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Where Did Obama’s Pal Erdogan Call Assimilation a “Crime Against Humanity” Before Thousands of Cheering Muslims?

In response to God Complex

My column this weekend is about the rape jihad in Germany and, specifically: What happens when the reality of a critical mass of assimilation-resistant Muslims crashes into the West’s Fantasy Islam? (Answer: Cologne happens.)

On that score, I was thinking of President Obama’s good friend, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s Islamic-supremacist President (for Life, no doubt), who has just moved into a $350 million palace befitting a would-be caliph. It was the Muslim Brotherhood darling Erdogan, among the world’s most influential Islamist public officials, who famously proclaimed that pressuring Muslims living in the West to assimilate is “a crime against humanity.”

I had forgotten, though, exactly where in Germany Erdogan (then Turkey’s Prime Minister) had given that 2008 speech. This report has the answer:

Turkish Prime Minister says ‘assimilation is a crime against humanity’ 

(11 Feb. 2008) Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has told Turks living in Europe that they do not need to assimilate into their host societies. Erdogan was addressing an audience of 20,000 Turks gathered in Cologne on Sunday. The audience included Turks living in France, Belgian and the Netherlands, as well as in Germany. 

“I understand very well that you are against assimilation. One cannot expect you to assimilate,” Erdogan told the crowd. He said, “Assimilation is a crime against humanity.”…

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