Turkey’s Jihad Against Kurds

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Ali Erbas leads the prayer
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The head of Diyanet, the Turkish religious office, Ali Erbas announced that in connection with Turkey’s attack on the Kurds living in Efrin/Afrin in Syria, they will be reciting the Sura of Victory in Mosques, Al-Fath [48], reports the Turkish daily Hurriyet.

For years, we have been fed by orientalists that the greater jihad means first of all fighting the internal enemy and weaknesses.

In the discussion on this subject, anyone who stresses the importance of armed jihad, is pushed by apologists to the corner of „Islamophobes”, as Islamic jihadists are supposed to be only a margin of degenerates who do not understand the true Islam.

Meanwhile, one of the largest Muslim countries, until recently a hope for Islamic democracy, as part of its attack on the Kurdish-inhabited areas of Syria, refers to the Surah in which material goods are promised to the fighting Muslims. Speech is also about those who refrain from fighting and about the punishment that will befall them:


[48:11] The sedentary Arabs who stay behind will say, “We have been preoccupied with our money and our families, so ask forgiveness for us!” They utter with their tongues what is not in their hearts. Say, “Who can protect you from GOD, if He willed any adversity for you, or if He willed any blessing for you?” GOD is fully Cognizant of everything you do.

[48:12] You secretly believed that the messenger and the believers will be defeated and never come back to their families, and this was firmly established in your hearts. You harbored evil thoughts and turned into wicked people.

[48:13] Anyone who refuses to believe in GOD and His messenger, we have prepared for the disbelievers a hellfire.

[48:14] To GOD belongs the sovereignty of the heavens and the earth. He forgives whomever He wills, and punishes whomever He wills. GOD is Forgiver, Most Merciful.

[48:15] The sedentary who stay behind will say, when you are expected to collect spoils of war, “Let us follow you to share in this!” They thus wish to alter GOD’s words. Say, “You will not follow us. This is GOD’s decision.” They will then say, “You must be envious of us (for staying behind).” Indeed, they rarely understood anything.

The Test for Early Generations

[48:16] Say to the sedentary Arabs who stay behind, “You will be invited to face powerful people and to fight them, unless they submit. If you obey, GOD will reward you with a generous recompense. But if you turn away again, as you did in the past, He will requite you with a painful retribution.”

[48:17] The blind is not to be blamed, the crippled is not to be blamed, and the sick is not to be blamed. Those who obey GOD and His messenger, He will admit them into gardens with flowing streams. As for those who turn away, He will requite them with a painful retribution.

[48:18] GOD is pleased with the believers who pledged allegiance to you under the tree. He knew what was in their hearts and, consequently, He blessed them with contentment, and rewarded them with an immediate victory.

[48:19] Additionally, they gained many spoils. GOD is Almighty, Most Wise.

[48:20] GOD has promised you many spoils that you will gain. He thus advanced some benefits for you in this life, and He has withheld the people’s hands of aggression against you, and has rendered this a sign for the believers. He thus guides you in a straight path.

(English Version translated from the Original by Rashad Khalifa, PhD)

Sura Al-Fath was sent on the occasion of the peace treaty, which Mahomet signed with the Quraysh in Mecca, in the sixth year of the hijra.

Some of the prophet’s companions did not like it.

The revelation of Allah convinces them that the peace that allows pilgrimage to Mecca is a victory, but God promises in the future other victories and spoils, among others verse 20, according to many exegetes of the Koran, is to refer to the acquisition of the oasis of Khaybar, in which Jews were murdered.

In the context of the fight against Kurds, it is difficult here for any peaceful interpretation of reciting this sura in 90,000 Turkish Mosques.

Will it be recited also in Germany, in 900 Mosques financed by DITIB, subject to the Turkish authorities?

Could the fact that some of the Al-Fath verses could be summarized to: “Got mit uns” would indicate excellent integration?


Jan Wójcik


The Polish Original Turcja rusza na dżihad przeciw Kurdom


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