| Erdogan vows to recapture all lands once held by the Ottoman Empire — and more
| Thursday, February 22, 2018
Jihad Watch : “We say at every opportunity we have that Syria, Iraq and other
places in the geography [map] in our hearts are no different from our
own homeland. We are struggling so that a foreign flag will not be waved
anywhere where adhan [Islamic call to prayer in mosques] is recited.”
Apparently Erdogan means at the very least the recapture of all the
lands once held by the Ottoman Empire. That’s not just Greece, as in the
article title below. That’s also Bulgaria, Romania, Yugoslavia,
Algeria, Syria, Iraq, Israel, Egypt, Algeria, Tunisia, Morocco, and
more. How seriously this can be taken is anybody’s guess, but it
shouldn’t be dismissed out of hand. Erdogan is already moving against
the Kurds in Syria, explicitly calling the action a “jihad” and invoking
the Ottoman era repeatedly.
And “We are struggling so that a foreign flag will not be waved
anywhere where adhan [Islamic call to prayer in mosques] is recited”
refers to far more than just the old Ottoman domains. That means
everywhere there are Muslims in Europe and everywhere else. The
caliphate is, in Sunni Islamic theology, the sole legitimate government
for Muslims on earth, to which all Muslims owe allegiance.
saying more clearly than he ever has before, as far as I know, that he
is going to restore the caliphate. And he is virtually promising war
with the non-Muslim (at least for now) states of Europe. How far we have come. Just a few years ago, mainstream analysts would
dismiss my talk of jihad and the caliphate by pointing to Turkey as an
example of how Islam can coexist with democracy, and confidently
predicting that soon the rest of the Islamic world would follow Turkey’s
lead. Now they don’t talk about Turkey so much anymore.
Read it all here..............................
“Turkey Threatens to Invade Greece,” by Uzay Bulut, Gatestone Institute, February 19, 2018:
|posted by D.Swami Gwekanandam @ 8:53 AM