The fox was put in charge of the henhouse. The patients were put in charge of the asylum. An Islamic country run by a vicious thug who supports Hamas and Syrian Islamic terrorists and whose backers have ties to Al Qaeda, will get a giant amount of cash to lavish on the groups he supports.
The United States and Turkey on Friday will announce the creation of a $200 million fund to combat violent extremism by undercutting the ideological and recruiting appeal of jihadists in places like Somalia, Yemen and Pakistan, State Department officials said Thursday.
The new fund, formally called the Global Fund for Community Engagement and Resilience, will for the first time combine financing from both government and nongovernment entities to identify credible local organizations; develop, monitor and evaluate programs; and channel funds to local projects that target groups and individuals vulnerable to appeals from terrorist groups.
Here are some problems with that.
Problem 1. Turkey supports terrorists.
Problem 2. See problem 1.
Main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) chair Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has accused Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan of “providing training to terrorists in Syria.”
But sure that’s just the opposition leader talking. It’s not like Erdogan spends a lot of time meeting and greeting with terrorists.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday welcomed Hamas leaders Khaled Mashaal and Ismail Haniyeh for meetings in the Turkish capital.
But that’s okay… because…
Hamas is not a terror organization, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in an interview with U.S. television late Wednesday,
So the guy who doesn’t think Hamas qualifies as a terrorist group will be helping pick aid to non-terrorists. But at least he doesn’t have a history of spreading hate.
Erdogan was convicted of “inciting hatred based on religious differences.”
And how did he do that? By reading a sweet innocent poem.
“The minarets are our bayonets; the domes are our helmets. Mosques are our barracks, the believers are soldiers. This holy army guards my religion. Almighty, Our journey is our destiny, the end is martyrdom.”
And that came out of…
What exactly was the Welfare Party? It was an Islamist party under Prime Minister Erbakan, Erdogan’s Islamist predecessor. Erbakan gave some of his thoughts to the press a few years ago in which he explained that the Jews run the world, organized the Crusades, control all the money and created the Protestant Church.
So a perfect choice to help fight extremism.
Erdogan has his own Al Qaeda connections. Yasin Al-Qadi, who funneled millions to Al Qaeda is a close friend and though his assets have been frozen worldwide, he enjoys a safe haven in Turkey. The co-founder of the AKP party, Erdogan’s senior and advisor and right hand man, Cuneyt Zapsu gave Al Qaeda a mere 300,000 dollars.
Mohammed Fatih al-Hassanein, the head of an Al Qaeda front charity who helped shelter Bin Laden, met privately with Erdogan and the local Al Qaeda franchise has an office in Turkey where it puts out its propaganda magazine.
200 million you say? Should pay for a lot of copies of Al-Qaeda Monthly. Or maybe the Hamas Tribune.