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Turkey Creating New Tensions with Greece and the US


   Turkey Creating New Tensions with Greece and the US

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  • Relations between Washington and Ankara have already deteriorated significantly under Erdogan — as dramatically emphasized by America’s absolutely correct refusal to turn over to Erdogan the man he says is behind Turkey’s 2016 coup attempt, Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim cleric who exiled himself to Pennsylvania almost 20 years ago, as well as by the escalating imbroglio over detained U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who is apparently being held as a hostage to force the U.S. to extradite Gülen back to Turkey.
  • U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell recently called Greece, “an anchor of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans.”
  • Under President Trump, the signs keep growing that the U.S. is more and more likely to see things Greece’s way.
During his state visit to Greece in 2017, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan made a forceful request that Greece agree to re-negotiate the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne. Pictured: Erdogan and Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in Athens on December 7, 2017. (Photo by Milos Bicanski/Getty Images)

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s June 24 re-election seems to be leading to heightened tensions between Turkey and Greece. Furthermore, in an eventual confrontation between these two NATO member states, Turkey’s reported interest in purchasing air-defense missiles and fighter jets from Russia, underscored by Turkey’s continued detention of American Christian Pastor Andrew Brunson and the U.S. imposition of sanctions on Turkish officials (as well as Turkish counter-sanctions), may well cause Washington to favor Greece.

In addition, prior to June 24, the Turkish parliament, and the Turkish people by referendum, awarded the presidency with nearly authoritarian power. Erdogan may now use these powers to strengthen even further his control of Turkey’s domestic political order — and to become more aggressive internationally as a result.

Erdogan’s margin of victory in the June 24 election was slim. Despite his hold over the Turkish media, Erdogan garnered but a slim majority of 52% in the election. Erdogan, possibly to increase his domestic political support, might continue taking an aggressive posture toward Greece. Erdogan could, for instance, demand that Athens renegotiate the status of Greek islands in the Aegean Sea, which were awarded to Greece in the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne.

Turkey’s nationalist political parties, which constitute most of the domestic opposition to Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP), already favor a policy that demands Athens return territories given to the Greeks in the Treaty of Lausanne, after the Ottoman Empire’s defeat in World War I. The nationalist People’s Republican Party’s (CHP) leader Kemal Kilicdaroglu publicly impugned Erdogan’s patriotism for having failed to demand that Greece give back all the disputed islands:

“Look at islands of Aegean, they are Greek islands. The islands that should be ours are occupied by Greece. The Greek flag is fluttering on islands belonging to Turkey. I want an answer for this, Erdogan.”

Erdogan might also want to insist that Greece should surrender sovereignty over the Dodecanese Islands, which consist of 163 islands and islets that Italy ceded to Greece in 1947.

Political opposition to Erdogan’s AKP is also based on the fear that Turkey is becoming increasingly anti-democratic. In addition, many Turks fear that Erdogan’s party is intent on transforming Turkey into an Islamic State, thus jettisoning the country’s modern identity as a secular, democratic republic.

Erdogan seems openly nostalgic for the Ottoman Empire, and recently conducted a ceremonial visit to the refurbished tomb of Sultan Mehmet II, the Turkish conqueror of Constantinople in 1453.

The Ottoman Empire was dis-established in 1924, after more than four centuries as the center of Islam. After the declaration of a Turkish Republic in 1923 by secular, nationalist military officers led by Kemal Ataturk (Mustafa Kemal), both the Sultan and Caliph of the Ottoman Caliphate were forced to abdicate.

The initial sign that Erdogan actually may be adopting a more nationalist policy was his forceful request, during a December 2017 visit to Greece, that Greece agree to re-negotiate the 1923 Treaty of Lausanne. The Greek response was immediate and unequivocal. Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos replied:

“The Treaty of Lausanne defines the territory and sovereignty of Greece and the European Union and this treaty is non-negotiable. It has no flaws, it does not to be reviewed or updated.”

Following that rejection, Turkey staged a series of provocative incidents in the Aegean region, including violations of Greek air space and incursions into Greek territorial waters. More serious incidents followed, among them the ramming in February of a Greek Coast Guard vessel by a Turkish patrol boat, harassing a Greek helicopter transporting Greece’s Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in April, and the crash of a Greek Mirage 2000-5 that had been on a mission responding to Turkish jets violating Greece’s air space over a Greek island close to the Turkish coast.

Bilateral tensions are still escalating. Erdogan is demanding that Greece extradite several Turkish soldiers who fled there for asylum after a failed coup against him in July 2016. Greece’s Supreme Court last year ruled against the extradition, declaring that should an extradition take place, the soldiers would suffer a curtailment of their human rights.

In response, Turkey detained for several months two Greek soldiers who had mistakenly crossed into Turkish territory during inclement weather, but in August finally repatriated them to Greece.

This escalating dispute also includes the divided island of Cyprus, which Turkey invaded in 1974. Since then, Turkey has occupied a northern section of the island, ethnically cleansing Greeks from that part of the island. Cyprus’ political status has remained in limbo ever since.

In June 2017, peace talks between the island nation’s ethnic Greek and Turkish Cypriot leaders seemed to be leading to the establishment of a unified government. By February 2018, however, negotiations came to a halt.

The president of Cyprus, Nicos Anastasiades, blamed this sudden collapse on the decision of Turkish Cypriot leader Mustafa Akinci to await the outcome of the Turkish referendum on the powers of the of the presidency. While the talks remain in recess with no set date for resumption, both the Greek and Turkish communities in Cyprus support a peace settlement. Discussions are underway to explore possibilities for resuming negotiations.

Whatever happens next, Erdogan maintains about 30,000-strong troop presence in the northern portion of Cyprus. If Greek-Turkish tensions escalate, the possibility of another ill-timed military provocation could escalate with them.

The ability of NATO to respond to other conflicts in the area could be affected, as well as NATO air and naval assets based in both countries. Moreover, such a conflict might open up an even greater opportunity for Russian interference.

Erdogan has indicated that he may not be interested in stopping there. Turkish journalist Uzay Bulut, now living in the US, quotes Erdogan as saying in early March 2018:

“There are physical borders and then there are borders in our hearts. Some people ask us: Why do we take an interest in Iraq, Syria, Georgia, Crimea, Karabakh, Azerbaijan, the Balkans, and North Africa?…None of these lands are foreign to us. Is it possible to divide Rize [in Turkey] from Batumi (in [Georgia]? How can we consider Edirne [in Turkey] as separate from Thessaloniki [in Greece]? How can we think that Gaziantep [in Turkey] has nothing to with Aleppo [in Syria], Mardin [in Turkey] with al-Hasakah [in Syria] or Siirt [in Turkey] from Mosul [in Iraq].”

Those overweening attitudes are undoubtedly causing concern in the Trump Administration, already with its hands full with the legacy bequeathed it in Iran, China, and North Korea, to name just a few places. Relations between Washington and Ankara have already deteriorated significantly under Erdogan — as dramatically emphasized by America’s absolutely correct refusal to turn over to Erdogan the man he says is behind Turkey’s 2016 coup attempt, Fethullah Gülen, a Muslim cleric who exiled himself to Pennsylvania almost 20 years ago, as well as by the escalating imbroglio over detained U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson, who is apparently being held as a hostage to force the U.S. to extradite Gülen back to Turkey.

There is a marked increase in pro-Greece rhetoric at the U.S. State Department. Assistant Secretary of State for European and Eurasian Affairs Wess Mitchell recently called Greece, “an anchor of stability in the Eastern Mediterranean and the Western Balkans.” Mitchell also bluntly warned Turkey that the U.S. would not accept any Turkish violations of Cyprus’ Exclusive Economic Zone. Mitchell’s warning was probably a reference to Turkey’s actions to block offshore gas drilling by Cyprus.

If nothing else, Erdogan’s impulsive assertiveness may be inspiring Greece to help in damping down some other sources of regional instability. Athens recently reached a compromise with Macedonia over its name, as “Macedonia” is also a northern region of Greece. Athens then sponsored “The Republic of North Macedonia” as a future new member of NATO.

Greece, which had previously adopted a stridently anti-Western policy in the wake of its massive debt crisis, now describes its overall foreign policy as “Euro-Atlanticism“, and has steadily improved relations with other democratic states such as Israel. Greece and Israel are cooperating with Italy and Cyprus to export to Europe natural gas discovered in Israeli waters.

All of that does not diminish the threats to NATO and the region produced by Erdogan’s growing truculence. Under U.S. President Donald J. Trump, the signs keep growing that the US is more and more likely to see things Greece’s way.

by Lawrence A. Franklin

U.N. Watch : Son Of Hamas


 

 

Burma – Myanmar’s Decades-Old Jihadi Curse.


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Myanmar’s decades-old jihadi curse. 

Donald Trump delivers first speech to U.N. General Assembly


 

 

 

 

 

Donald Trump delivers his first speech as president in front of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.

That Was Something!

 

Gaddafi and the IRA


An ITV Documentary about Muammar Gaddafi and his support for the Provisional IRA. This Documentary follows him and his support for the IRA – February 2011

 

 

 

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US ambassador Nikki Haley destroys UN’s bias against Israel


 

On February 16th of 2017, US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gave a speech following the UN Security Council Consultations on the Middle East. See the video above or transcript below.

 

https://gatestone.eu/us-ambassador-un/

 

 

Gatestone Europe

 

Clinton and Trump: Where Do They Stand on Islamism?


Clinton and Trump: Where Do They Stand on Islamism?

Thu, May 5, 2016

Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump

Donald Trump is the all-but-declared Republican presidential nominee and Hillary Clinton on the cusp of winning the Democratic nomination. It is time for voters to begin weighing the national security consequences of each candidate’s potential administration.

You can read our full profiles of the candidates’ positions related to Islamist extremism by clicking here for Donald Trump and here for Hillary Clinton. Below is a summary of six policy areas where they differ:

 

Defining the Threat

Trump defines the enemy as “radical Islam.” Clinton defines it variably as “jihadism,” “radical Jihadism” “Islamists who are jihadists.”

 

Defeating the Ideology

Trump said in his foreign policy speech that “containing the spread of radical Islam must be a major foreign policy goal of the United States.” His policy proposals include a vague commitment to use the U.S. military more aggressively, deterring terrorists by killing their families, closing down the most radical mosques and banning Muslim immigration into the U.S. until the homeland is secure and an effective vetting process is established.

Trump is adamantly opposed to democracy-promotion and overthrowing regimes; instead, he favors alliances with authoritarian rulers who cooperate on counter-terrorism. He says, “our goal must be to defeat terrorists and promote stability, not radical change.”

He criticizes Clinton for supporting the overthrow of Saddam Hussein in Iraq, Muammar Gaddafi in Libya, Hosni Mubarak in Egypt and Bashar Assad in Syria. However, a reputable senior foreign policy adviser to Trump, Dr. Walid Phares, is an expert on combating the Islamist ideology and believes in promoting human rights and civil society.

Clinton’s national security platform calls for “defeating ISIS and global terrorism and the ideologies that drive it.” Her strategy emphasizes civil society and a foreign policy that promotes freedom, women’s rights, free markets, democracy and human rights, all if which she believes are necessary in order to “empower moderates and marginalize extremists.”

Clinton says the U.S. needs an “overarching strategy” to defeat the ideology like the U.S. used to win the Cold War. Clinton wants the State Department to better “tell our story” overseas by confronting anti-American propaganda via public engagement.

Clinton’s speech on foreign policy and ISIS also includes confronting state sponsors of extremism like Qatar and Saudi Arabia and identifying “the specific neighborhoods and villages, the prisons and schools, where recruitment happens in clusters, like the neighborhood in Brussels where the Paris attacks were planned.”

 

ISIS, Iraq and Syria

Trump says he will appoint effective generals who will quickly crush the Islamic State.  He believes the U.S. has “no choice” but to send 20-30,000 troops to fight the Islamic State. He would also attack the families of Islamic State members, bomb oil sites held by the Islamic State and then seize them for U.S. companies to rebuild and own.

He would not support Syrian rebels against the Iran-backed Assad regime; Trump supported Russia’s military intervention in Syria to save the dictatorship. Trump believes he can be a partner with Russian President Putin. He says he would establish safe-zones in Syria to stop the flow of refugees, but neighboring Arab countries like Saudi Arabia would have to pay for it.

Clinton’s speech on ISIS emphasized her opposition to a large ground campaign by U.S. forces, but she does support President Obama’s deployment of about 5,000 troops to Iraq with a limited role. She disagreed with President Obama when she urged U.S. support for Syrian rebels at the beginning of the civil war in order to prevent Islamist extremists from gaining ground.

Clinton also supported using the U.S. Air Force to implement a no-fly zone in Syria and to create safe zones for refugees. Clinton remains committed to ending the civil war in Syria by forcing Assad to resign from power as part of a political transition.

In Iraq, she favors direct U.S. military assistance to Sunni tribes and Kurdish forces fighting ISIS and expanding the U.S. forces’ role to include embedding personnel in local Iraqi units and assisting with airstrikes.

 

Iran

Trump would terminate the nuclear deal with Iran immediately and pledged to “dismantle” Iran’s global terrorism network in his speech about Israel and the Middle East. He supports placing severe sanctions on Iran to pressure them into a deal that dismantles their nuclear program and ends their support for terrorism.

Clinton supports the nuclear deal with reservations. She has released a 5-point plan to respond to the deal’s negative consequences, Iran’s sponsorship of terrorism and human rights abuses of the Iranian regime. She supports expanding sanctions on Iran for these actions.

Neither candidate has explicitly endorsed overthrowing the Iranian regime, but Clinton took a step in that direction  in 2010 when she said she hopes there will be “some effort inside Iran, by responsible civil and religious leaders, to take hold of the apparatus of the state.” She regrets that she and the Obama Administration did not more forcefully support the 2009 Green Revolution and promises “that won’t happen again.”

 

Muslim Brotherhood

Neither candidate has endorsed the Muslim Brotherhood Terrorist Designation Act and concerns have been raised about both candidates’ advisers.

One of Clinton’s closest aides, Huma Abedin, was the assistant-editor of an Islamist journal with her family members, some of whom have Muslim Brotherhood links. She has not directly said anything extremist and is married to a pro-Israel Jew. Critics point out that although she has a security clearance, her familial ties may influence her advice to Clinton.

In her book, Clinton seems to understand that the Brotherhood is hostile to the U.S., deceptive and closely linked to Hamas. However, she seems to accept Islamist political parties like the Brotherhood as potential democratic partners. Her State Dept. operation in Egypt gave election training to Brotherhood members and a Clinton Foundation member belonged to the Brotherhood.

One of Trump’s top campaign aides, Paul Manafort, was a lobbyist for Saudi Arabia in the 1980s and a lobbyist for a Pakistani ISI intelligence front in the U.S. that was also closely linked to the Muslim Brotherhood.

Trump has never said anything kind about the Muslim Brotherhood and wanted the U.S. to help keep Egyptian President Mubarak in power.

Islamic State Exploiting Migrant Crisis In Europe


National Intelligence Director Clapper: Islamic State Exploiting Migrant Crisis In Europe ByPamela Geller on April 28, 2016

What was his first clue? They’ve been exploiting it for months. Back in February 2015, the Islamic State vowed to flood Europe with 500,000 refugees. Only now he is waking up to the crisis? And what is he doing about it? Has he persuaded Obama not to bring the “refugees” here in massive numbers? Of course not. And Obama is plotting with the UN to bring a quarter of a million of these soldiers to the USA. “National Intelligence Director Clapper: Islamic State Exploiting Migrant Crisis In Europe,” by Charlie Spiering, Breitbart, April 25, 2016:

National Intelligence Director James Clapper says Islamic State training camps currently exist in European countries and that terrorists are exploiting the migrant crisis in those countries to infiltrate the population. Clapper was asked by a reporter if the Islamic State had clandestine cells currently operating in countries including Germany and Italy. “Yes they do,” he said, citing heightened coordination intelligence community of terrorists operation in Europe. “We continue to see evidence on the part of ISIL in the countries you name.” Clapper made his remarks during a breakfast meeting with reporters in Washington D.C. hosted by the Christian Science Monitor. During the conversation, he shared what the intelligence community has learned about ISIS. “We’ve learned that they are fanatic, very operational security conscious their very mindful of that,” he said. “They have taken advantage to some extent the migrant crisis in Europe. Something which the nations, I think, have a growing awareness of.”… “On the one hand, the European Union incentives and drives to promote openness and free movement of people and goods, privacy, which is in some ways is in conflict with the responsibilities of each country as a nation state to protect the security of it’s  borders of it’s people,” Clapper said.

“National Intelligence Director Clapper: Islamic State Exploiting Migrant Crisis In Europe

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Simple Minds – I Travel Lyrics (1980)

Cities, buildings falling down
Ideal homes falling down
These pictures I see on the wall
Timeless leaders stand so tall
Assassin in a hit and run
Asia steals a new born son
Evacuees and refugees
Presidents and monarchies…

This week’s coverage of the invasion of Europe


Slovenia is constructing its fence on the Croat border…..(video thanks to Armaros.)

Immigration jihad, or hijrah, is the migration or journey of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Yathrib, later renamed by him to Medina, in the year 622 CE. It was after the hijrah that Muhammad for the first time became not just a preacher of religious ideas, but a political and military leader. That was what occasioned his new “revelations” exhorting his followers to commit violence against unbelievers. Significantly, the Islamic calendar counts the hijrah, not Muhammad’s birth or the occasion of his first “revelation,” as the beginning of Islam, implying that Islam is not fully itself without a political and military component.

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This week’s coverage of the invasion of Europe:
10/28: INVASION: Situation at Austria’s borders out of control
10/28: FIVE MILLION MUSLIMS march on Europe: “We cannot guarantee the public safety anymore”
10/28: One Out of Two Migrants Go Rogue, “Unaccounted For,” “On the Run”
10/27: Europe now scrambles for guns: Shotguns have ‘virtually sold out’ in Austria
10/27: Lapland Ski Resort and 4-Star Ramada Hotel to Become Permanent Migrant Housing
10/26: MIGRANT VIDEO: “They are sitting in our backyards”
10/25: VIDEO: Village of 60 must accept 1,500 Muslim migrants
10/24: VIDEO: Muslim Migrant CHAOS, Break Off on their Own, Austria Calls in Army, Minister Calls for “a FORTRESS EUROPE”
10/24: VIDEO: Dissatisfied with Their Accommodations, Muslim Migrants in Germany go on Hunger Strike
10/24: VIDEO: Ashura March in Germany with black flags of jihad
10/23: Führer Merkel to Impose Pan-European Asylum, Quota Demands, More Migrants, New EU Taxes, No Borders
10/23: VIDEO: Thermo-vision migrant footage
10/23: ISIS Invasion: VIDEO of Facebook pics of jihadis entering as “refugees”
10/22: Prime Minister Orban: “We are in a deep trouble”
10/22: VIDEO: Drone footage shows thousands of Muslim migrants crossing into Europe, 12,000 migrants arrive in Slovenia
10/21: VIDEO: Muslim Migrants Burn Down Refugee Camp, Take Selfies
10/21 VIDEO: Citizens blockade buses with migrants in Germany
10/21: Converts to Christianity In Migrant Camp Beaten Unconscious With Baton By Muslim

More here …..

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ISIS Commanders Claimed to Have Full Cooperation with Turkey in Kurdish Genocide


It’s time to kick Turkey out of NATO. As long as Turkey remains in NATO, then NATO remains complicit in genocide.

(The Kiss Of Death)

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U.S. President Obama shakes hands with Turkey's PM Erdogan after a bilateral meeting in Seoul

Turkey may be a member of NATO, but as much as 60 percent of the country, which has repeatedly voted in Islamist governments, hates NATO and is allied with ISIS. The evidence of that continues to pile up.

A so-called US ally is not only allied with terrorists, but is involved in genocide.

A reluctant former communications technician working for Islamic State, now going by the pseudonym ‘Sherko Omer’, who managed to escape the group, told Newsweek that he travelled in a convoy of trucks as part of an ISIS unit from their stronghold in Raqqa, across Turkish border, through Turkey and then back across the border to attack Syrian Kurds in the city of Serekaniye in northern Syria in February.

“ISIS commanders told us to fear nothing at all because there was full cooperation with the Turks,” said Omer of crossing the border into Turkey…

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What Does ISIS Really Believe? | TheBlaze Explains with Buck Sexton


Historic Justice: A Kurdish State Now


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Dr. Mordechai Kedar

The borders of most of the Arab countries east of the Mediterranean were delineated in the period following WWI, on the ruins of the Ottoman Empire. The borders were fixed on the basis of British and French interests and the ties those two countries had formed with local groups.

Two non-Muslim groups were granted independence: The Jews were given Britain’s pledge – in the form of The Balfour Declaration – that it would help establish a National Home for them, and France granted the Christians dwelling north of Israel the country of Lebanon, as separate from Syria. The Zionist movement was active and visible in the political corridors of Britain, while the French empathized with the fears the Lebanese Christians held of becoming a minority in a country with a Muslim majority.

One ethnic group, the Kurds, was left without a state, and was, instead, divided…

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Kurdish resistance fighters say they can beat Islamic State forces without help from foreign boots on the ground. Just need Support !


Paradise Lost: CRIMINAL CLASS

RT’s Paula Slier reports from the front line in Northern Iraq where Kurdish resistance fighters say they can beat Islamic State forces without help from foreign boots on the ground.

 

 

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Obama Betrays the Kurds


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Kurdish Civilians: ‘ISIL is Afraid of Us’


“Paradise Lost” Kurdish Civilians: ‘ISIL is Afraid of Us’

 

Paradise is our native country, and we in this world be as exiles and strangers.
Richard Greenham (1535-1594)

 

English: Oh foes who watch us, the nation whose language is Kurdish is alive
It cannot be defeated by makers of weapons of any time
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and their flag will never fall
We are the sons of the red colour of revolution
Our history is one filled with blood
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and our flag will never fall
We are the sons of the Medes and Kai Khosrow
Our homeland is our faith and religion
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and our flag will never fall
The Kurdish youth has risen like noble warriors
To draw the crown of life with blood
Let no one say the Kurds are dead, the Kurds are alive
The Kurds are alive and our flag will never fall
The Kurdish youth are ever-ready
And always prepared to sacrifice their lives
To sacrifice their lives, to sacrifice their lives.

 

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A Message to President Obama From a Former Muslim (Excellent Must See Video)


 

IT IS LIKE A MESSAGE IN THE BOTTLE  THAT WON’T BE OPEN …MAY BE A GULF CADDY…..????

Wil.

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ISIS - Keep Calm 1 (resized)

Brother Rachid addresses President Obama about ISIL and Islam; he explains to him how ISIL is imitating the prophet Muhammad in every detail they do. ISIL represents Islam.

Video courtesy of: Brother Rachid | h/t Nando Rodriguez

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Paul Weston:Where are the Politicians on Rotherham’s 1400 Child Rape Victims?


US launched raid in Syria to rescue American hostages held by Islamic State


This is Tragic and Cruel. The Rebels in Syria supposedly
to take over the Al-Hassad Regime, are now the ennemies.
I don’t think Bashar is laughing, but the situation put him now as an ally.. and an important one to cover a front, and a front that end with the border of Israel…

 

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Turkey’s Erdogan blames Israel for anti-Semitism, is “legitimizing the targeting of Jewish people in Turkey and around the world”


Turkey’s Erdogan blames Israel for anti-Semitism, is “legitimizing the targeting of Jewish people in Turkey and around the world”

Erdogan Obama

 

Turkey’s Erdogan blames Israel for anti-Semitism, is “legitimizing the targeting of Jewish people in Turkey and around the world” Islamic Jew hatred Israel: The Jihad Against the Jews Latest news Turkey’s Re-Islamization 7 Comments Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a vicious anti-semite and Obama closest friend among world leaders, hopes to win Turkey’s Presidential election by campaigning on Islamic Jew-hatred, counting on its popularity in the Muslim country (Mein Kampf has been a number one bestseller in Turkey for years). He hopes to win on this amid his rapid re-islamization of Turkey, which is popular with many Turks outside Istanbul and Ankara, and despite his war on freedom and his people, and his crushing putdown of Turks marching for freedom — and then there are the notorious corruption charges against him. But Erdogan is so confident that Islamic Jew-hatred will carry him to victory that he making the most vile, hate-filled rants against the Jews — endangering Jewish people not only in Turkey, but around the world. “Turkish Leader Doubles Down on Blaming Israel for Anti-Semitism,” by Eli Lake, Daily Beast, August 6, 2014: Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Israeli actions in Gaza ‘surpassed what Hitler did to them.’ Now he’s digging in deeper in a letter sent on his behalf to his biggest boosters in Congress. Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, has some advice for his strongest supporters in the U.S. Congress: If you don’t like the rise of anti-Semitism that has accompanied Israel’s latest war, then you should pressure Israel to stop killing Palestinians. An August 5 letter written by one of Erdogan’s top advisers on behalf of the prime minister and obtained by The Daily Beast disputes accusations that his recent statements about Israel were anti-Semitic. Those statements include an assertion on July 19 that Israel’s actions in Gaza “surpassed what Hitler did to them.” A few days earlier, a top newspaper in Turkey affiliated with Erdogan called on Turkish Jews to apologize for the actions of Israel’s military in Gaza. “Each Israeli attack undermines the peace and tranquility of Jews living all around the world and turns them into targets of hate speech,” wrote Volkan Bozkir, a former Turkish ambassador to the European Union and now an Erdogan adviser and legislator who serves as the chairman of the Turkey-USA Inter-Parliamentary Friendship Caucus and the Turkish parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee. He added: “We would therefore recommend that you, instead of trying to silence the legitimate criticisms towards Israel, call on and pressure the Israeli government to put an end to its policies of occupation and destruction. This would be the best and the strongest response to anti-Semitism.” Bozkir wrote that he was sending the letter to Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC) at Erdogan’s behest in response to a letter the Turkish prime minister received last week from four co-chairmen of the Congressional Caucus on U.S.-Turkish Relations and Turkish Americans. Normally that caucus can be counted on to offer strong support for Turkey, a NATO ally that has had a long-standing relationship with the U.S. military going back to the Cold War. But on July 29, Reps. Foxx, Steve Cohen (D-TN), Gerald Connolly (D-VA), and Ed Whitfield (R-KY) warned Erdogan that some of his statements about Israel and Jews in general “make it increasingly difficult to communicate in a positive way about Turkey when interacting with our colleagues.” The State Department has condemned Erdogan’s recent remarks. But Secretary of State John Kerry has worked closely with his Turkish counterparts to reach an Israel-Hamas ceasefire. Unlike Egypt, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Arab Emirates, Turkey has an open political relationship with Hamas. Some of the group’s top leaders reside in Turkey, including Saleh al-Arouri, a man some Israelis suspected of facilitating the June 15 kidnapping and killing of three Israeli teenagers that sparked the current round of fighting. Charles Asher Small, the director of the Institute for the Study of Global Anti-Semitism and Policy, said the August 5 letter written on Erdogan’s behalf is also anti-Semitic, as it blames Jews collectively for the actions of Israel. Erdogan “is legitimizing the targeting of Jewish people in Turkey and around the world as a result of Israel’s war with Hamas, not the Israel-Palestinian war, as he claims,” said Small. “This is a clear example of anti-Semitism, according to the European Union’s working definition of anti-Semitism.” That definition holds that blaming Jews collectively for the actions of Israel is a form of anti-Semitism. An annex attached to Bozkir’s letter recounting the alleged events that led to the latest conflict in Gaza is also likely to chafe lawmakers. It repeats an Internet theory that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu falsely accused Hamas of orchestrating the June 15 kidnappings of three teenagers as a pretext to launch a war on Gaza. On Tuesday, the Shin Bet unsealed court documents that said one of the kidnappers acknowledged that Hamas leaders in Gaza funded the operation. The annex fails to mention that Hamas launched a barrage of rockets into Israel before Israel responded, first with aerial bombardments and later with a land invasion after thwarting an attack on a kibbutz in southern Israel launched by operatives who emerged in Israeli territory from a secret tunnel. Rep. Cohen said he was not satisfied with the response from Bozkir. “I am pleased they recognized anti-Semitism is wrong,” he said. “I am afraid they don’t understand some of the elements of anti-Semitism and what contributes to it.” Bozkir “didn’t address the prime minister’s statements,” Cohen added. “Instead he attacked Israel and put all the blame for the war on Israel and attached all Jews to Israel as if they were a monolith.”

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The world is silent on genocide, rape in Syria, Iraq


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