Monday, April 16, 2012

War of Words: Geert Wilders vs. Abdullah Gül

Turk leader an "Islamist, Hamas friend," and Armenian Genocide denier

From Dutch News Expatica.com "Turkish President calls Wilders islamophobe" April 14:
Turkish President Abdullah Gül has called Freedom Party leader Geert Wilders an islamophobe. In an interview with Dutch mass-circulation daily De Telegraaf, President Gül said Mr Wilders represents an extreme voice, which feeds radicals.”

He continued, saying because of Wilders “a negative us-against-them climate is developing in the whole of Europe, which is laying the foundation for ethnic religious discrimination.” Nevertheless, the president said he would shake the hand of the leader of the anti-Islam party if he met him.

President Gül is in the Netherlands on a three-day trip in the coming week to mark 400 years of relations between Turkey and the Netherlands at the invitation of the Dutch government.
Wilders responds via BlazingCatFur blogspot:
“Turkish humour: Christian-teaser, Kurd-basher, Hamas-friend and Islamist Gül complaining about tolerance.”
Further... commenter at Blazing Cat:
Wilders left out "Armenian Genocide Denier"

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