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Christian Bible publishers in Turkey murdered by throat-slitting jihadists.
Which way, Turkey? Update: 17 hurt in election violence Update: Secular opposition losing Update: A promise from Erdogan
Parliamentary elections: Submission or resistance?
Robert Spencer reports.
Three workers at a Christian publishing house in Turkey had their throats slit. Robert Spencer notes the whitewashing of those who have attacked the publishing house in the past. They’re…“nationalists.”
Breathe a small sigh of relief: A Turkish court on Tuesday acquitted a writer of insulting the country’s founder amid calls from the European Union to change repressive laws curbing freedom of expression. Ipek Calislar had been charged with the crime of insulting Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in a biography. It was the latest of dozens […]
Looks like Pope Benedict XVI is safe so far. Via Breitbart.com: He began his first visit to a Muslim country Tuesday with a message of dialogue and “brotherhood” between faiths, and Turkey’s chief Islamic cleric said at a joint appearance that growing “Islamophobia” hurts all Muslims… … The pope is expected to call for greater […]
Thousands and thousands take to the streets in Turkey to demonstrate against rising Islamic influence over the government: About 12,000 Turkish secularists marched in the capital on Saturday to protest against what they see as a rising Islamist influence under Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan’s government, Anatolian news agency said. The demonstrators, who represented 112 non-governmental […]
Ten Brits hurt in Turkish holiday resort. BBC: Ten Britons have been injured after three explosions hit a holiday resort in Turkey, the Foreign Office has said. The blasts happened in the past few hours at the coastal resort of Marmaris. At least one appeared to be on a bus, witnesses said. All ten injured […]
…for not wearing a head scarf.
Jim Geraghty, blogging in Turkey, sends along breaking news: BOMBING OF TURKISH RIOT POLICE IN ISTANBUL Crap. CNN: “The blast took place at an Internet cafe frequented by police officers from the nearby local headquarters of Istanbul’s riot police.” Three guesses as to what the local riot police have been doing lately. Turkish television is […]
Father Andrea Santoro, Requiescat In Pace I noted the murder of Italian Catholic priest Andrea Santoro over the weekend and followed up yesterday with news that a witness heard the alleged murderer shout “Allah Akbar.” Now, a culprit has been caught. And the motive is reportedly–you guessed it–the Muhammad Cartoons: Turkish security forces arrested a […]