I am seeing some really awful apologist arguments defending rulers like Erdogan, absolving him of his criminal silence over Syria whilst he firefights in Israel - shameful is putting it lightly!
They totally miss the points being made:
- Erdogan has been filtered by a secular Turkish elite, allowed into power as someone who will not disrupt the political status quo - all his policies retain Turkey's historic trajectories with little having changed under his rule aside from rhetorical flourishes.
And if that isn't enough Allah categorically condemns these secular nationalistic elites in a number of verses:
"Whosever does not rule by what Allah has revealed are the fasiqun... zalimun... kafirun..." (5:44-47)
You expose the treacheries of Sisi, Salman, Abdullah, Sharif or Zardari and most Muslims see the reality.
You expose the treacheries of Erdogan and you get the same old excuses:
1. "You don't know Turkish politics."
Really? Ok, so tell us since you do. What's this secretive x-factor that changes everything.
2. "You don't know what difficulties Erdogan faces."
Fine. Enlighten us with these difficulties and how they justify the otherwise unjustifiable.
3. "The Arab rulers are worse."
4. "So which Muslim ruler is better than him?"
None. But they are not the standard of judgment.
5. "You're an enemy of Erdogan. He's got enemies everywhere."
6. "Erdogan has done a lot of good: a,b,c..."
That must mean all his bad is forgiven or somehow justified?
7. "He's taking things slowly. The Turks are very secular because of Ataturk so he's working slowly and covertly for Islam."
He advocates secularism himself. How do you know he has a secret agenda for Islam? ...[silence...]
C'mon people. Time to wake up and smell the coffee.
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