IHH Leader Yildirim: “We Will Not Hesitate to Sacrifice Shaheeds to Achieve the Flotilla’s Objective”

May 19, 2011
“A Muslim,” he continued, “cannot be defeated by oppressors and infidels…The day we agree to be the slaves of the west [is the day] we taste defeat. That is the situation in Iraq, Afghanistan and Chechnya, but with the help of Allah, we will not permit it in Palestine…If the owners of Al-Quds are Muslims, control of the world will be in Muslim hands.”

IHH leader Bülent Yildirim in a Channel 5 telephone interview. The picture was taken during the Mavi Marmara flotilla (hasturktv.com website)

He claimed that after the events of the Mavi Marmara, contributions to IHH increased, making it possible for the organization to enlarge the humanitarian assistance it sends [to the Gaza Strip]: “If in the past we sent assistance worth $10 million, with the support of the contributors, this time we will send assistance [will be worth] $100 million.

…Piece Activist…

As the world gears up for Freedom Flotilla 2, the latest waterborne rescue convoy for the beleaugured Palestinian enclave of Gaza, it seems a good time for a review of certain pertinent facts:

  1. There is no humanitarian crisis in Gaza
  2. Even before the first “Freedom Flotilla”, there was no humanitarian crisis in Gaza
  3. Gaza has a higher standard of living than Egypt
  4. Israel supports democracy both for itself and for all nations of the Middle East
  5. Hamas attacks pro-democracy protesters
  6. Israel’s blockade of Gaza is perfectly legal, “according to the law of blockade which was derived from customary international law and codified in the 1909 Declaration of London”
  7. Some of the main organizers of these flotillas are radical Islamist IHH terrorists in league with Al Qaeda
  8. Gaza flotilla participants have chanted about killing Jews
  9. Before boarding the Mavi Marmara, the IDF politely warned those on board that they were approaching a naval blockade and offered escort to a port where aid could be unloaded. The response: “Shut up, go back to Auschwitz” and “We’re helping Arabs go against the U.S., don’t forget 9/11.”
  10. Those terrorists and their thuggish “humanitarian aid worker” friends tried to murder Israeli personnel with iron bars, knives and five-on-one beatings (so much for peaceful civil disobedience)
  11. If the flotilla organizers really, really want to get their aid into Gaza (and don’t want to put the stuff on Israeli trucks that already ship in tons of material goods every day), they could just dock at Egypt. The military junta in charge of the newly, er, democratic country has decided that it’s a good idea to fling open the border to an Islamist terror statelet (What could possibly go wrong?).