Another most important issues is human rights, including having the freedom of expression. Well, that both are no longer since Erdogan lost self-control on how to have fair and integer power.
Erdogan is known to us as a staunch troublemaker and provocateur if not a dangerous instigator, not only in his own country but even over the country’s border.
Take the murder of Samuel Paty, a French middle-school teacher, took place on October 16, 2020 in Conflans-Sainte-Honorine, a suburb of Paris. Paty was killed and beheaded in an act of Islamist terrorism.
The perpetrator, Abdoullakh Abouyedovich Anzorov, an 18-year-old Muslim Russian-born refugee of Chechen descent, killed and beheaded Paty with a knife. Anzorov was shot and killed by police minutes later. His motive for the murder was that Paty had, in a class on freedom of expression, shown his students Charlie Hebdo cartoons depicting the Islamic prophet Muhammad.
On October 20, 2020 France’s president Emmanuel Macron announced that the “Cheikh Yassine Collective” is to be dissolved due to its “direct” implication in the terror attack against teacher Samuel Paty and that further measures against radical Islam are to be taken over the next few days.
Talking to reporters from Bobigny, a northeastern suburb of Paris, following a meeting on how to fight Islamist terrorism, Macron said that over the past three years, “hundreds” of organisations had been shut down by the authorities.
“Decisions of this type against associations, groups of individuals, will follow in the coming days and weeks,” he added.
In response, Erdogan on October 25, 2020 “advised” Macron to have “mental checks” for treating “millions of members from different faith groups this way”. That prompted Macron to recall his ambassador to Turkey. Series of condemnation by other European leaders against Erdogan followed hours later. But, it didn’t stop Erdogan from continuing throwing more insults to Macron.
The Turkish dictator is used to exaggerate in order to create a reality which at that moment doesn’t exist. It will exist when Muslims fail to refrain from, mostly violent views. There’s namely no such threat in France. It is about the fight against Islamic extremism.That is not a threat. That is an taken preventive measure. And, France has the right to fight against such extremism.
What Erdogan fails to realize is that he actually is meddling in France’s internal security affairs by hailing the beheading of Samual Paty and by insulting Macron.
Now, there’s Islam and there’s Islamism. So, which one fits here? It’s Islamism, not Islam as that is only inside the mosque. Outside there’s only Islamism and that’s what Muslims continuously fail to realize. Even Erdogan!
But, Erdogan is a poor educated individual as he only has a Imam Hatip school background. In Turkey, it is a secondary education institution. As the name suggests, they were founded in lieu of a vocational school to train government employed imams. Yes, Erdogan is an imam elected by the people to be ‘president’. That is already in violation to the foundation of Turkey. It also sounds like Iran, right?
But, outside Turkey, Imam Hatip schools are a gate to Turkish expats living in the country were they are to spread religionized influences by the dictatorship to dominate in particular young Turks. It is here were Erdogan’s view, that Fetullah Gulen is a terrorist, comes from. It is also here were one can find ingredients to find the July 2016 event, Erdogan claims as a coup against him, is staged.
We often watch his speeches but only when they are subtitled because we don’t understand the Turkish language. This shortcoming is still an advantage because you also can listen what tone he is using when spewing his rhetoric. They always sound like war of words in a revenge tone. His insults against Macron should be viewed in this context.
Here's another example:
In April 2017, Erdogan held a referendum for what he called “changing the constitution” while the people only had two choice to answer: ‘yes” or “no” without being informed what in the constitution would be changed. Well that, 11 points were already changed before Erdogan announced the referendum.
There are a lot of Turks living in the European Union with the largest community in Germany and a smaller one in the Netherlands. But, in this same month of April, Erdogan did send his minister of family affairs to Rotterdam for holding a referendum campaign while the Dutch were in the middle of a new government election. Erdogan knew that. He even ignored the Dutch warning that the minister was only welcome under the condition that she won’t held a campaign on Dutch soil.
The Turkish minister sneaked into the Netherlands via Germany but was stopped near the Rotterdam. When she refuses to refrain from holding a campaign, the minister was escorted back to Germany. In response, Erdogan claimed that she was deported and insulted my country with this:
“The Netherlands and the Dutch, we know them from the Srebrenica massacre. We know how much their morality, their character is broken from the 8,000 Bosnians that were massacred.”
He blames my country for the massacre while it was committed by Serbians. Then, he shows to have a lack of knowledge about what have caused the Dutch NATO soldiers being in a situation that prevent them to protect the Bosnian Muslims more than the Dutch could do.
Erdogan has only an Islamist secondary school background. So, he only has learned how to accuse and to blame others, and how to go on Jihad. That is why Erdogan’s habit to insult is not new to us.
What makes it all so worrisome is that he’s too dumb to realize that it is about his own fear to be confronted to accept his own moment of failing to gain some sort of domination in another country. Yes, he dreams about the revival of the Ottoman empire dragging himself to live in a parallel world.
If Erdogan thinks he has the right to insult anyone and thinks he can sue anyone who insult him, then he should not be advised, but urged to undergo not only a mental health check. He even should undergo a psychiatric test as he seriously shows being a danger to the secular life of the nation of Turkey as found by Ataturk, and a danger to peace …. in Europe, in Syria, in Libya and now also in Nagorno Karabakh.
And, speaking about the hashtag #boycottFrance. One should not expose themselves to rhetoric that has only the hallmarks of jihadic pornographic religionization of something that is not even a real religion at all.