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January 13, 2015 10:21 am

‘Mossad Inflames Islamophobia by Causing Such Incidents:’ Anti-Semitic Ankara Mayor Blames Paris Terror on Israel

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Ankara Mayor İbrahim Melih Gökçek, a close ally of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, accused Mossad of being behind the terror in Paris. Photo: Twitter

The openly anti-Semitic mayor of Ankara, the capital of Turkey, has engaged in another ugly tirade against Jews, blaming the Israeli intelligence service Mossad for last week’s deadly terrorist attacks in France.

Ibrahim Melih Gökçek, a member of President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s ruling Justice and Development Party, told a youth congress on Sunday that Israel was angry with France for having voted in favor of Palestinian statehood resolution at a United Nations Security Council meeting last month.

“Israel certainly doesn’t want this sentiment to expand in Europe. That’s why it is certain that Mossad is behind these kinds of incidents. Mossad inflames Islamophobia by causing such incidents,” Gökçek said, according a report in the Turkish newspaper Zaman.

“Palestine being recognized as a state is why these [attacks] have taken place,” the mayor concluded.

As The Algemeiner reported yesterday, Erdoğan himself is also leaning towards conspiracy theory as a means of explaining the Islamist terror that has gripped France. “French citizens carry out such a massacre, and Muslims pay the price. That’s very meaningful … Doesn’t their intelligence organization track those who leave prison?” the president said at a joint news conference with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas. Erdoğan also lashed out at Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s presence at the Paris unity rally on Sunday, asking, “How can a man who has killed 2,500 people in Gaza with state terrorism wave his hand in Paris, like people are waiting in excitement for him to do so? How dare he go there?”

Erdoğan, whose prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu was dispatched to the Paris rally, did not condemn any of the Islamist terrorist atrocities in France last week, nor offer his condolences to the families of the victims.

Like his master Erdoğan, who has a long track record of anti-Semitic statements – including the claim made at the height of last summer’s war in Gaza that Israel is “worse than Hitler,” – Gökçek has made no secret of his loathing of both the Jewish state and the Jewish community in Turkey.

Last June, he blamed protests in Istanbul’s Gezi Park on the “Jewish Lobby” in America. The following month, Gökçek declared that the Israeli embassy in Ankara “will be taken… The despicable murderers’ Consulate has to be kicked out of Turkey. We do not want an Embassy in Turkey of the murderers!”

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  • We may as well admit it. The Jihadis were radicalised by Naturei Karta in special training camps in Meah Shearim. Al Qaeda, ISIL. Hezbollah, Hamas and UKIP [surprise!] are financed by a charity run by Satmar. There you have it, the |Turks have found out.

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  • Mitchell Abrams

    You really want to stir the pot?. Remind everyone that Jordan is Palestine circa 1948.

  • Barbara Mitzner

    If Israel hadn’t been invaded and attacked in 1971. There wouldn’t even be a Gaza issue. It’s the Arabs fault this is all happening. Israel has the right to defend itself.

  • #Send Rosie Pizza

    The normal people of turkey see through this baloney. He says these terrible things to curry favor with the fanatics to cement his base.

    Historically the people who wanted to destroy us wound up getting destroyed.

    Erdogan will one day get what he has coming to him. It will be a happy day when the Iranians or the Saudis or the egyptians put him in his place … sheol

  • Elisabeth Wolf

    Israel’s self-defense against Hamas-terrorism be declared as state terrorism? Erdogan and his compratiots in spirit believe to talk to stupids. BDS has spread the same “message” already one day after the massacre. Did all these disturbed preachers honestly believe that the terrorists would be prepared to seve Mossad? Grace Allah that Al Kaida has confirmed their order for the terror acts meanwhile.

  • Harvey

    Turkey will eventually go the same way as the Arab states ie up in smoke . It’s only a matter of time . Ataturk is dizzy spinning in his grave .

  • RobiMac

    These people are so dumb. Palestine is not a state, never was. And Israel has the righto be angry when someone is trying to take something that is theirs. Then, dipstick Erdogan says something really stupid like conspiracy theories are a means of explaining islamist terror gripping France? Anything to take the focus off the real reason which is the French have allowed the muslims to move in and pretty much take over.

    I don’t care if it’s a single person or a nation of people. When you do stupid things, you deserve whatever happens to you.

  • judithg

    why is this pos still alive? throw his dead carcass into a pig sty or a hog pen and let him rot there.

  • Bill

    I wonder how Mr. Gokchek feels about the Armenians.

  • Bill

    Better blame the Jews quickly before the world can’t stand listening to your hatred and garbage and realize how many lives you monster have cost. Paris sickened the world and nobodies fooled who’s door step this lands on.

  • steven L

    And Turkey remains in NATO!!!! While inflaming and spreading hate against the West. A few people in Turkey deserve a bu…t in their anencephalic heads.

  • Bill

    Thier is an illness in the land.

  • Nolan

    Here’s another secret Mossad conspiracy you probably won’t be willing to publish: They stole the green cheese that used to make the moon a darker color than it is now. They’re using it to make soilent green to feed the sharks they’re training to attack any swimmers who have goldfish at home.

  • nelson marans

    Unfortunately the mayor of Ankara with his anti-Israel comments is only echoing the policy of the Turkish government under Recep Tayyip Erdogan. Turkey is no friend of Israel under its present regime and has joined hands with Hamas and the Muslim Brotherhood. The U. S. should reevaluate its current friendly relations with that nation.

  • Danny

    I can’t believe these people have the nerve to continue to blame a Nation that has existed for such a long time of crimes against humanity. Really?? Have the children of men all around the world lost there mind? So your saying that these mass murderers ( Islam terrorist) have the right to carry out mass casualties all around the world with out being rebuked and yet your twisted little minds are some how blaming Israel for what defending themselves? Shame on all who think any type of terrorism is okay and can be tolerated. The real infidels’ are those who are following these sick people. Bless Israel and all the inhabitants.
    Shalom. Peace

  • Shalom-Hillel

    Turkey under Erdogan is going through a time of feverish, uncontrollable anti-Semitism. Erdogan is apoplectic with it. He is trying to undo all the progress that Atatürk brought to the country and will increasingly isolate Turkey with his islamist agenda. He is dragging Turkey into the orbit of the chaotic Arab states and will be alienating the non-Muslim world increasingly. The question now is whether Turkey can remain in NATO.

  • Larry Barnes

    I heard a rumor that Mossad was behind the assassination of Abraham Lincoln, or maybe not? When will this Islamic stupidity ever end, I think I know the answer to that question.

  • Just leave it to an Islamic JACK ASS to blame the murders in Paris on Israel. The murders are the FAULT of the Muslims who sit on the side and do nothing to stop these MURDERS.

  • Fritz Kohlhaas

    Perhaps Erdogan had a hand in it!?

  • David

    While the rubbish spouted by this Turkey may upset folks, especially Jews, we should rejoice that these turkeys are destroying investor confidence, tourism, international relationships and Turkey’s standing in the eyes of the world. We should also rejoice in as much as these turkeys have destroyed their EU entry chances. We should support Kurdish separation from this odious regime and kick them out of Cyprus. Finally, let us now confront these Holocaust deniers and Jew haters over their Armenian genocide. There is no need to coddle these fools any longer.

  • I did not see one jew kill anyone, did you?

  • RR

    Akin to the ridiculous blood libels, just more and more lies from the propaganda of anti-semites. They just make it up as they go along. Wasn’t it Hitler, Yemach Shemo, who said that ‘If you tell a big enough lie and tell it frequently enough, it will be believed.’ Well, here you go. The anti-semites are spewing the big lies…

  • Joel

    It starts with Jews but doesn’t end with them (Simon Wiesenthal)

  • shosh

    It’s time for ALL the Jews in Turkey to leave that Anti
    Jewish, Muslim country. Since Erdogan took over, Turkey has become an enemy of Israel and the Jews. There was a
    time when it was friendly to them, but not any more. Please Jews leave to Israel, before it is too late for you.

  • JudeoNimh

    Ankara is a sister city of Washington DC.

  • Mossad did 911
    • Ron

      Why would Algemeiner allow this troll and schizophrenic anti-Semite to post his 500-plus-page Holocaust revisionist screed without first checking what he was posting? Freedom of speech is not an absolute, constitutional or inherited right when it comes to libel. What didn’t the Algemeiner’s editors get when they saw “Mossad did 911” on this vagabond’s page?

    • G Bern

      Liar. Ignoramus.

    • You are a very emotionally disturbed individual… you are blinded from the truth by your hate.

    • Paul Winter

      The fiction by Butz was discredited years ago. Quoting him discredits any comment you make. Indeed it is laughable; a Holocaust denier’s historical revision adduced in support of a jihadi Turk’s conspiracy theory. Are you for real?

    • Stan Nadel

      Another Jew hating swine raises their ugly head.

  • charlie johnson

    What? Canst thou say all this and never blush? Shakespeare!!

    • Varda Denning

      The week before death came to people unexpectedly for the simple reason of holding a pen.
      Like vultures the terrorists came to cause mayhem and destruction to innocent men
      Innocent was the men that never killed a human with his pen
      Innocent was the man who went to buy a cholla for the chabath
      Innocent was the man who wanted to buy a candle for his Friday night
      Maybe it is not right to mock a religion but it is worse to kill for it
      Who did they kill a father to his son a hero to his brother a brave men to his nation and a son to his mother

      Radicalized they had said on the radio

      How one could be radicalized when a man knows that all religious routes lead to one God.
      How can they he be radicalized when his language is filled with words of peace salam salimate and istislam are a just a few words of peace in Islam.
      What a tragedy that men are taught to live with hate and misery and a twisted ideology.
      This tragedy will always be in our minds.
      Freedom of speech and expression will not be banned