Would-be Caliph Erdogan: “Jerusalem is our red line” demands Trump “return from this grave mistake immediately”
Editor’s Note: The infighting over a postage stamp piece of land, while claimed to be holy, and leaving off the Messiah, ignoring that physical Jerusalem was only a picture of the New Jerusalem (Revelation 21:21) that, in essence covers the whole world, gathering in Jews and Gentiles into one new man in the Christ (Eph 2), only demonstrates that the focus of both Judaism and Islam remains largely physical rather, something that Jesus clearly countered during his earthly ministry when he went for the heart (Matt 5, 6, 7, 23) and called men to repentance. Jerusalem typifies the freedom from sin and the blessings of the kingdom (Galatians 4) one receives in Christ, but the physical city itself does not provide that.
Jerusalem is the soul of the Jews. These violent threats and attempts to separate the Jewish people from their holiest city is part of the Islamic world’s war on the Jews. Jerusalem is never mentioned in the koran. It is mentioned over 700 times in the Old Testament.
Islamic totalitarian Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, the great destroyer of Ataturk and modern Turkey, means to incite a worldwide jihad based on the Jew-hatred commanded in Islam. It is to drag these knuckle-draggers into the 21st century. If they want a seat at the table of civilized men, they must act accordingly and respect the religions and beliefs of others.
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ERDOGAN CALLS ISLAMIC SUMMIT NEXT WEEK ON JERUSALEM
Channel News Asia, December 6, 2017:
ANKARA: Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is calling a summit of the main pan-Islamic body in Istanbul on Dec 13 to discuss the expected US move to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, his spokesman said on Wednesday (Dec 6).
“In the face of developments that arouse sensitivity over the status of Jerusalem, Mr President is calling a leaders’ summit of the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) in order to display joint action among Islamic countries,” presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin told reporters in Ankara.
He said the summit meeting would take place on Dec 13. There was no immediate confirmation from Muslim leaders if they would come.
Turkey currently holds the chairmanship of the OIC.
The recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and the moving of the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem – expected to be announced by President Donald Trump later Wednesday – would be a “grave mistake” against international agreements, Kalin warned.
“Jerusalem is our honour, Jerusalem is our common cause, Jerusalem is our red line,” he added, urging the Trump administration to “return from this grave mistake immediately”.Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag said the expected US move risked igniting a “fire” in the Middle East and will prove a “great disaster”.
The recognition will “throw the region and the world into a fire and it’s not known when it will end”, Bozdag, also government spokesman, wrote on Twitter.
Bozdag said such a step which showed “great intolerance and mindlessness” would “destroy the peace process”.
‘CHAOS AND INSTABILITY’
Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu told reporters in Brussels ahead of meeting US counterpart Rex Tillerson that the move is a “mistake” that “will not bring stability and peace but rather chaos and instability.”
Asked whether he would bring the issue up with Tillerson, the minister said: “I have already told him and I will tell him again.”
Erdogan had warned on Tuesday that the status of Jerusalem is a “red line” for Muslims and could even prompt Turkey to cut ties with Israel.
The Turkish leader – who regards himself as a champion of the Palestinian cause – is due to hold talks later in Ankara with Jordanian King Abdullah II who is also a strong opponent of the move.
Last year, Turkey and Israel ended a rift triggered by Israel’s deadly storming in 2010 of a Gaza-bound ship that left 10 Turkish activists dead and led to a downgrading of diplomatic ties.
The two sides have since stepped up cooperation in particular in energy but Erdogan is still often bitterly critical of Israeli policy.
The United States supports a strong relationship between Turkey, the key Muslim member of NATO, and Israel, which is Washington’s main ally in the Middle East.
Article posted with permission from Pamela Geller