Recently PCG's Armstrong International Cultural Foundation marketing director, Shane Granger, went on a tour of Turkey.
Armstrong International Cultural Foundation marketing director Shane Granger toured Turkey from July 19 to August 2 as a guest of the Dialogue Institute of the Southwest, an organization that promotes friendships between American and Turkish citizens. Granger also stopped by the Mediterranean island nation of Cyprus and the Edstone campus of Herbert W. Armstrong College in Warwickshire, England.The Dialogue Institute of the Southwest is an organization associated with a Turkish Muslim religious leader. It is strange that PCG should constantly portray Muslims in the worst possible light but the moment they can find a way to gain respectability among this Turkish organization PCG takes the opportunity.
But what sort of friendship have PCG shown to Turkey in recent years?
In 1997 Joel Hilliker wrote an article asserting that Turkey is fated to somehow betray America and the State of Israel in the future.
In 2010 nine Turkish civilians, one of whom was an American citizen, were killed by Israeli forces on the Mavi Marmara. A tenth man was beaten into a coma and died four years later. None of them had guns on their possession. How did PCG respond to this terrible loss of life?
PCG accused those who Turkish men who violently died of being terrorists and of wanting to die in such a way. They asked for it, in PCG's venomous view. No sympathy was expressed for them by PCG.
The terrorists who sponsored the Gaza-bound “humanitarian” mission earlier this week got exactly what they were aiming for: a lethal retaliation from Israel’s navy, followed by a tidal wave of international outrage against Israel. It doesn’t matter that 50 passengers on board the Mavi Marmara were linked to terror groups, or that the “peace activists” attacked Israeli commandos with metal rods, broken bottles, knives and stun grenades, or that three of the Turks killed by Israeli commandos actually wanted to die as martyrs, or that investigators discovered bulletproof vests, night vision goggles and gas masks on board the ship.
All that matters is that Israel, once again, is the bad guy. (Stephen Flurry, Israel The Outcast, June 4, 2010.)
The folks who organized it knew what they were doing. The Turkish group that staged the “humanitarian” mission to Gaza had ties to terrorist networks. It invited dozens of terrorists with ties to Iran, Hamas and al Qaeda to participate. It specifically sought to bust a naval blockade solely intended to limit Hamas’s ability to turn the Gaza Strip into a military bunker. It forced a confrontation, banking on the ability to turn it into a public relations disaster for the Jews.
Israel could see what was coming. Before the convoy set sail, Israeli leaders pleaded with Turkish officials to stop it; they offered to allow the supplies to be delivered through an Israeli checkpoint. But Erdoğan’s government let it go anyway. Thus, Israel had no choice but to intervene directly. And those on the boat made sure it turned violent. (Joel Hilliker, A Good Excuse to End a Bad Relationship, June 9, 2010.)
Rear-Adm. Rani Ben-Yehuda ... confirmed that all nine of those killed on board Turkey’s Mavi Marmara ship at the end of May were terrorists. (The Week in Review, June 18, 2010.)And after vilifying those Turkish men who died in such a terrible way PCG dares to send a man to present PCG as being friendly to the Turkish people.
PCG constantly vilify Muslims and portray them in the worst possible light.
Before sending one of their own to Turkey to present themselves as friends PCG should repent of their hostility and seek to call for justice for everyone instead of just supporting their imagined tribe.
PCG has a terrible reputation for authoritarian behavior and harmful superstitions.
PCG members have even died from medical neglect because of the anti-medicine superstition that is taught in PCG.
Whatever benefits PCG claim to offer to the Turkish people the bad reputation of PCG will taint any such association. No good can come from this or any other association. Turkish associations should protect themselves from this taint and stay away from PCG.
Here are some other articles related to PCG's demonization of Muslims:
PCG and Bigotry Against Muslims (Islamophobia)
PCG's Ron Fraser Mistakes Wahhabism's Age by 1100 Years
PCG's Ron Fraser's Demonization of Muslims After 9/11 (2001)
PCG's Stephen Flurry Obliquely Quoted in Book About Islamophobia: PCG's Small Impact Upon Society Exposed
PCG and the Islamophobia Network
PCG Continuing to Vilify Muslims
PCG's Demonization of Muslims Part 1: Before 9/11
PCG's Demonization of Muslims Part 2: Conceiving Hate (2001-3)
PCG's Demonization of Muslims Part 3: Hatred Blooms (2003)