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Turkish PM Erdogan: Zionism A ‘Crime Against Humanity’; UN Watch: Erdogan’s Gov’t ‘Is Hewing To A Confrontational Stance’

The man who could trigger World War III isn’t mincing words when it comes to hating those Zionist Jews and the nation of Israel. But worry not. He places Zionism as a “crime against humanity” on par with anti-Semitism. So his hatred of Jews and Israel really isn’t, well, anti-Semitic, right? …

Isaiah 10:12, “Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, ‘I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.'”

By Raphael Ahren, The Times of Israel – “Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday described Zionism as a ‘crime against humanity’ on par with anti-Semitism and fascism.

Speaking in Vienna at a United Nations event devoted to dialogue between the West and Islam, Erdogan decried rising racism in Europe and the fact that many Muslims ‘who live in countries other than their own’ often face harsh discrimination.

‘We should be striving to better understand the culture and beliefs of others, but instead we see that people act based on prejudice and exclude others and despise them,’ Erdogan said, according to a simultaneous translation provided by the UN. ‘And that is why it is necessary that we must consider — just like Zionism or anti-Semitism or fascism — Islamophobia as a crime against humanity.’

The Turkish leader’s comments, made at the official opening of the fifth UN Alliance of Civilizations Global Forum, drew harsh criticism from UN Watch, a Geneva-based watchdog group monitoring anti-Israel bias and human rights abuses at the organization.

‘Erdogan’s misuse of this global podium to incite hatred, and his resort to Ahmadinejad-style pronouncements appealing to the lowest common denominator in the Muslim world, will only strengthen the belief that his government is hewing to a confrontational stance, and fundamentally unwilling to end its four-year-old feud with Israel,’ UN Watch said in a statement.

The group also criticized UN chief Ban Ki-moon — ‘who was present on the stage yet stayed silent’ — for not condemning Erdogan’s remarks.

‘We remind Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon that his predecessor Kofi Annan recognized that the UN’s 1975 Zionism-is-racism resolution was an expression of anti-Semitism, and he welcomed its repeal,’ the statement said.

UN General Assembly Resolution 3379, which was adopted by a vote of 72 to 35 (with 32 abstentions), stated that ‘Zionism is a form of racism and racial discrimination.’ Due to US pressure, it was revoked in 1991.” Read more.

PM Erdogan Attacks Assad … For Not Attacking Israel – “In his latest hateful remarks, Turkey’s Prime Minister on Sunday slammed Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad for slaughtering his own citizens, but also took advantage of the opportunity to once again verbally attack Israel… in a reference to Israel, Erdogan also said, according to the Jordan Times, ‘We will not remain silent in the face of the cruel dictator [Bashir Assad], the mute devil, who mercilessly carried out massacres against his own people, but who has remained silent and unresponsive toward those who have occupied his own territories for decades.’ The remarks are the latest in a verbal war that Erdogan has waged on Israel over the past several years.” Read more.

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