Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on October 4, laid out his view for an Islamic nationalist country before 12,000 Turkish immigrants in which he attacked Kurdish “terrorism” but not a word about the Islamic extremists operating in Syria and for good reason: Erdogan supports them.
The French say they are at war with radical Islam yet they allow Erdogan to promote his Muslim Brotherhood style political Islam within the country. The French say they want immigrants to integrate, yet they allow Erdogan to come in and stir up Turkish nationalist sentiments among those who are supposed to assimilate. Paris allowed him to encourage violence against another immigrant community: the Kurds.
“One country, one flag, one religion!” Erdogan hammered. Definitely not the kind of discourse which would persuade Turks to assimilate to France’s vision of a secular society where color does not exist and religion is a private affair not to be displayed in public venues.
Meanwhile, within France, the police hound Salafists of North African origin who preach radical political Islam. Political leaders say political Islam “has no place in France.” Cops hunt and arrest those aiding Islamic State and other radical insurgents who recruit “Jihadi soldiers” in the country’s banlieues – the poor immigrant suburbs. Erdogan has been aiding and abetting IS and other Islamic combatants to topple the Syrian government for five years now. Yet he is allowed to hold a public rally in Strasbourg.
When a demonstration of The People’s Democratic Party was bombed by Islamic terrorists on July 20, killing 32 people, Erdogan replied by attacking … the Kurds! His planes and troops attack Kurdish towns not only in Iraq and Syria, but in his very own country as well. And, as the November 1 elections get nearer, we can expect him to kill more Kurds in a bid to galvanize the country behind his call for unity and political Islam.
Witness the reaction when the bombs went off in Ankara on October 10 killing 97 people. Erdogan and his government immediately tried to blame the Kurds and other leftists for attacking their own.
In Strasbourg, Erdogan assailed “those who threaten our country with arms and bombs.” He was not referring to the suicide bombers nor IS. He was talking about the Kurds.
Erdogan is a man who fires judges investigating corruption when it gets too close to home. Torture is rampant and political assassinations are not uncommon. He jails reporters and censors or shuts down newspapers that are hostile to him. And when the opposition is attacked and people are killed, he blames … the opposition! – as if people are supposed to believe they are killing themselves.
The West talks a lot about human rights violations in Iran and Russia yet remain silent on all the abuses in Turkey. The West condemns the excesses of Sharia in Iran and says not a word about what is going on in Turkey. They even let Erdogan come to Europe and preach the very kind of political Islam Europeans are trying to contain. Rather than chastised for his brutality, corruption and aid to Jihadis, he is given a hero’s welcome and the Red Carpet. Belgium’s King Philippe awarded him the Order of Leopold medal during his visit while a whole section of Brussels was closed off by police so his wife could go shopping.
Why is Europe accommodating a dangerous Islamo-fascist guilty of the worst human rights abuses and who aids the very people the West claims to be fighting? How can France possibly expect its young Muslims to get the “secular and democratic message of the Republic” when Erdogan is allowed to preach his venom before 12,000 people in the European Parliament’s seat?
The answer may be in the size of Turkey’s NATO army and the fact that if he gets angry with Europe, he can send them two million more refugees at the drop of a Fez. The double standards do not auger well for France’s message to its Muslims at home.