Who would ever have thought we’d see a time when the media, Democrats, and establishment Republicans would suddenly mark Turkish president and de facto Muslim Brotherhood leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan as the most dangerous threat to the world? For once, I actually agree (mostly) with their feigned outrage, except that I’m truly outraged by Erdogan. If Republicans were smart, they’d call the Democrats’ bluff on their new anti-Erdogan crusade and ban his government from spreading poison on our soil.
If Erdogan is now the biggest threat to global security because of his actions in the Syrian civil war, then shouldn’t we be more concerned with his subversion activities in our own country by a factor of a million? Thus, Democrats most certainly would want to prevent Erdogan from radicalizing Muslims living in America and investigate the organizations with ties to his government, right?
On April 2, 2016, Erdogan officiated at the inauguration ceremony of the Diyanet Center of America (DCA), the largest mosque in North America, located in Lanham, Maryland. Some of the top leaders of the Muslim Brotherhood organizations were in attendance and pictured with Erdogan. Where does the name Diyanet come from? The mosque’s website states that it “works in full cooperation with the Religious Affairs Directorate of the Republic of Turkey (Diyanet).” In other words, it is Erdogan’s largest foothold in America, controlled through his religious affairs office. Erdogan spent $100 million on that mosque.
So, let’s get this straight: The Turkish government agency that doesn’t allow Christians and Jews to practice freely in Turkey is allowed to fund religion in America? The media practically wants to go to war with Erdogan, but doesn’t seem to be bothered by this.
Which scenario is more likely to cause the next 9/11 – a change in the Syrian civil war overseas or Erdogan funding radical anti-American sentiment in American mosques? To quote the 9/11 Commission report, “Terrorists cannot plan and carry out attacks in the United States if they are unable to enter the country.” It’s not the terrorist fighters in Syria locked in a multi-pronged civil war that threaten us; it’s those we bring into the country who are radicalized by people like Erdogan and the Muslim Brotherhood organizations he supports.