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Thursday, 16 March 2017

Political Islam in Europe (3) - Look who's back

The Battle of Tours (732) - aka the Battle of Poitiers - was fought "against an army of the Umayyad Caliphate led by 'Abdul Rahman Al Ghafiqi, Governor-General of al-Andalus". This battle happened only a hundred years after establishing Islam (632). The Christian Crusades (1096 - 1291) were probably a delayed Western response to the early threat of political Islam.

The Battle of Vienna (1683) was fought "against the invading Muslim Ottoman Empire and its vassal and tributary states. The battle marked the first time the Commonwealth and the Holy Roman Empire had cooperated militarily against the Ottomans, and it is often seen as a turning point in history, after which "the Ottoman Turks ceased to be a menace to the Christian world". (Wiki)

During World War 1, the Turks joined Germany (sic!), Austria and Hungary "by carrying out a surprise attack on Russia's Black Sea coast on 29 October 1914" (Wiki). The end of WW1 also brought defeat and dissolution of the Turkish Ottoman Empire. Due to the post-WW1 partitioning of the Ottoman Empire, Turkey lost the following territories: Algeria, Balkans, Egypt, Iraq, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Palestine, Syria and Tunisia (see map).

The 11 March 2017 Battle of Rotterdam will probably not even make it into Dutch history books. Still, all these battles do have a common denominator: the political Islam. 

The political Islam is a combination of 2 out of the 7 Belief systems, being Politics and Religion. Money, the 3rd Belief system in the Power domain, typically follows the winner. The accumulation of Money, Politics and Religion in the Power domain of the 7 Belief system is usually a warning for an emerging (military) conflict. 

The Turkish President has provoked Europe by campaigning in Europe for a significant increase of his power in the 16 April 2017 Turkish constitutional referendum. It should be stressed that Turkish law forbids foreign campaigning (eg, DPAVK). Essentially, Turkey abuses the European right of free speech to minimise similar constitutional rights in Turkey.

The Turkish response to the 2017 Battle of Rotterdam is intriguing. The Turkish President accused the Dutch government of behaving like Nazi Germany and being a banana republic (eg, FT). Such comments relate to the Turkish President's victim role and his use of reverse psychology and projection to cope with reality.

The scary part is that his comments also reflects his own thinking. The Turkish President already treats European countries as Turkish vassal and tributary states. A successful Turkish referendum will create a Turkish autocracy that is likely to result in a resurgence of the Ottoman Empire.

The current Turkish situation reminds me of the years 1930 - 1939 when an Austrian rose to political power in Germany. He first established an autocracy, then a dictatorship, and ultimately fought for the resurgence of the Greater Germanic Reich.

Er ist wieder da, or in English: Look Who's Back (IMDb, Wiki).


Disclaimer: any perceived resemblance is just your imagination (and mine)