Turkey’s EU minister warns against identifying Islam with terror

Identifying Islam with terror is a mistake that should be avoided, Turkey’s EU minister told an anti-terrorism meeting in Brussels on Saturday.

The terms like Islamic terrorism and Islamic state are offending Muslims and should not be used, Volkan Bozkir said at the German Marshall Fund’s 2015 Brussels Forum session on “Countering the New Wave of Terrorism at Home and Abroad.”

“Using the terminology Islamic state or Islamic terrorism, I do not think is the correct thing to do, because then we are naming something in a wrong way and causing the rest of the Islamic world to feel bad,” said Bozkir…

  • Alain

    Right, and if you separate terror from Islam, what exactly is left? This is like demanding that one not identify rape with a rapist.

    • Surele Surele

      has nothing to do with rape.

      • Crom Bann

        But terrorism has everything to do with islam and muhammed the liar.

  • Tanya

    If it kills like a terrorist, rapes like a terrorist, blows people up like a terrorist, marry’s little girls like a terrorist, mutilates little girls like a terrorist, rants and raves about not being understood like terrorist, practices medieval warped out religion like a terrorist, puts camels and goats above women like a terrorist then 9 times out of 10 it is a muslim.

    • DVult

      10 times out of 10 in fact.

  • Minicapt

    Turkey wishes to be the premier ‘Islamic State’.


  • mobuyus

    The donkey has left the barn on this one already. Vulcan hoeskirt should understand, that a lot of us gave up caring how muslims feel about anything a long time ago. We know what they feel and know exactly what each and everyone of them thinks.

  • Just a thought

    Sorry, your turkishness, but…

    ” We are told that there is a difference between extremist Islam and
    peaceloving normal Islam.

    Judging by their behavior, Muslims are
    anti-West, anti-Democracy, anti-Christian, anti-Jewish, anti-Buddhist,
    and anti-Hindu. Muslims are involved in 25 of some 30 conflicts going
    on in the world: in Afghanistan, Algeria, Bangladesh, Bosnia, Congo,
    Cote d’Ivoire, Cyprus, East Timor, India, Indonesia (2 provinces),
    Kashmir, Kazakastan, Kosovo, Kurdistan, Macedonia, the Middle East,
    Nigeria, Pakistan, Philippines, Somalia, Sudan, Russia-Chechnya,
    Tajikistan, Thailand, Uganda and Uzbekistan.

    Doesn’t this mean that extremist Islam is the norm and
    normal Islam is extremely rare?”


  • dance…dancetotheradio

    ‘causing the rest of the muslim world to feel bad’

    Maybe they should clean up their shit.

    • Frau Katze

      Exactly. Why is it our problem?

    • Surele Surele

      feel bad? it that it?! just this little, tiny, sad feeling? WTF, first answer for all the terror and havoc you create and then we can talk ‘feelings’. maybe.

  • Surele Surele

    And how about identifying terror with Islam? Is that o.k.?

    • Crom Bann

      islam is terror, torture, rape, destruction and everything else shaitan loves and works to create.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    It’s only a matter of time until Turkey gets sucked into the regional conflicts.