Friday, February 06, 2009

Turkey's ruling party posting article denying holocaust on website, Antisemitism sky rockets

Report: Turkey's AKP party posts article denying Holocaust on website

At article denying the Holocaust was posted on Turkey's ruling party's website, Ankara's Radikal Gazetesi newspaper reported Friday.

According to the report, the AKP website titled the article "Palestine - The promised land" and said that since some of Adolf Hitler's aides were Jewish, the claims of mass murder of Jews were inconsistent with historical fact.

AKP - is that how Nazism is spelled in Turkish?

And now that they were busted, they're doing their best to conceal evidence:
Turkey's ruling AKP removes article denying Holocaust from its Web

An article that denied the Holocaust took place and defined Jews as "grasshoppers herd" was removed from the Justice and Development Party's (AKP) Web site, Radikal daily reported on Friday.

Turkey's ruling AKP removes article denying Holocaust from its Web The removal came after Radikal daily correspondent Tarik Isik made the discovery and contacted party officials before submitting his story on the issue.

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan came under fire from Jewish communities over his harsh criticism of Israel's operations in Gaza which left more than 1,300 people dead.

Erdogan says criticizing the Israeli administration is not an anti-Semitic act and his criticism did not target Jews or Israeli people, adding he sees anti-Semitism as a crime against humanity.

In another move to prove how non-antisemitic nazi Turkey has become:
Turkey probes Israel on 'war crimes' in Gaza

Ankara chief prosecutor's office says investigation following complaint filed by Islamic human rights organization against Peres, Olmert and Livni

Facts are facts, Turkey has become a scary-scary place: 'Scared to be identified as Jews'

A., a Jewish woman living in Istanbul, writes of difficulties faced by Jews following rising anti-Semitism in Turkey in wake of Gaza op

"Me and my friends in the Jewish community in Istanbul are scared to give out our names these days, fearing it might hurt us. We don't want to be identified as Jews.

"We are afraid to walk down the street, as the atmosphere is very tense. Slogans supporting the Palestinians and against Israel are plastered on walls everywhere, and Palestinian flags can be seen all around. A Palestinian flag was even hung opposite the great synagogue in the Neve Shalom neighborhood where the major bombing occurred.

"Anti-Israel graffiti has been sprayed on Jewish-owned stores and Judaica stores.

"We are very reluctant to get out of the house these days. On Shabbat the great synagogue stood almost empty. Many were worried that someone might hurt them, even though police security has been massively boosted.

Cross posted on Weasel Zippers

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