PM Erdogan’s racist and antisemitic remarks!!


US and UN should to condemn Turkish Prime Minister.

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ארדואן מכנה את הציונות “פשע כנגד האנושות” בכנס של האו”ם

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Feb. 28, 2013  On February 27, 2013, speaking before a Vienna forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan called Zionism, the movement founded in 1897 for Jewish self-determination, a “crime against humanity.” He likened Zionism to anti-Semitism, fascism, and Islamophobia.
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 Click here now to urge U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry to use his visit to Turkey tomorrow to condemn the hateful remarks, and to call on UN chief Ban Ki-moon to also speak out.

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Dear U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon,

Dear U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry,

I urge you to strongly condemn the hateful and racist remarks by Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan, delivered before the 5th Global Forum of the U.N. Alliance of Civilizations, describing Zionism — the movement founded in 1897 for Jewish self-determination — as a “crime against humanity.”

Speaking yesterday, February 27, 2013, before world dignitaries — including before you, Mr. Secretary-General, along with numerous other high U.N. officials mandated to promote tolerance and human rights — Mr. Erdogan likened Zionism to anti-Semitism, fascism, and Islamophobia.

The remarks follow a marked pattern of similar, hateful and inflammatory remarks by Mr. Erdogan — including recent ominous statements by him and his foreign minister of Turkey’s readiness to attack Israel — all of which contravene the principles of human rights, tolerance and peace enshrined in the U.N. Charter, and, paradoxically, in the very goals of the U.N. forum in which he spoke.

Secretary Kerry, we urge you in your visit to Turkey tomorrow to convey an unequivocal message from the American people on this matter. When the Administration joined the Alliance in 2010, it said the group’s mission was “to improve understanding and help counter the forces that fuel polarization and extremism.” Yet this mission will be betrayed by silence in face of Mr. Erdogan’s words of hate.

Secretary-General Ban, we remind you that in 2004 your predecessor Kofi Annan recognized that the U.N.’s 1975 Zionism-is-Racism resolution was an expression of anti-Semitism, and he hailed its repeal.

Once again, I urge you both to strongly condemn these racist remarks which fundamentally contradict the very purpose of the U.N., and in particular the forum of tolerance in which they were made.

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Erdogan qualifie le sionisme de «crime contre l’humanité» à une conférence de l’ONU
Ban Ki-moon est resté silencieux, il doit s’exprimer

GENEVE, 28 février – UN Watch a été choqué par les remarques anti-juives prononcées par le Premier ministre turc Tayyip Erdogan lors d’un sommet des Nations Unies pour la tolérance, et a exhorté le chef de l’ONU Ban Ki-moon – qui était présent sur la scène et resté silencieux – de parler et de condamner ce discours. Le groupe de droits de l’homme basé à Genève a également appelé Erdogan à s’excuser.
Prenant la parole hier devant le forum de l’Alliance des civilisations à Vienne, un cadre institutionnel des Nations Unies pour le dialogue entre l’Ouest et l’Islam, Erdogan a qualifié le sionisme, mouvement fondé en 1897 pour l’autodétermination des Juifs, un “crime contre l’humanité», l’assimilant à l’antisémitisme, au fascisme et à l’islamophobie.
 «Nous rappelons au Secrétaire général Ban Ki-moon, que son prédécesseur, Kofi Annan, avait reconnu que la résolution l’ONU ‘le-sionisme-est-du-racisme’ de 1975 était une expression d’antisémitisme, et il avait salué son abrogation

UN Watch a exhorté tous les membres du groupe de haut niveau de l’Alliance – dont l’Archevêque Desmond Tutu, le Rabbin Arthur Schneier et le Professeur John Esposito – «de dénoncer les remarques qui sont fondamentalement en contradiction avec le but même d’un forum censé être dédié à la tolérance mutuelle
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L’utilisation abusive d’Erdogan de cette tribune mondiale pour inciter à la haine, et son recours au style de déclarations d’Ahmadinejad, faisant appel au plus petit dénominateur commun dans le monde musulman”, a déclaré Neuer, «ne fera que renforcer la conviction que son gouvernement s’en tient à une attitude de confrontation, et qu’il est profondément réticent à mettre fin à ses quatre ans de querelle avec Israël

See:Speech (video)

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Zionism is Crime Against Humanity
Ban Ki-moon Stayed Silent, Must Speak Out

GENEVA, Feb. 28 – UN Watch expressed shock over anti-Jewish remarks delivered by Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan at a UN summit for tolerance, and urged UN chief Ban Ki-moon — who was present on the stage yet stayed silent — to speak out and condemn the speech. The Geneva-based human rights group also called on Erdogan to apologize.

Speaking yesterday before a Vienna forum of the Alliance of Civilizations, a UN framework for West-Islam dialogue, Erdogan called Zionism, the movement founded in 1897 for Jewish self-determination, a “crime against humanity,” likening it with anti-Semitism, fascism, and Islamophobia.

We remind secretary-general Ban Ki-moon that his predecessor Kofi Annan recognized that the UN’s 1975 Zionism-is-racism resolution was an expression of anti-Semitism, and he hailed its repeal.”

UN Watch urged all members of the Alliance’s High Level Groupincluding Archbishop Desmond Tutu, Rabbi Arthur Schneier and Professor John Esposito — “to denounce remarks that fundamentally contradict the very purpose of a forum supposedly dedicated to mutual tolerance.”

Erdogan’s misuse of this global podium to incite hatred, and his resort to Ahmandinejad-style pronouncements appealing to the lowest common denominator in the Muslim world,” said Neuer, “will only strengthen the belief that his government is hewing to a confrontational stance, and fundamentally unwilling to end its four-year-old feud with Israel.”
Quotes of Erdogan’s Feb. 27, 2013 Speech to 5th UN Alliance of Civilization Global Forum, from Turkey’s

“In a similar fashion, I must state that rising racism in Europe is a serious problem for the Alliance of Civilizations Project,” Erdoğan said, adding that the “disrespectful” attitudes to Muslims in certain countries hurt consciences.
 “Aside from countries indifferent to Muslim countries, disrespectful attitudes toward Muslims living in certain countries continue to hurt consciences,” said Erdoğan.

“We witness very frequently the alienation of the ‘other’ in various countries instead of efforts to understand the culture and beliefs of the ‘other,’” he said.
 “Just like Zionism, anti-Semitism and fascism, it becomes unavoidable that Islamophobia must be regarded as a crime against humanity,” Erdoğan said, slamming politicians who use communication tools to deepen the gap between cultures.
 “Certain politicians’ defamation of a religion or a sect by mass communication tools only makes pre-conceived notions bigger and deepens the gap,” Erdoğan said.

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