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“Islamic NATO” As New Step Toward Ottoman Empire Revival

PanArmenian.net
July 28, 2012

Islamic NATO as a new step towards Ottoman Empire revival
The new organization first targets the Arab world, which Turkey is eager to attract under the “democracy protection” cover
Karine Ter-Sahakian

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It should be noted that “Islamic NATO” first of all targets the Arab world, which Turkey is eager to attract under the “democracy protection” cover. This “democracy” was quite apparent in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt; tragically, Syria is following the same path.

“Islamic NATO” will definitely never lack funding: Saudi Arabia and Qatar will gladly undertake the financing of this formation, despite a certain theological discrepancy between Sunnis of the Gulf monarchies and Turkey.

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Turkey is trying to become a more active player in the Near East, voicing ideas which then appear to be alarming, if not dangerous. The complete failure of its foreign policy pushes Ankara to seek new ways of implementing “neo-Ottomanism”. This, first of all, assumes the endorsement of a caliphate and restoration of the following title:

“Sultan (given name) Khan, Sovereign of the House of Osman, Sultan of Sultans, Khan of Khans, Commander of the Faithful and Successor of the Prophet of the Lord of the Universe, Protector of the Holy Cities of Mecca, Medina and Jerusalem”, et cetera, et cetera.

This was not just a detailed listing of the sultan’s titles. A huge army that conquered vast territories in 400 years including Mecca and Medina, now under the rule of the Al Saudi dynasty, was of major importance for the Ottoman Empire. Establishment of a new caliphate needs an army as well – united Islamic forces, if possible.

Mustafa Kamalak, chairman of the Turkish Saadet (Felicity) Party voiced this idea in Morocco last week. Saadet is the hardline wing of the former Turkish Refah (Welfare) Party, the moderate Eurocentric wing of which is now Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP). Kamalak declared that “Islamic NATO” and Islamic peacekeeping forces need to be established urgently.

“Today’s events in Islamic countries again prove that the former Turkish PM Necmettin Erbakan was right in his urging the creation of Islamic peacekeeping forces. We heartily welcome the awakening in Islamic states and pray for their success. Still, the Western states are trying to benefit from it. We must first push forward unity and integrity, rather than our conflicts,” Kamalak noted.

Former prime minister of Turkey Necmettin Erbakan is known as the author of the “universal caliphate” concept. Ideologically, the caliphate is based on Islam, while its martial aspect relies on an independent military-political bloc. Erbakan named this bloc the “Islamic peacekeeping forces” and its supporters “Islamic NATO”. The North Atlantic Alliance is facing hard times now; meanwhile, Turkey is increasingly gaining weight, entitling it to come up with such statements. No doubt, Azerbaijan will be the first to join an Islamic NATO in case it does emerge. Baku will definitely attempt to thus settle its issues; otherwise, it will lose a second Karabakh war as well if it relies on its own resources.

It should be noted that “Islamic NATO” first of all targets the Arab world, which Turkey is eager to attract under the “democracy protection” cover. This “democracy” was quite apparent in Libya, Tunisia and Egypt; tragically, Syria is following the same path.

“Islamic NATO” will definitely never lack funding: Saudi Arabia and Qatar will gladly undertake the financing of this formation, despite a certain theological discrepancy between Sunnis of the Gulf monarchies and Turkey.

However, these obstacles can be overcome: monarchies, particularly Saudi Arabia dominated by the Wahhabi branch of Islam, will hardly insist on the Sunnism they practice.

The new structure will also try to move away from the West and just ignore Iran. The West may also welcome the new bloc, hoping it will help settle the Syrian and Iranian issues. In a word, everybody will be happy.

Just one minor note: is the Arab world willing to see Turkey take the lead of their united forces? History hints the answer is negative. The thing is that the ideas Ankara is coming up with every now and then may once become a reality. So, one has to rely on Saudi Arabia and Qatar in this. Formal support to Erdogan with his sultanic aspirations is one thing, while tolerating, so to say, such a leader of the Islamic world is quite another.

Saudi Arabia’s kingdom rightfully believes this to be its prerogative and is not going to step down as yet. “As yet” being the key phrase here…

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  1. Michael
    July 28, 2012 at 10:15 pm

    As for “Islamic NATO will never lack funding: Saudi Arabia and Qatar will gladly undertake financing of this formation……”, not for a long for they both grossly exaggerated their finite oil and gas reserves for a couple of hundreds of millions of barrels. Saudi Arabia is already facing internal turmoil with military crackdown of Shia Muslim uprising in the Eastern Provinces north of Bahrain, another hot trouble spot with the same type of a conflict lasting longer than the one in Syria.
    Vast majority of subjects are extremely poor with no basic human rights. Division between Sunni and Shia Islam in Saudi Arabia is not only IDEOLOGICAL but Socio-Economic one with elements of CLASS WARFARE between the PRIVILEGED HAVE ALL and SERVANTS/SLAVES having NOTHING!
    Turkey will regret aggression against Syria for the simple fact: Over 25 Million Kurds will
    eventually get STATEHOOD, liberating their lands in South-Central and South -Eastern Turkey, despite the GENOCIDE that Turks were committing with total impunity for over
    50 years!
    Revival of Ottoman Empire, dream on!

  2. joseph
    July 30, 2012 at 2:28 am

    Your views are fluad in so many ways. You act as though China and Russia are never up to no good. I have to wonder how you would fare living in china or russia?

    • richardrozoff
      July 30, 2012 at 10:03 pm

      Assume you mean me as manager of the list and not the author of the article you’re replying to, who doesn’t mention Russia and China.
      It is not those two nations but the U.S. that has divided the entire planet into six military commands and six naval fleet areas of responsibility and which has waged wars in and against the former Yugoslavia, Afghanistan, Iraq and Libya over the past thirteen years.
      I believe that is any sensible person’s definition of being “up to no good.”

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