Israeli Media Warns: If We Do Nothing About Erdogan We Will Soon Witness The Rise Of An Islamic Empire


From Hitler to Erdogan: What we have been warning for decades is now fully accepted by the media in Israel. The Jerusalem Post had this to say in an article titled Liberal Passivity in the Face of Another Rising Fascist Empire was posted in the Jerusalem Post which warns (special thanks to Trevor for alerting us on this):

Had Hitler been confronted in Spain, the world could have been spared World War II, saving many millions of lives both in Germany and elsewhere. Instead, international passivity in the face of Hitler’s aggressions in Spain from 1936 to 1938 emboldened him to invade the rest of Europe and launch his genocidal campaigns. Today, 80 years on, Erdogan is building a similar fascist front, and the revolution in North and West Kurdistan stands alone in its uncompromising opposition to that Neo-Ottoman project.

In 1936, the fate of the anarcho-communist revolution against fascists and nationalists led by Franco was met with similar indifference on the part of foreign governments. The struggling republic, which was born after the fall of the monarchy only five years prior, had the sympathy of liberal governments in the West (with the exception of some Catholic and conservative fractions that sympathized with the nationalists), but it was a cowardly sympathy completely lacking in action. 

Progressive intellectuals around the world recognized that the Spanish Civil War would be a turning point in history, that it was the last hope to stop fascism from spreading to all of Europe. Yet, in spite of the tens of thousands of volunteers who joined the International Brigades, not a single Western government came to the aid of the poorly-armed revolutionaries. This continued even as Hitler and Mussolini ordered warplanes to bombard Barcelona and Madrid on daily bases and openly shipped weaponry and troops to bolster Franco’s forces. As the Munich Agreement proved, as late as October 1938, France and Britain were still trying to avoid any confrontation with Hitler, preferring to submit to his bullying politics.

Today’s Middle East and North Africa share striking parallels with late 1930s Europe. It is a region teeming with fascism, albeit of an Islamist persuasion, and at the very heart there is again a powerful populist leader with a deadly vision for the world. 

Notwithstanding the influence of Saudi Arabia and Qatar, Erdogan is for Sunni Islamism what Hitler was for fascism. Turkey under Erdogan has been the single most powerful ally of Sunni Islamists from the Muslim Brotherhood and Hamas to Al-Nusra and ISIS. Moreover, Erdogan’s popularity among Sunni Islamists of all backgrounds exceeds that of any other populist leader, and, to make things worse, his agenda has gone largely unnoticed, especially amidst the chaos in Iraq and Syria.

While Kurds and their allied progressive forces struggle to stop this rise of Islamism, the West has done little more than yield to Erdogan’s bullying politics with bad faith, hoping that he would one day stop supporting the Islamic State and other Islamist forces. Passive solidarity or sympathy alone will not enable Kurds and allied forces to stop Islamists in Syria. This is particularly the case given that Turkey, with the silent approval of NATO, continues to use all its power to destroy Kurds in both Turkey and Syria, just as Nazi Germany was directly involved in suppressing the ant-fascist revolution in Spain.   

If the world remains reluctant to stop Erdogan, the impending disaster will indeed be comparable to World War II. While his two-faced politics with the liberal West – again resembling those of Hitler from 1936 to 1938 – continue for the time being, Erdogan’s imperialist Caliphate is already taking shape. At the same time, his politics of blackmailing the European Union with the refugee crisis and the United States with the prospect of (largely unmaterialized) support in the war on the Islamic State have proven extremely effective.

Erdogan intends to establish an Islamist empire by 2023, and if the popular support he enjoys at present is any indication, the coming empire will have the backing of the vast majority of Sunni Islamists. Turkey’s genocidal campaign against Kurds is therefore just the beginning. With time, the world will no doubt realize that Erdogan is a fatal threat to international peace; unfortunately, however, it will likely be too late. Just as world leaders were too late in putting a stop to Hitler in 1939, just as they failed to support Catalonian, Basque, and Spanish progressives, not to mention Jews, the world today stands idly by as the revolutionaries in Kurdistan confront NATO’s second largest army.

  • susan

    Little drops of truthful rain are dropping on the arid soil of Erdogan’s plans. I hope someone’s paying attention.

  • DeusLoVult

    Just as before, the West will remain inactive and indecisive until this new Hitler knocks on their front door. And, by that time, he will already have sent millions of his servants through the door in back, as we now see with the ‘refugee’ situation. The West will choose to live in a state of denial until it has no other choice. Then, it will fight.

  • Grandmere

    I just read this today and was thinking of sending it to you. I’m glad you posted it. Every world leader knows this. It is as though Satan has them in a trance. In some of them it takes the form of denial and in others a spirit of allegiance.

  • Trevor

    You are welcome, Walid.

    Couple of points the blog didn’t address:

    * Iran is noticeably absent. This should be rectified someday soon. There’s an election underway next week and hardliners are already blocking so-called moderates. If there’s a parallel between pre-WWII and today, I wouldn’t be surprised to see Iran, like Italy, supporting Turkey, in spite of the centuries old Sunni-Shia rivalry.

    * The 2023 date shouldn’t be lost on anyone. In 1923, the Ottoman Empire was all but dead. In 1924, the Treaty of Lausanne was signed, recognizing the modern borders of the Republic of Turkey.

    There are significant legal hurdles for Turkey to overcome in order to expand beyond its 1924 borders, However, according to a professor of international law, Turkey is a continuance of the Ottoman Empire in spite of losing 80% of its original territory. Obviously, the 1916 Sykes-Picot stands in the way in the form of Bashar Assad.

    I conducted a research on the Sykes-Picot here –

    • Raph Sebastian

      I think, you also need to figure in Jordan in the equation, Jordan being the Hashemite Kingdom, would probably be on Syria’s side because of long standing feud with the House of Saud. I don’t know if you know that it was the Hashemites or House of Hasheem that was the care takers of Mecca until the Sauds overthrew and seized control from them in 1924. The House of Hasheem was ruled by Sharif Hussein ibn Ali, he was appointed by Sultan Abdul Hamid II as Sharif and Emir of Mecca in 1908, then in 1916 was proclaimed King of the Arab Lands (but only recognized as King of the Hejaz) since started the Arab Revolt against the Ottoman Empire. His sons Abdullah and Faisal were awarded the thrones of Jordan and Iraq in 1921.

      I do not think Jordan would be in favor of a Turkish Caliphate even though Jordan is Sunni majority because of the historic differences and open rebellion to the Ottomans and Saudis.

      • Trevor

        Yes, I am aware of a man who tried to drum up support to have him recognized as a caliphate while the nationalistic Turks were busy abolishing the Ottoman caliphate. I have the journal on my desktop. It is interesting because the man was saying since he is from the same tribe as Mohammad only he is qualified to continue the caliphate. And I was surprised to learn the king of Jordan made the same claim. I will have to dig, but I am in a bind as I am doing papers for school and it’s midterm as well.

        • Raph Sebastian

          Indeed the Hashemites claim direct descent from mohammad, the Turks claim authority through the old Ottoman empire and are unhappy because of Sykes-Picot, the Saudis claim authority by way of coup d’etat, the historical animosity will soon rear its head in one way or another. The fact that Turkey supports ISIS and the Saudis were funding it, leaves Jordan in the middle since Jordan has bombed ISIS positions in retaliation for the burning of their captured pilot.

          Mecca will indeed be the hot spot, and Walid will be proven right.

          • Trevor

            What you have said is what I have learned. That’s why I am a bit amused by a former reader to the site who is trumpeting Erdogan’s demise prematurely. He used to subscribe to the same theory as Walid’s, alas, he has become consumed by the Sunni-Shia rivalry and has ignored all the history that led up to the demise of the Ottomanism and rise of Wahabbism.

  • richinnameonly

    Comparable to WWII indeed, culminating in Jesus return. Don’t forget Matt 24:22.

  • Jeff Benton
    • Michellemaria

      You tell ’em, Jeff :))

    • 1Bobby8

      Amen Jeff.

    • Grandmere

      I would have thought Ryan had plenty of experience in holding his tongue. He certainly has had a lot of practice in the House of Shame.

    • mspip

      imho ryan is a dummy!

  • Jennifer

    2023…very interesting will be watching closely

    • mspip

      me too if i live that long.

  • nancy williams

    Who r u? To think my Lord and Savior is the same has the Madhi? R u muslim? My God does not share with anyone especially Satan. Or r u Catholic? Beiliving in Chrislam?

  • Trevor

    How’s that? How do you figure N. Korea in all of this?

  • Grandmere

    I find it interesting that you did not mention Erdogan. He is an Islamo-Facist and a megalomaniac who is ruthlessly suppressing any dissent in Turkey and playing a dangerous game of “Chicken” with the EU, NATO, Russia and the Gulf States.

  • Grandmere

    I am worried about another Armenian genocide.

  • Trevor

    So does Russia. North Korea is basically China’s junkyard dog to keep America honest, especially against America’s sphere in southeastern Asia.

  • Trevor

    The only thing they have in common are anti-Americanism sentiment.

  • Steven

    Indeed they are.