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Example of Islamists' hypocrisy

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Submitted by Lazman (United States), Dec 6, 2009 at 19:11

The Turkish reaction to the recent Swiss minaret vote again elicits the usual Islamist double talk and hypocrisy by the Islamists and the Islamist government of Turkey. One example of this is an article by an Islamist Turkish writer entitled "Aryan supremacy reigns supreme in Switzerland" in response to Swiss' democratic ban of minarets by a vote of 58%. This writer made a bizarre and irrational comparison of this Swiss national referandum to 1940 and the beginning of Jewish plight in Europe. However, now for years Turkey's Islamist party AKP and supporters have governed Turkey because they got the 47% of votes under their Prime Minister Erdogan and claimed everything they do is just and truly democratic since they have the majority votes.

Let's now look at other examples of such Islamist double talk by those that matter, ie the elected officials.

Turkey's chief negotiator with the European Union, a minister, and AKP member, Mr Bagis has called on Muslim brothers to withdraw their money from Swiss banks. How absurd is this? All forgetting that this ban is not even by Swiss government but by the Swiss people as a result of their democratic votes! Yet he aims to punish the Swiss? And yes, multimillionaire Arabs who keep their monies in Swiss banks for many reasons for decades will immediately jump at this emotional and irrational reaction!? This makes Turkish politicians (and indirectly Turkish people for electing them) look foolish and ignorant.

Turkish president and Erdogan's right hand man and ex-AKP member Mr Gul stated "this is a disgrace for the Swiss". Foreign minister and long time Erdogan advisor, Mr Davutoglu, said the Swiss vote had rung alarm bells and a rise of Islamophobia.

Finally, ending this analysis with the Turkish PM Erdogan, who recited a poem during a public rally in the 1997s: minarets are our bayonets, domes are our helmets, mosques are our barracks, muslim believers are our soldiers. Yet when the Swiss voted against building additional minarets (keep in mind, not against building more mosques or restricting anyone's practice of the Muslim religion), Erdogan said "What is the relationship of a minaret with fundamentalism? That is a primitive understanding , this is a crime against humanity just like anti-Semitism."

Interestingly, this comment comes only a week after Erdogan made another comment about Sudanese president al-Bashir (who has an arrest warrant issued by International Criminal Court for killings in Darfur) by saying, "A Muslim can never commit genocide". And that he (Erdogan) did not observe that genocide was being committed during his Darfur visit.

This double talk and hypocritical mentality is engrained within Islamists. So does anyone still wonder why the Swiss voted against building additional minarets or, more appropriately, why the Swiss demonstrated their intolerance with Islamic intolerance? More importantly why the Turkish secularists have been very apprehensive of Erdogan and the direction of their country under AKP?

Islamists love to describe attempts to keep religion out of public life and such policies as anti-human rights, anti-liberal, anti-democracy, and repressive. In Islam, anti-secular will become anti-freedom. Period.

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