More than 90,000 mosques throughout Turkey held “conquest” prayers Saturday and Sunday for Muslim warriors to carry out jihad against infidels – in accordance to their Islamic holy book, the Quran.
Imams gave existing and prospective Islamic terrorists assurance from scripture that the god of Islam, Allah, promises to reward them for carrying out jihad (holy war) against infidels – those who do not submit to Islamic teachings. They took the opportunity over the weekend to remind fellow Muslims to be “ruthless against unbelievers” and obey their “divine” calling by inciting aggressive prayers for Turkish troops in their current conflict with neighboring Syria’s ethnic Kurds, who are fighting an ISIS takeover.
“Special ‘conquest’ prayers were held across all of Turkey’s 90,000 mosques on Jan. 20 and Jan. 21 for the victory of the country’s military, which launched a cross border operation in Syria’s northwestern Afrin region on Jan. 20 against the Syrian Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG),” Hürriyet Daily News in Ankara, Turkey, announced. “Responding to the call by Turkey’s top cleric, thousands across the country gathered in mosques to pray for servicemen taking part in the operation.”
Quran debunking Western imams’ assurances of peace
Even though leaders from mosques across the United States and other Western nations insist that Islam is a religion of peace and that the teachings coming out of the Koran at mosques do not incite violence against infidels, their holy book says otherwise, as Surah al-Fath – chapter 48 in the Quran – promises material rewards for Muslims who wage jihad on those who do not follow Islam and its teachings.
“Allah has promised you much booty that you will take and has hastened for you this and withheld the hands of people from you – that it may be a sign for the believers and He may guide you to a straight path,” chapter 48, verse 20 from the Quran reads … several verses before the Muslim prophet, Muhammad sounds his battle cry. “Muhammad is the Messenger of Allah; and those with him are ruthless against the unbelievers, merciful among themselves.”
In response to the latest call to incite Islamic terrorism under the guise of a military operation, Jihad Watch Director Robert Spencer called out the deception of imams in America and Europe, who play on Westerners’ ignorance of the Koran to discount growing concerns that Islamic terrorism is being encouraged through Western mosques as their headquarters.
“This is the message that the Turkish government is giving to its soldiers as it sends them against the Kurds,” Spencer pointed out. “It’s interesting in light of the fact that Islamic apologists in the West routinely insist that such verses apply only to seventh-century situations – and not to today in any way, shape or form. The Diyanet didn’t get the memo.”
The Turkish daily disseminated Turkish Religious Affairs Directorate (Diyanet) Ali Erbas’ message throughout the nation, which is 99 percent Muslim.
“Sessions will be held after the isha prayer tonight [Jan. 20] and the morning prayer [on Jan. 21] due to Operation Olive Branch,” Erbas notified the offices of all mufis and Islamic officials throughout Turkey, according to the Hürriyet Daily News. “The Surah Conquest [Surah al-Fath] will be cited during the special sessions to pray for the victory of our heroic security forces, who have launched an operation against terrorist groups that threaten our nation and our peace.”
Even though Turkey’s leadership attempts to portray its military’s operations as conquests of peace, Turkish weaponry and troops are reportedly being used to forward jihad in the region and eradicate those who do not submit to the ruling Islamic regime.
“The Turkish government regards its Kurdish minority and the Kurds across its borders as enemies of the state because of their quest for independence,” WND reported.
Turkey is not only looking to annihilate the Kurds, as it has long had its sites set on eliminating all of the Jewish people from the face of the Earth – similar to Israel’s neighbor to the east, the Islamic Republic (of Iran).
“Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, at a convention of his ruling party [in December], invoked a Muslim hadith – a collection of the accounts and sayings of Muhammad – prophesying that all Jews will one day be destroyed,” WND’s Art Moore recounted. “Erdogan – as with imams in Raleigh, North Carolina; Houston; and Garland, Texas – invoked the hadith in response to President Trump’s decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Not your Bible’s Turkey
The people of Turkey, who were the object of many of the Apostle Paul’s letters in the New Testament – such as his epistles to the Ephesians, Galatians and Colossians – appear to be drifting further and further away from alliances with the West and Christian-friendly nations as its Muslim leadership continues to increasingly align with a fundamental Islamic identity.
“[Last April], many geopolitical analysts were concerned [that] the NATO nation – once regarded as a potential member of the European Union – is being systematically transformed into an anti-Western power,” Moore informed. “Fifteen years into his rule, Erdogan is abandoning the secular tradition of the founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, in favor of Islamic nationalism.”
The accelerated Islamic transformation of Turkey has been especially evident over the past year.
“Erdogan declared victory in [an April] referendum to grant him sweeping powers in a vote opponents charged was marred by irregularities,” Moore pointed out. “The measure, with 51.5 percent of the vote, replaced Turkey’s parliamentary system with an all-powerful presidency and abolished the office of prime minister.”
Erdogan’s Muslim conquest is not only seen in his native country, as – similar to many other Muslims who lay claim on the Holy Land – his eye is now clearly focused on the eventual Islamic takeover of Israel.
“A week before his visit to the U.S. [last May], Erdogan urged Muslims to swarm the Temple Mount to act as a counter to the ‘insult’ of ‘occupied Jerusalem,’” Moore noted. “He called Israel a ‘racist and discriminatory’ state that is reminiscent of apartheid in South Africa.”
Turkey’s leader has also made his side clearly known in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, as the Middle Eastern news agency, Palestinian Maan, announced that Erdogan has been collaborating with Palestinian Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah to forward “unifying efforts to protect Jerusalem against attempts of Judaization.”
Turkeys involvement in efforts to aid the anti-Semitic plight of ISIS to wipe the Jewish people and Israel off the face of the planet was witnessed multiple times in recent years.
“In December 2016, hacked emails released by WikiLeaks showed Erdogan’s son-in-law was tied to the company accused of importing oil from ISIS,” Moore added. “Russian Deputy Defense Minister Anatoly Antonov previously told journalists in Moscow that Erdogan and his family were ‘involved’ in ISIS’ illegal oil trade and personally benefiting from it. Turkey also has been accused of training ISIS fighters and of providing direct support to ISIS [in October 2014].”