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Turkish PM Erdoğan: ‘Islamophobia’ Should Be Recognized As Crime Against Humanity

Daniel 7:25a, “And he shall speak [great] words against the most High, and shall wear out the saints of the most High, and think to change times and laws …”

Today’s Zaman – “Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has stated that Turkey recognizes anti-semitism as a crime, while not a single Western country recognizes Islamophobia as such.

Speaking to journalists in Sarajevo after a series of visits to Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Bosnia and Herzegovina, Erdoğan commented on the 14-minute trailer for ‘Innocence of Muslims,’ an obscure film that mocks the Prophet Muhammad, which sparked violent riots across various Muslim nations.

Erdoğan said he will talk about the movie that has angered Muslims on Sept. 25 at the UN General Assembly. He noted that the reaction against the movie in Turkey has been restrained. ‘In the last past 10 years, extremes [in Turkey] have been curbed. In a way, we acted like a lightning rod.’

He said the Turkish government has made its statement on the movie, giving messages in Yalta, and later during his visit. He said reactions against the movie continued and increased, noting statements from Egypt’s President Mohammed Morsi, who defined the movie as an ‘aggression on Islam,’ has played a role in this.

Erdoğan said he will continue to give messages at the next UN General Assembly meeting about adopting international legislation against insulting religion. ‘I am the prime minister of a nation, of which most are Muslims and that has declared anti-semitism a crime against humanity. But the West hasn’t recognized Islamophobia as a crime against humanity — it has encouraged it. [The film director] is saying he did this to provoke the fundamentalists among Muslims. When it is in the form of a provocation, there should be international legal regulations against attacks on what people deem sacred, on religion. As much as it is possible to adopt international regulations, it should be possible to do something in terms of domestic law.'” Read more.

Egypt PM to America: Change Your Laws So That Those Who Insult Islam ‘Pay For What They Do’, Sanitize Your Western Media – “When the prime minister was asked whether the US should make amendments to its laws governing freedom of speech and expression, he replied,’I think we need to work out something around this because we cannot wait and see this happen again.’ Qandil also called on the US ‘to take the necessary measures to ensure insulting billions of people – one and a half billion people – and their beliefs does not happen and people pay for what they do and at the same time make sure that the reflections of the true Egyptian and Muslims is well [represented] in Western media.'” Read more.

  1. AtHisFeet
    09/17/2012 at 1:37 PM

    Hey ICA and all – don’t know if you saw this, but this book is FREE on Kindle until the end of the day today – for those who haven’t had a chance to read it.



    • iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
      09/17/2012 at 6:54 PM

      Thanks athisfeet, I don’t have kindle but went to the link, sounds like a good read, I’ll order it.


  2. 09/17/2012 at 2:45 PM

    Anti-Semitism and “Islamophobia” cannot be compared. Nobody accuses Jews of female genital mutilation or honor killing. National-Socialists never tried Jewish women to renounce their religion, and try to breed with them.


  3. iamnotashamedofthegospelofchrist
    09/17/2012 at 4:38 PM

    I am growing very weary of hearing this tired old argument. I’m tired of all the whining, and temper tantrums from muslim, islamists whatever it is they are calling themselves. This is ourtrageous! Why should we give up our rights and freedoms so they don’t get their feelings hurt. If they were as strong in their faiths as Christians, Budists, and the other religions they wouldn’t have to whine and cry that their feelings are hurt. This is a crime in itself trying to force their garbage down the throats of the rest of the world! If they want to live in lies and filth more power to them, but leave the rest of the world alone!!!!


  4. 09/17/2012 at 5:41 PM

    I read something interesting, but I don’t recall where. Changing “times” or epocs,meant changing history. At the time it didn’t make any sence to me, untill I heard Michelle Obama talking to some school kids, and this is an exact quote; “Barack knows that we have to change our history.” At that moment I understood what the scripture meant. America’s founding documents and America being ‘one nation under God” that would have to change as well. for America to come under the power of Satan, it would be necessary to change our history, or very few would go willingly.


    • ICA
      09/17/2012 at 5:59 PM

      Maybe it was this post.


      • 09/17/2012 at 6:02 PM

        That’s certainly possible. My mind isn’t as sharp as it once was.


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