US embassy cable - 89ANKARA9850

"TURKISH ISLAMIC JIHAD ARMY"

Identifier: 89ANKARA9850
Wikileaks: View 89ANKARA9850 at Wikileaks.org
Origin: Embassy Ankara
Created: 1989-07-18 13:50:00
Classification: CONFIDENTIAL
Tags: PTER TU
Redacted: This cable was not redacted by Wikileaks.
O 181350Z JUL 89
FM AMEMBASSY ANKARA
TO AMCONSUL ADANA IMMEDIATE
AMCONSUL ISTANBUL IMMEDIATE
AMCONSUL IZMIR IMMEDIATE
INFO SECSTATE WASHDC 6634
C O N F I D E N T I A L ANKARA 09850 
 
E.O. 12356: DECL:OADR 
TAGS: PTER, TU 
SUBJECT: "TURKISH ISLAMIC JIHAD ARMY" 
 
1. CONFIDENTIAL - ENTIRE TEXT. 
 
2. EMBASSY RECEIVED THE FOLLOWING DECLARATION IN TURKISH 
VIA THE TURKISH POSTAL SYSTEM TODAY, JULY 18.  THIS IS 
THE FIRST WE HAVE HEARD OF THE "TURKISH ISLAMIC JIHAD 
ARMY."  THE DECLARATION WAS PRINTED ON HIGH QUALITY 
PAPER, IN SEVERAL COLORS; AN OBVIOUSLY EXPENSIVE JOB. 
THE TURKISH USED STRUCK OUR FSN'S AND TURKISH SPEAKING 
EMBOFFS AS CONTRIVED AND ARCHAIC, PROBABLY INDICATING IT 
WAS DRAFTED BY A NON-NATIVE SPEAKER. 
 
3. SO FAR AS WE ARE AWARE, SIMILAR COPIES HAVE NOT BEEN 
MAILED TO OTHER WESTERN EMBASSIES IN ANKARA.  WE HAVE 
PASSED THE ORIGINAL TO TURKISH INTELLIGENCE AUTHORITIES 
AND GIVEN COPIES TO THE POLICE AND TO THE MFA'S COUNTER 
TERRORISM OFFICE.  ALL POSTS IN TURKEY HAVE BEEN 
MAINTAINING AN ALERT SECURITY POSTURE BECAUSE OF EVENTS 
IN IRAN OVER THE PAST FEW MONTHS.  NEVERTHELESS, WE 
BELIEVE NOW IS A GOOD TIME TO REVIEW ALL SECURITY 
PROCEDURES AND TO REMIND ALL STAFF OF THE NEED TO 
EXERCISE VIGILANCE. 
 
4. INFORMAL EMBASSY TRANSLATION OF THE DECLARATION 
FOLLOWS: 
 
FOR THE VICTORY OF HIGH ISLAM, WE HAD SWORN TO GIVE THE 
HYPOCRITES AND INFIDELS TO ISLAM WHO ATTACK OUR HOLY 
RELIGION THE LESSON THEY DESERVE 
 
WE, THE PRIVATE SOLDIERS IN THE TURKISH ISLAMIC JIHAD 
ARMY, WANT TO STATE THAT WE ARE READY TO GIVE THE 
NECESSARY PENALTY TO THE SERVANTS OF THE INFIDELS OF 
ISLAM IN OUR COUNTRY WHO HAVE DEMONSTRATED THEIR 
ARROGANCE BY CALLING THE HOLY DAY, FRIDAY, "BLACK 
FRIDAY," AND CALLING THE DRESSES OF THE BELIEVERS "BLACK 
CHADOR," AND TERMING MUSLIMS "BLACK HEADS." 
 
WE ARE ALWAYS READY TO EXECUTE THE ORDER AND KILL ALL 
EUROPEAN INFIDELS TO ISLAM, INCLUDING SALMAN RUSHDIE, 
WHO DARED TO ATTACK THE HOLY ISLAM RELIGION. 
 
WE WANT TO RECALL FOR THOSE WHO HAVE SOLD THEIR 
CONSCIENCE TO THE WEST'S SLAVE MARKET; THE ONES WHO ARE 
THE ENEMIES OF RELIGION, THE NATION, HONOUR AND HONESTY; 
THE ONES WHO ARE SERVANTS AND FANATICS THE FOLLOWING FACT: 
 
ACCEPTING THAT GOD IS UNIQUE AND, BEING GOD, KNOWING 
THAT MOHAMMED IS HIS MAN AND HIS PROPHET IS A MATTER OF 
BELIEF.  BUT, BELIEVING THIS AND ACCEPTING ITS 
DISCIPLINE IS CALLED "SHARIAT," AND STRUGGLING FOR THIS 
RULE IS THE BEST WAY OF WORSHIPPING.  DYING FOR ALLAH IS 
A REQUIREMENT FOR OUR RELIGIOUS PRESENCE. 
 
THE COMING OF ANY PRO-SALMAN RUSHDIE PEOPLE TO TURKEY - 
WHICH WAS THE HOME OF THE CALIPHATE FOR CENTURIES AND 
WHICH HAD BEATEN THE CRUSADERS - WILL NOT EVER BE 
ALLOWED.  INFIDELS WHO PRAISE SALMAN RUSHDIE AND ENTER 
THE MOTHERLAND, WHICH HAS BEEN WASHED WITH THE BLOOD OF 
MANY MUSLIMS, WILL BE KILLED. 
 
TURKISH ISLAMIC JIHAD ARMY 
 
ABRAMOWITZ 

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