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Germany’s parliament condemned the Ottoman massacres of ethnic Armenians as genocide at the beginning of June driving a stake at the heart of Euro and Turkey’s cooperation. Mr. Erdogan warned this week that passing the resolution would harm “all diplomatic, economic, trade, political, military and Nato relations”. He reacted to the vote by warning of a “serious impact on bilateral relations”, adding that Turkey would consider further actions soon.
A number of parliaments, mainly in Europe, have voted laws or resolutions explicitly recognizing the Armenian "genocide", while others hold back from using the term, which infuriates Turkey. Most of Germany honestly repented its Nazi era but the Turks have never been honest with themselves about their violent past and that is a big reason the country cannot be trusted, nor should it be accepted into the West. In fact, Turkey is the enemy of the West, and the enemy of Russia, and that should raise all kinds of red flags.
While mayor of Istanbul, Erdogan was imprisoned for inciting religious hatred by reciting these words at a rally: “The mosques are our barracks, The domes our helmets, The minarets our bayonets, And the faithful our soldiers…” This is who Europe is dealing with. God and the rest of us can see what kind of man Erdogan is but European politicians cannot. “While the suppression of freedoms within Turkey is a tragedy, the extension of Erdogan’s repression inside the EU is a -scandal.”
The Europeans, especially Meckel who is largely responsible for starting this entire show of misery is trying to make deals with Erdogan while at home she favors prosecuting a comedian for what he said in disgust over Erdogan and his behavior.
Erdogan, who is not only the enemy of the West, but also an enemy of women. He says, “Contraception is Treason, Women Not Equal to Men, Muslims Must Multiply Descendants.” Erdogan would love to establish sharia law all over the world, which would destroy the very fabric of western society and religion.
There is no country where Islam is dominant that can be considered a democracy with freedom of speech and equal justice under law according to Dr. Peter Hammond, in his book Slavery, Terrorism and Islam: The Historical Roots and Contemporary Threat.
Turkey has already sunk into fascism and instead of a British Prime Minister going over to negotiate with Hilter we see the European Commission and especially Germany’s chancellor Merkel treating with Erdogan. President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the closest thing we have to a modern day Hitler, has been accused of increasingly authoritarian behavior and upping attempts to muzzle opposition media since his 2014 election. The practice of denying press cards to foreign reporters in Turkey is being interpreted as a "clear signal for journalists to watch what you write." Erdogan is cracking down on free speech as he becomes increasingly autocratic.
A Turkish-Dutch journalist has been detained for questioning over a tweet she posted about President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, her newspaper said Sunday and she is among many who are being threatened. Prosecutors have opened more than 1,800 cases against people for insulting Erdogan since he became president in 2014, the justice minister said last month. Those targeted include journalists, cartoonists and even children. "This struggle will not end until we shut the last mouth up that expresses hatred to our country and people’s history, values and culture," Erdogan said in a speech in the southern city of Adana on Sunday. "We won’t turn the other cheek to those who slap us."
Authorities in Geneva rejected a Turkish request to remove an exhibition picture that blames Erdogan for the death of a Turkish teen injured during anti-government demonstrations. The picture depicts Berkin Elvan, who spent 269 days in a coma after being hit in the head by a police tear gas canister during the anti-government protests that rocked Istanbul in May-June 2013.
Turkey is up to no good and is sympathetic to groups promoting extremism. More crucially, the AKP originally found an ally in ISIS after it became apparent they shared enemies: Both Turkey and ISIS want to quash the Kurds and Syrian President Bashar al-Assad. "The AKP and the Turkish government under the AKP was the midwife of ISIS," David L. Phillips, director of Columbia University’s Program on Peace-Building and Rights and a regional specialist, told Mic in October.
An Istanbul court at the end of April sentenced two prominent Turkish journalists to two years behind bars for illustrating their columns with a cartoon of the Prophet Mohammed originally published by French satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Westerners, including the Pope, continue to be completely naïve about the Quran and what is in it. What is at stake is nothing less than the integrity of Europe and the entire culture of the West, which is being invaded, by invitation, by Moslems who have no intention of integrating into their host societies.
Erdogan, the Turkish president, had seemed, for a while, to persuade the EU to grant visa-free travel to his 75 million countrymen inside Europe’s passport-free Schengen area. In so doing, he has made more progress than any of his predecessors. Using a combination of intimidation, threats and blackmail, he has succeeded in opening wide the doors of Europe, or at least he hoped at one point.
Unbelievably the European Union was thinking about granting visa-free travel to 80 million Turks: a key concession that Erdogan obtained as a result of the ongoing negotiations over Europe’s refugee crisis, which has pushed Turkey into the key player spotlight. The European Commission officially granted its support to a visa-free travel deal with Turkey after Ankara threatened to back out of a landmark migration deal. It proposed to lift visa requirements by the end of June further threatening the basic moral and cultural fabric of Europe.
Europe’s migrant crisis is at a "turning point" thanks to a deal with Turkey to stem the number of new arrivals which is showing its first successes, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said in comments published in the beginning of May. However, it might be worse when Turks are let loose in Europe.
Just what Europe needs a free highway onto the continent for more Moslems? At the same time, Belgian authorities are saying that more Islamic State inspired militants have been sent to Belgium and Europe so they are maintaining the country’s threat status at the second-highest level.
Just to be on the safe side EU interior ministers adopted a so-called emergency brake that would allow European nations to swiftly halt visa-free access to Europe for Turks and other nationalities if key conditions were violated. The brake, or "snap back mechanism," will permit bloc countries to halt visa-free travel if large numbers of Turks stay in the EU illegally or if there are a large number of asylum applications by Turks.
In the middle of May a high-ranking deputy for Turkey’s ruling AKP party, Burhan Kuzu (also a former adviser to President Erdogan) issued an explicit threat to Europe which was at that time discussing whether or not to grant Turkey visa-free travel within the continent. Specifically, he tweeted that "The European Parliament will discuss the report that will open Europe visa-free for Turkish citizens. If the wrong decision is taken, we will unleash the refugees!" What he is actually saying he will unleash a flood of sexual barbarians, men who will rape white women (infidels) without a shred of guilt. Of course, there will be a certain percentage among the refugees who will be terrorists, who use bombs instead of their penises to terrorize populations.
When it comes to women, there is little tolerance in Islam so there is a rape epidemic of white women by dark skinned Muslims. Just recently, 18 German women filed police complaints saying they were sexually assaulted at a musical festival in Darmstadt. It is a new phenomenon, which started last New Year’s Eve where we saw massive sexual assaults in various European cities.
In the good news, Erdogan is threatening to scrap a refugee deal with the European Union just 24 hours after he met Germany’s Angela Merkel on the sidelines of a U.N. conference in Istanbul. Erdogan feels the EU isn’t keeping its word on financial aid and shouldn’t constantly impose criteria in return for pledged visa-free travel for Turkish citizens.
Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy told Le Monde newspaper that he was “totally opposed” to the idea of visa-free travel to Turks. In Germany, Merkel’s CSU party is in revolt. And a senior EU official commented “The idea that Turkey will get a freebie on visa liberalization is a joke.”
Germany is “a country that strongly advocates freedom of the press,” but will imprison you for three years if you say mean things about a foreign dictator. Americans tend to think the 1st Amendment is just the way things work, but that’s obviously not the case. In much of Europe people are regularly arrested for, among other things, insulting a religion. For a longer treatment of this subject, see the Legal Project’s European Hate Speech Laws. Nina Shea fulminates that Europe as a whole is “shutting down discussion and examination of Islam with hate-speech bans.” At the heart of these (incorrect) assertions is the basic principle articulated by David Brooks that, “healthy societies…don’t suppress speech.”
“By re-defining right and wrong, controlling the narrative and limiting independent thought and free speech, the public, as a whole, remains strategically malleable and intellectually manageable. What is becoming increasingly hard to deny, especially in Europe and the USA, is that we no longer have the absolute and inalienable right to free speech. Although we claim to be proud citizens of democratic societies that, in theory, respect and uphold individual freedoms, in practice, the definition of what constitutes free speech has grown so withered and so narrow, that it often makes a mockery of the very principle itself,” writes Claudio Grass.
“Turkey is home to 2.7 million Syrian refugees — a fact which Erdogan is treating like being in possession of a loaded gun. He threatens to send them over the Aegean to Greece, or let them walk through Bulgaria. It’s quite possible that Ergodan doesn’t even want EU membership, that he just enjoys lording it over Europe and showing Turks how he can make a continent (or at least its leaders) quiver. Now Europe is behaving like a man so fearful of death that he chooses to commit suicide,” concludes The Spectator.