Again when he was President Barack Obama’s favourite Muslim-world chief, Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan was routinely referred to as a “average Islamist.” Now any moderation is lengthy gone, because the tyrant’s despicable effort to consolation a crying 6-year-old lady made plain.
Whereas delivering a speech final weekend, Erdogan noticed little Amine Tiras saluting and crying within the crowd.
He introduced the lady onstage and kissed her on each cheeks earlier than telling the group: “She has the Turkish flag in her pocket. If she turns into a martyr, God keen, this flag can be draped on her.”
Hoping that youngsters will die for the trigger is a trademark of the very worst Islamists, as the worldwide social-media response famous.
Some on Twitter in contrast Erdogan to Hitler. One remark famous, “You don’t want loss of life for a kid, you by no means say: ‘God keen.’ ”
Andrew Stroehlein, the European director for Human Rights Watch, famous: “Glorifying youngsters’s deaths? Selling baby troopers? Sick.”
Erdogan has seized near-absolute energy in latest months, and his troops are actually on the march in Afrin in northwest Syria, assaulting Kurds who helped crush ISIS.
God keen, younger Amine will reside a protracted and completely satisfied life in a land free of tyranny.