Hugh Fitzgerald: In Erdogan’s Turkey, Kemalism is Temporary, Islam is Forever

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The Ottoman Empire, the Sick Man of Europe in the nineteenth century, finally was put out of its misery by military defeat in World War I, to be replaced by the enlightened despotism of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, a war hero at Gallipoli, who established a provisional government in Ankara as the head of the Turkish National Movement, and successfully thwarted the Allies who had threatened to move on the Turkish heartland in Anatolia.

Ataturk systematically instituted political, economic, and cultural reforms, to create a modern, secular, nation-state in what was left to the Turks – Anatolia and the sliver of European Turkey — after the Ottoman Empire dissolved. Ataturk’s reputation as a hero of the fighting in the Dardanelles made it possible for him to impose his vision of a post-Ottoman Turkey. And because the Turkish defeat in the Great War so incontrovertibly revealed the weakness of the Ottoman state, the reforms that he pushed to modernize and secularize the Turkish state, even though revolutionary in the Muslim context, were also hard to oppose. His first important secular act was the dissolution of the Caliphate in March 1924. This was a tremendous blow to Islam, but non-Turkish Muslims were in no position to force a secularizing Turkish leader to maintain the Caliphate, and in any case, the Arabs in the Middle East – remember Lawrence of Arabia? – had, thanks to the help of the British, just removed their Turkish overlords in Arabia, Syria, and Iraq, and certainly would not miss Turkish rule. Ataturk and his associates wanted to make sure that, as a contemporary account put it, “the Turkish nation would be absolute master in its own house, and […] it should retain neither pretensions nor liabilities outside what it regards as the proper boundaries of its own ‘national home.’”

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Andrew McCarthy: ‘No, the Constitution Does Not Bar Religious Tests in Immigration Law’

 Trump is right. The theatrics by Mohammedan agitprops and their Moonbat enablers are ridiculous and wrong.

Of all the ignorant pronouncements in the 2016 presidential campaign, the dumbest may be that the Constitution forbids a “religious test” in the vetting of immigrants. Monotonously repeated in political speeches and talking-head blather, this claim is heedless of the Islamic doctrinal roots on which foreign-born Islamists and the jihadists they breed base their anti-Americanism. It is also dead wrong.

The clause said to be the source of this drivel is found in Article VI. As you’ll no doubt be shocked to learn, it has utterly nothing to do with immigration. The clause states, “no religious Test shall ever be required as a Qualification to any Office or public Trust under the United States” (emphasis added). On its face, the provision is not only inapplicable to immigrants at large, let alone aliens who would like to be immigrants; it does not even apply to the general public. It is strictly limited to public officials — specifically to their fitness to serve in government positions.

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The case of Khizr Khan: the left has no hesitation in making common cause with Islamofascists

A Muslim killed by another Muslim in a Muslim country,
And this is Trump’s fault?

“…. if Donald Trump or anyone else looks upon Muslims in the U.S. military with suspicion, it is with good reason: does any other demographic have as high a rate of treason as Muslims in the U.S. military? In 2003, a convert to Islam, Sgt. Hasan Akbar, murdered two of his commanding officers in Kuwait. In 2009, Major Nidal Malik Hasan murdered 13 Americans at Fort Hood.”

And that’s just for starters.

His son died in service of the U.S. military; now his father is using his memory to advance a different cause.

Keeping Up With the Khandashians: Khizr Khan’s 15 Minutes Are Up

Daniel Greenfield

Of all the various stunt casting gimmicks in Hillary’s DNC coronation, celebrities getting out the vote, Republicans for Hillary,.. Khizr Khan’s stunt casting was the only one that worked.

The gimmick was blatantly obvious. The Democrats were trying to be both treasonous and patriotic at the same time. They wanted to dismiss the threat of Islamic terrorism while wrapping themselves in the flag. How better to do it than with the parents of a Muslim soldier.

The stunt, like all the others should have been ignored. Once it wasn’t, Khizr Khan and his wife gleefully latched onto all the attention and did interview after interview.

But the 15 minutes are almost up. And now they’re whining about being private people who want to end the controversy. Private people tend to remain private. Countless American families have been robbed of their loved ones, on and off the battlefield, by Khan’s co-religionists who follow the teachings of their religion, and they have remained private.

Nor were they given the kind of high profile forum that the Democrats and the media gave to the Khandashians. But there’s no actual material there. The 15 minutes have come and go. And even the media is contemplating how to move on from their fake non-story.

Khizr Khan Drew Inspiration from Muslim Brotherhood Islamist ‘Fascist’
August 1, 2016 / Daniel Greenfield

Theodore and Walid Shoebat have uncovered some very interesting information about media darling Khizr Khan. They document his interest in Sharia law and one of the figures he credits for inspiring his work.

Khan’s fascination with Islamic Sharia stems from his life in Saudi Arabia. During the eighties Khan wrote a paper titled Juristic Classification of Islamic [Sharia] Law. In it he elucidated on the system of Sharia law expressing his reverence for “The Sunnah [the  works of Muhammad] — authentic tradition of the Prophet Muhammad…   

At the bottom of the page, Khan shows his appreciation for an icon of the Muslim Brotherhood: “The contribution to this article of S. Ramadan’s writing is greatly acknowledged.”

If this is the major figure who used that name, then we are talking about the son-in-law of Hassan al-Banna and the father of Tariq Ramadan, a key Brotherhood transitional figure from overt Jihadist anti-Americanism to more subtle and deceitful rhetoric.

Said Ramadan was clever enough to court American support and to some degree he got it for his Islamist agenda. One might argue that Khizr Khan is following in his footsteps.

Yet the media has no interest in when their Muslim heroes and heroines cite highly disturbing figures. But they are ever alert to even a whiff of anything of the sort from Republicans.

Period US analysis described Ramadan  as a fascist, but the left has no hesitation in making common cause with Islamofascists.

Nothing is more annoying than a pontificating Mustard


By  Robert Spencer
His son died in service of the U.S. military; now his father is using his memory to advance a different cause.

The mainstream media is wild with enthusiasm these days over Khizr Khan, the father of a Muslim soldier, Humayun Khan, who was killed fighting in Iraq in 2004. Khizr Khan, brimming with self-righteous anger, spoke at the Democratic National Convention, where he delivered what the Washington Post dubbed a “brutal repudiation of Donald Trump.” Trump responded, elevating Khizr Khan to the status of full-fledged flavor-of-the-moment media celebrity. There’s just one catch: Khizr is using his son’s memory not to advance the cause of the United States, as his son apparently died trying to do, but to advance a quite different cause: that of the global umma. (Full article below the fold)

Muslim Dad on Clinton News Network: Terror ‘Has Nothing to Do with Islam’


…Son Was Killed by Jihadi!

Trump is right: “The real problem here are the radical Islamic terrorists who killed” Khizr Khan’s son, but Khizr seems much more worked up about Trump than about jihad terror. And jihad terror has nothing to do with Islam? Really? We constantly are told this, but the repetition doesn’t make it true.

Robert Spencer takes this “Muslim dad” to the cleaners scholars.
ow let me get this straight: the son died in 2004. Since then, and before, dozens of American military men an women have been murdered by Muslim soldiers in the U.S. army. Have we forgotten Hasan Malik, the affirmative action shrink  who shot 40 of his colleagues for breakfast? Have we forgotten Hasan Akbar,  of the 101st Airborne Division, who was sentenced to death for a grenade attack on fellow soldiers in March 2003 in Kuwait? Are we to ignore that? Muslims and leftist apologists have been using Captain Humayun  Khan   from day one to prove … what exactly? That a Muslim in an American uniform can die? Sorry, I’m not buying any.

Hillary Called Benghazi Mom a Liar, But Media Freak Out over Trump on Muslim Parents

Slain Muslim Soldier’s Father: The World Is Seeing the ‘Blackness’ of Trump’s Soul

…Khan: World Seeing ‘Blackness’ of Trump’s Soul

ISIS Admits Using Migration For Terror: ‘If Door of Migration Closes, Door of Jihad Opens’

ISIS Admits Using Migration For Terror: ‘If Door of Migration Closes, Door of Jihad Opens’

That should be the best reason to shut the door for good.

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Turkey Threatens To Reopen Migrant Floodgates If No Visa-Free Travel Soon

Any deal with Mohammedans is bad news. No treaty with infidels is worth the paper it is written on.

(REUTERS) – Turkey would have to back out of its agreement with the European Union to stem the flow of migrants into the bloc if the EU does not deliver visa-free travel for Turks, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu has said.

Visa-free access to the EU – the main reward for Ankara’s collaboration in choking off an influx of migrants into Europe – has been subject to delays due to a dispute over Turkish anti-terrorism legislation and Ankara’s crackdown after a failed coup.

Cavusoglu told Germany’s daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung the agreement on stemming the refugee flow had worked because of “very serious measures” taken by Ankara.

“But all that is dependent on the cancellation of the visa requirement for our citizens, which is also an item in the agreement of March 18,” Cavusoglu said in a release in advance of comments to be published in the newspaper’s Monday edition.”If visa liberalisation does not follow, we will be forced to back away from the deal on taking back (refugees) and the agreement of March 18,” he said, adding that the Turkish government was waiting for a precise date for visa liberalisation.

“It could be the beginning or middle of October – but we are waiting for a firm date.”

European Commissioner Guenther Oettinger said recently he did not see the EU granting Turks visa-free travel this year due to Ankara’s crackdown after the failed military coup in mid-July.

(Writing by Paul Carrel; Editing by Andrew Bolton)

 Faster, Faster Islamisation!

Professor Riaz Hassan, an expert on suicide bombings and terrorism, is director of the International Centre for Muslim and non-Muslim Understanding at the University of South Australia….

So what does that mean? He is an agent of Islam, a Mohammedan agitprop, who is in Australia solely to promote Mohammedan causes. Is that what we need? 

‘Anti-Muslim bias hinders migration’
A leading Muslim academic fears that bias within the migration program, perhaps fuelled by concerns about terrorism, is making it ­difficult for Muslims from the Middle East to come to Australia.

There are three ways to tackle islam: surrender, annihilation or isolation. From the very first day our leaders invited islam in, it was always going to start a war.

Civil war followed by world war is coming, whether our pathetic leaders like it or not!