Make no mistake: Erdogan is itching for such a war. He is the only one talking about it. Certainly the desiccated Leftist internationalists who lead Western Europe are horrified at such a prospect, and will find no measure of appeasement and accommodation too low to stoop in order to head it off. But Erdogan is unlikely to be satisfied with anything but full surrender. After all, in this case, Austria has shut down only seven mosques. There are many more in Austria. It has shut them down for preaching political Islam, i.e., the idea that Sharia is the only legitimate form of government for Austria and the world. And that is enough for Erdogan to threaten jihad. So he is essentially saying that Austria, and Europe in general, must accept slow Islamization or fast Islamization. Either Europe allows imams to preach Sharia and Islamic supremacism, leading to the slow Islamization of the continent, or it will face a jihad war aiming at conquering and Islamizing the continent. It’s surrender or be forcibly subjugated.
ISTANBUL, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday strongly criticized Austria’s move to close mosques and expel Turkish-funded imams, slamming the decision as anti-Islamic and promising a response.
“These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world toward a war between the cross and the crescent,” Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul.
The crescent is a symbol associated with Islam.
His comments came the day after the Austrian government announced it could expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and their families and would shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on “political Islam,” triggering fury in Ankara….