"We're Going To Have To Do Something": Erdogan Warns Austrian Mosque Closures Could Lead To Religious War

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan blasted Austria's decision to close mosques and expel Turkish-backed Imams as anti-Islamic and promised a response, saying the measures announced by Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz could lead to a "war between the cross and the crescent." Erdogan's comments came a day after the Austrian government said it would expel up to 60 Turkish-funded imams and shut down seven mosques as part of a crackdown on "political Islam", leading to widespread fury in Ankara.

"These measures taken by the Austrian prime minister are, I fear, leading the world towards a war between the cross and the crescent," Erdogan said in a speech in Istanbul, suggesting that a return of the Ottoman Empire is among the many ambitious "to do" items in Erdogan's calendar: after all that was the last time the "crescent" decided to take on the "cross", and coincidentally, the Turkish ambitions reached as far as Vienna before the Hapsburgs crushed the Ottoman ascent.

Austrian Interior Minister Herbert Kickl of the far-right Freedom Party (FPOe), the junior partner in Austria's coalition government, said the move concerned imams with alleged links to the Turkish-Islamic Cultural Association - or ATIB - a branch of Turkey's religious affairs agency, Diyanet. Kickl said he suspects the organization of violating a ban on the foreign funding of religious organizations. A spokesman for Turkey's president said on Friday that the decision was "a reflection of the anti-Islam, racist and discriminatory populist wave in this country." At the time, Kurz claimed the decision was meant to fight radicalization and "parallel societies".

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Meanwhile, other conservative European leaders praised the move, including France's Marine Le Pen and Italy's Matteo Salvini. However, even Austria's opposition parties supported the decision, with the center-left Social Democrats calling it "the first sensible thing this government has done." Though Austria's Green Party argued that it could serve as propaganda for Turkey's government.

Speaking Saturday, Erdogan added that "they say they're going to kick our religious men out of Austria. Do you think we will not react if you do such a thing?" "That means we're going to have to do something," without specifying exactly what form Turkey's retaliation might take.

Roughly 336,000 people of Turkish origin live in Austria, including about 117,000 Turkish nationals. Relations between Austria and Turkey have been strained since the famous 2016 fake coup attempt against Erdogan.

Erdogan's tough words come ahead of a presidential and legislative election in Turkey set for June 24, with the Turkish economy on the rocks, inflation soaring, and the lira crashing.

The Austrian government has banned Turkish officials from meeting in Austria ahead of the vote.

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bigkahuna NidStyles Mon, 06/11/2018 - 08:24 Permalink

Do something then erdogan. Quit talking crap and do something. You can push people around in your own country - try doing it somewhere else. I will fly over to Austria just to take a shot at your thugs. I hope the Kurds get ahold of you and pay you back for all the illegal oil you bought from isis. You are a crook and a weakling.

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Teja Iwanttoknow Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:40 Permalink

Well at least I agree that this measure must be seen as a win-win action, with points won for the Austrian right wing party FPÖ as well as for Erdogan. Maybe a new way of co-operating for authoritarian politicians?

Wondering what the Trump/Kim pair will learn from this. Or the Kaczynski / Putin team?

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fleur de lis Teja Mon, 06/11/2018 - 17:35 Permalink

The biggest problem was the Austrians -- like everyone else -- belived in the lie that is multiculturalism.

That meant that the new Islamic residents of Austria were in a place where they did not have to acculturate to their new surroundings and indeed could colonize and Islamify their rapidly growing neighborhoods whilst being fed and housed by their Infidel feeders and caregivers.

Their legendary stupidity got the better of them -- they did not know when to stop.

In other words, they were abusing the common decency extended to them.

Unfortunately after all these years of being told that they were entitled to this and that, they never understood that they could push things to the point where they are being restrained because they are too stupid to control themselves.

Ergodan has proven himself a petulant pest and has created the thinking that will limit the entry of his co-religionists.

The Islamics had it all for free and ruined every advantage handed to them, and they have only themselves to blame.

 

 

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Think for yourself El Vaquero Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:45 Permalink

The Sahara was a lush ecosystem before white men. True story.

Just like feminists and modern commies; they can w​​hine against competence all they want - the dysfunction will be theirs. But when they threaten competence and make it serious, they won't even fathom how thoroughly it'll destroy them. Because they're too incompetent to model it.

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waspwench Manthong Mon, 06/11/2018 - 16:12 Permalink

It would be greatly to our advantage if Erdogan were "to force the moment to its crisis."

A war with Turkey would require the internment (maybe even the interrment  :)  ) of the islamic fifth column that is within our midst.   It would make Europe finally confront the elephant in the room that it's governments have been ignoring.   It would also mean that the problem was dealt with sooner rather than later, and that would be a huge advantage, because the longer it festers, the worse it will be to resolve at the final denouement.

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King of Ruperts Land ???ö? Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:24 Permalink

I'd say we have turned enough cheeks. So bring it on baby. Let's rumble. Now see how Christians fight a holy war! Death to terrorists! I urge you to seek Christ's mercy now, because when we rain death down upon you it will be too late.

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house biscuit King of Ruperts Land Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:31 Permalink

You ladies are nothing if not predictable

Can you not see that Islam is being used as a wedge so TPTB can consolidate their plans for world government?

Islam is not the enemy. Leftists are not the enemy. Blacks & jews are not the enemy

The only enemies that matter are the idiot bloodlines (along with their bankers & mercenaries) who play you like fools, every time- this being a good example

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El Vaquero house biscuit Mon, 06/11/2018 - 09:43 Permalink

The enemy of my enemy is my friend.  Until he turns on me. 

 

The EU wanted the immigrants to continue economic growth because EU birth rates are in the shitter.  Except they brought the third world with them and want the EU run like their home countries.  Wedge or not, they do not share the same views on how the world should work as you or as Europeans.  Yet they are in Europe, and many, many more are queued up to arrive.  If a mob boss tells a goon to show up at your doorstep and break your knees, you deal with the goon first, because that's the immediate threat. 

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general ambivalent house biscuit Mon, 06/11/2018 - 10:26 Permalink

Yes, for all the talk of 4D chess everyone can barely understand the rules of 1D tiddlywinks.

This is an obvious tactic to have human shields. A thug right-wing which is completely cut off from its traditions and will support the ziopuppets and banksters through vague platitudes.

These people are not allies in a crusade. Heck, there are hardly any true churches left in the West to begin with. You're just signing your own death warrant if you buy the globalist-nationalism cookies.

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Cloud9.5 house biscuit Mon, 06/11/2018 - 12:25 Permalink

It is a mistake to select a single element of a recurring problem and assert that single element out of a group of elements is the cause of the current crisis.  Bankers are part of the problem in that they line up to profit from every crisis. In the process, they exacerbate the crisis. These leaches are not the lone cause of this crisis.  Progressives are part of the problem in that they imagine a one world order without borders where everyone can be made equal.   Marxists are part of the problem in that they imagine that nations must be destroyed before their utopia can be realized.  The Jews are part of the problem because they wish to destroy whites out of revenge for the diaspora and the holocaust.   African and Middle Eastern over population are part of the problem.  Oil wars are part of the problem.  These converging forces created the refugee crisis.  And finally, Islam is part of the problem.

This is not the first time that Muslims have been outside the gates of Vienna.   It is not the first time they have rampaged through the south of France.  They sacked Spain.   Like it or not Europe is being forced back into its tribes.  It is time for Christians to recognize their common enemy. Oil and water will not mix.  What follows is genocide and ethnic cleansing.

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OliverAnd DeathMerchant Mon, 06/11/2018 - 14:44 Permalink

Islam is the enemy. It was created during a time when Christianity was the major religion in the Middle East and during a time when Greek ideology was practiced all the way to China. When Alexander the Great invaded lands all the way to India he did not discriminate on religious practices; he wanted people to speak Greek in addition tobtheir native language and practice free thinking. By doing both they were Greek citizens eventhough they may have had no Greek roots back in the various Hellenic States. Islam changed this as those practicing Islam could only use the Quran Arabic while the followers gave up their free thinking to be controlled by the Imams. These people practicing Islam today fail to revognize that somewhere down their family tree a member of their family was raped/killed and/or threatened to revert to Islam. The religion has false beginnings and continues to infect... but like all infections, either the organism develops into a symbiotic relationship or dies; if Islam does not change along with its followers then it will be eradicated or else humanity will die. Any humans left will simply be animals. Erdodog is the leader of a miasmatic nation.

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yvhmer bigkahuna Mon, 06/11/2018 - 11:52 Permalink

He is doing something:

He is exporting turks to Europe

He leaks other Muslim economic refugees via the Greek Islands into Europe

Occupying illegally northern Cyprus 

Is waging war illegally in Syria on the Kurds and was quite supportive of the kill all non Muslims Daesh,

Exporting trained religious political Imans to Europe. 

De facto, this guy follows Longshanks: if you can't get them out, breed them out / outbreed them. 

All he now has to do is close some Christian Churches and we are back in the 1920 with another purge. 

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