The Islamic concept of martyrdom involves killing Infidels and being killed in the process, as in this Qur’an verse:
“Indeed, Allah has purchased from the believers their lives and their properties, for that they will have Paradise. They fight in the cause of Allah, so they kill and are killed.” (Qur’an 9:111)
“One user said it was the state’s duty to protect children, not to ‘kill’ them. Another said: ‘you don’t wish death for a child, you never say: “God willing.”‘”
You don’t, that is, unless you’re a true believer, intent on restoring Turkey as an Islamic state and even as the seat of the caliphate — and it is increasingly clear that is what Erdogan’s agenda is.
“Turkish president criticized for speaking of martyrdom for small girl,” Associated Press, February 27, 2018:
ANKARA, Turkey — Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has come under criticism for telling a small girl dressed in a military uniform that she would be honoured if she were “martyred” for Turkey.
Erdogan spotted the weeping-and-saluting 6-year-old Amine Tiras while delivering a speech at his ruling party’s congress in the city of Kahramanmaras on Saturday, and had her brought on stage.
After trying to comfort the girl by kissing her on both cheeks, Erdogan told the crowd: “She has the Turkish flag in her pocket. If she becomes a martyr, God willing, this flag will be draped on her.”
Some people were appalled and took to Twitter to criticize the president.
One user said it was the state’s duty to protect children, not to “kill” them. Another said: “you don’t wish death for a child, you never say: ‘God willing.”‘…
EDITORS NOTE: This column originally appeared in Jihad Watch.