No one is defending the atrocities that are taking place supposedly under the name of Islam, neither Mr. Erdogan nor mainstream Muslims. It is evident that your approaching Mr. Erdogan's argument on an ad hoc basis. When did he defend what was happening in Sudan or elsewhere where Muslims may have killed non-Muslims. This is proscribed in Islam and Mr. Erdogan has not defended this whatsoever. Read the article clearly. Mr. Erdogan said he would defend Muslims if they are being massacred. Israel, although obtains a legitimate claim to provide security for its citizens, cannot indiscriminately do so at the cost of hundreds of lives of Palestinian civilians. Solve the political dynamics and live in peace and harmony.
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