Erdogan: European Headscarf Ban ‘Started a Clash Between the Cross and the Crescent’ reports: “In addition to his customary invective against European governments for refusing to allow his ministers to rally Turkish expatriates behind him, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that the EU’s new ban on headscarves in the workplace would launch ‘a struggle between the cross and the crescent.’

‘Where is the liberty of religion? They have commenced a struggle between the cross and crescent. There is no other explanation than this. I am saying this clearly: Europe is heading toward the days just before World War II,’ said Erdogan, as rendered by Hurriyet Daily News.

Euractiv transcribes Erdogan’s quote as, ‘The European Union’s court, the European Court of Justice, my esteemed brothers, have started a crusade struggle against the crescent,’ which would be even more incendiary. Jihad and Islamist groups perpetually accuse Western powers of conducting another ‘crusade’ against Muslims.

‘Shame on the EU. Down with your European principles, values, and justice,’ Erdogan told his supporters…”

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