Where might he get that idea? Qur’an 5:41 calls them “listeners for the sake of falsehood,” or “men who will listen to any lie.” 5:64 says they are “accursed” for allegedly saying Allah’s hand is fettered. 5:82 says “Strongest among men in enmity to the believers wilt thou find the Jews and Pagans.” And of course, those are just a few examples of Islam’s pervasive antisemitism, all in just one chapter.
“Turkish man plotted to kill rabbis,” from the Jerusalem Post, June 25 (thanks to Larry):
The individual, Ismet Rencber, had been tracked after mailing a threatening anonymous letter to the main synagogue in Istanbul and was stopped by security forces upon his arrival at a relative’s home in the city’s suburbs.
Rencber, a mason from the city of Kars in eastern Turkey, denied that he intended to kill any Jews, but told investigators that he “hated Jews.”
In 2009, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to combat anti-Semitism in his country in the wake of IDF Operation Cast Lead. “There has been no anti-Semitism in the history of this country,” Erdogan told members of his party at the time. “As a minority, they’re our citizens. Both their security and the right to observe their faith are under our guarantee….
At what price?