Monday, May 21, 2018

Erdogan in Bosnia: “Are you ready to demonstrate strength of European Turks? Are you ready to give an Ottoman slap?” - Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch

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About Robert Spencer


ROBERT SPENCER is the director of Jihad Watch and a Shillman Fellow at the David Horowitz Freedom Center. He is the author of eighteen books, including the New York Times bestsellers The Politically Incorrect Guide to Islam (and the Crusades) (Regnery Publishing) and The Truth About Muhammad (Regnery Publishing). Coming in summer 2018 is The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS (Bombardier Books).
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Erdogan in Bosnia: “Are you ready to demonstrate strength of European Turks? Are you ready to give an Ottoman slap?”


“Are you ready to demonstrate to the whole world the strength of European Turks? Are you ready to give the terrorist organisations and their local and foreign henchmen an Ottoman slap?”
Of course, by “terrorist organizations” Erdogan means the Kurds and others whom the Turks are targeting. But what does he mean by “an Ottoman slap”? In my new book The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS, you can find out in detail. Get the full and appalling story of how the Ottoman Empire, the last caliphate (unless you count ISIS), menaced Europe for centuries, trying repeatedly to subdue it utterly, and holding much of Eastern Europe under harsh oppression for most of its lifetime. When Erdogan uses this term, he is calling for savagery and bloodshed, the likes of which have not been seen in Europe since the Ottomans went into decline after their defeat at the gates of Vienna on September 12, 1683. Click here to preorder The History of Jihad From Muhammad to ISIS.
“‘Are you ready to give them an Ottoman slap?’ Turkey’s Erdogan calls on Europe’s Muslims to support him as he declares he will protect them in their fight against discrimination,” MailOnline, May 21, 2018 (thanks to Inexion):
Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan has called on Muslims across Europe to support him as he delivered a fiery address to around 15,000 people in Bosnia on Sunday.
He announced he will expand Turkey’s state news agency’s coverage in Europe to hit back at ‘propaganda’ published about Muslims, and urged European Turks to improve their power by gaining places in parliaments across the Bloc.
‘Are you ready to demonstrate to the whole world the strength of European Turks? Are you ready to give the terrorist organisations and their local and foreign henchmen an Ottoman slap?’, he said, while rallying against his critics, including the PKK Kurdish guerrillas.
Erdogan also took a swipe at European countries that refused to let him campaign on their territory, as he urged expatriate Turks to vote for him and his ruling AK Party in elections next month.
The presidential and parliamentary polls on June 24 will see Turkey switch to a powerful, executive presidential system that was narrowly approved in a referendum last year.
Erdogan sees himself as a ‘protector of Muslims in former Ottoman dominions,’ Janusz Bugajski, a senior fellow at the Center for European Policy Analysis (CEPA) told the Stockholm Center for Freedom.
‘As European Turks you have always supported us by a wide margin. Now we need your support again in the elections on June 24,’ Erdogan told a rally in a Sarejevo sports hall, where supporters waved Turkish and Bosnian flags….