Apr. 14, 2017
Erdogan Aims to Islamize Europe – Moshe Ya’alon
Three different radical Islamist movements are seeking hegemony in the Middle East and beyond. Iran seeks to export its “Islamic revolution” and has seen success in Iraq, Syria, Lebanon, and Yemen. Sunni jihadists, whether from ISIS or al-Qaeda, aim to impose an Islamic caliphate in the region. Turkish President Erdogan is the leader of the Muslim Brotherhood in the region, and seeks to create a neo-Ottoman empire based on the Brotherhood’s ideology.
Erdogan supported ISIS economically by buying its oil because they were willing to kill Kurds. He allowed trained and experienced jihadists to come from all over the world to join ISIS to fight in Syria and Iraq, and to go back to their own countries, especially to Europe.
For a very long time, Erdogan didn’t just allow illegal immigration, he facilitated it. We are not only talking about refugees. I went to Greece in February 2016 and was briefed on illegal immigration from Turkey. Many were illegal immigrants from Morocco and Pakistan. There was no war in those places. The Greeks claimed that Turkey subsidized flights from Marrakech to Istanbul for $50. My conclusion is that Erdogan aims to Islamize Europe. Lt.-Gen. (ret.) Moshe Ya’alon is a former Israeli defense minister and IDF chief of staff. (BICOM-UK)