Hurriyet op-ed by Burak Bekdil: Sorry to remind you ‘once’ again (but Golda Meir was right) – Part II

Jihadists keep on saying that “they love death more than we love life.” Good for them.

Then there is the proxy jihadists. In 2012, Iran’s Revolutionary Guard Corps commander, Mohammad Ali Jafari, said that “Iran provided the Palestinian organizations the technology to produce Fajr-5 and other missiles, and they can now produce these missiles themselves in large quantities.”

Apparently, Iran will fight Israel down to the last Palestinian. And so will Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdoğan the Sunni mullah. It’s one of the rare qualities Sunni and Shiite Islamists feature: They have an obsession about fighting Israel at times when their Sunni and Shiite militants are not busy killing each other.

A recent front-page headline in our flagship newspaper, Hürriyet, was particularly revealing: They (Israel) bombed a mosque in Gaza! Including the exclamation mark!

Yes, the exclamation mark, at times when sectarian mosque bombing is so routine that it cannot find even a few column inches of space in Muslim newspapers. A quick search, if you typed the words “mosque bombing Shiite-Sunni,” would give you 782,000 results on July 16…

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Hürriyet is a Turkish liberal news site with an English version. There are no reader restrictions.

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