EsinIslam Portal Media Network
26 February 2014
Despite the malicious campaign of vilification and
hateful propaganda by Zionists-and also by some
anti-Islam Arab traitors- targeting the man and his
leadership, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan is
proving himself once again a man of principles and
The Zionist enmity to an Islamic or even semi-Islamic
Turkey is well known and almost axiomatic. The more
Turkey- or any other state or people- leans toward
Islam, even a liberal form of Islam, the more such a
state and people are despised by Zionism and western
powers at Zionism's beck and call.
The reason is simple. Islam urges Muslims to be just
and stand morally upright. Hence, Muslims naturally
reject Israeli criminality and aggression against the
Palestinian people, especially the lebensraum policy
adopted by the Jewish state in the West Bank.
Israel hates it so much when an Arab or non-Arab
Muslim state incorporates some Islamic elements into
its domestic and foreign policies. Israel wants the
Muslims of the world to forget Palestine and the
Palestinians, the vast majority of whom are Muslims.
Israel would like to murder Palestinians as quietly as
possible and steal their land as quietly as possible.
But when a Muslim leader such as Erdogan or former
Malaysian Prime Minister Mahatir Muhammad speaks up
against Israeli Nazism in Palestine, the Zionists lose
their balance and mental equanimity.
We all remember with admiration how Erdogan, the son
of Islamic Turkey, courageously confronted Israeli
President and war criminal Shimon Peres on 31 January,
2009 in Davos, Switzerland and then walked out of a
televised debate, after the moderator refused to allow
him to speak to refute Peres' lies.
Erdogan was indeed the voice of the voiceless
Palestinians when he spoke these beautiful words that
came from the heart. His remarks were more truthful
and more honest than a thousand hypocritical speeches
by western leaders and morally bankrupt Arab officials
whose ultimate preoccupation is to satisfy and please
their own tyrants and presidents for life.
Now, Erdogan speaks once again on behalf of the
voiceless and thoroughly persecuted people of Gaza,
the very people who are being punished by brother and
foe alike for not selling out their national honor and
dignity for a piece of bread as some large Arab
nations have done.
In a news conference held on Tuesday, Erdogan,
reiterated his government's position that any
reconciliation between Ankara and the Zionist regime
would be contingent upon an Israeli commitment to end
the siege on Gaza.
"The compensation talks on behalf of the victims of
the Mavi Marmara, which are taking place between
Turkey and Israel, have not concluded," Erdogan said.
"In the final stages, there will be a need to include
a clause in the protocol that calls for the lifting of
the siege on Gaza."
Needless to say, Erdogan's remarks shocked Zionist
leaders who wrongly thought that the Turkish leader
was seriously weakened by the recent domestic crisis,
including demonstrations by leftists and extremist
Alawites protesting Turkey's backing of the Syrian
revolution against the Nazi-like regime of Bashar el-Assad.
The barking dogs of Zionism and anti-Islam Arab
nationalism will continue to attack Erdogan and wish
him ill. They will continue to make all sorts of
innuendoes and insinuations about the Ottoman state,
the very state that protected the Arabs from earlier
European colonialism for 400 years.
Indeed, had it not been for the Ottomans, most present
Arabs would have been speaking French, Spanish and
Portuguese. But many Arabs, especially those
contaminated with the germ of secular nationalism, are
a people bereft of morality, honor and dignity.
Otherwise, they wouldn't be kissing the hands of the
enemies of Islam while trying to cut off the hands of
their brother Muslims.
But Turkey's Ship shall continue to sail, undisturbed
and disquieted by the conspiracies of cheap,
treasonous Arabs who shamelessly declare that "What
unites us with Israel is greater than what divides
us," as the Foreign minister of the so-called United
Arab Emirates was quoted as saying recently.
We in the Arab world are accustomed to being affronted
by such little men. What else can one say of Arab
"statesmen" who think that the occupation by Zionism
of al-Aqsa Mosque, Islam's First Qibla, is
insignificant and shouldn't have any effect on
relations between Arab states and Israel.
The Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) did allude to
the coming of a time when such little men appear and
occupy center stage.
The holy prophet said: "There will be years of great
deception in which people will disbelieve one who
tells the truth and believe the liar. They will
distrust one who is trustworthy and trust one who is
treacherous. And the Ruwaybida will speak." They
asked: "What is the Ruwaybida?" He said: "The minor
scoundrel (al-Fuwaysiq) who will have his say in
Unfortunately, the Ruwaybida phenomenon is the norm
not the exception these days. After all, we live in
the age of Ruwaybida.
Khalid Amayreh is an
American-educated journalist living in the Hebron
region of the West Bank.