Billboards displaying Quranic verses calling for Muslims not to take Christians and Jews as friends were spotted in the Turkish city of Konya earlier this week.

Konya is well-known as Turkey’s most culturally conservative city. In last March’s local elections, Islamist Justice and Development Party (AKP) garnered more than 70 percent of the vote.

“Do not take the Jews and the Christians as allies. They are [in fact] allies of one another. And whoever is an ally to them among you – then indeed, he is [one] of them. Indeed, Allah guides not the wrongdoing people,” the posters say, citing Quranic chapter five, verse 51.

To the side of the Quranic quote are a cross and a star of David with bloodstains.

The posters are believed to have been put up by Islamist organizations. Below the Quranic verse are the logos of AGD and MGV, two organizations that are affiliated with the Islamist Saadet Partisi (Felicity Party) – a party which belongs to the notorious Millî Görüş movement, SCEPTR reports.

Millî Görüş has been referred to as one of the “the leading Turkish diaspora organizations in Europe” and has also been described as the largest Islamic organization operating in the West.

The billboards were eventually removed following widespread outrage.

A spokesperson for the city has said that the municipality’s AKP administration was not responsible for the contents of the posters.

Garo Paylan, a representative for the HDP party – a party represents the Kurds and other religious minorities in Turkey – said that he would be presenting that issue to the Turkish parliament.

Turkey, a country that is 98 percent Muslim, is home to between 200,000 to 320,000 Christians, and close to 12,000 Jews.

5 thoughts on “Turkish billboards: “Don’t take Jews and Christians as friends””
  1. The same rationale applies to themselves too, i.e., other Muslim countries. The U.N. Is mum on this rabid statement, I wonder why?

  2. TRUMP claims to be the best friend ISRAEL ever had. Where is his outrage. I forgot TURKEY is his friend.

  3. Time to cut Turkey from NATO. Turkey has in it possession F-35As, even though the pilots and maintainers are at Luke AFB. Turkey’s acquisition of the S-400 from Russia could help in gathering Data for the Russians. If the JSF makes it to Turkish soil we can only hope. I imagine the Chinese would also be very interested in the Dats also.

  4. Which bible of the three Abrahamic faiths of the Torah, Gospels and the Koran, which is worse for Jews, the third Islam.

  5. It will not be long before the same signs will be all over the highways in this country because Obama and Congress has made sure this country was filled with illegals who hate Jews and Christian people and they have the nerve to call Trump another Hilter. Just shows the stupidly of people who don’t know a damn thing about history or better yet have more money than brains. I hope people don’t expect the government to be there for them when the shit hits the fan? And I can’t wait because all those bobble heads in Congress think they will be protected and they turn on them. Maybe then this country will wake the hell up and see they let it happen.

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