And we can call a post-hijra muslim…..a mustard.
H/T: Robert Spencer: Kurtulmus’ declaration is an essentially direct repudiation of Kemalist secularism.
Turkish Deputy PM: Independence Means Being Allowed to Persecute Infidels
Numan Kurtulmus, the deputy prime minister of Turkey, recently announced the following at a public meeting:
Independence means being able to stand up to kafirs (infidels) by calling them kafirs.
Kurtulmus was clarifying the Turkish government’s understanding of “independence” at a local meeting of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). He discussed “the four fundamental elements on which the new Turkey has been established,” then explained the ideology behind the AKP’s stance:
In our dictionary, kafir is not the non-Muslim. In our dictionary, kafir is the despot, the oppressor, the one who persecutes people, and the imperialist. I am talking about our economic and political independence on these lands. We know Allah is one and we do not bow down or kneel down to anyone, other than before Allah. That is why as Turkey now advances in this path, some people are getting uptight.
However, according to Islamic scriptures, “kafir” is indeed the term used to define “non-Muslim,” and this term is used universally by Muslim societies to refer to non-Muslims, or “unbelievers.”
But there is even more to “kafir” than that. Dr. Bill Warner, the author of several books and articles on political Islam, explains just how dire the “kafir” label is within Islam:
The language of Islam is dualistic. As an example, there is never any reference to humanity as a unified whole. Instead there is a division into believer and kafir (unbeliever). Humanity is not seen as one body, but is divided into whether the person believes Mohammed is the prophet of Allah or not.
The Koran says that the “kafir” must be: hated (40:30); mocked (83:34); punished (25:77); beheaded (47:4); confused (6:25); plotted against (86:15); terrorized (8:12); annihilated (6:45); killed (4:91); crucified (5:33); and warred against (9:29).