June 10, 2010 | National Review Online

Re: Coulda Fooled Me

Yes, Mark, it is improbable for Erdogan to say “It is not possible for those who belong to the Muslim faith to carry out genocide.”

That is especially the case now, as Erdogan is supporting Hamas and cozying up to Iran. As I note in my NRO column today:

Abdallah Jarbu, Hamas's deputy minister of religion, recently asserted that Jews “want to present themselves to the world as if they have rights, but, in fact, they are foreign bacteria – a microbe unparalleled in the world.” Jarbu thien offered this prayer: “May He annihilate this filthy people who have neither religion nor conscience.”

Jarbu is restating what Hamas's Iranian sponsors have been saying for years. Kayhan, the newspaper that speaks for Iranian Supreme Leader Ali Khamenei, recently called Israel a “cancerous tumor” that must be excised from “the Islamic Middle East.” The goal, Kayhan added, must be Israel's “total annihilation from the political geography of the region.”

But as Joseph Goebbels wrote:

“[W]hen one lies, one should lie big, and stick to it…”

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