Islamists 'staking claim' with Maryland 'cultural center'
On his visit to a new Turkish-funded mosque in Lanham, Md., Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erodogan said his government chose the site because of its location in â€śfree territory.â€ť
He said when he attended the groundbreaking of the 15-acre, $100 million mega-mosque that the Turkish-American Cultural Center likely will become â€śthe largest and most striking examples of Islamic architecture in the Western hemisphere when finished in 2014.â€ť
But those seemingly innocuous words are alarming to a number of analysts, including former Palestinian operative Walid Shoebat, who says the West doesnâ€™t realize the significance of what Erdogan was saying.
Shoebat said Erdoganâ€™s true mission is to claim the land for Islam, and the evidence is in his words....
This is a good article. Quite a few years ago, maps in Turkey still show all the countries that the Ottoman Empire controlled are still shaded in green. Turkey plans to take them back. Nor should one forget Cyprus, q.v., Turkey in Cyprus vs. Israel in Gaza. Note, Turkey still has not gotten out of Cyprus.