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Feb 17, 2024
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Speakers At Pro-Palestine Conference In Istanbul Praise Hamas, Jihad, Martyrdom; IHH Director Bülent Yıldırım: We Are Going To Gaza! To Be Killed Is To Be Martyred!

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Source: Online Platforms - "Siyer TV (Turkey) "

On February 17, 2024, Siyer TV (Turkey) livestreamed on its YouTube channel a conference that was held in Istanbul, Turkey in support of Palestine. Several speakers delivered speeches at the conference, which was most notably attended by Turkish Religious Affairs Minister Ali Erbaş, senior Turkish presidential advisor İsrafil Kışla, and IHH Director Bülent Yıldırım. During his speech, Yıldırım said: "We are going to the Al-Aqsa Mosque [and] to Gaza." He also had the crowd repeat after him a vow in which they said: "What can our enemy do to us? We carry paradise in our hearts, exile is [merely] a journey for us, prison is [just] a private room, to be killed is to be martyred!" The other speakers also spoke about the virtues of jihad and martyrdom, praised Hamas, condemned Israel and America, and described Zionism as a "virus" that must be eliminated.

Bülent Yıldırım: "Now, we are going to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. We have decided. The time for talking has passed. The time for good intentions and for messing around has passed. Now we are going to the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Now we are going to Gaza. Youths, friends, brave ones – my brothers and sisters! I believe that you will not abandon us. We are taking the ships. Hear the good news! We are going to the Mediterranean Sea. We are going to Gaza. The way is open. The way is to Palestine.


"They tell us: 'They will hit you again, like they hit in the Mavi Marmara [in 2010].' Now, stand up and repeat this vow!


"What can our enemy do to us?"

Crowd: "What can our enemy do to us?"

Yıldırım: "We carry paradise in our hearts!"

Crowd: "We carry paradise in our hearts!"

Yıldırım: "Exile is [merely] a journey for us!"

Crowd: ""Exile is [merely] a journey for us!"

Yıldırım: "Prison is [just] a private room!"

Crowd: "Prison is [just] a private room!"

Yıldırım: "To be killed is to be martyred!"

Crowd: "To be killed is to be martyred!"


Nureddin Yıldız: "Even if [the forces of] unbelief are attacking us on every front and trying to inject us with helplessness, we are the Islamic nation! We see Jihad as an act of worship. As we come to know unbelief, we better understand Jihad and the fact that we are believers and the servants of Allah.


"Despite destroyed buildings and dead and martyred babies, we are obligated to stay on our feet in prayer, in fasting, in Jihad, in politics, and in trade. As believers, we are obligated to stand up straight and tall!"


Abdullah Sevim: "To my brothers in Palestine, to [Hamas's] Al-Qassam Brigades, and to Hamas, I say from here: Salutations! Salutations! Salutations! Praise be to Allah. We achieved victory not only against the Zionist occupiers. Their grandfathers all came from America, Britain, France, and Italy, and they were all forced to leave. Praise be to Allah!"


Muhammed Emin Yıldırım: "[Hamas] started a war – a Jihad – not only against the terrorist state of Israel, but against the whole world, and they prevailed in this war. With Allah's permission, a blow was dealt in invincible Israel. It is now wounded and writhing."


İsrafil Kışla: "If we want to see faith, submission, and Jihad as Muslims, we should look to our brothers in Gaza."


Muhammed Şevket Gökşan: "Today, we are seeing the reflection of continued cruelties – since 1947, not just since October 7 – on the part of those who have the basest souls in the world [the Jews]. They are the enemies of humanity, the killers of prophets, and mentally ill.


"Zionism is a virus, and humanity will not have peace until it is wiped off the face of the earth.


"Oh Lord, devastate America and its supporters! Oh Lord, devastate Israel and its supporters! Oh Lord, devastate China and its supporters! Lord, devastate Russia and its supporters!"

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