On Wednesday between 10 pm and 11 pm, a 26-year-old man appeared at the Hard police station to report an unusual experience. “He had a visible injury to his ear,” police spokesman Rainer Fitz told the Vorarlberger Nachrichten newspaper.
Opening with the Mike Tyson Gambit is a risky but bold maneuver.
When Europe imported millions of Muslim migrants, it also imported their ancient hatreds and enmities. But if these Syrian Muslims had not been caught, this mosque firebombing would almost certainly have been blamed on “right-wing extremists,” and the establishment media would once again inundate us with lamentations about “Islamophobia.”
So, did they jail the pilot? They should have. Teach them who is in charge or they soon start to apply their own demands. Samim Bigzad fabricates a story that he will be “killed” by the Taliban if he returns to Afghanistan. It’s the most commonly fabricated stories Afghan migrants are tutored to tell. They even buy forged “Taliban threat letters” and bring these to their interviews with Immigration, as if the Taliban sends letter to notify people when they will execute someone.
This month, relations between Turkey and the two countries home to the bulk of Turkey’s European diaspora, Germany and the Netherlands, publicly exploded in a fit of acrimony and insults. But the dispute was playing out on two levels, only one of which was immediately apparent. As impossible as it was to ignore Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s repeated accusations of “Nazi practices” by Europe, it was easy to overlook the history of mutual tension leading up to that outburst – including Erdogan’s own long-running subversion of Islamic religious institutions catering to diaspora Turks in Europe.
Kurds and Turks went to war on the street of Europe once again today. A group of Kurdish independence supporters leaving a rally in the Swiss town of Bern were rammed by a car allegedly driven by a supporter of Turkish nationalism. Two are thought to have died, with twenty injured.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan waves as he addresses the audience during his visit in Karlsruhe, southwestern Germany, on May 10, 2015. Germany counts three million people of Turkish origin, the largest Turkish overseas expatriate community. AFP PHOTO / DANIEL ROLAND
The Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan believes German Turks play an important role in his country’s foreign policy.
He sees Turks living abroad as “our power outside the country.” Erdogan was speaking before thousands of supporters in Karlsruhe, Germany on Sunday.
The Turks in Germany are “the voice of the nation,” he said.
At his request, the crowd chanted the formula “one nation, one flag, one motherland, one state”.
The speech, transmitted live from Turkish television, appeared to be part of an election campaign for the parliamentary election on June 7.
Erdogan said the establishment of the “new Turkey” will start in Germany, as Turks living there can vote in the coming election.
Erdogan once again called on the Turks in Germany not to forget the Turkish language or their faith.
[Excerpt from an article in the Austrian “Die Presse“. The rest is by the writers at Politically Incorrect.]
Before the rally there were clashes between supporters and opponents of Erdogan, in which several people were injured, reported the FAZ [Frankfurt Allgemeine Zeitung].
Erdogan’s statement that in Germany living Turks (most with [only] German citizenship with some having dual citizenship) are a part of the power of Ankara, is particularly interesting if you remember his earlier statements.
Erdogan’s supporters in Germany must currently be satisfied with being active in all the main German parties, promoting Turkish nationalism, even if they have not “carried Islam victorious to Europe.” Yet.
[This a short video: in the second half you can see the crowds cheering and waving Turkish flags]
Seleuk Ozturk (left) and Tunahan Kuzu (right) speak to the media, November 2014. (Image source: NPO video screenshot)
The Netherlands, that country that so bravely pioneered movements such as gay marriage and the legalization of marijuana, seems on the brink of pioneering yet another: the official Islamization of Europe’s parliaments.
That, anyway, would seem to be the wish of Tunahan Kuzu and Seleuk Ozturk, the founders of the country’s newest political party, which they established only a few days ago after splitting from the Partij van de Arbeid (PvdA), or Labor Party, in a dispute over Dutch Turkish organizations and the Dutch Turkish community at large. Although their party, Group Kuzu/Ozturk, has not yet been entirely defined, its creators describe it in sweeping terms as “the party the Netherlands longs for,” aimed at promoting “a society in which everyone is treated equally.”
Except that does not seem to be what they actually have in mind.
According to observations of former PvdA colleagues in local media reports, both Ozturk and Kuzu have shown clear antagonism towards women — even intimidating their female colleagues. More significantly, the two have also held tightly to their Turkish roots and Islamic faith, demanding, among other things, Islamic prayer spaces in the Parliament building — a clear violation of separation between church and state. (Those demands, it should be noted, were refused.)