Nazi Germany 1930’s all over again.
In a piece by Lori Lowenthal Marcus, about Dutch Muslims praising Adolf Hitler and their Holocaust of the Jews, Turkish observer, Ege Berk Korkut, is quoted saying that the daily dialogue in Turkish society concerning Jews, takes on an antisemitic and genocidal form. Korkut notes that it’s common nowadays to talk of the killing of Jews as one would of rats or the eliminating of weeds.
This brings me back to, yes again, the highly outrageous claim by the Turkish leader of the world’s largest Muslim organization (the OIC) Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu, who recently doubled down in Stockholm on his previous statement spoken in 2008 in Helsinki, that a Muslim couldn’t be antisemitic.
Ladies and gentlemen, this is an outrageous statement that can’t be any longer allowed to go unchallenged.
Turkish Youth in Holland: Hitler Should Have Killed All the Jews (video)
Korkut says that discussions of killing Jews is practically as common in Turkey as are discussions of killing rodents or invasive plants in other parts of the world.
Ege Berk Korkut, a Turkish observer of the change in attitude by Turks towards Israel and the Jews, spoke with The Jewish Press about the escalating levels of anti-Semitism in Turkey today.
Korkut is from Izmir, the “most modern city in Turkey – extremely modern, women can walk on the streets safely at night, and very few of the people voted for Erdogan.” Korkut estimates that in Izmir, less than a majority of the people are anti-Semitic, but “in the rest of Turkey, the percentages are more like 80 percent.”
Korkut told The Jewish Press that he regularly hears people praise Hitler. “Do not worry, Israel will be destroyed one day, and the day is near that all Jews will pay,” is also something he hears often. He says that discussions of killing Jews is practically as common in Turkey as are discussions of killing rodents or invasive plants in other parts of the world.