This past week, Obama was fiddling in Cannes, in the south of France, while America burned. He was in Europe insulting allies and hugging Islamic imperialists: He gave a big hug to Turkey’s Islamic supremacist Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the G20 summit, while giving everyone else there a mere handshake.

Consider who Obama chose to hug. Turkey, under Erdogan, has abandoned the separation of mosque and state, abandoned Ataturk, abandoned its ties with Israel and increasingly pursues the delusion of a return of the Ottoman Empire.

Those of us who have been paying attention to the actual news have been writing and exposing the re-Islamization of Turkey under the devout Erdogan. Erdogan is famous for having said: “The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets and the faithful our soldiers.”

And that’s not all. In September 2007, Erdogan took specific exception to the term “moderate Islam,” saying: “Turkey is not a country where moderate Islam is sovereign. First of all, the ‘moderate Islam’ concept is wrong. The word ‘Islam’ is a simple word – it is only Islam. If you say ‘moderate Islam,’ then an alternative is created.” And after decades of secularism, religious study is now mandatory in Turkish state schools.

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Even worse, in that same year, Turkey and Iran formed a military alliance. Yet Obama said this in a speech to the Turkish parliament: “Let me be clear: The United States strongly supports Turkey’s bid to become a member of the European Union.”

This was more of Obama’s anti-American, anti-freedom foreign policy. Insane. Turkish professor Bahri Yilmaz is a former chief adviser to the Ministry of State for European Union Affairs in Ankara. He says that should the increasingly devout Muslim country ever gain entry into the EU under current membership regulations, it would, “due to its high population, put it in a similar position in the decision-making process as the leading countries in Europe. It would be represented in all European institutions at the same level as Germany, the United Kingdom and France, and would take up a dominant position in institutions and decision-making processes.”

In other words, the European Union would be part of the universal caliphate. Turkey has reverted (no pun intended), and now it dreams of Ottoman domination and Islamic imperialism. And as Turkey reverts back to its “radicalized” and Islamized origins, the Turks are jockeying for position in the worldwide Islamic race to annihilate the tiny Jewish state. So many Nazis, so few Jews.

Clearly, Turkey is reverting to its Ottoman imperial supremacist thuggery. Turkey is continuing its jihad against Israel. Last summer’s Mavi Marmara jihad flotilla warship launched from Turkey should have resulted in sanctions against the Turkish government. In a right and righteous world, that’s what would have happened. Instead, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation-driven U.N. conspired with Turkey to release another libelous report against the Jews to legitimize their Islamic Judeophobia and delegitimize the Jewish state.

One of the flotilla event organizers called for “death to Israel,” saying that they will fight till their last breath until they take over Jerusalem. Yet Turkey continues to demand that Israel apologize for defending itself against the jihad flotilla, whose “humanitarian” passengers were chanting a genocidal jihadi war cry.

Of course, the one tiny Jewish state should not apologize to Turkey and the other 56 enormous Muslim countries for defending itself. But the world is under the spell of Islamic barbarity, so nothing is a given. The 1,400-year treatment of the Jews under Muslim rule is without peer in brutality, save for the Nazis, who were more advanced and modern and made extermination their ultimate goal – whereas under the Shariah, slavery, exploitation, persecution, humiliation and extermination were the mixed bag suffered by the Jews.

Nor has Turkey ever made reparations or been held accountable in any way for the 1915 Armenian Genocide, which resulted in the Islamic slaughter of over a million Armenian Christians. We must demand the end of Turkey’s occupation of Northern Cyprus and demand justice for Armenia and the Kurds.

Increasingly we see that the era of Ataturk was a mere blip on the Islamic historical radar screen. The ummah always returns to jihad. Don’t take my word for it, just look at history. And what does Obama do? He hugs the man responsible for that return and for the destruction of secularism in Turkey.

2012 can’t come fast enough.

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