Thursday, February 28, 2013
Obama's BFF Turkey’s Erdogan Calls Zionism A “Crime Against Humanity” at UN Conference
Obama's BFF Turkey’s Erdogan Calls Zionism A “Crime Against Humanity” at UN Conference.HT: IsraelMatzav.(UNWatch).GENEVA, February 28, 2013 – UN Watch expressed shock over anti-Jewish remarks delivered by Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan at a UN summit for tolerance, and urged UN chief Ban Ki-moon — who was present on the stage yet stayed silent — to speak out and condemn the speech. The Geneva-based human rights group also called on Erdogan to apologize, and hoped US President Obama would press him to do so. Speaking yesterday before a Vienna forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, a UN framework for West-Islam dialogue, Erodgan called Zionism, the movement founded in 1897 for Jewish self-determination, a “crime against humanity,” likening it with anti-Semitism, fascism, and Islamophobia. click here for Turkish news report.
“We remind secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that his predecessor Kofi Annan recognized that the UN’s 1975 Zionism-is-racism resolution was an expression of anti-Semitism, and he welcomed its repeal.”
UN Watch urged all members of the Alliance’s High Level Group, including Archbishop Desmond Tutu, “to denounce remarks that fundamentally contradict the very purpose of a forum supposedly dedicated to mutual tolerance.”
“Erdogan’s misuse of this global podium to incite hatred, and his resort to Ahmandinejad-style pronouncements appealing to the lowest common denominator in the Muslim world, will only strengthen the belief that his government is hewing to a confrontational stance, and fundamentally unwilling to end its four-year-old feud with Israel.”
US Secretary of State John FN Kerry is due to meet with Erdogan in Ankara on Friday. Does anyone believe these remarks will even be a topic of conversation? Surprise me.... Please....
Hmmmm.....The 'man' Obama calls his 'personal friend'.Read the full story here.
Erdogan: 'Those that hate 'them' we must love'.