Erdoğan’s Turkey, now challenges Khomeinist Iran for the title of the Middle East’s most dangerous regime

 

Two Bullies, Putin and Erdoğan, Try Friendship

by Daniel Pipes
Australian
December 23, 2016

http://www.danielpipes.org/17135/two-bullies-putin-and-erdogan-try-friendship

[N.B.: Australian‘s title: “Erdogan cosies up to Putin as Turkey makes trouble.”]

The assassination on Dec. 19 in Ankara of the Russian ambassador to Turkey, Andrey Karlov, raises some major geopolitical issues: Will this act of violence break relations between the two countries, isolate Turkey, or – counterintuitively – improve their ties? And does this murder affect the Middle East and the world beyond?

Turks and Russians have a long and complex history that starts with the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople in 1453 and the Russian dream to win it back for Orthodox Christianity. The two states fought twelve major wars in the 3½ centuries between 1568 and 1918, had a flurry of good relations under Atatürk and Lenin which went south with Stalin, improved substantially in 1991 upon the Soviet Union’s dissolution, then subsequently plummeted (2015) and revived (2016).

One depiction of the siege of Constantinople in 1453. Continue reading

Israeli Fires and Irish Skirmishers by A.J. Caschetta The New English Review

In an article yesterday I suggested that the Salifi project was not that foreign to Irish people in that an exponent of it was O’Donovan Rossa put forward this strategy of hit and run attacks which were to include civilians. In her magisterial book, The Seven published earlier this year Ruth Dudley Edwards alludes to this strategy on page 16 of her book.

https://dialogueireland.wordpress.com/2016/12/21/reflections-on-the-salification-of-germany/

 

“Self aggrandising, alcoholic, wildly indiscreet and prone to helping himself to funds, Rossa was set on sending waves of ‘skirmishers’ to England to slaughter, cause widespread panic and set the English against the Irish in their midst. His plans included the assassination of Queen Victoria, the poisoning of the entire House of Commons and the indiscriminate bombing of civilians.”

Last year this was the person the Irish state commemorated as a true patriot and it kicked off the commemorations which celebrated 1916. Patrick Pearse the exponent of this cult of death built his authority having given the oration at the funeral of Rossa.

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The Catholic Church endorsed this cult of death this year in suggesting that the Rising was of a deeply Christian nature. This was expressed by both the Archbishop of Armagh, Eamon Martin and by Diarmuid Martin Archbishop of Dublin. Continue reading

Reflections on the Salification of Germany

 

A response to the Gatestone Institute report on radical Islamists in Germany.

https://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/9614/germany-saudi-arabia-qatar-kuwait

 

“Declining to assimilate in the West continues with the apparent, religiously mandated, preference to have the host countries become Islamic.”
As Tom Holland has shown the actual shape of Islam is dependent on Byzantine Christianity. The notion of Christendom and Christian States is still held in the USA and Europe. Germany has state supported Churches. Can you blame Muslims for believing they have as much right to change countries into Islamic States? First of all there are no Christian states or nations. There are only Christians within each State. We must get rid of mind set of Christian Europe and see our states as secular as soon as possible. George Igler calls for assimilation for Muslims living in Germany. This is an unacceptable demand and must be resisted by all who believe in human rights. Assimilation leads to the loss of one’s own culture and identity. Anyone coming to any European country must integrate and respect the constitution of that state. Anyone attempting to set up an Islamic enclave using the device of Sharia law as a minority and seeking to undermine the constitution of that state must be expelled. We can’t have Apartheid Islamistans in our midst. However, religious freedom must be protected. This documentary gives a good insight into this issue. Continue reading

Holy Wars a documentary contrasting the Islamist world of Khalid Kelly and the Evangelical Pentecostal Missionary Aaron Taylor

Khalid Kelly argues there is no such things as moderate or extreme Islam there is only Islam.

Prime Time – 13/12/2016. Richard Downes examination of Khalid Kelly, the Dubliner who became Ireland’s first suicide bomber. A very Irish story from Terry to Khalid Kelly.

Prime Time - 13/12/2016

Khalid Kelly, born Terence Edward Kelly  (1967 – 4 November 2016), also known as Abu Osama Al-Irlandi and Taliban Terry was born in the Liberties and was an Irish Muslim convert and at one time the leader of Al-Muhajiroun in Ireland.

Kelly was once a nurse. He was jailed in Saudi Arabia for making alcohol and transporting a large quantity of Johnnie Walker. Like Yvonne Ridley, he converted to Islam after being imprisoned in Saudi Arabia in 2000. He has a daughter who lives with her non-Muslim mother as well as two sons, Osama and Muhammed.

In November 2016 he was reported to have blown himself up on the orders of the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS) during the Battle of Mosul (2016)

This RTE documentary is an appropriate documentary to end the 100th Anniversary of 1916. Khalid Kelly‘s radical transformation from bootlegger to Islamist mirrors our own history of Proclaimist violence. When the Republic was proclaimed by the 7 signatories it was assumed that this entitled them to breach the laws of democracy and to open fire on anyone they wished. The evil Empire of Britain was fair game. You will note how Khalid took the same view when gave support to the Islamist project. We have grown weary of analysing our own violent origins but Khalid in a gentle way mouthed this same ideological perspective.

His final photograph as the programme shows is on the one hand an expression of despair and commitment but there is an air of uncertainty as if as the programme concludes he had boxed himself into death. Not as the valiant defender of Mosul but rather his world ended as T.S. Elliott puts it not with a ‘bang but a whimper.’ He goes not to a triumphant meeting with the virgins in paradise, but rather to the hell of his Christian origins. Continue reading

Gulen organisation is keeping a low profile

IMAG0059The Gulen organisation has gone underground in Dublin. Turkish Irish Education Society. They are now on Marlborough Street, south and to left of North Earl Street.

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Fethullah Gulen’s Race to the Top Is Over

The Turkish cleric’s decades-long plan to use schools to acquire political power and cultural influence has ended in shambles.       

  Foreign Policy Magazine

 BY SELIM KORU, HUSEYIN RASIT YILMAZ   

AUGUST 5, 2016

“Like a cancer, this virus has metastasized,” President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a speech days after Turkey’s attempted coup. The virus to which he referred was the followers of the Pennsylvania-based cleric Fethullah Gulen, whom he blames for orchestrating the attempt to topple him from power. Continue reading

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