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Published On: Thu, Mar 16th, 2017

Turkish FM Warns “Religious Wars” Will Soon Start in Europe

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nsnbc : Foreign Minister Mevlüt Cavusoglu, on March 16, commented on the general elections in the Netherlands and the election victory of Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s liberal VVD party, warning that Europe will soon be the site of religious wars.

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. (archives)

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu. (archives)

The statement was Ankara’s first public response to the elections in the Netherlands, and fell within the context of the current diplomatic row between the two countries and a ruling by the European Court of Justice that allows companies to prohibit that employees wear political, philosophical or religious symbols during working hours. Ominously, Cavusoglu said:

“Now the election is over in the Netherlands … “When you look at the many parties you see there is no difference between the social democrats and fascist Wilders. All have the same mentality. Where will you go? Where are you taking Europe? You have begun to collapse Europe. You are dragging Europe into the abyss. Holy wars will soon begin in Europe. … They killed each other 100 years ago because they were of different faiths. … But they learned a lesson from this and then set up the European Union and the Council of Europe”.

What Cavusogly didn’t mention was that Europe has long been a holy war theater, and that Turkey hasn’t been, and isn’t continuing to play a significant role in this “holy war”, or jihad”.

For one, Turkey played a significant role in supporting Islamist terrorists in Syria and functioned as a main transit country for “jihadis” from European countries since the onset of the war there in 2011. But Turkey also played a significant role in supporting Islamist fighters in Bosnia during the “Balkanization” of Yugoslavia.

Most noteworthy, however, may be the fact that the Quran does not dictate that women should wear head dresses. In fact, founding members of the Muslim Brotherhood admitted that they promoted the use of the hijab as part of the “Cultural Jihad” that is aimed at “using the democracy that the devil has given to the Europeans to subvert democracy and to establish an Islamic State”.

CH/L – nsnbc 16.03.2017

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