Turkey: Muslim cleric says giving Erdogan dictatorial powers is Islamic obligation, “no” voters are foes of Islam

You’d almost think that Hayrettin Karaman, leading theologian and issuer of fatwas, thought that democracy and Islam were incompatible, but that would be “Islamophobic.”

“Erdoğan cleric says voting ‘yes’ in referendum is Islamic obligation,” Turkish Minute, April 13, 2017 (thanks to The Religion of Peace):

Hayrettin Karaman, a leading theologian and issuer of fatwas, or religious edicts, for ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) circles and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, wrote in a column on Thursday that casting a “yes” vote in a referendum on April 16 is a fard, the Islamic term for a religious obligation…

Also published on Fenixx.org

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