(June 27, 2019 / MEMRI) Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Dr. Ali Erbaş, the Turkish minister of religious affairs, spoke at a June 18 memorial service held in Turkey in honor of former Egyptian President Mohamed Morsi, who had died the previous day.
Erbaş referred to Morsi as a martyr and prayed for Allah to grant Turkish children and youth the ability to view people like Morsi as role models. Erdoğan said that he believes Morsi, who he also said was a martyr, did not die a “normal” death, and that Egyptian President Abdel Fattah El-Sisi is a weak coward, a tyrant, and a killer who should burn in hell.
He also criticized the West for remaining silent about Morsi’s death, and said that there are people like El-Sisi in Turkey, who threaten him with the same fate as Morsi’s. Erdoğan cautioned the audience against these people and said: “If they understood [martyrdom], they would not say these things.”
The crowd chanted several slogans, including: “Down with the rule of the military,” “Allah is our goal, the Prophet Muhammad is our role model, the Koran is our constitution, jihad is our path, and death for the sake of Allah is our loftiest aspiration,” and “Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the Army of Muhammad will return.”
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