Other Erdogan morsels include:
A Muslim cannot commit genocide. Assimilation is a crime against humanity.
The mosques are our barracks, the domes our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers. . . . This holy army guards my religion.”
Erdogan also stated that democracy was like a bus: “You ride it until you arrive at your destination, then you step off.”
“There is no moderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s that”
This guy is getting better by the day.
Erdogan also famously said this about “moderate Islam”: “These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
In this case, of course, he appears to be saying that the terrorists are twisting and hijacking Islam, but he could also mean that what the jihadis are doing is not terrorism. “Turkish Premier Erdogan: There Is No Islamic Terrorism,” from APA, April 13 (thanks to JW)
Baku – APA. Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that there was no Islamic terrorism, APA reports quoting turkishny.com web-page.Erdogan attended opening of Ali Vural Ak Global Islam Studies Center established at the George Mason University in Washington, D.C. and deliver a speech on “the Alliance of Civilizations as Vision of Global Peace”.
“Islam and terrorism cannot be mentioned together, because they are contradictory to each other,” he said.
Islam says that if a person kills another, it would meant that he/she killed all humanity, Erdogan said….
That is, if a person kills an innocent person (Qur’an 5:32).