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"I wanted to kill a Christian that day and was visiting churches for this reason."‏ ... A young Turkish face on the old monster

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jan 26, 2010 at 17:53

Turk wrote :

"What exactly you were selling Ianus? ... And when it comes to Turkish herd in Ataturkistan, everyone here discusses about the 'Supression of Kurds' and 'Armenian Genocide' from coloumn writers to ordinary people nowadays, I think we are not living in same Turkiye with you, but sorry – You must definitely be more informed than we are , writing from Poland and describing a Turk what Turkiye is , right ?"

My answers arrive in chunks as your claims and the objectives hidden behind these claims require a number of seperated reflections and comments. I hope yet that thus the whole becomes less bulky and more readable.

Now you ask what I am "selling" here. My short answer is - I am selling the most deficit commodity in Turkey - the antidote against the poison of the official Turkish lie. I am aware how dangerous this banned medication is for anyone discovered by the Turkish thought police to deal with it in Turkey. What every liar hates most is being exposed.

I agree that being here in Poland I am unable to grasp all the nasty reality in Ataturkistan on its entire surrealist scale and yet what I get is enough to make me feel confident I don't miss the main trends.

I'd love to deflect for a moment from the event after 1821 to which you are referring insinuating the eternal Turkish "victimhood" at the hands of 'bloody Christians'. I'll tell you a story that happened last year at the heart of Turkish secularism in hijab.

A young Turk İbrahim Akyol slaughtered by broad daylight in a crowded street a German tourist Gregor Kerkeling who was coming back from a prayer in St. Anthony's church.

On hearing this news for the frst time I thought it was nothing unusual after all. It's only when a Christian kills a Moslem that churches are set ablaze by angry Moslem crowds, death threats are hurled around and bishops and popes make humiliating apologies to the brutish cursing crowds.

But here the information about what had motivated the killer amazed me indeed. It was not just "the eternal religion of peace" murdering a Christian. It was Islam and Kemalism at the same time that produced this crime as it is clear from what Akyol confessed :

http://web.hurriyetdailynews.com/n.php?n=suspected-tourist-killer-says-he-is-curious-for-foreigners-2009-07-26

"I wanted to kill a Christian that day and was visiting churches for this reason. I saw the person and killed him," Akyol allegedly told the prosecutor. A picture of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic, bearing the handwritten words "I hate foreigners" was also reportedly found on Akyol.

Now the story of this murder looks even more instructive when a few more details are added .

http://islamizationwatch.blogspot.com/2009/07/turkey-christian-stabbed-to-death.html

" In a statement to the prosecutor, Akyol reportedly confessed that he woke up that morning and decided he would kill a Christian. He took a kitchen knife with him and went to Istiklal Street, a long pedestrian and commercial road where some of the main traditional churches are located, looking for a victim.

Earlier that morning at St. Anthony church, one of Turkey's best known and visible churches, at around 9:30 a.m. Akyol tried to pick a fight with a door guard by refusing to take off his cap, saying he couldn't remove it because he was a Muslim.

In his confession to the prosecutor, Akyol said he looked into the eyes of the door guard and tried to decide whether to kill him, reported the daily Sabah. The guard had asked him to come out of the church with him, and Akyol followed him to the front steps where he attempted to open a debate about Islam and Christianity.

In the end, he reportedly said he decided not to kill the guard because "there was no light in his eyes."

" There was no light in his eyes" ... ? What a remarkable expression! In Kerkeling's eyes he saw that light and he extinguished in it in his victim's blood for Allah's and Ataturk's glory!

If this is what the mixture of both Islam and Kemalism produce in peaceful times, one can imagine what would behaviour this man would display in times of upheaval and rebellion if he were sent to pacify Christian villages in Pontus or Peloponnesus?

You tell us about how bad the Chritians fighting for their very existence who knew very well that unless they achieved total victory and expelled the Turkish oppressors from their homeland for ever they would be themselves all brunt alive in their churches, crucified, skinned and delivered to the swords and knives of such 19th century İbrahim Akyols, Mustafa Kemals and Mehmet Alis who took pride in the number of Christian skulls they had smitten with their own hands. There is no other way to stop Akyols from gratifying their genocidal desires than by eliminating them.

In the meantime Turkish Islam has woke up . It is on the rise. Every day new Akyols waken with a longing to accomplish a great mission in the path of Allah. Many of them keep Kemal's portraits next to their Qurans. As in the time of Alp Arslan, Osman Ghazi and Ghazi Mustafa Kemal they are lurking around, blaming the Jews, the Christians, the Armenians, the Kurds ...in short everyone except the Turks for the problems they are confronted with daily. It's a dangerous mixture and its aggressive and destructive potential was seen near St. Anthony's Church in Istiklat Street last July.

The young jihadists that wake up with an idea to slaughter some pork-eater are nothing new in Islam yet. They may have young faces but their represent a time-honoured institution. That today's Turkish jihadists carry Ataturk's photos next to their Quranic verses proves one more time how misleading official Turkish appearances are.

Now with the wave of anti-Semitism in Turkey and movies on bad Jews killing brave Moslems , kidnapping crying Moslem babies to forcibly convert them to Islam shown on Turkish Tv one may expect that one day another killer will follow in Aykol's footprints and confess after slaughtering a Jew in Istanbul or Izmir "I wanted to kill a Jew that day and was visiting synagogues for this reason...I woke up that morning and decided I would kill a Jew". The roles of Christians and Jews in the Muslim world have often been interchangable as far as implementing Allah's order to make the whole world Islamic is concerned.

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