Erdogan has never called upon Muslim countries to crack down on jihad terror. Nor does he distinguish “Islamophobia” as attacks on innocent Muslims, which are never justified, from “Islamophobia” as honest examination of how jihadists use the texts and teachings of Islam to justify violence and supremacism. The conflation of those two distinct things by “Islamophobia”-mongers has been deliberate: by exploiting concern for the former, they hope to stigmatize the latter, so that the jihad advances unimpeded.
“Time to crack down on ‘Islamophobia’, Turkey’s Erdogan tells EU,” by Fulya Ozerkan, AFP, January 6, 2015:
ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday warned the European Union it should crack down on “Islamophobia” amid rising anti-Muslim protests instead of trying to teach Turkey lessons about democracy.
Erdogan told Turkey’s ambassadors posted abroad in a speech in Ankara that they should pursue an assertive foreign policy to represent strong and self-confident “new Turkey” under his rule.
In a new attack on the EU, Erdogan called on the 28-member bloc to “revisit its Turkey policy”, accusing Europe of dragging its feet on Ankara’s decade-old membership bid.
“Believe me it is regrettable that the EU is trying teach a lesson to Turkey instead of trying to tackle very serious threats it is facing,” he said.
Erdogan said racist, discriminatory activities and Islamophobia were on the rise in Europe, complaining that racist organisations won sympathy in some Western societies with “each passing day”.
“The Islamophobia — which we constantly draw attention to and warn of — represents a serious threat in Europe.”
“If the issue is not dealt with seriously today, and if populism takes European politicians captive, the EU and European values will come into question,” he said.
His comments came a day after controversial German group PEGIDA rallied thousands of people in Dresden for a demonstration against what it calls the “Islamisation of the Occident”….