Sunday, 13 June 2010

Erdogan and the IHH

This Jerusalem Post article highlights yet further the extent of the jihadist danger posed by Turkey and its leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan, who must never be allowed to formally join the European Union.

A report released last week by the Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center (ITIC) said new details have emerged which show how approximately 40 operatives from the Turkish IHH organization carefully prepared their violent ambush on the Israeli commandos who boarded the Mavi Maramara ship, and acted with the full backing of the Turkish government - who were apparently unmoved and uninterested by IHH's proven links to al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups.

The IHH operatives were armed with knives, axes and other weapons, communicated with one another using walkie talkies, set up a control room onboard the ship, and maintained close ties with Erdogan, the report said. In addition, the Mavi Maramara ship was purchased by the IHH from a major shipping company owned by the Istanbul Municipality, which is run by the ruling AKP party.

The ITIC said its report was based on an initial analysis of statements taken from passengers onboard Mavi Marmara after it was towed to the port of Ashdod last week, as well as findings from computers seized by the IDF from IHH members.

More details at the link provided.

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