Irish Foreign Minister Dermot Ahern wants to send a signal to “Islam and moderate countries” that the EU is not just a “Christian club.” Because, horror of horrors, the worst thing one could possibly do is form a Christian club, or even one dedicated in a broader sense to Western civilization and values. Islamic clubs — the Arab League, the OIC — those are OK. But a Christian club? What are you, some kind of Islamophobe?
“Ahern Welcomes Turkey,” from Irish Abroad, with thanks to Jihad Watch News Editor Eric Schwappach:
Foreign Minister, Dermot Ahern has welcomed the deal reached in Luxembourg this week which will see the start of negotiations with Turkey to allow the predominantly Muslim country to join the European Union.
The negotiations, which will take at least 10 years to conclude, could see Turkey with its population of 70 million people becoming the largest state in the EU.
But there has been widespread skepticism about the move, and it was only after 30 hours of intense negotiations that foreign ministers finally overcome objections to start the negotiation process.
Ahern said he welcomed the deal to start talks with Turkey.
“Turkey is a bridge between the Middle East and Europe,” he said.
“This will send a strong signal to Islam and moderate countries and people (that) the EU is not just a Christian club.”