News is flooding in about Turkey of course. Less so about France as we all knew what would happen before the truck stopped. Stuffed animals, flowers and the CBC would tell us all that the Muslims are the real victims.
Nuremberg trials V2.0 promise to be busy and long.
But Turkey has a lot more uncertainty.
Here is a few articles from the 90s and early 00s which are fascinating in context.
First, Erdogan goes to prison for reading a poem about how Islam is what it is. He was jailed for inciting animosity between religions.
Former Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Recep Tayyip Erdogan has entered prison to serve his four-month prison sentence. A convoy of 2,000 vehicles accompanied Erdogan to the prison HAKAN ASLANELI Istanbul – Turkish Daily News Istanbul’s former Islamist Mayor Recep Tayyip Erdogan has gone to prison to serve a conviction for “inciting hatred based on religious differences” in a speech he made in Siirt nearly a year and a half ago. Although he twice had the sentence converted into a monetary fine
- Former Istanbul Metropolitan Mayor Recep Tayyip Erdogan has entered prison to serve his four-month prison sentence. A convoy of 2,000 vehicles accompanied Erdogan to the prison
The public prosecutor charged Erdogan with “inciting hatred based on religious differences” at a political rally in Siirt. During his speech, Erdogan read a poem by nationalist ideologist Ziya Gokalp, in which he said:
“Our minarets are our bayonets, Our domes are our helmets, Our mosques are our barracks. We will put a final end to ethnic segregation. No one can ever intimidate us.
“If the skies and the ground were to open against us. If floods and volcanoes were to burst, We will not turn from our mission. My reference is Islam. If I am not able to speak of this, What is the use of living?”
Banned for life
Under the court ruling, Erdogan will be banned from public life forever and will not be able to take part in politics. Friends of Erdogan, who is interested in poetry, say he will write a book of poems while in prison.
It seems the hate speech charges didn’t do much good in Turkey either.
Here is a BBC article from 2002 on Erdogan. A little more background.
Between the article above and the jail time for poems, he reminds me of a 20th century politician from Austria more and more.
There have been demonstrations by Al-Qaeda/Muslim Brotherhood people here at Parliament hill in fact using that symbol in a fake display of fraternity with Canadians who support democracy.
This is from Aug. 24 2013
1, Here is an interesting story in a way. This article about a current hostage situation and seizure of a police station in Armenia, manages to utterly neglect to mention that the conflict in fact “has its roots” in Christian Vs. Muslim hostilities.
I suppose if the public started to get a sense of how many of the world’s violent conflicts are in fact because of Islamic aggression, people might start not liking Islam. And we can’t have that. For some reason.
2. Pamela Geller describes to Ezra how Facebook selectively enforces its anti-free speech laws against classical liberals and bans criticism of Islam or exposure of Islamic Jew-hatred, while allowing Islamic antisemitism in its original context.
(Read it slowly. It is a tranche of misinformation and outright lies from the first page. I have not made it to the end and would like to hear from anyone who has, but this is a condemnation of the ACLU, not of Donald Trump. One example is the claim that Trump’s proposed ban on a certain immigration is a violation of the constitution. That would mean that the US constitution applies to foreign nationals for one thing, so is wrong out of the gate. But it isn’t a violation even the way they imply it is. And thats just at first glance.)
The hated terror group published the horrifying film, calling on European jihadis to “fill your cars with gas”, weeks before gunman Mohamed Lahouaiej Bouhlel used a lorry to mow day Bastille Day crowds in France.
In the propaganda clip the Islamist fanatics suggest various methods for carrying out terror attacks in Britain, Europe, the US and Australia alongside detailed descriptions of the carnage they could cause.
(This might be a good time to avoid taxis for a short while. Try a bike, bus or friend or your own car. Yes, the bus may well be driven by a Muslim on jihad but you have a better chance of surviving in that than in a cab.)
(What makes this propaganda interesting is how they specify one “hate crime” where a child was told not to sit next to Jews, but the ones which are obviously done by Muslims who wield knives and threaten all other religions are not specified as being done by Muslims. In fact the description of the crimes leads one to suspect that all of them where done by Muslims. But that is not in the article, leaving the impression that white indigenous British people are racist bastards. One thing is certain. If they are not now, this kind of writing will make them so)
Thank you Richard, Wrath of Khan, Yucki, Oz-Rita, Jeremy P., Pym Purnell and many more. Keep it coming please. The information age means more, and more controlled information. not better. We depend on each other to de-spin and inform.