Turks praise jihad to protest Cheney visit|
Jerusalem Post Staff , THE JERUSALEM POST
Mar. 25, 2008
Thousands of Turks chanted anti-American and anti-Israel slogans, sang
jihadist songs and pledged to follow the path of Hamas's Sheikh Ahmed Yassin at
a rally held on Saturday to coincide with US Vice President Dick Cheney's visit
to Turkey, according to the Washington-based Middle East Media Research
In a news release on Monday, MEMRI quoted the Turkish Islamist Web sites
Velfecr.com and Kudusyolu.com as reporting that demonstrators carried hundreds
of Hamas and Hizbullah flags and posters, as well as pictures of the movements'
Some of the banners read, "Israel Will Be Destroyed," "We Will Settle
Accounts with the Murderer Israel," "If Every Muslim Pours Out a Bucket of
Water, Israel Drowns," and "The Way of the Shahids is Our Way."
MEMRI said the demonstration, held in Sakarya, was organized by the Islamist
Anatolia Youth Organization (AGD), with the support of other Islamist
During the demonstration, an Israeli flag with "Death to Israel" on it was
burned and hateful speeches against Christian "Crusaders" and Jews, inciting the
crowds to jihad, were delivered by Islamist activist Nureddin Sirin and by two
MEMRI noted that Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan headed the AGD prior
to becoming Istanbul's mayor.
Sirin was quoted as telling the crowd: "The vice president of the White House
gang of terror, occupation, murders and massacres, whose hands are in blood, is
coming to Turkey to seek Turkey's cooperation and support against Palestine or
Lebanon, against Syria and Iran. He will ask Turkey to be an accomplice in their
satanic plans and assaults. So we say to this bloody terrorist, to this
murderer, before he sets foot on Turkey's Islamic land: 'Hey, murderer! Hey,
terrorist! Do not come to this country! Get out! Go away from here!'"
Sirin went on: "We say to the White House of America and to the Tel Aviv
gang: Islamic lands are not only Palestine, Iraq or only Afghanistan. All the
lands of Islam will become the grave of Crusaders and Zionists, and with the
will of Allah, in all Islamic lands, the faces of Crusaders, occupiers and
Zionists will taste the slaps and the fists of Muslims that will smash them.
Quds [Jerusalem] is the cause of everyone who says he is a Muslim. When the
political, cultural, economic and military unity of Islam is realized, none of
them [the infidels] will dare raise a hand to the Muslims. The day is nearing,
when the Zionist cancer virus, this tumor, will be eliminated."
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