‘Erdogan is openly calling for re-establishment of caliphate in Turkey’
The President of Turkey is openly calling for the re-establishment of the Islamic State, the restoration of its ancient borders and the conquest of Jerusalem, said the President of Frontier Alliance International (FAI) mission, Dalton Thomas.
“When the world wakes up from the corona hangover, we will face the resurrected Caliphate,” Thomas said in a Twitter post.
His remarks came after the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan reconsecrated the Hagia Sophia, a UNESCO world heritage site and museum, as a mosque.
In July, nearly 1,500-year-old monument was controversially declared open by Erdogan for Muslim worship after a top court ruled the building’s conversion to a museum by modern Turkey’s founding statesman in the mid-1930s to be illegal.
In a recent speech, Erdogan said the “resurrection of Hagia Sophia” represents “the footsteps of the will of Muslims across the world to come out of the interregnum,” and the “reignition of the fire of hope of not just Muslims, but … of all the oppressed, wronged, downtrodden and exploited.”
Thomas has described the development as crushing and destruction of the secularist Turkey.
“This is an Islamic revival taking place inside Turkey. This is the crushing, destruction, dismantling and the deconstruction of secularist Turkey moving the country back to its original formation as an Islamic state that controls the Middle East,” he said.
Caliphate is an Islamic state under the leadership of an Islamic steward with the title of caliph.
Even though Erdogan has been democratically elected, he has behaved in an increasingly autocratic fashion and has little patience for European-styled secularism.
Thomas said the FAI has been very critical of both the Obama administration and the Trump administration for the empowering and tolerance of Turkish expansionistic ambitions in the Middle East that for all intents and purposes is jihad.
“There are people in very influential positions in the US state department who are very loyal to Turkish regional ambitions in the Middle East for their own personal gain. This is a significant problem,” he said.