Islam a European reality, there to stay, Turkish PM says

An inspirational graphic someone thought to make, about the historic Battle of Khaibar against the Jews. You can read about it on this Islamic site.

Islam is a European reality and Muslims across the continent are there to stay, Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu told journalists while returning from Berlin late on Jan. 12.

“There is a settled persuasion that a solution can be found via accepting that Islam is a European reality,” Davutoğlu said, commenting on the hot debate over rising Islamophobia in Europe.

“This was very clear in Mrs. [Angela] Merkel’s speech today,” he said, in remarks that came hours after a meeting with the German chancellor. “However, I doubt how much of this persuasion has spread among some sections, especially among those with prejudices.”

“Islam is there to stay in Europe. Everyone sees this,” he said, adding that today it was impossible to send back Muslims in Europe as if they are just temporary migrants.

Turks have been living in Germany in large numbers for over 50 years, the prime minister said, noting that a rise in racism is linked to economic crises. He particularly highlighted the Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamization of the West (PEDIGA) in Germany as “sending very dangerous messages”…

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  • Ron MacDonald

    This asshole has to be overthrown.

    • Alain

      But Turkey is a respected NATO member and the EU really wants Turkey to join. I am still trying to find the logic in either one.

      • Frau Katze

        He’d be a total disaster for the EU.

      • The EU is insane. We should pull out of NATO, they would do SFA for Canada if ever we needed them.

        • dance…dancetotheradio

          All the European NATO countries have done since the start of the Cold War is sponge off the United States militarily in order to expand their welfare states.
          I can’t claim Canada has done much different.
          But, when your geography dictates that maybe you should put a little more effort into it then maybe you should.
          The Americans should let Europe fall and then make a fortune supplying their rebels with weapons.

          • Minicapt

            Canada provided defence resources directly and “in kind”. It’s just that few people are able to understand what happened. Plus blaming ‘others’ is always a comforting event.

            Cheers

  • Martin B

    Meanwhile, Christianity will soon no longer be a reality in the Middle East (except for whatever refugees make it into Israel or Kurdistan).

  • Norman_In_New_York

    One could argue that Turkey’s rulers are more bark than bite, but if they piss off enough people, the pan-Europeans might find themselves isolated back home.

  • Rosenmops

    … it was impossible to send back Muslims in Europe as if they are just temporary migrants.

    Nothing is impossible.

    • Frau Katze

      Turkey treats them as Turkish colonists in Germany: don’t assimilate, never forget you’re a Turk, vote in Turkish elections, have lots of kids (we’ll even pay you), etc, etc.

  • One day most Moslems may yet be deported from Europe to their Islamic countries of origin where they belong.

  • If Turkey joined the EU, the EU would instantly become Eurabia, or the West Islamic Caliphate, or the new Ottoman Empire.