By Walid Shoebat
“Jerusalem is the direction of prayers to the Jews” says the Turksih Democratic Peoples Party Salahuddin Demirtaş who represents the Kurds in the elections. Demirtaş was responding to all the rhetoric coming out of the Islamist AKP Party with all their talk of invading Jerusalem. Erdogan countered saying that Jerusalem is for Muslims and accused Demirtaş of being an Israeli collaborator, the worst type of accusation one can give in the Muslim world which depending where you live could end one up hanged on the gallows or even beheaded.
But this is all a strategy for a grand dream. Turk Press and others reveal that the “Invade Jerusalem” strategy works well for the AKP Islamist party. Jerusalem has become the center focus of the coming elections in Turkey.It was the Prophet Muhammad, who was saddened that the first direction of prayer was Jerusalem which was also for the Jews and the Christians. Demirtaş’s statements about Jerusalem as being the direction for the Jews validates the Jewish and Christian faiths. This caused much alarm and anger, especially that Demirtaş is Kurdish and should have known better that Saladin, the conqueror of Jerusalem was also like him, a Kurd.
But when Muhammad looked to heaven wishing to change the direction to the Kaaba, this makes the issue a stickler for Erdogan, so thought Demirtaş in exposing Erdogan’s addiction for Jerusalem when Jerusalem was cancelled for Arabia.
To revert focus on Jerusalem Erdogan has to resort to even reviving the spirit of Saladin even using necromancy publicly speaking to the spirit of Saladin to thwart Demirtaş and gain the Kurdish support.
Demirtaş even feared some sort of ex-communication from being Muslim had to even publicly re-confirm his Muslim faith. But what is becoming more clear is that Jerusalem has become a central issue in the election debates which the voting begins on June 7.
Demirtaş then challenged Muhammad Gormez, Erdogan’s religious henchman, the head of Diyanet, Islamic ruling authority asking “can someone sin if they slandered another Muslim?” The question accuses Erdogan of anathamatizing another Muslim since Demirtaş simply referred to what is true, Jerusalem is the direction of prayer for Jews. He was questioning as to why Erdogan is mixing in religion with politics and is so focused on Jerusalem instead of only internal affairs?
Gormez never responded.
All this gets to show how the God of heaven did respond: “Behold, I will make Jerusalem a cup of trembling unto all the people round about, when they shall be in the siege both against Judah and against Jerusalem” (Zechariah 12:2).
To see Erdogan proving the Bible including his desire to become the Sultan, Saladin and the Gyges (Gog) of Asia Minor should cause everyone to focus. We previously wrote: ” if Rome has a Pope, who is to argue that a Muslim coalition of states cannot have a Caliph led by Turkey? Expect in the next few years that Muslims will demand that right.”
And while perusing the Turkish media headlines we find this: “Erdoğan promises private jet for Turkey’s top imam, claims pope has one too”. The Muslim world is already making our argument true, they want an Islamic papacy. So if the Pope has a jet why shouldn’t Gormez mimic him? Erdogan even resorts to mixing truth with lies. For his three-day visit to Turkey on Nov. 28, 2014, Pope Francis travelled to Ankara by Alitalia, not a private jet, and chose to ride a modest ‘donkey’, a silver-colored Renault Clio instead of the ‘white horse’, a state-owned bulletproof Mercedes vehicle the Turkish authorities offered him.
If the Pope can fly a private jet (even though the accusation is false) so should the head of Diyanet religious institution of Turkey who was provided with a luxurious Mercedes. In every way, Islamdom wants to mimic Christendom, a Caliph is literally a Vicar, a representation of their prophet as the Pope in Catholicism is Christ’s representative to lead the Church on earth.
In everything, the coming Caliph will mimic Christ, and if Christ goes to re-establish Jerusalem so will the Caliph invade Jerusalem. Jerusalem and reviving Saladin is becoming a factor in the coming election, is quite an amazing phenomenon for Turkey, which for decades have been viewed as secular.
Turk Press had this to explain, that the whole idea was a winning strategy. AKP’s opposition, especially when Demirtaş responded to Davutoglu’s rhetoric has caused him a problem in the elections. He countered Davutoglu saying: “It is Taqsim Square in Istanbul which to the workers means what the city of Jerusalem means to the Jews, and what the Kaaba means to Muslims”.
Demirtaş was simply saying to keep it a secular campaign and to each his own affairs. Let Jerusalem belong to the Jews, Mecca to the Muslims and let us be concerned about our own affairs. Demirtaş believes Turkey should focus on jobs, not a mission to reconquer Jerusalem.
Erdogan and Davutoglu then came up with a grand strategy to destroy Demirtaş when Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu were giving the inauguration ceremony at the country’s 55th airport in Yuksekova district of southeastern border province of Hakkari, in which they made an entire declaration to the Islamic world, on their desire to conquer Jerusalem and form a universal Islamic empire uniting Kurds, Arabs and all Muslims:
By Allah’s will, Jerusalem belongs to the Kurds, the Turks, the Arabs, and to all Muslims. And as our forefathers fought side by side at Gallipoli, and just as our forefathers went together to liberate Jerusalem with Saladin, we will march together on the same path [to liberate Jerusalem].
Erdogan even chimed the same by using necromancy speaking to the spirit of Saladin:
I am sure the great commander [Saladin] is bringing together all the people of the Middle East into the one army that defeated the Crusaders. He [Saladin] is currently witnessing what we are doing here spiritually. I was in his spiritual presence and I am addressing him [Saladin] here in Hakkari with the mighty men, be it eastern, brave south eastern, valiant Anatolian, in old Turkey, they all promise you, O Saladin, if you united the brothers in the Middle East and so will we. You [Saladin] said, ‘Jerusalem is not for the Crusaders.’, Saladin you witness this, Allah witnesses this.
Turk Press says that this advanced the AKP Islamist party greatly:
Davutoglu’s words carried a great deal in exposing Democratic Peoples Party Salahuddin Demirtaş when he made a major blunder wanting to draw attention to the status of Taksim Square comparing it to the sanctity of Mecca for Muslims and Jerusalem for Jews, ignoring the status of Jerusalem for Muslims, and how symbolic Saladin was for Jerusalem and Al-Aqsa (Temple Mount). This provided an opportunity for the political rivals Davutoglu to grab and deliver a painful blow.
To choose a historical figure (Saladin) the name of the Kurdish commander who liberated Jerusalem has a place in the hearts of the Kurdish general population in particular and all Muslims in general. Such a strategy has great reach. It achieves national reconciliation between Kurds and Turks … The most recent move of the AKP in the implementation of their project stemming from the strategic vision and fulfill the need for integration between historical and cultural components of the peoples of the region, on the grounds that the ethnic, sectarian and religious diversity must be a richer factor rather than a cause of division and discord, war and bloodshed.
Erdogan’s vision unites Kurds with Turks and all Muslims. Turk Press concludes:
“Here precisely it shows the fundamental difference is clear between the Turkish Ottoman project calling for peace and partnership, cooperation and integration among the peoples of the region on civilized humanitarian grounds and sees the possibility of reversing the obstacles set up by the Sykes-Picot’s artificial borders, which broke apart the Muslim nation.”
Demirtas won only 9.76 percent in an August 2014 bid for the presidency and his party needs 10 percent or he will completely be unable to enter the parliament since this is the first time that Kurds in Turkey are running as a party, instead of as independents, making the polls historic.
Analysts predict that Erdogan will not gain enough seats to make him the sole ruler of Turkey. But one important note, is that the analysts, when it comes to the downfall of Erdogan have been previously always wrong. And if they are wrong in this coming election, one can easily foresee how close is this war that the secularist thought of as “Myth” while the Christian calls it “Armageddon”.