bergoglio not doing enough to support Islam according to muslim leader in Turkey
Connect the dots... (See below.)
Now that "the Islamic State" is threatening Turkey, the head of the Turkish muslims tries to blame the problem on Christians.
As long as "the Islamic State" was JUST brutally killing Christians the muslim leaders in Turkey were silent while the turkish government (and other Islamic groups) funded the Islamic terrorists and provided military arms and other support.
And now Turkey is caught in the backlash of their stupidity....
And now bergoglio is also caught in the backlash of his stupidity....
The only true peace is through Christ the King.
[H/T Eponymous Flower -- LINK]
Mehmet Görmez (born 1959) is the President of the Presidency of Religious Affairs (Turkish: Diyanet İşleri Başkanlığı, commonly known as Diyanet) and as such legally the highest level Islamic cleric in Turkey and the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus.
HEAD OF [Turkish] RELIGIOUS AUTHORITY RESPONDS TO POPE FRANCIS
"This problem ["Islamophobia"] cannot be resolved through the organization of interfaith football games or washing people's feet" said Görmez, who expressed that such actions are very ineffective even though they may have good intentions behind.
In Turkey, a late crackdown on Islamist fighters
... but for many months, the militants were able to grow in power partly by using the border region of a NATO member — Turkey — as a strategically vital supply route and entry point to wage their war.
Alarmed by the growing might of the Islamic State, Turkey has started cracking down.
But in a region engulfed by a broadening conflict, Turkey is also reaping what it sowed. It is engaging in border shootouts with rebels it once tactically aided. It is confronting spillover violence, a cutoff in its trade routes and a spreading wave of fear in Turkish towns...
During its push into the northern Iraqi city of Mosul in June, the Islamic State seized 80 Turkish hostages — including a gaggle of diplomats — 41 of whom are still being held. More than 1 million refugees have poured into Turkey since the start of the Syrian conflict, costing the government more than $3 billion. Billions more have been lost in business and trade across its borders with Syria and Iraq.
Yusaf, the Islamic State commander who traveled to Reyhanli [turkish town on the border with Syria] from Syria for an interview with The Washington Post, suggested that the group had the Turks to thank in part for its current success.
“We used to have some fighters — even high-level members of the Islamic State — getting treated in Turkish hospitals,” he said. “And also, most of the fighters who joined us in the beginning of the war came via Turkey, and so did our equipment and supplies.”
He conceded that the recent crackdown had made it more difficult to continue using Turkey as a supply route. But he added that the group had grown so strong in Iraq — where it won fast allies among the Sunni tribes — that it no longer needed to rely on the Turkish border.
“Now we are getting enough weapons from Iraq, and there is enough to buy even within Syria,” he said. “There is no real need to get things from outside anymore.”