By Walid Shoebat
A physics professor in Turkey wants to build death camps for Jews in his country. One month after making his wishes known, his research was awarded government funding. Ali Ihsan Goker is yet another symptom in a very real and growing problem in Turkey. That Goker is able to call for the extermination and genocide of Jews without consequence is trumped by his being rewarded for it.
Anti-semitism is reaching a fevered pitch in that country, especially when a professor is given government money to help rebuild concentration camps for Jews:
Ali İhsan Göker, the Chair of the Physics Department at Bilecik Şeyh Edibali University. In response to an article Fishman wrote for Haaretz, Göker tweeted the following: “Treblinka will be ready soon. Constructing the railway to transport jews (sic) at the moment”, in English, a blatant threat punishable by law. It needs to be added in passing that, instead of being punished, Göker has recently been awarded a research grant by the government-funded The Scientific and Technological Research Council of Turkey, TÜBİTAK).
An article by Burak Bekdil highlights the problem courtesy of a survey conducted by Turkish pollsters:
Metropoll found out that “only a mere five percent of Turks say they feel sympathetic to ISIL.” The Turks (and the world) should be happy that only a marginal fraction of their countrymen feel sympathetic to a group that kills in the name of a specific interpretation of Islam. What is five percent, after all? Sadly, that is not the case.
If a mere 5% of the Turks feel sympathetic to ISIL, it means there are nearly 400,000 souls residing in Turkey who feel sympathetic to jihadists. And that is too many. If 10% of ISIL sympathizers in Turkey decided to join the jihad, that would mean 40,000 new jihadists willing to fight across the border in Iraq and Syria, or inside Turkey if they think Ankara allied with the West against their Salafist comrades. Metropoll’s survey has revealed, once again, that Turkey is fertile ground for Islamic radicalism.
That is hardly any surprise. Earlier this year, a study by the Anti-Defamation League found 69% of the Turks to be anti-Semitic as opposed to 56% in Iran. More recently, Gonzo Insight, a Turkish research company, found that 27,309 Turks had tweeted 30,926 contents explicitly supporting “Hitler’s Holocaust of Jews.” Not just ordinary Turks, but apparently more important ones. Samil Tayyar, for instance, a member of parliament from the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) tweeted, addressing “Jews,” that “may you never be deprived of a Hitler!” Tayyar has never been taken to the disciplinary board of the AKP party, which has governed Turkey since 2002.
The problem is clearly cultural. A culture has been incubating in Turkey for well over a decade. It’s the same kind of culture that allows a shop owner in Istanbul to put a sign in his window that says “Jew dogs” are banned from entry, as Shoebat.com has reported.
It’s the kind of culture that would allow ISIS to recruit on public transportation buses in Turkey in broad daylight.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has made no bones about his anti-Semitism. Such bonafides are bolstered by an account from a former childhood classmate who claims Erdogan used to carry around a copy of Hitler’s Mein Kampf as early as first grade.
As Shoebat.com has reported, Jews in Turkey should leave now.