Skip to comments.Israeli Ambassador Confirms: Erdogan 'Hates Us Religiously'
Posted on 08/26/2011 10:29:09 AM PDT by bayouranger
The progressive dismantling of Turkey's experiment in Westernization/ secularization -- which began within a decade of Ataturk's death -- came to popular, if ugly, fruition with the election of the Necmettin Erbakan government in the early 1990s.
Erbakan was a full-throated, unapologetic promulgator of mainstream, "sacralized" Islamic Jew-hatred. The modern fundamentalist Islamic movement Erbakan founded (the Islamic Milli Gorus movement, which originated in 1969) has continued to produce the most extreme strain of Antisemitism extant in Turkey, and traditional Islamic motifs, i.e., frequent quotations from the Koran and Hadith, remain central to this hatred, nurtured by early Islam's basic animus towards Judaism. For example, Milli Gazete published articles in February and April of 2005, which were toxic amalgams of ahistorical drivel and virulently anti-Semitic and anti-dhimmi Koranic motifs, including these prototypical comments based upon Koran 2:61/ 3:112:
In fact no amount of pages or lines would be sufficient to explain the Qur'anic chapters and our Lord Prophet's [Muhammad's] words that tell us of the betrayals of the Jews. ... The prophets sent to them, such as Zachariah and Isaiah, were murdered by the Jews...
Erbakan mentored current AKP leaders President Gul and Prime Minister Erdogan. Both were previously active members of Erbakan's assorted fundamentalist political parties, serving in mayoral, ministerial, and parliamentary posts. The IHH -- whose violent operatives featured prominently in the Mavi Marmara flotilla anti-Semitic incitement and subsequent bloodshed -- has its origins in this same Orthodox Islamic Milli Görüş movement.
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A rather poorly phrased statement, grammatically and factually. If you hate someone "religiously", you hate them in all others ways, as well. If you're an anti-semite, you're invariably an anti-Zionist and visa versa.
The “New Turks”...same as the “Old Turks”.
Maybe he’s just covering all the bets.
True. To do something religiously means with complete devotion, determination, and usually repetition.
Erdogan hates Israel and the Jews for reasons based entirely on religion, i.e., Islam.
Which means he likely hates America as well and out of the same motivation.
The third world hellhole that is the Middle East in which Israel somehow thrives is about to get more hellish. A lot more.
“....toxic amalgams of ahistorical drivel and virulently anti-Semitic and anti-dhimmi Koranic motifs....”
And yet, with all its negative and hateful discourse, Islam is basically a ROP. Isn’t that why it enjoys constitutional protection?