In light of Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s delusional claims, describing Israel as a “terrorist state”, in comments at a conference of the Eurasian Islamic Council in Istanbul, I have to post this video, as a revealing reminder of the dishonesty, denial, and propaganda employed by Hamas, and amplified by its grievance-peddling defenders, in inflammatory statements like this one.
“Those who associate Islam with terrorism close their eyes in the face of mass killing of Muslims, turn their heads from the massacre of children in Gaza,” Erdogan lectured.
“For this reason, I say that Israel is a terrorist state, and its acts are terrorist acts.”
Obviously, he has it exactly backwards.
- Hamas Leaves Israel No Choice (guardian.co.uk)
- BBC Jerusalem Bureau leads the charge in false accusations of “targeting journalists” (bbcwatch.org)
- Erdogan: Israel is a ‘Terrorist State’ (israelnationalnews.com)