Turkey : the EU’s Trojan Horse

Please read a little more on the country Americas new president has vowed to support.

from the Austalian Islamist Monitor

trojanhorse2Everyone knows the famous story of how the Greeks captured the city of Troy using the decoy of a wooden horse in which soldiers had been hidden. Helen, the wife of the king of Sparta had been captured by Paris of Troy and taken to Troy.  Following ten years of siege, the Greeks used the deception of a wooden horse to take the city. Today the tables might be reversing as Turkey strives to be admitted to the EU and could well prove to be a “Trojan Horse” to secular Europe. Recent events show that Turkey is moving away from the secular state formed by Ataturk in 1923 when he abolished the Caliphate, ending the Ottoman Islamic empire.

It is useful to reflect on what the EU might inherit inside the Trojan Horse that is Turkey today.

Turkey in Profile

For decades, Turkey has been a cornerstone of NATO, essential to the defense of Europe and America’s most underrated ally. But that stature and relationship have eroded.

Compared to the Turkey of the 1970s and 1980s, today’s Turkey is far less committed to democracy and secular government.

Turkey – Quick Facts
Turkey is often called “the cradle of civilization,” as it has been home to a rich variety of tribes and nations of people since 6500 B.C.
The Republic of Turkey was founded in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, replacing the dynastic and theocratic Ottoman system, with its Sultanate and Caliphate. The Republic is based on a secular democratic, pluralist and parliamentary system.
In 1945 Turkey joined the UN and became a member of NATO in 1952.

Turkey occupied the northern portion of Cyprus in 1974 to prevent a Greek takeover of the island; relations between the two countries remain strained.

Periodic military offensives against Kurdish separatists have dislocated part of the population in southeast Turkey and have drawn international condemnation.

Current population is estimated at over 70 million of which 99% are muslim, with Christians, Bahai and Jews making up the balance.

Turkey currently has a secular government that wants Sharia, and a Judiciary and Military that are pro-western and secular. However, the Prime Minister, Recep Erdogan has been quietly moving to stack the judiciary and military with pro-Sharia people.

Profile of Prime Minister Recep Erdogan

The world and the EU in particular should take notice of  recent comments made by Erdogan who makes it very clear the secular state is incompatible with Turkey’s future and has made some interesting claims. Recently he stormed out of a meeting with Israeli president Shimon Peres at Davos over the conflict in Gaza, and has called for Hamas to be recognized as a legitimate organization.

Consider these recent statements:                                              

“ Erdogan: a Muslim can’t be secular”

The people, he suggested, wanted Islamic law: “But the fact is that 99% of the people of this country are Muslims. You cannot be both secular and a Muslim! You will either be a Muslim, or secular!..For them to exist together is not a possibility! Therefore, it is not possible for a person who says ‘I am a Muslim’ to go on and say ‘I am secular too.’ And why is that? Because Allah, the creator of the Muslim, has absolute power and rule!”.

 nomoderate2“ Erdogan: there is no such thing as a moderate muslim”
ANKARA – Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an rejected attempts to call Turkey th representative of moderate Islam. “It is unacceptable for us toagree with such a definition. Turkey has never been a country to represent such a concept. Moreover, Islam cannot be classified as moderate or not,” Erdo?an said, speaking at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies late Thursday. [3]

“ Erdogan: Islam means Jihad”
“The minarets are our bayonets, the domes [of the mosques] our helmets, the mosques our barracks.”

Bayonets, helmets, barracks? Sounds threatening to me!

“Erdogan: Assimilation is a crime”
A crowd of 16,000 expatriate Turks cheered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a vast indoor auditorium in Germany on Sunday as he told them to resist assimilation into the West.
The political rally by Germany’s biggest ethnic minority upset German politicians, who objected to a major public event on German soil being advertised on posters in Turkish only.
Erdogan indirectly addressed those concerns, saying it was right for Turkish immigrants to learn German and other languages so they could integrate, but wrong to abandon their Turkish heritage and assimilate.
“Assimilation is a crime against humanity,” he told the crowd. Many Turks had travelled from France, Belgium and the Netherlands to hear his hour-long address in the shiny venue, the Koelnarena. [5]

Listen to the deafening silence from the Multiculturalists!

Issues with Turkey today

Abuse of Women
Four out of ten Turkish women are victims of physical abuse by their husbands and only a fraction report it to authorities, according to an official survey released today and published by daily Hurriyet website. The poll, conducted among 12,795 women in summer of 2008, found that 39% of those were “slapped, pushed, punched, choked, burnt or threatened or attacked with a weapon such as a knife or gun”. Fifteen percent said they were victims of sexual abuse, described by the survey as being physically forced to have sex, having sex out of fear or being forced to engage in degrading or humiliating sexual acts. One in four women was injured as a result of physical or sexual violence. The poll, released by the governments office on the status of women, said that 48.5% of the victims did not tell anyone about the abuse while only 4% sought help from police and a mere one percent sought refuge in state-run shelters. (ANSAmed). [6]

Honour Killings
As a precondition to enter the EU, Turkey passed laws to criminalize honour killings, and as a result, suicides have increased. Why? Because the Turkish men now demand that the women kill themselves so that they don’t go to jail.
One young woman, Elif, claims that when she was 18 years old, her parents wanted to force her into marriage. When she refused, she claims her family told her that if she didn’t marry him, she would have to kill herself. She says her father told her if he, or her brother, was forced to kill her they would go to prison so she should think of them and kill herself
Persecution of other faiths
In keeping with Islamic traditions, ethnic cleansing is underway. Not only are Christians threatened but property is being seized as the infidel cant own property.

The oldest Christian monastery, Mor Gabriel, is under threat. [8]

ISTANBUL, January 22 (Compass Direct News) – Syriac Christians in southeastern Turkey say a land dispute over the historic Mor Gabriel Monastery is part of a larger system of discrimination against the religious minority in this overwhelmingly Islamic country.
Muslim residents of southeastern Turkey dispute the boundary lines of an ancient Christian monastery dating to the fourth century as being unnecessarily large for the needs of a religious community. Islamic village leaders from Yayvantepe, Eglence and Candarli are attempting to confiscate one-third of the monastery’s property, claiming it was wrongfully appropriated and that they need it for their livestock.

First cousin marriages and fetching
A problem that Europe is having with Turkish immigrants is that not only don’t they assimilate, they don’t learn the language, and when they marry they “fetch” brides from Turkey, usually first cousins as is the Islamic practise.

Summary.
For the EU, these omens would not be encouraging, particularly as countries like Germany, the Netherlands and Sweden are having problems with Turkish immigrants not assimilating.

As a member of the EU, Turkey would not only cause a large migration of muslims into Europe, the culture and cohesion of Europe would definitely be threatened.

USA and President Obama
 Of course, Obama has just embarked on a tour of Europe where he met the EU leaders and spent time with Gordon Brown. I am sure Gordon Brown thanked Obama for the movie DVD’s he was gifted.      

In Europe, Obama calls for EU acceptance of Turkey (5th April 2009)
PRAGUE (AP) — President Barack Obama is urging the European Union to accept Turkey as a member, saying it would be a positive sign to the Muslim world.
Obama spoke Sunday at a luncheon for leaders of the EU’s 27 nations in Prague. He said the West should seek greater cooperation and closer ties with Islamic nations. He said letting Turkey into the EU would be an important sign of those efforts. [9]

Obama has also recently called for more Muslims to be in Government in the USA, making the same mistake as Tony Blair did in the UK after the July 2005 London bombings.

Conclusion
It is obvious that the pendulum in Turkey is swinging towards a theocratic Sharia state.
Human rights abuses in Turkey would definitely be a concern to the EU as well, as would be the fact that the lack of integration is encouraged by the Prime Minister Erdogan.

Allowing Turkey entry to the EU will open up the floodgates for muslims to migrate to old Europe and further undermine stability.
Could Turkey be a Trojan Horse for the EU?

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