Eurabian Union Condemns Turkish Military
The European (soon to be renamed Eurabian?) Union is doing its level best to sabotage secular Turkey’s struggle against rising Islamism by pressuring the Turkish government to curb the influence of its military as part of its EU membership bid.
The Quislings and Chamberlains running the EU are calling the election of the country’s new president a “test case” for the Turkish military’s respect for democracy.
In reality, the election is a test of totalitarian Islam’s ability to hijack a parliamentary process for purposes of taking power–and ending democracy.
The president can veto legislation in Turkey; therefore, the prospect of installing a leading member of the Islamic-oriented government in the position is causing great concern among members of Turkey’s establishment, including the nation’s most powerful political faction–the men in uniform–who (thankfully) regard themselves as the guardians of the secular system.
The military said late on Friday that it was monitoring the elections with concern, and indicated it was willing to become more openly involved in the process.
In a statement posted on its website, the military said: “This is a test case if the Turkish armed forces respect democratic secularism and the democratic arrangement of civil-military relations.
“It should not be forgotten that the Turkish armed forces is one of the sides in this debate and the absolute defender of secularism.
“When necessary, they will display their attitudes and actions very clearly. No one should doubt that.”
Encouraged by the EU (and perhaps also by idiots in America’s appeasement-oriented State Department), the Turkish government responded defantly, declaring that the statement was not acceptable in a democracy. Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said the nation would oppose actions that would hurt political stability.
Speaking to the Turkish Red Crescent in Ankara on Saturday, he said: “This nation has paid a heavy, painful price when the base of stability and confidence has been lost. But it no longer allows, nor will it allow, opportunists who are waiting and paving the way for a disaster.”
Erdogan then convened a meeting with Abdullah Gul, the pro-Islamist foreign minister and the governing Justice and Development Party (AKP) presidential hopeful, and some cabinet ministers.
On Friday, Gul failed to win enough votes in a controversial first round of voting in parliament. He secured 357 votes–just 10 short of the 367, or two thirds of all deputies–needed to win.
An insufficient number of legislators were present for a quorum, prompting an appeal by opposition membersin the constitutional court. They have called for early elections as the only way out of the impasse.
If the constitutional court rules in favour of the ruling party, Gul is likely to win in the third round when only a simple majority is required.
Though he has promised to uphold Turkey’s secular traditions, Gul is an Islamist in secular garb. At best, his victory (God forbid) would strengthen the role of Islam in politics; at worst, he would pave the way for an Islamist takeover.
His party has supported pro-Islamist religious schools and tried to lift the ban on Muslim headscarves in public offices. A ban on the backward, ugly headscarf is a sacred symbol of Turkish secularism; and Gul’s wife, Hayrunisa, has made a point of wearing it to show her Islamist leanings.
Hundreds of thousands of people recently demonstrated for secular ideals in the capital, Ankara, and another large rally was planned in Istanbul on Sunday.
If push comes to shove, secularists will support a military coup. The army is arguably the country’s most trusted institution; it has staged several coups in past decades, and in 1997 led a campaign that pressured an Islamic party–to which of which Erdogan and Gul both belonged–out of government.
At the time, the military issued warnings to the government to curb religious initiatives, while secularists took to the streets in protest against the government’s policies.