There is a political storm raging in Turkey over the release of the leaders of a radical Islamic Kurdish group from prison.
Called Kurdish Hizbullah, the group is blamed for the torture and killing more than 100 people in its battle with the Kurdish separatist organization the PKK.
Kurdish Hizbullah, unrelated to the Lebanese Hezbollah, came to prominence in the late 1980s in southeastern Turkey. Some experts say its aim is to destroy the secular order and spread “true Islam” throughout the country, by force if necessary. However, strong claims have surfaced over the years that it was the state itself that established the organization to fight the PKK through illegal means, such as summary executions.
Lately, Kurdish Hizbullah began moving away from violence and set up numerous organizations providing charity for the Kurdish poor. At the same time, members began advocating its radical Islamic agenda.
The group now is believed to be one of the most powerful organizations in the predominately Kurdish southeast.
“Why is the prime minister not calling Hizbullah a terrorist organization? Could it be because of their partnership in the Southeast?” asked opposition politician Kemal Kilicdaroglu.
But Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan dismisses those accusations.
“To connect AKP with Hizbullah or any other terror organization is tactlessness and cowardice,” he said. “Where is the evidence?
Source; Voice of America Radio
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) is the political wing of the Turkish franchise of the Moslem Brotherhood, the mother organization founded in Egypt in 1928 which has the franchise of Hamas among the Palestinians and the Islamic Action Front in Jordan, as well as others.
That Erdogan and the AKP would be interested in releasing Islamic radicals who have carried out terrorist acts should not be a surprise to anyone. It is a nice coincidence for the AKP that these particular Islamic radical terrorists are enemies of the secular Kurdish parties like the PKK.
The Turkish government has been fighting the PKK in the southeast of the country for decades. If Erdogan can help the Islamic radicals among the Kurds gain dominance over the secular nationalist camp he can make peace with them and successfully end one of Turkey’s longest running internal conflicts.
This will make him a hero in Turkey, raise his stature in the Moslem world and gain him a powerful new ally all in one move. It would also remove the last distraction he has from focusing his full attention on his biggest ambition, leading the Islamic world in its great war against the Jewish State of Israel.
Israel’s enemies are gathering for the great effort which will bring all of her neighbors against her for the Gog Magog war prophesied about in Ezekial 38-39.
We must all pray for Israel’s leaders to be aware of the danger, and pray for the Believers in Turkey who will soon have to make a choice between standing with Israel and suffering greater persecution.
For thus says the LORD of hosts, “After glory He has sent me against the nations which plunder you, for he who touches you, touches the apple of His eye.
Written by Aaron