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Turkey's Erdogan accuses West of 'barbarism' and Islamophobia in war in Gaza

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Yeah something is barbaric alright: the countries funding Hamas.

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Turkey should exit NATO if Erdogan's rhetoric does meaning seriously !

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Considering the atrocious human rights record in Turkiye under his, cough cough, "leadership" the past two decades it is very hard to take any comments the Sultan of Ankara makes on the matter of human rights. He should instead examine his own policies towards legitimate political opposition (hint, just because you oppose Mr. Erdogan's policies you are not automatically and necessarily a "terrorist"), his imprisonment of members of the press and most importantly he might want to reverse the decades long deliberate genocide of the Kurdish people.

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Was Erdogan this upset when Assad was dropping chlorine bombs on civilians in Syria?

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A fascist thug with “Islamic characteristics”.

Its really too bad we can’t kick Turkey out of NATO.

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The proof of the first part of his accusation is that every major human rights organization and humanitarian group has said the same thing.

The proof of the second part of his accusation is in the comments already posted here.

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@Thuban: You say 'Muslims have very traditional views on family, gender and the roles of women in society, and that those views fundamentally 'clash with the ideals of left-wing liberals'. That statement alone shows your intolerance of ordinary liberals. And to say, 'If liberals claim to be tolerant, they have to be tolerant of Muslims and their traditions,' I can't agree more, except for their propensity to kill those who disagree with their fanatical adherence to their religion, even their family members. But I guess that's okay with you?

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And Erdogan is the world's poster boy of hypocrisy.

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@Thuban: You say 'Muslims have very traditional views on family, gender and the roles of women in society, and that those views fundamentally 'clash with the ideals of left-wing liberals'. That statement alone shows your intolerance of ordinary liberals.

I wouldn't call it intolerance. Look at how long it took for women in the west to gain the rights they have now, and they still in most countries do not have equality with men. It is a struggle dating back to the 1800s. Much has been achieved but much could also be lost. There is a great fear, and I think a legitimate fear, that religious fundamentalism writ large, meaning not just Muslim but also Christian fundamentalism could turn the clock back and reverse two hundred years of women struggling for something resembling equality with men. One sees women covered head to toe escorted by a man or sitting in the back seat of a car while the man drives, and if you value the equality of women with men, you can't help but feel threatened by it. And obtw, Christian fundamentalism causes me every bit as much fear. If you read conservative Christian theology, both Catholic and Pentacostle, you will read that the whole idea that government derives its just powers from the consent of the governed, something that is a founding principle of the US, is considered to be rebellion against god. The fundamentalist believe only god can choose your leaders, and boy oh boy do elected legislators love to hear things like that. They start thinking they are gods chosen. Religion has no place in government and no religion should ever have the power to restrict the rights of women by forcing them to dress a certain way or to obey men in their lives. It is fundamentally wrong.

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@Desert Tortoise,

Its a syndrome “progressives” have - they just cant call a spade a spade when it clashes with their cozy narratives. Equating the danger of modern Islam with modern christianity is simply ridiculous, and any thinking person knows it.

As arch-atheist Christopher Hitchens said, if he was parked in his car and saw a group of young men coming out of a church service and coming towards him he would have zero alarm bells going off. If it was a group of young muslims exiting Friday prayers and coming his way he would drive away immediately.

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TobleroneToday 06:21 am JST

Equating the danger of modern Islam with modern christianity is simply ridiculous, and any thinking person knows it.

We haven't seen the christian nutters mess with contraception yet. I mean it is coming: there is a case on the legality of an abortion medication heading to the Supreme Court.

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Was Erdogan this upset when Assad was dropping chlorine bombs on civilians in Syria?

Yes he was.

Before the Syrian civil war, the 2 were actually good friends. Erdogan at first tried to get Bashar to exile his younger brother Maher who he said was responsible for many atrocities, and then later helping and arming the resistance against Bashar and going so far as to shoot down a Russian plane which was bombing the resistance.

So yeah. He was even more upset and actively worked to get Bashar out.

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Erdogan's words will have no effect on Israel's self-defense measures, because the world was horrified at Hamas and other Arab terrorist factions and their supporters unprovokedly murdering and kidnapping 1400 people.

Erdogan's antisemite rants will be ignored by the free countries of the world like the US and Israel, as they work to eliminating the Arab terrorists and their supporters no matter what the costs.

All in compliance with international laws.

Of course, for a starter, Hamas could release all the hostages at once, stop using civilians as human shields, and stop hiding AK-47s in Teddy Bear dolls.

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and stop hiding AK-47s in Teddy Bear dolls

AK-47s don't fit in Teddy Bear dolls.

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AK-47s don't fit in Teddy Bear dolls.

Hamas was able to hide one in a giant teddy bear. Look it up.

Further proof Hamas and its supporters are sick and vile.

Hiding weapons in schools and hospitals. Using children as human shields.

Israel thankfully is showing no mercy on them.

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Yep they did. Plus hid weapons in boxes labeled as aid from the UN.

https://nypost.com/2023/12/09/news/israeli-soldiers-find-teddy-bear-stuffed-with-rifle-ammo-in-gaza/amp/

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“Earlier this week, the IDF said it had found one of the largest Hamas stockpiles of weapons in the history of its operations in Gaza next to a school and a hospital.”

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Hamas was able to hide one in a giant teddy bear. Look it up.

Fake news. Yawn.

Further proof Hamas and its supporters are sick and vile.

The people who are sick and vile are those who have killed 10s of thousands of innocent people- ie Israel, and its supporterss

Hiding weapons in schools and hospitals. Using children as human shields.

Israel thankfully is showing no mercy on them.

Showing no mercy to schools hospitals and children. Like I said, it is Israel that is vile and sick

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Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan refuses to fully acknowledge Hamas atrocities on the 7th of October is the catalyst that brought the middle east again to a devastating war.

Would this thread exist or the conversations we are having, the sickening loss of innocent life be a daily occurrence had Hamas not took the decision to invade murdering, taking hostages, women children even infants?

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