That shouldn’t be difficult – it’s impossible to miss the hijab. She sticks out like a sore thumb among the other people around her, each one dressed in Western style.
Under normal circumstances, it would be possible to turn a blind eye on such a woman in the name of “diversity”. But those are not normal circumstances – the picture was taken recently in Germany during the official visit of the Turkish president Abdullah Gul. It shows him with the German President and his wife. The woman with the hijab is Gul’s wife, the “First Lady” of Turkey.
It’s ironic to see her dressed like that, considering the fact that her husband went to Germany to convince the sceptical Chancellor Merkel that Turkey is fully qualified and deserving to become a part of the European Union. The appearance of Mrs. Gul very much summarizes the situation in that country – while its leaders are talking about joining the Western civilization, their actions are pushing the country toward the Muslim fanaticism.
That’s the sad end of a fascinating social experiments – turning a backward Islamic country into a modern secular state.
It didn’t work…
When decades ago Mustafa Kemal Ataturk took upon himself the monumental task of reforming Turkey, it was clear to him that he had to get rid of the Islamic influence and symbols, if his project were to be successful. He banned all veils, niqabs and hijabs.
A few years ago, when the Islamist Erdogan and his protégé Gul took upon themselves the task of dismantling the Kemalist secularism, the return of the hijab was one of the most important parts of their sabotage. Having Mrs. Gul walk with her hijab in the Presidential mansion probably makes Ataturk spin in his grave.
Her hijab is only the tip of the transformation. Under Erdogan, the army, which was the guarantor of secularism, turned into an impotent servant of his Islamic ambitions. All generals who objected the process of Islamization were ousted and persecuted.
Turkey turned away from the West and Israel. For Erdogan it is more important to impress the Muslim barbarians in the area than to keep his country progressing. The vigour with which he attacked Israel over the last year’s Gaza flotilla confrontation shows how deeply involved Turkey was in that provocation. Sending Turkish terrorists, who tried to kill Israeli soldiers, was intended to discredit Israel and elevate the image of Turkey.
Erdogan is even trying to cultivate his image of a defender of Islam. In a TV interview with Charlie Rose last week, when asked about the moderate Islam, he reiterated his opinion that the term makes him uncomfortable. In his opinion, there is only one Islam and everybody, who commits crimes in the name of Islam, is not Muslim. He even added that since anti-Semitism was considered “crime against humanity”, Islamophobia must be treated the same way.
I question Erdogan’s ability to think rationally. His loyalty to his fake cult is so strong that he forgets reality. Turkey wants to be a regional military power (they even threaten Israel with attacks), yet their weapons and military equipment are supplied entirely by the USA and Israel. The Turkish economy depends entirely on the orders from the West. A confrontation with the West won’t bring anything good. Turkey is incapable of developing independent economy with the millions of illiterates in its population.
Erdogan’s new friends, the Arab countries, will not be able to provide a substitute for the lost positions in the West. For centuries, the Arabs haven’t developed anything on their own in the fields of industry and science.
It is difficult to understand the motivation of the Turkish Prime Minister. The only plausible explanation is that he wants to restore the former “glory” of the genocidal Ottoman Empire. That empire was the stronghold of the vile Muslim cult in Europe for centuries. It was directly responsible for the extermination of millions of Greeks, Serbs, Bulgarians, Armenians and Kurds.
But Erdogan is a few centuries late in his attempt to revive the empire. “The times they are a-changin’.” Europeans are cautious and most of them are well aware what can be expected from the influx of tens of millions of Muslim fanatics. Germany has a first-hand experience with its millions of Turks, who have no intention of integrating and their mosques are their first priority.
Of course there are countries like England, which want Turks in Europe, but they have always supported the murderous empire. England was the country, which defended the genocide against the Bulgarians in 1876. For some reason, they forget that Turkey is not a European country – the small patch of land they have in Europe was actually stolen from Greece and Bulgaria.
Then what was Mrs. Gul’s hijab doing in Germany?
Well, the intention was to ensure its fellow Turkish hijabs in Germany that they can scoff in the face of the West and mooch off their social benefits system. It also intended to warn all Turks, who wanted to integrate and embrace the European values, that their original country doesn’t like that a bit.
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