Bülent Yıldırım, the president of the Turkish Islamist IHH (Humanitarian Relief Foundation) NGO called in an October 13, 2023 public address posted on the IHH YouTube channel for a "blockade" on Israel, retrieving the Turkish ambassador from it, and closing its embassy there. He called on the American people to protest the "fascist, racist, apartheid American regime." Yıldırım said that Israel would drown in a "spoonful of water" and the United States and England cannot save it. When he quoted U.S. Secretary of State Blinken, who said that he has come to Israel "as a Jew," the crowd booed and jeered. Yıldırım repeatedly asked the crowd whether they are ready to become martyrs, and they responded with loud cheers.
In May 2010, Bülent Yıldırım led an IHH "Gaza Freedom Flotilla" onboard the MV Mavi Marmara, which was raided by Israeli navy commandos.
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"The Fascist, Racist, Apartheid American Regime – I Am Calling On The American People To Take To The Streets Against It[;] We Urgently Need To Close The [Turkish Embassy In Israel] And Call Back Our Ambassador"
Bülent Yıldırım: "The fascist, racist, apartheid American regime – I am calling on the American people to take to the streets against it."
Crowd: "Allah Akbar! – Allah Akbar!"
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Yıldırım: "A blockade of Israel should be implemented. An ambassador cannot be appointed to this terrorist organization. We urgently need to close the embassy and call back our ambassador.
"Israel Will Drown In A Spoonful Of Water; America Cannot Save You; England Cannot Save You"
"Israel, you will drown in a spoonful of water. America cannot save you. England cannot save you. The U.S. Secretary of State has landed in Israel.
"As soon as he arrived to visit his illegitimate child he said: 'I am not just the U.S. Secretary of State. I also come here as a Jew.'
"It is true. Saying 'I am coming here as a Jew' means: 'I am a Jew who approves of the bombing of innocent children, I am a Jew who approves of the killing of women.'
"Let The TV Networks Broadcast This; My Brothers, Are You Ready For Martyrdom?"
"Send your ships, send your soldiers, but this reckoning will not wait for the afterlife. There is such an explosion of anger here, and the fire in the eyes of the baby in the cradle will give us all the soul, strength, passion, and resistance we need."
Crowd: "Allahu Akbar! Allahu Akbar!"
Yıldırım: "Now, let the TV networks broadcast this. My brothers, are you ready for martyrdom? Are you ready for martyrdom? Are you ready for martyrdom?"