Because it’s always about Islam, how better to promote it’s supposed “minority victimhood” though it has over a billion followers…
Turkey Mourns Christchurch Massacre, Ignores Attacks on Non-Muslims
by Uzay Bulut • April 1, 2019 at 4:00 am
- The more critical problem is the discrepancy between the way the government and the people of Turkey have been treating the Christchurch attacks, as opposed to the way they have been responding to the murder of non-Muslims in their own country.
- While Muslim worshippers were being murdered in New Zealand — and Turkey was among the nations condemning the anti-Muslim slaughter and voicing outrage over “Islamophobia” — they were paying little or no attention to the Christians in Nigeria, Congo, Ethiopia, Uganda, Pakistan and elsewhere who were being violated, abducted or massacred by extremist Muslim perpetrators. Where is the reciprocity?
- Until Turks and others are as vocal in their condemnation of religious-based violence and hate crimes against non-Muslims as they are about those against Muslims, it is hard to take what Ataklı referred to as their “talk of tolerance” seriously.
Since the March 15 massacre of dozens of Muslims at two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, Turkey has joined the rest of the world in condemning the murders, praying for the victims and commemorating the event by laying wreaths at the sites of the slaughter.
This is a fitting response to a mass shooting of innocent people, but there seem to be some problems with it where Turkey is concerned.
The first is the way in which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has been making cynical use of video footage from the deadly attacks to bolster his candidates’ standing ahead of the March 31 municipal elections — by blaming “global Islamophobia” for the carnage.
The second, and more critical problem, is the discrepancy between the way the government and the people of Turkey have been treating the Christchurch attacks, as opposed to the way they have been responding to the murder of non-Muslims in their own country.