Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his loyalists in Germany have successfully exploited the Chinese coronavirus lockdown to justify broadcasting the Islamic call to prayer from their hundreds of mosques. Referred to as the Adhan, the Islamic call to prayer shows “power and control over a country.” This is just one more victory in Erdoğan’s plan to Islamize Europe, seize control and ultimately re-establish the Ottoman Empire.
The Turkish Islamic Union for Religious Affairs (DITIB) is an umbrella organization that controls more than 900 mosques in Germany. DITIB is nothing more than an arm of the Turkish state. The DITIB controlled mosques comprise the majority of those blasting the Adhan across Germany.
The DITIB charter states that it is “linked to the Turkish government’s Directorate of Religious Affairs (Diyanet).” The Diyanet answers directly to Erdoğan, employs imams, writes sermons, and issues fatwas. In addition, it sets the theological guidelines of what is being preached in all of their mosques in Germany.
Assimilation is a crime against humanity
The Diyanet sends Turkish imams to DITIB mosques to influence their congregants to not assimilate into Europe and push Erdoğan’s agenda. While in Cologne, Germany, Erdoğan himself urged Turkish immigrants not to assimilate and called the assimilation of migrants in Europe “a crime against humanity.” Erdoğan’s DITIB imams have been caught reporting dissidents to Turkey’s Embassy in Germany.
Some two-thirds of Germany’s 4.5 million Muslims are of Turkish origin, representing the largest Turkish community outside Turkey and Germany’s largest immigrant group.
In this RAIR exclusively translated video, Erdoğan makes clear that Turkish controlled mosques in foreign countries are military outposts for his loyal soldiers:
In Erdoğan’s latest display of influence in Germany, DITIB mosques successfully lobbied to broadcast the Adhan from loudspeakers to “boost the morale of Muslims” in times of the coronavirus pandemic.
Mili Görus (Turkish for “National Vision”) and DITIB were granted the ability to blast the call to prayer from a mosque in the middle of Germersheim, Germany. Milli Görüs is an influential Islamic movement strongly opposed to Muslim integration into European society. The two Erdoğan-backed groups could secure approval from CDU (Christian Democratic Union) Mayor Marcus Schaile. Not surprisingly, the CDU party is led by German Chancellor Angela Merkel.
In this RAIR exclusively translated video, a local citizen laments the impact of the intrusive and disruptive nature of the adhan. This citizen questions how these “anti-constitutional, anti-semitic” groups which “reject democracy” are rewarded and “permitted to demonstrate their power in Germersheim’ five times per day, seven days a week:
Another DITIB mosque, the Sultan Ahmet mosque in Berlin, can be heard broadcasting the adhan during the coronavirus lockdown:
In 2017, German media outlet ARD exposed the DITIB mosques and their troubling influence within Germany, revealing major fifth column activities. In addition, they uncovered hateful preaching against the West, Jews, Christians, and anti-assimilation sentiments.
Watch the RAIR exclusively translated expose from ARD below:
For many years, Germany partnered with Erdoğan’s DITIB in integration matters and even provided it with millions in state funding. Still, after multiple controversies ranging from the indoctrination of pre-schoolers with Islamic propaganda to the exposure of a Turkish imam spy ring that extended across Europe, DITIB has come under well-deserved scrutiny. While the DITIB has not been receiving taxpayer-funded money, it continues, however, to benefit from the support of local and regional politicians. For example, a CDU mayor and other local mayors have allowed these prayers to be broadcast throughout their communities.
But, more must be done to stop what is just another piece of Erdoğan’s stealth campaign to spread Islam across the world. The neighboring church that proposed the mosque to issue the call to prayer naively views it as an act of solidarity. Erdoğan, however, understands that it is just one more tiny step towards the long-term dominance he is ultimately pursuing in re-establishing the Ottoman Empire.
Islamic supremacists like Erdogan use psychology on those they aim to conquer. For example, they know it’s essential to make people in the West accustomed to hearing the call to prayer. If heard often enough, it no longer sounds out of place and instead becomes as routine as hearing church bells ringing. The same concept applies to seeing women walking the streets in burkas or watching as the halal sections of grocery stores slowly begin to occupy more and more space. These seemingly small concessions are strategic wins in his larger battle.