Fact Check: Why Rick Perry is Right About Turkey

Some very inconvenient truths are coming out during the GOP primary. via Sultan Knish, Fact Check: Why Rick Perry is Right About Turkey:

Fact checkers and truth squads are the media’s latest tool for blurring the line between the editorial page and the new page. The ubiquitous fact checks are editorializing dressed up as verification. While on some occasions there are actual facts to verify, for the most part the fact checks defend a partisan liberal viewpoint on a particular issue.

So no sooner did Rick Perry suggest that Turkey had no place in NATO and that some perceive its government to be run by Islamic terrorists than the media rolled out its fact checks. In the spirit of fact checking the fact checkers, let’s have a fact check of our own.

CNN Statement: “Turkey is not ruled by Islamic terrorists. It is led by a party with Islamist roots, the Justice and Freedom Party, or AKP.”

Those are the facts according to CNN’s Truth Squad, which took its name from a certain book by George Orwell. But let’s look at the actual facts.

The Facts: The AKP emerged out of a series of banned Islamist political movements. CNN’s Lie Squad mentions that the AKP’s current leader of Turkey Erdogan was banned for reading an Islamic poem in public. It neglects to mention the content of the poem.

“The minarets are our bayonets; the domes are our helmets. Mosques are our barracks, the believers are soldiers. This holy army guards my religion. Almighty, Our journey is our destiny, the end is martyrdom.”

It also neglects to mention the context in which it was read, at protests that were being conducted by Islamists after their Welfare Party was disqualified. Erdogan was not jailed for reading an Islamic poem, he was jailed for reading a poem calling for a violent Islamic overthrow of the government.

Erdogan was specifically convicted of “inciting hatred based on religious differences.” There’s quite a difference between noting that Erdogan was convicted of Islamic bigotry and just writing that he was convicted for reading an Islamic poem. Would CNN write equally vaguely that David Irving was put on trial for writing a book?

What exactly was the Welfare Party? It was an Islamist party under Prime Minister Erbakan, Erdogan’s Islamist predecessor. Erbakan gave some of his thoughts to the press a few years ago in which he explained that the Jews run the world, organized the Crusades, control all the money and created the Protestant Church.

The AKP’s leaders emerged out of Erbakan’s Milli Görüs based movements. Another group that emerged out of Milli Görü is IHH which has been designated as a terrorist group by the United States government and has ties to Al Qaeda. Erdogan maintains close ties to IHH and his son is a member.

Erdogan has his own Al Qaeda connections. Yasin Al-Qadi, who funneled millions to Al Qaeda is a close friend and though his assets have been frozen worldwide, he enjoys a safe haven in Turkey. The co-founder of the AKP party, Erdogan’s senior and advisor and right hand man, Cuneyt Zapsu gave Al Qaeda a mere 300,000 dollars.

Mohammed Fatih al-Hassanein, the head of an Al Qaeda front charity who helped shelter Bin Laden, met privately with Erdogan and the local Al Qaeda franchise has an office in Turkey where it puts out its propaganda magazine.

So while technically Erdogan and Gul are not going out and planting bombs, they have close ties to those who do and they support them. Islamist parties have gone two routes. They have infiltrated the political system when possible and when impossible they have turned to terrorism. Erdogan’s poem made it quite clear that he was contemplating the latter. Had the AKP not succeeded then Erdogan might be giving orders to plant bombs in public places. Since it did he instead supports terrorist groups like Hamas.

Is it inaccurate to say that Turkey is ruled by people perceived by some as Islamic terrorists? Some inside Turkey even perceive the AKP that way. Can AKP leaders be described as Islamic terrorists? A co-founder and a board member of the AKP is an Al Qaeda donor. Erdogan protected a leading Al Qaeda moneyman who was designated as a terrorist by just about every government and law enforcement agency on the planet.

Read it all and maybe the Sultan will tackle terror-linked CAIR’s response to Rick Santorum’s latest.

Update & more evidence: Turkey will never allow any third country, particularly Israel, to use intelligence obtained by a NATO radar system

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9 Responses

  1. “CNN Statement: “Turkey is not ruled by Islamic terrorists. It is led by a party with Islamist roots, the Justice and Freedom Party, or AKP.””

    That is like saying: “green is not GREEN, it is made up of separate elements of blue and yellow!!

    How can people live with themselves, look in the mirror every morning and LIE to themselves so pathetically??

  2. juniper, on January 23, 2012 at 12:34 PM said:

    “CNN Statement: “Turkey is not ruled by Islamic terrorists. It is led by a party with Islamist roots, the Justice and Freedom Party, or AKP.””

    That is like saying: “green is not GREEN, it is made up of separate elements of blue and yellow!!

    Juniper, you are correct. Kaafir explains everything about Muslims in America and how it really is, not what the news tells you.

    Kaafir, on January 21, 2012 at 12:36 PM said of recent Jihad attacks:

    But yet the American government, to be politically correct, refuses to call it as it is, a Muslim problem. Just radical Muslim or terrorists. When are people going to see that it is the Muslims causing all the problems.

    Muslims

    This is very interesting and we all need to read it from start to finish and send it on to anyone who will read it. Maybe this is why our American Muslims are so quiet and not speaking out about any atrocities. Can a good Muslim be a good American? This question was forwarded to a friend who worked in Saudi Arabia for 20 years. The following is his reply:

    Theologically – no . . . Because his allegiance is to Allah, The moon God of Arabia

    Religiously – no. . . Because no other religion is accepted by His Allah except Islam (Quran, 2:256)(Koran)

    Scripturally – no. . . Because his allegiance is to the five Pillars of Islam and the Quran.

    Geographically – no . Because his allegiance is to Mecca , to which he turns in prayer five times a day.

    Socially – no. . . Because his allegiance to Islam forbids him to make friends with Christians or Jews..

    Politically – no. . . Because he must submit to the mullahs (spiritual leaders), who teach annihilation of Israel and destruction of America , the great Satan.

    Domestically – no. . Because he is instructed to marry four Women and beat and scourge his wife when she disobeys him (Quran 4:34)

    Intellectually – no. . Because he cannot accept the American Constitution since it is based on Biblical principles and he believes the Bible to be corrupt.

    Philosophically – no. . . Because Islam, Muhammad, and the Quran do not allow freedom of religion and expression.. Democracy and Islam cannot co-exist. Every Muslim government is either dictatorial or autocratic.

    Spiritually – no. . . Because when we declare ‘one nation under God,’ the Christian’s God is loving and kind, while Allah is NEVER referred to as Heavenly father, nor is he ever called love in The Quran’s 99 excellent names.

    Therefore, after much study and deliberation….
    Perhaps we should be very suspicious of ALL MUSLIMS
    in this country. – – – They obviously cannot be both
    ‘good’ Muslims and good Americans.

    Call it what you wish, it’s still the truth. You had better believe it. The more who understand this, the better it will be for our country and our future. The religious war is bigger than we know or understand.

    Can a muslim be a good soldier???

    Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, opened fire at Ft. Hood and Killed 13. He is a good Muslim!!!

    Peace to all non-muslims with a brain.

  3. BEHOLD the Caliphate;connect the geographical dots………..and don’t forget yer crayons………….

  4. Plenty of Turks in the US are here in no small party because they feel that Turkey is going the way of Hamas and Hezbollah, and that the inevitable result is war.

  5. this is why USA needs NEWT- Perry blew it bigtime on CNN- he allowed the lib to control the narrative- he got stuck on honor killings as the reason to remove Turkey from NATO- I do agree “human rights” may be one good reason…. BUT he failed to mention the larger and more important issues re: TURKEY- support for FAUXTILLA and why Turkey showed it’s ISLAMIC colors in that incident, he failed to mention the cozy-ups with Iran-Ajhad- he could have used Turkish occupation of Cyprus and Kurdish repression (nailed them as hypocrites, who lie about Israel for un-occupation and PAL false reports of repression)

    He got flustered and kept repeating the same honor killings line over and over- it was chance to inform LIBS and he fumbled it.

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