Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the terrorist group Hamas -- whose latest atrocity involved shooting an Israeli school bus with an anti-tank weapon -- is actually a political party.
"Let me give you a very clear message, I don't see Hamas as a terror organization. Hamas is a political party -- it emerged as a political party that appeared as a political party," Erdogan told Charlie Rose, adding: "it is a resistance movement trying to protect its country under occupation."
And naturally, because it is a "political party" -- presumably because its members occasionally put down their guns to develop new legislation to make it easier to jail Palestinian women, gays and apostates -- it ought not to be criticized.
Just to be clear, here is what Erdogan says about the Kurdistan Worker's Party "resistance movement" that targets Turkish military personnel and civilians:
I say here very clearly, they will not win. They will gain nothing. They will melt away in their own darkness … they will drown in their own blood.
The hypocrisy is mind-numbing....More >>