Erdogan has said this before, as he works systematically to dismantle Turkish secularism and turn Turkey into a sharia state. Long held up as shining examples of modernity and the “look-what’s-possible-in-the-Muslim-world,” Turkey was supposed to be proof in itself of the existence of “moderate Islam,” and its ability to succeed and thrive. But that was before the ascent of the caliph Erdogan. What he has done to “secular Turkey” is further proof, as if any were needed for those who aren’t terminally self-deceived, that Islamic “reform” and “moderate Islam” are blips in Islamic history, not trends, or any indication of what Islam will be like in the future. Erdogan is indeed not a “moderate.” He is a proponent of jihad and sharia, monstrous, brutal and extreme.
“The term ‘moderate Islam’ aims to weaken the religion, Erdoğan says,” Daily Sabah, November 10, 2017:
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan lashed out at the term “moderate Islam” on Friday, saying the term’s only aim is to weaken the religion itself rather than distance it from extremists.
In a clear reference to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman’s remarks, Erdoğan said that the origin of the term lies in the Western world.
“The term ‘moderate Islam’ is being lathered up again. The patent of moderate Islam belongs to the West. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam; Islam is one. The aim of using such terms is to weaken Islam,” Erdoğan said.
“They say we will return to moderate Islam, but they still don’t give women the right to drive. Is there such a thing in Islam? I guess they will give this right when they turn to the moderate one,” he added.
Erdoğan’s words came at a women’s entrepreneurship event held for the Organization Islamic Cooperation’s (OIC) Women’s Advisory Council at the Presidential Palace complex in Ankara.
In his speech, Erdoğan also criticized discrimination against Muslim women. “Headscarves are gradually being banned in EU states with the public – personal space trick, attempting to bar Muslim women from entering social life. Attempts to incarcerate Muslim women in their homes is spreading like a virus,” Erdoğan said.
“Today, most EU countries actively restrict Muslim women from working and getting access to education. Those who are teaching us lessons on human rights are unfortunately applauding as the most basic human rights are being trampled in their countries.”…
The Truth Must be Told
Your contribution supports independent journalism
Please take a moment to consider this. Now, more than ever, people are reading Geller Report for news they won't get anywhere else. But advertising revenues have all but disappeared. Google Adsense is the online advertising monopoly and they have banned us. Social media giants like Facebook and Twitter have blocked and shadow-banned our accounts. But we won't put up a paywall. Because never has the free world needed independent journalism more.
Everyone who reads our reporting knows the Geller Report covers the news the media won't. We cannot do our ground-breaking report without your support. We must continue to report on the global jihad and the left's war on freedom. Our readers’ contributions make that possible.
Geller Report's independent, investigative journalism takes a lot of time, money and hard work to produce. But we do it because we believe our work is critical in the fight for freedom and because it is your fight, too.
Please contribute to our ground-breaking work here.
Make a monthly commitment to support The Geller Report – choose the option that suits you best.