Erdogan rejects ‘moderate Islam’ as a Western tool to weaken Muslims

The idea of ‘moderate Islam’ was invented by the West and is being used to weaken the ancient religion, Turkey’s President Recep Erdogan has said in reference to Saudi Arabia’s reforms, while also lashing out at the EU’s “discrimination” of Muslims.

Last month, the Crown Prince of Saudi Arabia, Mohammed bin Salman, vowed to restore “moderate” Islam to the kingdom considered to be “home” of the religion. The Gulf monarchy currently follows a Salafist or Wahhabi version of Islam that is often described as being “ultraconservative” and administered through Islamic Sharia law. In what appears to be a direct reference to Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince, Erdogan denounced a “moderate” interpretation of Islam in a speech delivered at the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) Women’s Advisory Council on Friday.

“The term ‘moderate Islam’ is being lathered up again. The patent of moderate Islam belongs to the West. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam; Islam is one. The aim of using such terms is to weaken Islam,” Erdogan said in Ankara.

  • Dave

    “EU’s “discrimination” of Muslims” Recep Erdogan is even more demented than originally thought. Europe is being served up to the muslim hordes by the EU and he has the gall to say this? As Bugs Bunny used to say: “what a maroon!”.
    The only “discrimination” of Muslims” I see is Myanmar, and i’m certain that the Bhuddists have good reasons.

  • Alain

    He cannot reject that which does NOT exist.

    • Editor

      Yep. Erdogan just confirmed what some of us have thought all along. There is no such thing as moderate islam. There is only islam.

      • Tooth&Claw

        Islam delenda est. It cannot be reformed or gentled. Wahhabism was their attempt at reformation.

  • Sid Falco

    There’s no moderate or immoderate bollocks, there’s just bollocks.

    • A Hamilton Guy

      Read ISLAM AT THE GATES, You can find it at Catholic bookstores or Catholic on Line. A documented history of Islam’s assault on Christianity and other faiths.