Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Turkey Mania: "Jerusalem is Muslim"

by Burak Bekdil 

  • By rejecting Jerusalem's Judaic history, Erdogan is ironically denying that his holy book, the Quran, recognizes the Land of Israel. The Quran does not say that the Israelites originated in Alaska.
  • The United States will not retract its decision just because it angered the already angry jihadists in Turkey or elsewhere in the realm of Islam.
  • "There is only one conclusion we can draw from this comparison: The 'ummah,' the Muslim religious community, is tired of the Jerusalem issue.... [F]or many years angry groups have been chanting 'Down with Israel' and nothing happens to Israel. The angry slogans and burned flags have been no use for many decades. Most leaders of Muslim-majority countries are wary of the issue, and the Palestinian cause is used in many other countries simply as an outlet to reinforce the ruler." — Ahmet Hakan, columnist, Hurriyet Daily News.
Protesters outside the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul, Turkey shout slogans against the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, on December 6, 2017. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
US President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel has unveiled multiple hypocrisies that sadly capture the minds of Islamist leaders and their willing choruses of jihadists.
President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's Turkey, not surprisingly, champions the global Islamist war on Trump's move. In a latest show of "solidarity with the Palestinian cause," Turkey spearheaded efforts at a summit of Islamic nations in Istanbul to declare "eastern Jerusalem as the capital of Palestine under occupation".
Erdogan's argument is too weak and unconvincing from the beginning. He has simply chosen to attack Israel although what has newly entered the political equation on Jerusalem was a sovereign U.S. pronouncement. The pragmatist in Erdogan wanted to ignore that simply because the U.S. is too big to bite for him.

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