About IHH, the Turkish NGO that sent the flotilla to Gaza, here is what our counterterrorism magistrate, Jean-Louis Bruguière, has written about them, after one of his personal enquiries made with the help of Turkish policemen (1998):
"It appears that the detained members of IHH were going to fight in Afghanistan, Bosnia, and Chechnya... The essential goal of this Association was to illegally arm its membership for overthrowing democratic, secular, and constitutional order present in Turkey and replacing it with an Islamic state founded on the Shariah. Under the cover of this organization known under the name of IHH, [IHH leaders] acted to recruit veteran soldiers in anticipation of the coming holy war. In particular, some men were sent into war zones in Muslim countries in order to acquire combat experience. On the spot, the formation of a military unit was assured. In addition, towards the purpose of obtaining political support from these countries, financial aid was transferred [from IHH], as well as caches of firearms, knives, and pre-fabricated explosives."
An official review of the phone records from the IHH's office in Istanbul revealed two calls to the Bosnian Mujahideen Brigade unit headquarters in Zenica, five phone calls to a member of the Algerian Armed Islamic Group (GIA) based in London, and at least one call to Anwar Shaaban's notorious Islamic Cultural Institute in Milan, Italy.
The IHH's connections to international terrorism have even surfaced in sworn witness testimony in the U.S. federal court system. During the trial of attempted Millenium bomber Ahmed Ressam, noted French counterterrorism magistrate Jean-Louis Bruguiere took the stand and testified that IHH had played “[a]n important role” in Ressam's bomb plot targeting LAX. Under repeated questioning, Bruguiere insisted that “[t]here’s a rather close relation”: "The IHH is an NGO, but it was kind of a type of cover-up… in order to obtain forged documents and also to obtain different forms of infiltration for Mujahideen in combat. And also to go and gather[recruit] these Mujahideens. And finally, one of the last responsibilities that they had was also to be implicated or involved in weapons trafficking."
Of course, since 2003, "light" Islamists of the AKP now officially rule Turkey. Maybe it could explain why the attitude of its government has slowly changed towards organizations like IHH, from hostility (1998 report), to neutrality (2003), to direct contribution and support (2010).
The AKP has an agenda of course. But it is a clever one because it knows how to slowly unfold it, in fear that the Turkish Army and other nationalistic milieux might have reacted preventively. Now that they have neutralized the most active Kemalist movements (in 2008-2009), well, we can see more clearly where the AKP is really going, and where it is leading Turkey now.
As a matter of fact, IHH is considered to be ideologically close to the (unfamous) Muslim Brotherhood.
But anyway, I will ask Tcda:
1/ Do you think Islamism or similar movements like the Hamas will allow working classes to emancipate, and to eventually reach freedom of thoughts?
2/ To speak like Marx, is Anti-Semitism an "acceptable contradiction" within the People?
3/ Why are Troskysts often allying with such organizations?
4/ In the hypothesis that you could destroy Israel overnight, what should happen to Jews living there? And I'd like to have a REALISTIC answer. Remember that the FLN had promised not to take actions against Pieds Noirs after its victory and the independence of Algeria, and to integrate them. We eventually saw what really happened...
So, do you want to relocate the former Israelis in Uganda, in Madagascar, in Birobidzhan, in Algeria, in Poland or directly in Auschwitz?