As I said here, “Rick Perry is woefully unfit to be president of the United States.” It is satisfying to see him bringing up the rear in the polls, especially once the Perrybots, including some former friends and allies, made it personal with their false claims and smears after Pamela Geller and I exposed Perry’s close ties to Islamic supremacist enabler Grover Norquist and his foolish sponsorship of a whitewashed curriculum on Islam for Texas public schools. How’s your boy doing now, fellows?
Anyway, Turkey is not ruled by Islamic terrorists. Turkey is ruled by Islamic supremacists who are working to dismantle Kemalist secularism and transform Turkey into a Sharia state. That is not at all the same thing, although Erdogan certainly shares the goal of jihad terrorists worldwide, which is to impose Sharia.
“Perry: Turkey ruled by ‘Islamic terrorists’?,” by David Jackson for USA TODAY, January 17:
We wonder if Turkey will be filing any protests with the State Department after presidential candidate Rick Perry labeled it a virtual terrorist state during last night’s Republican debate.
Asked if Turkey belongs in NATO, Perry said: “Well, obviously when you have a country that is being ruled by, what many would perceive to be Islamic terrorists, when you start seeing that type of activity against their own citizens, then yes.”
The Turkish government is run by an Islamic party, but it remains a U.S. ally.
Turkey’s press has already responded to Perry — angrily.
“The debate that the Republican candidate Rick Perry attended on American Fox TV turned into a scandal that contained very ugly statements about Turkey,” reported TRT state television.
Mustafa Akyol, a columnist with the English-language Hurriyet Daily news, tweeted: “Rick Perry: what an idiot.”…
Indeed so. It is also interesting to note, however, that some time ago I had an interesting exchange with the self-described “liberal Muslim” Mustafa Akyol, after he declared his support for the jihad flotilla that Turkey sent against Israel. The Turkish columnist Burak Bekdil has characterized the “liberal” Akyol as a pro-Sharia, pro-Erdogan Islamic supremacist. But undoubtedly a sly one. Bekdil says that Akyol is working to further “Islamists’ global ambition to play the modern day, Muslim Trojan Horse at the gates of western civilization.”
Consistent with that, Akyol also says that an Islamic Turkey is coming and that Turkish secularism cannot be salvaged, but that Israelis shouldn’t be concerned: as long as they stop defending themselves against the Gaza jihadists and jihad flotillas, all will be well.