 article in the New York Times described MHP and its satellite groups as a "xenophobic, fanatically nationalist, neofascist network steeped in violence."

The Azeris' protest comes amid war in Nagorno-Karabakh, unleashed by Azerbaijan on September 27.

Azerbaijan, with help from Turkey and Syrian and Libyan mercenaries deployed by Ankara, started a war against Karabakh (Artsakh) in the morning of September 27. The Armenian side has reported deaths and injuries both among the civilian population and the military. Foreign and local journalists too have been injured in Azeri shelling of towns and villages.

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