At a meeting in Ankara this week, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu sounded a bit like a diplomatic hostage taker issuing the ‘do what we say and nobody gets hurt’ line when talking about the capita of Israel. In much the same way that Ground Zero mosque imam Feisal Abdul Rauf egregiously stated that acts of terror would likely be committed if the mosque’s construction was prevented, Davutoglu suggested that the Israeli capital must make decisions based on the interests of Islam or there would be consequences.
Contrasting that stance with positions held by Saudi Arabia, for example are extremely hypocritical.
Davutoglu made the comments at the United Nation’s Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People. The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) – a Saudi Prince named Iyad bin Amin Madani – was in attendance.
“It is necessary for all of us to support Palestinians and to protect this cultural heritage. No one can act to destroy Jerusalem’s Islamic identity,” Davutoğlu said…
“Jerusalem is an issue for all of humanity, all Muslims and Christians. No one can take unilateral decisions and implement them there. Taking unilateral decisions means putting dynamite in peace in the Middle East. Jerusalem is our qibla [direction faced by Muslims during prayer]. Without taking care of the Jerusalem issue, there will be no peace in the Middle East,” Davutoğlu repeated.
Muhammad was ever actually in Jerusalem and the al-Aqsa mosque Muslims say the Qur’an refers to wasn’t even built at the time the Qur’an was written.
All of this again brings back a recurring inconsistency with Islam. In Muslim countries, there is no desire to protect the ‘cultural heritage’ of non-Muslims, particularly in places like Saudi Arabia, where Madani is from. On the contrary, Muslim controlled countries seek to subjugate, murder, and eradicate all non-Muslims.
The most recent example making the news is in Nigeria. Muslim terrorists in the northern part of that country continue to destroy churches and terrorize Christians.