Reposted from MosaicMagazine.com
Remember that the number one growing charter school in America is Turkey’s Fetullah Gulen schools. Think too of the fact that tax dollars fund these schools, but they do not report to the local school boards. Needless to say, this is taxation without representation again! We fought a revolutionary war over this!
Expressions of sympathy for Palestinians, and concomitant condemnations of Israel, are a standard part of the rhetoric of the Turkish prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, who recently gave a pathos-laden speech about witnessing the raising of the Palestinian flag at the UN. Yet, writes Burak Bekdil, the Palestinian Authority has consistently declined to return the favor:
Without caring much about whether the Palestinians love the Turks, the Turks keep on loving to love the Palestinians. Political Islam has its many prerequisites. If one of them is unconditionally to hate Israel and the Jews, the other is an unconditional devotion to the “Palestinian cause.” Turkey’s leaders successfully fulfill both prerequisites.