Wednesday, September 07, 2005

Turkish PM: "Anti-Islamism is crime against humanity"

Anti-Islamism Crime Against Humanity: Erdogan

Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan stressed that anti-Islamism must be treated as a crime against humanity just like anti-Semitism, the Turkish daily Zaman reported on Tuesday, September 6. Addressing the sixth meeting of the Eurasian Islamic Council meeting in Istanbul Monday, September 5, Erdogan said his government has added an article to the declaration in the European Council regarding Islamophobia stipulating that anti-Islamism be accepted as a crime against humanity.

Erdogan Asks Islamic Leaders to Explain Islam in the Best Way

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan called on the Eurasian religious leaders to carry out a study against the efforts aiming to associate Islam with terror. The sixth Eurasian Islamic Council meeting arranged by the Religious Affairs Directorate convened in Istanbul Monday. “We struggle against the spread of the misconception of Islam in all international meetings we attend,” the Prime Minister said, as he asked religious leaders to explain to the world that concepts such as “Islamic terror” or “Muslim terrorist” are wrong. Indicating that the efforts to blacken Islam’s image with expressions such as “Islamic terror” and “Muslim terror” had increased particularly after some terror incidents, Erdogan told. “This meeting will be nothing more than a tourist holiday if you just come here, talk and then go on your own way; however, we want to yield fruits from this meeting within the Eurasian geography.” Recalling the government added an article to the declaration in the European Council regarding Islamophobia, he explained that this article necessitates that anti-Islamism will be accepted as a crime against humanity and noted that this was the same case for anti-Semitism.

From an older text about this issue:

"The Fall of Europe" by Ali Sina

In an act of total insanity, the Council of Europe, decided to ban criticism of Islam equating it to anti-Semitism. Selcuk Gultasli in wrote: “Anti-Islamism has been included in the text as a “dangerous inclination” that has to be fought against upon the insistence of Turkey at the summit that 46 Council members attended. The conclusion draft of the summit included the notion of "Islamophobia". The inclusion of this notion in the European organizations' documents for the first time is described as the success of Turkey. Condemnation of any kind of intolerance and discrimination based on gender, race and religious beliefs in particular, including Islamophobia and anti-Semitism, the fight against these within the framework of the Council of Europe and the use of effective mechanisms and rules to combat these problems. Thus, anti-Islamism as well as anti-Semitism will be dealt with within the framework of legal proceedings. The Council reports will include anti-Islamist movements. The European Commission against Racism and Intolerance (ECRI) will closely monitor these movements.

This is the beginning of the fall of Europe. Are we trying to introduce Islamic inquisition to appease Muslims? Are we trying to institute the blasphemy law that is practiced in Saudi Arabia, Pakistan and Iran to make Muslims happy? This is insane! Curtailing freedom of speech, specially banning criticism of a doctrine of hate is foolishly dangerous. Europe is playing with fire. The path that Europe has taken today will lead to its fall before the end of this century, but more likely it will auto disintegrate in a civil war in the next two or three decades.


At September 07, 2005 8:28 PM, Blogger Mike H. said...


Because it's not nice, and it's judgemental, and if you do it to some one else then they can do it to you. /sarcasm

At September 08, 2005 1:01 AM, Blogger John Sobieski said...

It's all about getting those 'hate laws' passed to squelch the truth. I am just waiting for the day that they try to pass laws protecting Muslims from negative speech about Muslims.

Why can't our leaders see this?

At September 08, 2005 11:01 AM, Blogger Unknown said...

Axis: Our leaders do see this. They are in "panick" mode right now, as they are slowly starting to understand the consequences of what they have done.


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