” For example, the separatist Catalans did not want to see Muslims first, then Syrians, then Roma people and lastly the Spanish.
Since then, not only has Austria experienced aggressive slogans directed blatantly against Muslims, the leadership under Heinz-Christian Strache specialized in creating the Muslim enemy as the new target.
After the visit by TIKA, assisted by First Lady Emine Erdogan, where 1,000 tons of aid was delivered to the Rohingya Muslims who had fled violence, President Erdogan raised the issue at the UN General Assembly claiming that the international community has remained silent once again “just like it did in Syria.
000 ton of aid to the Rohingya Muslims.
Recalling the support extended by the Muslims of South Asia during the Turkish War of Independence, he said: “Turkey would always be the development partner of Pakistan.
The Turkish and Arab interchange mainly falls within the paradigm of Islam and the main reference point are the Ottomans, since both are Muslims and share a common political and social history.
There are other variables, of course; during Edgar Morin’s childhood Jews were the target of the far right, now it’s Muslims.
What are the consequences for European Muslims and Turks in the future? As I mentioned previously, this decision is not a unique one but a part of politics that began to dominate Europe in a number of areas.
Some scholars, most prominent among them Edward Said, had long recognized the connection between the language of hatred directed at Muslims and Jews, but it is only very recently that the phrase, “Islamophobia is the new antisemitism” and others like “Muslims are the new Jews” became part of ordinary discussion in the media, in the blogosphere, and around the dinner tables of the Western world.