Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from a sensitive holy site in the city.
This is a call to jihad by Erdogan, who further states: “From here I make a call to all Muslims. Anyone who has the opportunity should visit Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa mosque…Come, let’s all protect Jerusalem.” He also threatened that “Israel will suffer most” from the Al-Aqsa dispute.
While spewing hatred and calling for violence against Israel, Erdogan repeats the usual propaganda about Israel oppressing Palestinians, and makes no mention of why the metal detectors were installed in the first place. Israel installed them after three Arab-Israeli jihad gunmen shot and killed two Israeli policemen outside the Temple Mount-Noble Sanctuary complex on July 14th. It was deemed “one of the most serious attacks in the area for years.”
Erdogan has been increasingly showing signs of Islamic supremacist aggression. In April, he declared a clash between “the cross and the crescent” over an EU headscarf ban in the workplace. He has been seizing churches in Turkey and declaring them state property; he declared that “sick Europe” will “pay for humiliating and oppressing” Turks; and despite the chaos as a result of Muslim immigration into Germany, Erdogan openly rebuked Angela Merkel for using the expression “Islamist terrorism” because it “saddened Muslims.”
“Erdogan Urges all Muslims to ‘Visit’ and ‘Protect’ Jerusalem”, Breitbart News, July 24, 2017:
ANKARA (AFP) – Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday urged all Muslims to visit and protect Jerusalem after violence broke out over metal detectors that Israel installed and later removed from a sensitive holy site in the city.
“From here I make a call to all Muslims. Anyone who has the opportunity should visit Jerusalem, Al-Aqsa mosque,” Erdogan said in Ankara. “Come, let’s all protect Jerusalem.”
He was referring to the site, known to Jews as the Temple Mount, which is central to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Israel installed metal detectors at entrances to the site, which also includes the Dome of the Rock, following an attack on July 14 that killed two Israeli police officers.
Palestinians viewed the security measures as Israel asserting further control over the site and deadly clashes erupted during protests.
“They are attempting to take the mosque from Muslim hands on the pretext of fighting terrorism. There is no other explanation,” Erdogan said in a speech to ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) lawmakers in parliament.
He said Israel’s legitimacy rested on the extent of the respect it showed to Palestinians and their rights….