Today's attack on Israel was a military operation from the re-islamicized Turkey, with the tacit support of the Erdogan government. Turkey intends to become a regional
power, perhaps a return of the Ottoman empire.
Turkey has warned that its relationship with Israel has been severely damaged after at least nine people died when troops stormed ships trying to break the Gaza blockade.
The Turkish government has long been Israel's main regional ally but called the raid an act of state terrorism and has accused Israel of violating international law.
Turkey has recalled its Ambassador form Israel and called it an act of piracy on the high seas after supporting the convoy of war ships.
The latest attack on Israel came from ............... the once moderate, Israeli ally Turkey. But no more, not since the re-islamization of Turkey where the number #1 selling book is Mein Kampf
The July 2007 election win of devout Muslims in Turkey (AK party) over the moderates was a red flag. The warning, yet again, of Turkey’s re- islamization. After decades of Ataturk's moderation, Turkey turned - and turned harder still with the August 2007 election of an Islamic fundamentalist, Prime Minister, Tayyip Recep Erdogan. His devout, pure Islamic leanings are here and here.
[Erdogan] is the first politician with an Islamist background to become head of state since the creation of the deeply secular Turkish Republic in 1923.
On Monday the military warned about threats to the secular constitution.
Mr Gul, whose wife wears a Muslim headscarf, had pledged to respect Turkey's secular institutions.
The headscarf is currently banned from public institutions in Turkey and Mr Gul has said wearing it is a matter of personal choice.
Turkey's PM Erdogan has said there is no "moderate Islam." He is an fundamentalist who calls himself "middle of the road." he has hurled his harshest criticism for the notorious Arab apologist, Bernard Lewis (yes the untouchable Lewis.)
While participating on a Middle East panel of the Academy of Achievement in Chicago, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warned against religious definitions of terrorism and specifically objected to the phrases "Islamic terror" and "moderate Islam."
Reacting to Congresswoman Jane Harman's use of 'moderate Islam', Erdogan said, "Turkey is not a country where moderate Islam is sovereign. First of all, the 'moderate Islam' concept is wrong. The word 'Islam' is a simple word -- it is only Islam. If you say 'moderate Islam,' then an alternative is created, and that is 'immoderate Islam.' I cannot accept such a concept as a Muslim. Islam rejects excessivenesses. I am not a radical Muslim. We are Muslims who have found a middle road."
The Muslim world smells blood in the wake of the US weakness under Obama. The US has created a power vacuum, first in Iraq. And now by turning its back on Israel, the entire Middle East will be up for a huge power grab.
The media has been dangerously silent in their reportage of Turkey's IHH, which has both Muslim Brotherhood and Iranian backing. Ahmadinejad wants a Hamas alliance with his Hizbollah puppets.
Here's more on the Hamas linked Turkish group behind the aggression:
IHH, which plays a central role in organizing the flotilla to the Gaza Strip, is a Turkish humanitarian relief fund with a radical Islamic anti-Western orientation. Besides its legitimate philanthropic activities, it supports radical Islamic networks, including Hamas, and at least in the past, even global jihad elements.
1. Prominent among the coalition organizations participating in the aid flotilla scheduled to arrive in the Gaza Strip in the coming days is the Turkish IHH (Insani Yardim Vakfi, IHH, “humanitarian relief fund”). It is a radical Islamic organization which was established in 1992 and formally registered in Istanbul in 1995. It is headed by Bülent Yildirim.
IHH head Bülent Yildirim
(www.ihh.org.tr, April 7, 2010)
2. IHH has a broad program of important activities in distressed areas. They include sending food and support to orphans, establishing educational institutions, hospitals and clinics, programs for vocational education, supplying medicines, building mosques and preventing the violation of human rights in various Islamic locations throughout the world. In recent years it has begun widening its activities to European countries, in part by establishing branches which bear its name.
3. In practice, besides its legitimate humanitarian activities, IHH supports radical Islamic terrorist networks. In recent years it has prominently supported Hamas (through the Union of Good). In addition, the ITIC has reliable information that in the past IHH provided logistical support and funding to global jihad networks.
IHH logo: The dove of peace appears at the lower right of the globe.
IHH Links To Hamas
4. IHH’s orientation is radical-Islamic and anti-American, and it is close to the Muslim Brotherhood (Hamas’ parent movement). IHH supports Hamas and does not hide the connection between them. Hamas also considers its links to IHH and Turkey to be extremely important, and regards Turkey as a target audience for its propaganda network (Palestine-Information, Hamas’ main website, has a Turkish version, and as of the end of 2009, the website of its military wing, the Izz al-Din al-Qassam Brigades, has also appeared in Turkish).
5. In recent years, especially since Hamas took over the Gaza Strip, IHH has supported Hamas’ propaganda campaigns by organizing public support conferences in Turkey. At those conferences, which featured the participation of senior IHH figures, the heads of IHH expressed their support for Hamas and its strategy (including the armed struggle it favors), in defiance of the Palestinian Authority, Hamas’ rival.
6. IHH is a member of the Union of Good, an umbrella organization of more than 50 Islamic funds and foundations around the globe, which channels money into Hamas institutions in the Palestinian Authority-administered territories. As a Union of Good member IHH has connections with other worldwide Islamic funds and foundations which support Hamas. Among other things, the support includes initiating and conducting joint projects whose objectives are to bolster the de facto Hamas administration in the Gaza Strip and Hamas’ civilian infrastructure in Judea and Samaria, which also supports terrorism (the infrastructure is under pressure from the Palestinian Authority security services). IHH, which has become an important factor in global fund-raising for Hamas, transfers significant amounts of money to Hamas institutions in Judea and Samaria, including the Islamic Charitable Society in Hebron and the Al-Tadhamun Charitable Society in Nablus (Hamas’ two central “charitable societies,” both outlawed by Israel).
7. IHH operates widely throughout the Gaza Strip. To promote its activities it opened a branch there, headed by Muhammad Kaya, who recently stated that IHH intended to send other aid flotillas to the Gaza Strip (See below). In January 2008 an IHH delegation met with Ahmed Bahar, a senior Hamas activist who is acting chairman of Hamas’ council in the Gaza Strip. At the meeting the delegation revealed the extent of the aid it had given Hamas in the Gaza Strip during the preceding year and said it intended to double the sum in the future. In January 2009 IHH head Bülent Yildirim met with Khaled Mashaal, chairman of Hamas’ political bureau in Damascus, and Mashaal thanked him for the support of his organization.
Scenes from an anti-Turkey rally from Tel Aviv today (original pictures hat tip Mordechai )