Hamas and Hizbullah Recruiting in Increasingly Islamist Turkey

Turkey is experiencing an upsurge in Islamist programs targeting Israel for destruction.

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Ezra HaLevi,

Photos of Yassin and Nasrallah at the events
Photos of Yassin and Nasrallah at the events
Velfecr.com

Turkey, a vacation destination for many Israelis and the home of newly launched talks with Syria, is experiencing an upsurge in Islamist programs targeting Israel for destruction.

According to Turkish web site Velfecr.com, radical Turkish Islamists have been organizing nightly programs in cities across Turkey under the slogan, “A free Al-Quds [the Muslim term for Jerusalem], A world without Israel.” The halls are decked out with photos of Hizbullah Chief Hassan Nasrallah and former Hamas Chief Ahmed Yassin. PLO flags are draped over the speaker's podium.

At the events, Hamas and Hizbullah are glorified as Israel and Western countries demonized, and jihadist speeches are delivered. Participants are offered the chance to donate to the groups or even to enroll in training to join them in their terrorist operations.

Similar events are frequently held in the mainly Kurdish southeast and east of the country, with huge audiences turning out as efforts are increased to indoctrinate those populations.

The following are excerpts from the speech that radical Islamist activist Nureddin Sirin delivered in the city of Van,during which he targeted Saudi Arabia, Egypt and Jordan along with the U.S. and Israel [courtesy of MEMRI]:

“[...] Bush went to Saudi Arabia after Israel and he is going to Egypt. The betrayal of the Islamic umma [nation] by American lackeys Egypt, Jordan and Saudi is just as grave as the Zionists’ cruelty, massacres, tortures, murders. The responsibility for the embargo that Gaza faces today, lies primarily with Egypt that keeps the gates closed - not America or Israel.

"Yes we say that Israel will not be standing for another six years. That Saudi regime, the occupier of holy Mecca and Medinah that calls itself the servant of holy places! No, you are the servants of America and of Israel! You are their accomplices! If it wasn’t for your treachery, if Mecca wasn’t under your occupation, if Kabe wasn’t occupied, Al Quds wouldn’t be occupied either. […] When Hizbullah fighters for 33 days striked Zionist Israel the heaviest blow in their history, Saudis, Egypt and Jordan conspired with the conspirator Fuad Siniora of Lebanon. They and Siniora told Israel, 'Finish this Hizbullah!' [crowd repeatedly chants Allahu Akbar - G-d is great…]

"Hey America! Hey its traitor, traitor, conspirator in the Middle East, the Saudis! Hey Egypt! Hey Jordan! Hey [America’s] lowlife representative in Lebanon, Siniora! If all of you join together you can still not eliminate Hizbullah! You can’t even move Hizbullah one bit! We are saying the same thing to Zionists’ friends and conspirators in the region: You, the Saudi regime, the Egyptian regime! Hey servants of America and of Israel, your end is nearing too! [Crowd chants, Allahu Akbar]

"Let the great Allah bring us together in free Quds. Let us meet in a world without Israel! Let Allah help us reach the beautiful days when sounds of Allahu Akbar will echo from everywhere. Let great Allah help us arrive at the days when sounds of Allahu Akbar will echo loudly from everywhere - from the White House, the black house, in Paris, Rome and Madrid. […]"






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