Urging return to ‘nation’s glorious past,’ Erdogan slams Turkey’s LGBT movement

Chris

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Urging return to ‘nation’s glorious past,’ Erdogan slams Turkey’s LGBT movement
Following protests at university campuses across country, president says members of community ‘commit acts of vandalism’
By AFP
1 February 2021

ISTANBUL, Turkey– Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday lashed out at Turkey’s LGBT movement, accusing it of “vandalism” and distancing his party’s youth from its cause. Erdogan’s nationally televised comments came after Turkish police detained four people over the weekend for depicting Islam’s holiest site with pictures of the LGBT rainbow flag during a student protest. Students staged more protests at some Turkish university campuses after Erdogan’s latest politically incendiary remarks. "We will carry our young people to the future, not as the LGBT youth, but as the youth that existed in our nation’s glorious past,” Erdogan said during a televised video linkup with members of his ruling AK Party. “You are not the LGBT youth, not the youth who commit acts of vandalism. On the contrary, you are the ones who repair broken hearts,” he said.

more.............. https://www.timesofisrael.com/urgin...ous-past-erdogan-slams-turkeys-lgbt-movement/
 

SafReb

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wasn’t the ottoman a long lasting effect of Mohammed though?
Islam started with the Arab tribes, it is why the holy sites relating to Mohammed are in Saudi Arabia. After the death of Mohammed, Muslims conducted series of conquests following Muhammad's death that led to the creation of the caliphates.

The Ottoman empire was initially part of the eastern leg of the Roman Empire. The monarchs had absolute control until the Caliphates in the 12th century which ended 1924. The Caliphate was used to conquer nations for about 500 years

After 1924, Turkey, though still considered majority as Muslims, the nation became a secular state.

The Islamic / Arab nations are now once again controlled by absolute monarchs with Islam as the uniting force.

Erdogan wants to change that and become the ruler of Islam and the "spiritual" successor to Mohammed.

Caliphate means the "politico-religious successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a leader of the entire Muslim world". Erdogan's call for Caliphate infuriates the Saudis who feel that they are THE successors to Mohammed.

But don't let their animosity towards each other fool you nor the differences between the Shiites and Sunnis. Muslims will always support each other against Israel and Western powers; the "infidels" or "dogs" as they catergorised.
 

borrowedtime

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Islam started with the Arab tribes, it is why the holy sites relating to Mohammed are in Saudi Arabia. After the death of Mohammed, Muslims conducted series of conquests following Muhammad's death that led to the creation of the caliphates.

The Ottoman empire was initially part of the eastern leg of the Roman Empire. The monarchs had absolute control until the Caliphates in the 12th century which ended 1924. The Caliphate was used to conquer nations for about 500 years

After 1924, Turkey, though still considered majority as Muslims, the nation became a secular state.

The Islamic / Arab nations are now once again controlled by absolute monarchs with Islam as the uniting force.

Erdogan wants to change that and become the ruler of Islam and the "spiritual" successor to Mohammed.

Caliphate means the "politico-religious successor to the Islamic prophet Muhammad and a leader of the entire Muslim world". Erdogan's call for Caliphate infuriates the Saudis who feel that they are THE successors to Mohammed.

But don't let their animosity towards each other fool you nor the differences between the Shiites and Sunnis. Muslims will always support each other against Israel and Western powers; the "infidels" or "dogs" as they catergorised.

that’s kinda what my point was though.

Muhammad was 600 (ish) AD so 12th Century is not far off as far as Muslims gaining control and they dominated there for a LONG time.

So when they say the glorious days of Turkey it was probably meant under Shariah law
 
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