A Let Them Into the EU update: “Antisemitism in the Turkish Media (Part III): Targeting Turkey’s Jewish Citizens,” from MEMRI, with thanks to a tea-loving snail:
Columnist Fahri Guven wrote in the Islamist daily Milli Gazete:(4) “[“¦] The Ottomans saved the Jews from the hands of Christians, who murdered them along with the Muslims in Endulus [Muslim Spain]. When Russia and Hungary persecuted the Jews, again the Ottomans saved them. The Muslim Turks rescued Jews yet again, from the hands of Hitler, who was himself a hidden Jew [“¦]. From the beginning, the Ottomans showed hospitality, seemingly even by allotting the best homes to the Jews — along the Bosphorus, in Istanbul’s most luxurious area.
“And, characteristic of their savage, treacherous [nature], in return they [the Jews] first overthrew Sultan Abdulhamid and destroyed the Ottomans;(5) [then], like insects, they ate away at the Ottoman [Empire]; and as if this were not enough, they stabbed the Muslim Turkish soldiers in Palestine in the back.
“‘Judaism’ is synonymous with ‘treason’ [“¦] They [the Jews] even betrayed God [“¦] When God told them to bow their heads while entering Al-Quds [Jerusalem], they entered with their heads up. The prophets sent to them, such as Zachariah and Isaiah, were murdered by the Jews [“¦] In fact, no amount of pages or lines would be sufficient to explain the Koranic chapters and our Lord Prophet’s [Muhammad’s] words that tell us of the betrayals of the Jews. [“¦]”
“Here is the Real Jew!”
Columnist for the ultra-nationalist daily Ortadogu Selcuk Duzgun, in an article titled “Here is the Real Jew,” wrote:(6) “Salamon [a Jewish name often used in a derogatory way] is on his deathbed. He asks his wife about each member of his family and wants to know if they are present. When the wife assures him that all his loved ones are beside him, he is angered and shouts at them for leaving the shop unattended.
“This is a clear example of what the real Jew is. While we read and laugh at our jokes about the Jews, they [the Jews] are enjoying themselves by fooling the entire world.
“[“¦] Oh my naive people — you have elevated so many of these [Jews], and you have given an identity to so many [who had none]. You have saved, protected, and fed so many of them!… [“¦] and they have created the [country’s] agenda and continued their march to [their] ‘Promised Land.’ While we were calling them Masons, Sabbateans, Rotarians, etc., they had the privilege of ruling our country. Whatever name we call them, we always are faced with the truth that they are the ‘JEWS.’
“[“¦] We are surrounded. Wherever we look we see traitors. Wherever we turn we see impure, false converts. Whichever stone you turn over, there is a ‘JEW’ under it. And we keep thinking to ourselves: ‘Hitler did not do enough to these Jews.'[“¦]”