Obama and others often invoke the Islamic State’s murders of other Muslims to support their claim that the Islamic State is un-Islamic. But since Islamic law mandates death for apostasy and heresy, this doesn’t establish their point. They burned these soldiers alive probably because they believe that they were involved in burning areas under Islamic […]
How did Mevlut Mert Altintas, the Turkish police officer who assassinated Russian ambassador Andrey Karlov, become a jihad murderer? He went to Turkish schools and underwent Turkish police training, both of which manifest a sensibility decidedly different from what one might expect in a supposedly secular republic. “We have nothing to do with salaries, money […]
What did Erdogan know, and when did he know it? “Russian ambassador’s assassin ‘guarded Recep Tayyip Erdogan,’” by Roland Oliphant, Telegraph, December 21, 2016: The Turkish policeman who murdered Russia’s ambassador to Ankara provided security to Recep Tayyip Erdogan on multiple occasions in recent months, a pro-government commentator has claimed. Melvut Mert Altintas, 22, served […]
The mainstream media all across the world reported everything that Altintas said as he murdered the Russian ambassador, except for that one statement. Why did they leave it out?
A Turkish police officer has murdered the Russian Ambassador to Turkey. What did Erdogan know? My latest in FrontPage: An off-duty police officer named Mevlut Mert Altintas, screaming “Allahu akbar” and making the raised index finger gesture that has come to be a signal of allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS), murdered Andrey Karlov, the […]
Putin said: This murder is clearly a provocation aimed at undermining the improvement and normalisation of Russian-Turkish relations as well as undermining the peace process in Syria promoted by Russia, Turkey, Iran and other countries interested in solving this conflict in Syria. Last month, Donald Trump and Putin held talks on the phone and indicated […]
The gunman who shot Andrey Karlov, Russia’s ambassador to Turkey, has been identified as a Turkish police officer Mevlut Mert Altintas. He was reportedly a “member of the special ops unit in Ankara.” According to eyewitness accounts, he was heard shouting: “We die in Aleppo, you die here” and “don’t forget Aleppo, Syria.” Altintas stood […]
Note, again, the one-finger Islamic State salute.
The Russian ambassador has died. Note that the assassin is making the one-finger-upraised signal that has come to signify allegiance to the Islamic State. It is widely rumored that Erdogan is actively supporting the Islamic State, so this could be taken in Moscow as an act of war against Turkey — and that could escalate […]
“The move was seen by German politicians as part of a larger change under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan away from secularism across Turkey.” Indeed. “German school in Istanbul cancels Christmas,” DW, December 18, 2016: Berlin expressed its dismay on Sunday that a German high school in Istanbul had canceled its Christmas celebrations. “We do not […]