Monday, 9 July 2012

Europe's Economic Woes Explained: No Turkey

The propaganda of the Muslims and their apologists grows ever more absurd. In this preposterous article in the Huffington Post, the presumably Muslim Zaman Stanizai argues that Europe's economic woes can be explained by the fact that it has failed to let Turkey into the European Union.
The Turks found an answer in the cause and clause of its European rejection and turned to the Muslim East where its economy thrives along with its many welcoming trade partners. Had Europe treated Turkey fairly and admitted it into the Union, its formidable growth engine would have pulled Europe out of such doldrums. Erdo─čan's prophecy at Oxford is coming true in suggesting that "Turkey represents a burden-relieving dynamic for the EU."
Not content with this absurd claim, he goes on to assert that Spain lost its superpower status because it kicked out the Muslims.
Europe's religious bigotry has also resurfaced in Spain, whose economy, like that of Greece, was saved by the EU's bank bailout, but where Muslim immigrants get targeted for the Spanish police "arrest and fine" quotas. Lest they forget that it was the Reconquista and Inquisition campaigns scaring away the best and the brightest that lead to the decline of Spain as a European superpower.
Source: Huffington Post

Of course this is nonsense too. The Reconquista, completed in 1492, ushered in the golden age of Spanish history.

But the propaganda keeps coming. And, in the public sphere, only the multicultists and the Muslims have a voice. Our dissent is confined to the fringes of blogs and comment sections. Even there, the truth is outlawed. I posed a comment politely disagreeing with the author on the Huffington Post site. Censored out.

It is, fundamentally, the practice of censorship that illustrates the moral and intellectual bankruptcy of the left. Ideas that cannot survive strong dissent do not deserve to survive. It was the experience of censorship on the Guardian website that originally inspired my own transition from left to right when I saw perfectly reasonable comments come under the censor's scythe.

As a side note, I've noticed that the Huffington Post posts a lot of pro-Turkish propaganda. Isn't that weird, considering it's owned by a Greek?

Sunday, 8 July 2012

Turkey Determined to Improve Ties with Paris

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country was determined to improve bilateral relations with France.

"We have deep-rooted and historical ties between Turkey and France, and our both countries are committed to move relations forward in a visionary and positive spirit," Davutoglu told a press conference in Paris after a bilateral meeting with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius on Thursday.

Davutoglu said there would be more frequent high level talks between the two countries’ officials and their parliaments, adding that cooperation would be also be boosted in many regional issues.

Davutoglu said France had become "more positive" over Turkey’s European Union accession bid, adding that he had called for the removal of France’s blocking on five policy areas in Turkey’s membership negotiations and that France was likely to assume a more positive stance in that respect.

The Turkish FM said Turkey had lifted sanctions it started imposing on France after a row in January over a French legislation that made it illegal to deny Armenian allegations on the incidents of 1915 in Ottoman Turkey.

The law was later annulled by France’s top constitutional authority.

Davutoglu said Turkey was set to open two consulates in Bordeaux and Nantes as well as a culture center in Paris.
Source: TurkishPress

Meanwhile France's new president Hollande has confirmed that he still intends to fulfil the commitment he made during the campaign to introduce a law criminalising denial of the Armenian Genocide. Should be interested.