Erdogan threatening to appeal to the OIC (headed by fellow Turk, Ihsanoglu) is typical of the nerve of these supremacists. The OIC member states sponsor the worst of the worst in anti-Semitism and anti-Christian rhetoric, deny that even a Muslim could be anti-Semitic…then whine and cry on about ”Islamofauxbia” (while they encourage their fellow Turks not to assimilate) in Europe, that by the way, has bent over backwards trying to accommodate Muslims. Get bent.
Germany playing dangerous game with Muslims
[…] In the meantime, Turkey has also made it clear to the German government that it will not hesitate to use the 57-member Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC), the world’s largest intergovernmental body after the UN, to come down on Germany for its mistreatment of Muslims in the country. During a breakfast this week in Ankara with the leader of the OIC, Ekmeleddin İhsanoğlu, the Turkish diplomat shared with me the OIC’s deep concerns over the rise of Islamophobia in Europe in general and in Germany in particular. He said the hatred of Muslims in Europe has now entered a third and final stage, which he described as the most dangerous and difficult one to overcome. According to the OIC secretary-general, the first stage started with the cartoon crisis in Denmark, in which an assault on Islam was disguised as an issue of freedom of speech and was attributed to marginal groups.
It was unfortunately followed later with the institutionalization of Islamophobia on a constitutional basis, as seen with the minaret ban in Switzerland. “‘I will ask the public and ban the symbols of Islam if the majority wishes so,’ they said. European officials are advancing this hatred of Muslims using the democratic process and constitutional prerogatives,” İhsanoğlu said, adding that the OIC has campaigned against these types of restrictive moves across Europe.
İhsanoğlu said the third stage is now the politicization of Islamophobia that has been making inroads towards the mainstream political spectrum. Recalling that far-right National Front candidate Marine Le Pen obtained a surprising 18 percent of the vote in the first round of the French presidential elections, the OIC leader said one in five in France supported the Islamophobic party. “This is unbelievable,” he said, adding that parties pushing for anti-Muslim ideas are on the rise in many countries in Europe. The OIC secretary-general lambasted German Chancellor Angela Merkel, who declared at a 2010 meeting of young members of her party, the Christian Democratic Union (CDU), that multiculturalism, or Multikulti, “has utterly failed.” Statements like these made by European politicians are fueling the hatred of Muslims on the continent.