Instead of banning Marine le Pen from the Paris rally, individuals who were allowed to attend – like Palestinian Authority president Mahmoud Abbas and Ahmed Davutoglu – should have been banned. You can be certain that the reason why Davutoglu attended the rally had NOTHING to do with standing against Islamic extremism and everything to do with corrupting the event and pushing his own agenda.
Davutoglu wants an anti-Islamophobia rally:
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday hailed the unprecedented rally against terror in Paris as a strong message to the world, but added he would expect a similar reaction to attacks on Muslims and “Islamophobia”, according to AFP.
Davutoglu joined dozens of other world leaders at the march in Paris to mourn the victims of the three days of terror by Islamists that began with the slaughter of 12 people at the offices of satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
“It is a message to the whole world that everyone must confront the threat of terror,” Davutoglu was quoted as having told reporters at the Turkish embassy in Paris in televised comments.
“We would expect the same sensitivities to be shown to attacks on mosque or Islamophobia,” he added after attending the rally which mobilized over a million people in Paris alone.
He praised a comment by French President Francois Hollande that “these fanatics (who carried out the attacks) have nothing to do with Muslim religion” as being of the “utmost importance”.
He said that the attackers had not grown up in Muslim countries but “in Paris” and it was this environment that should be examined, according to AFP.
“Turkey’s stance is principled and we will keep up this attitude,” he said. “Turkey has the same values around the world as far as terror is concerned. There can be no double standards.”
If French President Francois Hollande truly wanted to send a message, he would have invited le Pen and Dutch Parliamentarian Geert Wilders and banned Davutoglu and Abbas. Instead, Davutoglu is able to use the rally in Paris as a platform to push the “Istanbul Process” which seeks to criminalize any criticism of Islam in non-Muslim countries.
As Shoebat.com reported, Davutoglu was in Istanbul rubbing elbows with Bassam Estwani, former Chairman of Dar al-Hijrah mosque in Falls Church, VA. Estwani was the chairman of that mosque during the 9/11 attacks and Anwar al-Awlaki was the Imam there at the time.