Turkish PM: “No Power but Allah can Stop Turkey’s Rise”


So far Turkey’s Islamist PM Erdogan is following the typical Middle Eastern dictator playbook in response to protests.

1. Try to violently crush the protests

2. Deliver bizarre rants on television blaming social media and foreign disruptive forces

3. Claim Allah is your homie

Erdogan has now reached Stage 3. Stage 4 is using chemical weapons, which arguably Erdogan is also doing.

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan flew back to a Turkey rocked by days of anti-government unrest on Friday and declared before a sea of flag-waving supporters at Istanbul airport: “These protests must end immediately.”

“No power but Allah can stop Turkey’s rise,” he told thousands who gathered in the early hours to greet him in the first pro-Erdogan rally since demonstrations began a week ago.

At Istanbul’s Taksim Square, the center of the protests and now occupied by thousands around the clock, some chanted “Tayyip resign” as they watched a broadcast of the address. In the capital, Ankara, the Kugulu Park echoed with anti-government slogans, while protesters danced or sang the national anthem.

The decade long pretense in Europe and America that Erdogan was a moderate figure and that his Islamic democracy was a template for the rest of the Muslim world has gone down in flames.

Erdogan is behaving in ways that the media can no longer censor. The protesters have successfully managed to get him to act like a lunatic thug, which is how he has been acting all along, but the protests focused attention on his antics.

The Turkish Summer may not succeed in forcing Erdogan to resign, but it has severely hurt his credibility in America and Europe.

U.S. President Obama shakes hands with Turkey's PM Erdogan after a bilateral meeting in Seoul

  • Toni_Pereira

    No, Daniel. His credibility among european intelligentsia(left-wing,of course) would be hurt if he were the Byzantine Emperor.When it comes to a bloke who recites koranic claptrap, it’s all good…

  • truebearing

    But he’s still Obama’s best friend…..

  • DogmaelJones1

    Now, why would Allah want to stop Turkey’s rise? Who knows? Maybe Allah is on the side of the protesters and will slap Erdogan silly for being so presumptuous.

  • Gee

    Okay I have to ask on the bottom picture – which is the representative of the liberal western democracy and which is the fascist dictator of a 3rd world country?

    I just can’t tell them apart.

  • OfficialPro

    It’s hard to soar like an eagle when you’re working with turkeys.

  • CowboyUp

    God can defeat allah, otherwise known as Satan

  • CowboyLogic

    Someone, somewhere, must stand up and deal with this problem of Islam. If not us, who? If not now, when? Are we going to leave this problem to our children or grandchildren?

    I see that people are waking up in Britain this past week.

    • Drakken

      Events are catching up too reality, islam has pushed us for far too long and going to get the culling it deserves.

  • TeamInfidel

    You gotta love how MUSLIM appeasers like to bring up the “moderate” Islamic country of Turkey.

    Turkey’s Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a convicted felon who stated:

    “Mosques are our barracks, domes are our helmets, minarets our bayonets, and believers our soldiers.” BTW – He won a landslide victory back in 2002 and Turkey is still considered to be the most “moderate”