Erdogan’s ambition to be Caliph of the New Ottomans becomes more obvious at Hagia Sophia

From Google translate, the description of the video below:

There was great excitement before the first Friday prayers performed in Hagia Sophia Mosque.

Ali Erba?, the Head of Religious Affairs, who went to the pulpit to read the sermon before the prayer, had a sword with the symbol of the conquest.

CONVENTION TRADITION
In the Conquest tradition of the Ottoman period, two green banners were hung on the pulpit of the mosque as a symbol of conquest. A sword was placed at the entrance of the pulpit.

Turkish Diyanet head: Sermons with swords ‘traditional’

Turkey’s religious chief on Friday explained that swords were traditionally held during religious sermons delivered at weekly Muslim prayers as a symbol of conquest.

After leading the Friday prayer at the Hagia Sophia Mosque — the first prayer following its reversion to being a place of Muslim worship — Ali Erbas told reporters: “Khutbahs [Friday sermons] had been delivered with a sword, without interruption, for 481 years. If Allah permits, we will resume this tradition from now on.”

“This is a tradition in mosques that are the symbol of conquests,” explained Erbas, who heads Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), adding that the Hagia Sophia Mosque is one of those symbols of conquest.

The Hagia Sophia served as a church for 916 years until the conquest of Istanbul, and a mosque from 1453 to 1934 — nearly 500 years — and most recently as a museum for 86 years. […]

Top Imam Ali Erba? climbed up staircase of Hagia Sophia’s pulpit with Ottoman sword

Ali Erba?, the top imam and president of the controversial Directorate of Religious Affairs of Turkey, used an Ottoman sword to climb up the staircase of the pulpit of Hagia Sophia.

His move was not accidental. As the Turkish journalist Abdullah Bozkurt points out, this is a highly symbolic movement that fulfils Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s neo-Ottoman aspirations.

“The longing of our nation that had become a deep wound is over,” said Ali Erba? in his sermon, “the doors of the Hagia Sophia Mosque as in other mosques of the country will be open to all the servants of Allah.” He even warned that “those who touch the fundamental goods and values are cursed.”

Sermons with swords part of Turkey’s tradition, head of Diyanet says

Turkey’s religious chief on Friday explained that swords were traditionally held during religious sermons delivered at weekly Muslim prayers as a symbol of conquest.

After leading the Friday prayer at the Hagia Sophia Mosque – the first prayer following its reversion to being a place of Muslim worship – Ali Erba? told reporters: “Khutbahs (Friday sermons) have been delivered with a sword, without interruption, for 481 years. If Allah permits, we will resume this tradition from now on.”

 

“This is a tradition in mosques that are the symbol of conquests,” explained Erba?, who heads Turkey’s Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet), adding that the Hagia Sophia Mosque is one of those symbols of conquest.

The Hagia Sophia served as a church for 916 years until the conquest of Istanbul, and a mosque from 1453 to 1934 – nearly 500 years – and most recently as a museum for 86 years.

H/T M.

Turkish leader, Erdogan then and now. The plan is Islamic Manifest Destiny

Too few people know that the Turkish leader, a man who the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood declared to be the one true Caliph according to NSA’s Arabist, Barry Webb, spent 4 months in jail for reading an illegal poem early on in his career as an Islamic leader.

(This link to the video of Barry Webb works at the moment)

From The Atlantic:

Erdogan, it seems, learned the opposite lesson from his stint in jail. In 1997, as mayor of Istanbul, he too spoke poetry to power. At a rally in the city of Siirt, Erdogan loosely referenced a poem by the Turkish nationalist Ziya Gokalp:

The mosques are our barracks,

the domes our helmets,

the minarets our bayonets,

and the believers our soldiers.

Flash forward to this week, November 15, 2019:

Erdogan: “Our God commands us to be violent to the kuffar” 

On October 25, a leader of a NATO member nation openly incited violence against non-Muslims. 

On that day, Turkey’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan attended the Friday prayers at the Great Çaml?ca Mosque in Istanbul. He was accompanied by Istanbul’s governor Ali Yerlikaya, mayor Ekrem ?mamo?lu, Istanbul’s chief of police Mustafa Çal??kan and the head of the Istanbul branch of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), Bayram ?enocak.  

 

After the prayers, the hafiz of the mosque recited the Koranic Verse Al-Fath, which means “victory, triumph, conquest” in English. Then Erdogan took the microphone, reciting a part of the verse in Arabic and then in Turkish. He told the congregants:

 

“Our God commands us to be violent towards the kuffar (infidels). Who are we? The ummah [nation] of Mohammed. So [God] also commands us to be merciful to each other. So we will be merciful to each other. And we will be violent to the kuffar. Like in Syria.”

It continues and deserved to be read over at Israel National News

So we know three things.

He was willing to do time in jail as Mayor of Constantinople to read a poem about Islamic global conquest.

He was named the Caliph by the spiritual leader of the Muslim Brotherhood, Yusuf al-Qaradawi, and the Muslim Brotherhood moved from Egypt to Turkey.

He has now been increasingly strident about the Islamic motivations for military actions, as witnessed by the linked article above.

This is more than a trend in general propaganda. Please see this MEMRI report on the Turkish invasion of Northern Syria to understand how Islamic scripture is the driving force behind contemporary Turkish military actions.

Global Migration Compact = OIC, UN Hijra to West

Tatjana Festerling, formerly of PEGIDA when it was a massive organization, sent me some interesting graphics today:

Notice how the ‘End of Chapter’ mark in the Koran is basically identical to the logo for the global migration (to the West) pact.

Historical clip of Erdogan reading famous poem of Islamic conquest

This is a rather significant historical clip of now dictator of Turkey, Racip Erdogan, reading a famous poem of Islamic manifest destiny to a crowd in a speech. you can hear a jubilant “Allah hu ackbar” at the end where the video finishes.

Thanks to Amy Mek who sent it in, and an anonymous translator from Turkish to English who checked to make sure this is indeed the first 4 lines of this famous poem.

Bring back El Cid and St. George

“Wars happen, not because people are different. Wars happen because different peoples are forced to mix” -Geopolitical axiom

Muslim Cultural Centre in Warsaw offers the Arabic language classes and to learning about the Koran. You can also pray in the huge, new mosque. It is not all! Arab sheikhs announce the construction of Islamic neighborhoods

An original translation by Ava Lon with much thanks

From this Polish language news site:

A Muslim neighborhood in Poland?! It’s a fact already! Media is silent while authorities dont’t ask the public for an opinion!

The center will eventually consist of a number of prayer halls and lecture and teaching rooms. They will hold exhibitions and sporting events. There will be a computer room with internet, Muslim library, and even a kindergarten and a store. There will also be parking.

The whole thing is being financed with money from the sponsors from the Persian Gulf. Who exactly are these people? No answer. In the Fall they’re coming to Warsaw.

The new Arab neighborhood is to be built next to the National Stadium. All buildings will be designed exclusively for Muslims.

There is one essential question: whether anyone asked the Poles about their opinion on the matter?

Concerning the construction of the mosque, Polish people also found out after the fact.

The MTS [Montreal Transit Society] allocates a space for muslim prayers

Original Translation by Sassy

From Le Devoir

MONTREAL: Pursuant to the request of ONE MUSLIM EMPLOYEE,  the Montreal Transit Society [MTS] approved allocation of a prayer space in its Youville maintenance workshop Department.

Arnaud Stopa | Le Devoir | 2015-02-06

Since Wednesday, rumor has been spreading among the employees working in the subway repairs’ department, as confirmed by the STM Public Relations to Le Devoir newspaper.

Isabelle A. Tremblay – Corporate Advisor to the STM Public Affairs – stated in an email that regardless if the request was made by a religious Muslim, ” NO, this space is not dedicated to a specific religion”.

However, according to Luc St-Hilaire, President of the Montreal Transit Union, the public institution’s statement is contradictory.  “[The STM] says the space is open to everyone but should the request be made by a Québécois Catholic, it would first require an initial review.”

A request that would be granted?  “It’s a good question, but I was told that since no such request was made, they have no answer.”

In the same email, Mme Tremblay confirmed the STM position.  “The request would be studied according to the same criteria as those applied for requests already received.”

“For many years now, there have been individual requests for accommodations”, explains the Union representative, “and they’ve always been accepted.  But now, it is a new situation: there will be a dedicated space.”

The new space is located under a stairwell, 5′ wide by 25′ long, according to plans of the premises obtained by Le Devoir.  The space will accommodate ‘six people according to various times of the day’ and already has a basin for ritual cleansing.  Apparently “no additional costs were incurred by the STM except for the replacement of six neon tubes […] and the removal of a door lock”. Continue Reading →

Middle East genocide

H/T Golem Bar

NY Post:

We do nothing as Muslims eradicate the last vestiges of Christians and Jews from nation after nation

  • By RALPH PETERS
  • Last Updated: 12:57 PM, June 2, 2013
  • Posted: 10:39 PM, June 1, 2013

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Ralph Peters
We are witnesses to murder, and our governments are accomplices. The relentless destruction of the last remnants of the Middle East’s Judeo-Christian civilization is well under way. And we are silent.

Captives of political correctness, our governments cater to radical immigrant tantrums as our leaders contort the truth to deny the existence of Islamist terrorism. Meanwhile, our Middle Eastern “allies” and foes alike eradicate thousands of years of Jewish and Christian heritage. Our diplomats treat the persecution as a minor embarrassment, best ignored.

Muslims set fire to a Copt Christian church in Cairo.
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Muslims set fire to a Copt Christian church in Cairo.


The banishments and butchery aren’t new, but the breakdown of the last rotting order in the wake of the “Arab Spring” has empowered psychotic fanatics who do not even value the lives of the faithful, let alone the lives of unbelievers. This is the end-game, the final persecution of Christians clinging to lands they’ve called home for 2,000 years. Except for Israel and the rarest exceptions elsewhere, Jews are already gone from the realms that nurtured them since the early years of their faith.

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