Sunday, June 10, 2018

Robert Spencer, Jihad Watch: Erdogan says Austria’s crackdown on jihadi imams is “leading toward a war between the cross and the crescent”

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).
Spencer has led seminars on Islam and jihad for the FBI, the United States Central Command, United States Army Command and General Staff College, the U.S. Army’s Asymmetric Warfare Group, the Joint Terrorism Task Force (JTTF), the Justice Department’s Anti-Terrorism Advisory Council and the U.S. intelligence community. He has discussed jihad, Islam, and terrorism at a workshop sponsored by the U.S. State Department and the German Foreign Ministry. He is a consultant with the Center for Security Policy.

Erdogan says Austria’s crackdown on jihadi imams is “leading toward a war between the cross and the crescent”

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.
“Erdogan warns Austria imam crackdown will lead to holy war,” AFP, June 10, 2018 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):
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….