Al-Qaeda magazine published openly in Turkey — idolizes bin Laden

Tiny minority of extremists and Let-Them-Into-the-EU updates. –[El] Kaide”(1) Magazine Published Openly in Turkey!,” from MEMRI, with thanks to all who sent this in:

The weekly political magazine Tempo and some major Turkish daily newspapers such as Milliyet, Aksam and Cumhuriyet have reported that the Islamist Turkish terrorist organization “Great East Islamic Raiders Front” ( IBDA-C)(2) began publishing a new weekly magazine named ‘Kaide,’ which openly praises Al-Qaida and idolizes Osama bin Laden. The Kaide magazine, which looks like an Al-Qaida bulletin and publishes all their announcements, is published legally in Istanbul and is sold in all the newsstands in Turkey.

“May Allah Protect Bin Laden from the Evil of His Enemies”

The weekly Turkish magazine Tempo conducted an interview with [Ali Osman Zor], an executive of the new IBDA-C magazine Kaide, in their offices in Kasimpasa, Istanbul. Following are excerpts:(3)

“[…] Even the plain fact that Al-Qaida has an office in Kasimpasa, in the middle of Istanbul, where they publish this [Kaide] magazine, is frightening. Despite the publishers’ claim that they only have ’emotional ties’ with Al Qaeda, the entire Kaide magazine is prepared like an Al-Qaida bulletin. On the London attacks their headline reads: ‘Al-Qaida is freeing the World’ and many pages are dedicated to the statements by Al-Qaida. The Kaide magazine boasts of the beheadings in Afghanistan and Iraq by saying ‘the jihad fighters continue to behead!’ and all its pages are filled with frightening statements and threats. Kaide also displays the ties between IBDA-C […] and Al Qaeda….

The weekly Turkish magazine Tempo conducted an interview with [Ali Osman Zor], an executive of the new IBDA-C magazine Kaide, in their offices in Kasimpasa, Istanbul. Following are excerpts:(3)…

Tempo: What are your thoughts about Osama bin Laden?

Kaide: We pray for all those who fight for Islam’s world domination. Bin Laden is a heroic fighter of Islam. Like many Muslims we are proud of him. Bin Laden expresses the accumulated anger felt by Muslims for centuries against the ‘infidel’. We believe that bin Laden, like our commander Mirzabeyoglu and our soul-mate Carlos the Jackal5, is one of the architects of the new world that will be built following Islam’s victory. May Allah protect bin Laden from the evil of his enemies.

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  1. says

    “We pray for all those who fight for Islam’s world domination. Bin Laden is a heroic fighter of Islam. Like many Muslims we are proud of him. Bin Laden expresses the accumulated anger felt by Muslims for centuries against the ‘infidel’. We believe that bin Laden, like our commander Mirzabeyoglu and our soul-mate Carlos the Jackal5, is one of the architects of the new world that will be built following Islam’s victory.”
    — from the article above

    This is what is written and published and available all over “secular” Turkey — the “modern” Turkey that so seduced Bernard Lewis and others, and that even its own secularists believed was permanent. No, it was not permanent. Islam is what is permanent in Turkey, and which, when it ceased to be vigilantly contained by the army and the class of secular Turks, reappeared, grew stronger, and now affects, and infects, the world-view of many Turks. Along with Pakistan, Turkey was for decades the spoiled child of American foreign policy, and its military received everything it needed, and the behavior of Turks (the Sept. 1955 attacks on Greeks all over Istanbul; the invasion of Cyprus and destruction of churches, looting and rape of Greek villagers) never received any attention from official Washington (just as the persecution of Hindus and Christians within Pakistan never received any American attention, much less reproof or anger).

    The results are there — in the article above, and in the mentality which is displayed, and which is not limited to a handful, but to numbers that, if Islam is not contained or brought into disrepute (as in Iran today, through its own actions), will continue to grow.