Muslim families shouldn’t use birth control, says Erdogan

In his latest bid to promote population growth, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan railed against contraception and family planning measures on Monday.

“I will say it clearly… We need to increase the number of our descendants,” he said during a nationally televised speech in Istanbul.

The president said that mothers are responsible for ensuring the continued growth of Turkey’s population, which has expanded at a rate of around 1.3 percent over the past few years.

“People talk about birth control, about family planning. No Muslim family can understand and accept that!,” he emphasized.

Conquest by cradle.

  • Martin B

    Don’t stop at birth control. All infidel medicine should be haram.

    From now on, devout Mohammedans should use camel piss and goat dung as their prophet instructed.

  • G

    Have these assholes ever used birth control? They breed like Catholic rabbit nymphos on speed

    • Alain

      Having multiple wives is a big help.

      • Exile1981

        and goats

      • dance…dancetotheradio

        The sex ratio at birth is consistent.
        107 boys to 100 girls.
        Having multiple wives is a help only because they disenfranchise so many men and incentivize them to seek their fortunes elsewhere.
        The Mormons developed polygamy I believe because the west was hard and many men died.
        The widows and orphans needed to be taken care of so polygamy had to be institutionalized.

        • Brenda

          Actually, the Mormons began practicing polygamy long before they moved west. Joseph Smith was a perv on a par with Mohammed, though without the taste for 9 year olds (progress!)
          The sex ratio in America always showed a definite male surplus due to immigration patterns, until the Second World War killed off all the excess men.
          My theory is that polygamy is actually a response to a shortage of females: if males have to compete for females anyway, they may as well compete for a harem as for a single female.
          A great book of the male surplus is David Courtwright’s ‘Violent Land’

        • Exile1981

          Actually there have been a few times in our history that ratio has been really skewed.

          muslim polygamy encourages the men unable to find wives to go out and conquor territory and take captive brides. mohammed was very clear about that goal.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            It’s a feature, not a bug.
            Whereas my religion, however faintly it echoes in me, because of shitty things that happened in my life, encourages me to have one wife and healthy kids.
            When I run away up north it is not because I want to build a new family, it will be to earn more money to help the one I already made.

          • Exile1981

            We constantly get asked which of the kids are mine and which are the wife’s. And we always have tell them all of the kids are both of our biological children… not a blended family.

            I’ve had it asked so many times i feel i should start carrying a form letter.

          • dance…dancetotheradio

            I want to carry a form letter whenever I go to Subway to order a BLT.

          • Alain

            While it is funny, it also reflects the sad state of our country, society and culture. I found a rather similar reaction when people learned we had our 40th anniversary a while back. That I was with the same person for 40 years was something they thought unusual. In my childhood that would have been the norm.

        • ismiselemeas

          Nothing to do with it being a makey uppy cult that institutionalized polygamy because the founder was a pervert and could get away with it? The geographic necessity argument has been well and truly debunked.

  • Exile1981

    I wish his parents had used birth control… of course his mom would have had to put the condom on the billy goat as it didn’t have hands.

  • Dana Garcia

    Demographic warfare, enhanced by polygamy, has long been part of the master plan of conquest.

  • Ontario John

    How do you get goats to take birth control?

    • WalterBannon

      Chemical warfare works well…

  • andycanuck

    And that’s how you win a cultural war. (That the West has forgotten.)

  • dance…dancetotheradio

    Malthus is somewhere smiling.

  • Rosenmops

    Eat sh*t and die, Erdopig.

  • Brenda

    The birthrate in Iran is collapsing, apparently, and Erdogan’s desperation makes it seem as if the same is happening in Turkey. Good news?

  • Waffle

    “La Revanche du berceau (“the revenge of the cradle”) is a term for demographic threat via high birth-rates among a minority, specifically associated with French Canadians.

    “The phrase originated in Quebec before the First World War, according John Robert Colombo’s “Colombo’s Canadian References.” It suggested that although Anglo-Canadians dominated Canada in the 19th century, the higher birth rate in Quebec promised that French-Canadians would in time become a majority and might establish political control. Translated as the phrase suggests French Quebecers might somehow avenge or reverse the Conquest of New France by Great Britain in 1759. Since the Quiet Revolution of the 1970s, however, Quebec has demonstrated an unusually low birth rate, causing anxiety about the future of the culture and people of Quebec. “

    • Alain

      Correct about the present low birth rate along with one of the highest abortion rates, but they have succeeded nevertheless in establishing political control of the country.

  • Hey! Remember when Catholics were told not to use birth control and then disregarded that (not that it ever stopped the ridicule)?

    I’m waiting for the irony to hit someone.