..that Modern Turkey was among one of the first countries
worldwide to recognize the State of Israel in March 1949, less than
a year after its declaration of independence, and has been Israel’s
one of the closest allies since its creation?
..that dictator Mustafa Kemal made a funny law called "Hat Law"
which required the citizens of Turkey to wear English hats in
public, and over 200,000 Muslims were brutally executed on gallows
because they refused to do so or preached against it; and that the
same law is still part of Modern(?) Turkey's Constitution (Article
..that it is still a crime to criticize
dictator Mustafa Kemal in Turkey and there are laws in Turkey currently in effect which criminalize those who speak up against
Mustafa Kemal's ideology or reforms?
"The overthrow of the Sultan resulted in the establishment of new more secular nationalist government, under Mustafa Kemal.
Of course, Mustafa Kemal himself was born in Salonica and was from a Donme(h) family of Jews. His embracing of Freemasonry
occurred in 1909 and even the wikipedia acknowledges under its 'list of Freemasons' that Mustafa Kemal was a member of the
Rissorta Lodge (Number 80) of Salonica."
Wikipedia - List of Freemasons
How Dictator Mustafa Kemal and Secular Kemalists Destroyed Islam in Turkey
Turkey is gradually regaining the global attention it once enjoyed
albeit for different reasons. The main international focus has been on
Turkey’s EU entry talks which began in October 2005 on joining the European Union (EU). But the subtler and the less pronounced is the revival of Islam in Turkey despite nearly 90 years hostile secular Governments.
Although today Turkey seldom figures in Muslim or Islamic discourse,
it was for five centuries the center of the Muslim world, until that
fatal day, March 3rd, 1924, when Mustafa Kemal Pasha Ataturk abolished
the Caliphate -office of the successors to prophet Muhammad, the supreme
politico-religious office of Islam, and symbol of the Turkey sultan’s
claim to world leadership of all Muslims—was abolished.
Today 98% of Turkey’s population is officially Muslim but the
proportion of practicing Muslims is as low as 20%. However unlike in
Europe where church attendance gradually fell in Turkey it is the result
of a systematic attempt to constrain and weaken Islam by successive
Kemalist secular governments and the military.
The hostility towards Islam began in early 1920s. A military commander, Mustafa Kemal Pasha led the Turkish War of Independence to
form the Republic of Turkey as the successor state of the defunct
Ottoman Empire. For this Mustafa Kemal became very popular and adored by
all Turks. Thereafter he became the first President of the Republic of
Turkey. The Turks venerated him so much he was given the name ‘Atatürk’,
meaning Father of the Turks, (honorific name formally presented to him by the Turkish Grand Assembly in 1934.)
But Mustafa Kemal Pasha Ataturk was no ordinary leader. He was an
astute statesman and strewed strategist. He didn’t express to the public
how he would develop Turkey until he got the power to execute his
vision (i.e. not until he was President of Turkey.)
Then Atatürk carefully constructed and deployed a master plan, today known as the Kemalist ideology
or Kemalism. Believing in this strategy Ataturk and his associates
started to publicly question the value of religion and held the view
religion was not compatible with modern science and secularism was
imperative for modernity.
Thus Ataturk regime began step by step to implement the Kemalist
ideology with a radical reformation of the Turkish society with the aim
of modernizing Turkey from the remnants of its Ottoman past. In line
with their ideological convictions the Ataturk government abolished
Islamic religious institutions; replace the Shariah law with adapted
European legal codes; replaced the Islamic calendar with the Gregorian
calendar; replace the Arabic script which was used to write the Turkish
language with the Latin script and closed all religious schools.
In addition Ataturk took over the country’s 70,000 mosques and
restricted the building of new mosques. Muftis and imams (prayer
leaders) were appointed and regulated by the government, and religious
instructions were taken over by the Ministry of National Education.
Mosques were to preach according to the Ataturk’s dictates and were used
to spread the Kemalist ideology.
For Sufi Muslims it was worse. Atatürk confiscated Sufi lodges,
monasteries, meeting places and outlawed their rituals and meetings.
According to Ataturk modernity was valued and represented as not
wearing any religious dress or being non-religious. So he ordered what
cloths Turkey’s citizens should wear. The traditional garb of local
religious leaders was outlawed. The fez (Turkish hat) was banned for men
and the veil and hijab (headscarves) were discouraged and restricted
Atatürk and his colleagues even wanted to Turkify Islam. They ordered
Muslims to use the Turkish word Tanri instead of Allah for God and use
the Turkish language in Salaath (the 5 times prayers) and Azaan (the
call for prayers). These preposterous changes deeply disturbed the
faithful Muslims and caused widespread resentment, which led in 1933 to a
return to the Arabic version of the call to prayer.
After some time the Atatürk regime moved towards more extreme
measures. Ataturk prohibited religious education. The existing mosques
were turned into museums or used for the regimes secular purposes.
The faithful Turkish and Kurdish Muslims be they Sunni, Shia or Sufi
were powerless against Mustafa Kemal Ataturk’s regime and his military.
But they tried to resist the oppression and even led rebellions. But he
was too strong for them and Ataturk suppressed the rebellions after
massive bloodsheds. (e.g. Seyh Sait rebellion in southeastern Turkey
which claimed nearly 30,000 lives before being suppressed had its roots
in religious grievances.)
Mustafa Kemal Ataturk died in 1938. After that some of his
preposterous laws were revoked by his successors due to their harshness
and the fact that Islam was always a strong force at the popular level
despite the suppression.
Since then there have been occasional calls for a return to Islam.
But the secular governments and military true to the Kemalist ideology
have managed to suppress them. Amidst this environment in the 1980s a
new generation of educated, articulate and religiously motivated leaders
emerged to challenge the dominance of the Kemalist political ruling
elite. By their own example of piety, prayer, and political activism,
they have helped to spark a revival of Islamic observance in Turkey.
But the Turkish military and the state bureaucracy are infiltrated
with (Kemalist) secularists and act as the guardians of Ataturk’s
reforms and work to preserve Kemalism and weaken Islam. This situation
has gradually led to a polarization of the Turkish society and today Turkey remains as someone observed a ‘torn society’.
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Truth About Mustafa Kemal & Crypto Jews Who Run Turkey
"Long before the 'cultural revolution' of Communist China, and starting before the Bolshevik Jews of Russia destroyed
Christianity and Christians in the Slavic World, the Donmeh (the Secret Jews of Turkey), and especially Mustafa Kemal
(Ataturk), tried very hard to strip Turkey of its religion and of its culture. It is vital to World Jewry to prevent
the Muslims of Turkey from taking back their nation and their faith, and aligning themselves with their Muslim neighbors."
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nineteenth century, from Hasidism, to Reform Judaism, to the
earliest Masonic circles and revolutionary idealism. The Sabbatean
"believers" felt that they were champions of a new world [order]
which was to be established by overthrowing the values of all
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