What else could one expect from “moderate, modern” Turkey?
10,000 Turks protested Israel today in Istanbul. The protesters chanted,“Murderous Israel you will drown in the blood you shed!”
Reuters posted video from the anti-Israel protests:
Hundreds of Protesters Shouting “Allahu Akbar” Storm Israeli Consulate in Turkey (Video) Gateway Pundit
Hundreds of Islamic protesters in Istanbul stoned the Israeli consulate and screamed “Allahu Akbar” as they tried to storm the building.
CNN-Turk and NTV televisions show hundreds of angry protesters scuffling with Turkish police guarding the Israeli Consulate building in downtown Istanbul.
Turkish police blocked dozens of stone-throwing protesters who tried to storm the Israeli Consulate in Istanbul over reports of anÂ Israeli attack on at least one aid ship in international waters on Monday, news channels reported.
Enraged by the BBC’s bias against them, supporters of the Jihad Flotilla storm the BBC offices in Manchester.
The BBC’s bias against jihadists? What are these guys smoking? Do they want the BBC to give itself over twenty-four hours a day to communiques from Osama, Zawahiri and Anjem Choudary? If it did, would anyone notice a change?
“Gaza aid ship protesters try to storm BBC Manchester,” from theÂ BBC,
Israel supports the IDF:Â Re-Islamicized Turkey Turns a Corner, Turns Against, Attacks Israel
The Milli GÃ¶rÃ¼s Connection
The world is aghast at what Israel did early this morning off the coast of Gaza. It is shocked â€” shocked! â€” at the indiscriminate slaughter of “unarmed civilians” in the Free Gaza Flotilla.
According toÂ AKI, the Italian foreign minister is outraged:
“I strongly condemn the killing ofÂ civilians,” Italian foreign minister Franco Frattini said Monday in response to the incident. The Italian government asked the Israeli ambassador in Rome for an explanation about the attack. [emphasis added] etc, etc…. Â Gates of Vienna has more….Read further…
Today’s attack on Israel was aÂ military operation from the re-islamicized Turkey, with the tacit support of the Erdogan government. Turkey intends to become a regional power, perhaps a return ofÂ the Ottoman empire.
Turkey has recalled its Ambassador form Israel and called it an act of piracy on the high seas after supporting the convoy of war ships.
The latest attack on Israel came from ……………Â the once moderate, Israeli ally Turkey. But no more, not since the re-islamization of Turkey whereÂ the number #1Â selling book is Mein Kampf
It seems the Israeli soldiers had no idea how violent this would get:
Israeli military officials said the soldiers were carrying paint-ball guns and had orders to use their pistols only to defend themselves.Â TheyÂ said the activists took the guns from two of the soldiers and used them to fire at the commandos, who then returned fire.
“They were mobbed, they were clubbed, they were beaten, stabbed. … Our soldiers had to defend themselves, defend their lives, or they would have been killed.”
Violent protests break out in several cities, including Paris, which is reminded of a little Gaza of its own:
Hundreds of protesters have been clashing with police near the Israeli Embassy after blocking traffic to protest a deadly commando raid on ships carrying humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.
”We call on all Arabs and Muslims to rise up in front of Zionist embassies across the whole world,’’ said Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri, using the Arabic word ‘intifada’…
And who’s behind this peaceful jihad?
Here is what the Danish Institute for International Studies has found aboutÂ the terrorist links of the IHH>>
Relevant rioting headlines:
*Â Paris: Demonstrators tried to break into the Israeli embassy
*Â Thousands protest flotilla deaths, clashes in Athens
*Â Thousands protest across Lebanon against flotilla killings
*Â Protests erupt across the world after Israeli raid (including Londonistan)
*Â Protesters storms Israeli consulate in Turkey
Check in your Islamic Rage Boy-pic’s!
Turkey: A war between the pious and the less pious
Both sides hate Jews….
Similarly, for the seculars/secularists the war is between “us secular Muslims” and “them pious Muslims.”
A Turkish perspective, from BURAK BEKDÄ°L/Daily News
“pious” means “pious like us,” and non-Muslim means “officially Muslim but not sufficiently pious,” or “not pious like us.” From that perspective, the war is between “us the pious” and “them not so pious.” Similarly, for the seculars/secularists the war is between “us secular Muslims” and “them pious Muslims.”
Sadly, both camps view each other as “the enemy” although they belong to the same faith. But same-faith wars, in any of the monotheistic religions, have never been too few throughout the history. We have seen wars between religions, wars between different sects of the same religion, and today what we see in Turkey is a war between different understandings of practicing the same religion.
Bernard Lewis predicted that in a decade the secular republic founded by Mustafa Kemal AtatÃ¼rk might more closely resemble the Islamic Republic of Iran.
It might not take that long, but it will happen.
Turkey Â is fighting Â a religious war. Not between two religions. Not between the faithful and the atheists. It is largely a war between people of the same faith but with different grades of observance.
A piercing question remains: How could those who are at a savage war with less or more pious people of their own faith be at peace with other faiths, or with agnostics or atheists?
Another question which the writer is not asking is this: will the takeover be bloody or unbloody? Â I predict the latter. But heads will roll and blood will flow once the Islamists are in power…..