“Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan questioned yesterday whether the massive Istanbul bombings were the work of the Al-Qaeda terror network, as the city’s British community joined in solemn prayers for the dead.”
He did acknowledge, however, that religion may have played a role in the motivations for the attacks. “‘We have some evidence of religious motives,’ Erdogan said in an interview with BBC television after the attacks on the British Consulate and the offices of the HSBC banking group in which 28 people were killed and hundreds injured.
Wait a minute. I thought the attacks had nothing to do with Islam.
Erdogan also said: “‘Is this an Al-Qaeda conglomerate…Or is it some other terrorist organization? We are not 100 percent sure at this point,’ said Erdogan, who has spoken of his country’s shame that the four suicide bombers have been identified as Turkish citizens.”
Maybe it was this group. Note that it is determined to establish an Islamic State, and that it recruits through books and other publications — which no doubt teach that to join the group is to join forces with authentic Muslims.