9. Propaganda

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Charles Dickens

Propaganda has always been one of the most effective tools of the British deep state. Following chapters will be covering in detail its propaganda methods and media dominion; however, let’s first briefly review how propaganda was used to speed up the dissolution of the Ottoman Empire.

When Darwinist ideology became widespread in the Ottoman Empire, the British deep state found it easier to carry out its propaganda. As explained in the beginning of this chapter, Darwinist ideology caused not only spiritual erosion, but impaired the patriotic consciousness, as well. Naturally, spreading propaganda in a society largely deprived of its patriotic consciousness, shaping the public opinion through misinformation and causing anger and resentment was made easier.

The situation was not different in other parts of the world. Fueled by Darwinist ideology and relentless propaganda of the British deep state, Turkophobia spread in a world that was already embroiled in wars and clashes. Hateful speeches, racist commentaries and books created a formidable front against the Ottoman Empire, particularly in Europe. British diplomats, most of whom were actually spies, misled the European states with lies that the Ottoman Empire was nothing but ‘barbarous Turks massacring Christians’ (Turkish nation is above such remarks).

In the 19th century, the British deep state targeted not only the Ottoman Empire, but also the religion of Islam. Its provocations included attacks on our religion because the British deep state considered it crucial to weaken the Islamic world. As explained before, the biggest fear of the British deep state has always been an influential Islamic union based on the unconditional alliance of Muslims. The said deep powers did everything in their power to prevent such an alliance and targeted the Ottoman Empire to this end. They were positive that an Islamic Union could well be accomplished by the spiritual initiative of Turks.

British politicians, writers, poets, historians, journalists and newspapers were widely used for the anti-Turkish and anti-Islamic propaganda. Some examples of that trend can be found below. (Our exalted religion and noble Turkish nation are above these ugly lies.)

British Provocateurs Target Turks

Edward Augustus Freeman

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Edward Augustus Freeman Freeman’s student Arthur Evans

Edward Augustus Freeman, an English politician, started spreading the lie that Islam was a restrictive and intolerant religion and went so far as to make such ungrounded atrocious claims that Islam blessed despotism and slavery and that it declared war on other faiths. Freeman also entertained twisted views, like Muslims always needed enemies, and that if left without enemies, they would attack their brothers from different sects.

An Oxford University lecturer, Freeman, enlisting the help of his student Arthur Evans, became the most fervent English supporter of the Balkan uprising of Bosnia and Herzegovina. Furthermore, after the April Uprising by the Bulgarians, he has been one of the most vocal names in anti-Turkish propaganda.

Freeman was in truth a murderous racist who once said the following of the US:

This [America] would be a grand land if only every Irishman would kill a negro and be hanged for it.161

Charles Dickens

Charles Dickens, a British writer of the 19th century, also contributed to the spread of Turkophobia. In his ‘A Word in Season’ poem that he wrote in 1844, he, in his own way, accused Turks of mercilessly destroying God’s living image. In his poem, he claimed that Turks were living in barbarous ignorance and poverty and for that, they were very different from the English nation that built a high civilization.

Cardinal Newman (John Henry Newman)

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Cardinal Newman Charles Darwin

Cardinal Newman, of the Catholic Church in England, was one of the most zealous Turkophobics and Islamophobics. One of his slanders about Turks was as follows:

…the barbarian power [Turks] which has been for centuries seated in the very heart of the old world, which has in its brute clutch the most famous countries of classical and religious antiquity, and many of the most fruitful and beautiful regions of the earth; … and, which, having no history itself, is heir to the historical names of Constantinople and Nicaea, Nicomedia and Caesarea, Jerusalem and Damascus, Nineveh and Babylon, Mecca and Bagdad, Antioch and Alexandria, ignorantly holding in possession one-half of the history of the whole world.162 (Noble Turkish nation is above such remarks)

Charles Darwin

Charles Darwin, who introduced the lie of evolution to the world and spread social Darwinism, thus providing an ideological basis for WWI and WWII, was a typical Turkophobic and anti-Ottoman figure. The following quote is important in that it shows the true face of Darwin:

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Edwin Pears

I could show fight on natural selection having done and doing more for the progress of civilisation than you seem inclined to admit. Remember what risk the nations of Europe ran, not so many centuries ago of being overwhelmed by the Turks, and how ridiculous such an idea now is!

The more civilised so-called Caucasian races have beaten the Turkish hollow in the struggle for existence. Looking to the world at no very distant date, what an endless number of the lower races will have been eliminated by the higher civilised races throughout the world.163

Edwin Pears

Pears spent 40 years in Istanbul before having to return to London, where he immediately became famous for his hatred of Turks. He must have done his job well; the job given to him by the British deep state, because when he returned to his country, he was knighted. Unsurprisingly, his article published in Daily News in 1876 on the alleged massacres in Bulgaria, caused wide anti-Turkish protests.

Pears was also made an honorary knight both in Greece and Bulgaria. In his book entitled Turkey and its People, Pears said of the Armenians, “They are an ancient people of the same Indo-European race as ourselves…” In his book, he went so far as to tell lies such as, “The penalty for speaking it [the Armenian language] was to have the tongue torn out.” The truth is Armenians lived in the Ottoman Empire for more than 500 years in peaceful co-existence and spoke their own language freely. For instance, by 1897, the number of Armenian schools in the Empire had reached 922.

Edwin Pears’ following remarks in his 1918 article for Daily News entitled ‘Constantinople, Romance of the City’, clearly showed the deep-seated hostility he harbored for Turks:

Well, it looks as if the Turk will be got rid of, and if it be so there will be a song of triumph which should go up from every Christian race in the World, a Te Deum in which all lovers of civilisation should take part. For centuries the Christians in the Ottoman Empire have been sustained by hope, holding to the faith that though life was long and weary, rest would come: the darksome night of persecution would pass and day would dawn.164

William John Hamilton

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William John Hamilton’s Researches in
Asia Minor, Pontus, and Armenia

Stratford Canning spent a long time in the Ottoman Empire as an ambassador. Being another British deep state spy capable of influencing the Ottoman foreign policies, he became close friends with anglophile Mustafa Reşid Pasha, and managed to be the most powerful foreign statesman in Istanbul during the Reform Edict Era. When the Ottoman-Russian conflict broke out in 1853, he prevented peace and contributed to the start of the Crimean War.

Civinis Efendi was the chief intelligence officer reporting to Canning. Born on the island of Mykonos, he lived in St. Petersburg and managed to be in the service of the Russian Empress. After marrying the daughter of an officer working in the palace, he stole some of the jewelry of the Empress and fled. After spending time in Anatolia disguised as an imam lecturing at mosques, Civinis Efendi was later seen as a rich Italian, sailing the Aegean Sea in his yacht, with a new name: ‘Comte de Rivoroso’. This conman, with his Greek roots and fluent French, English and Russian, managed to attract a lot of attention and was introduced to Grand Vizier Mustafa Reşid Pasha by Canning. The grand vizier made him a colonel, and made him the head of the Ottoman intelligence unit. It should be noted that, at the time, the Ottoman intelligence service had to operate under the close scrutiny of the British deep state. In a short amount of time, he set up his team and began to spy on the private lives of famous merchants and pashas and turned the gossips he gathered into reports. In other words, a British deep state spy was made the head of the first Ottoman intelligence unit, which was founded by the members of the British deep state in the first place.166

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Stratford Canning

Another British citizen, William Nosworthy Churchill, published the first semi-official newspaper in the Ottoman Empire during the commission of Canning. This free market promoting newspaper, called Ceride-i Havadis (Journal of News), defended policies intended to bring Ottoman finances under British control.

Canning was made a Privy Council member in 1820, when he was only 34. There were even talks of making him the Greek King as a tribute to the active role he played during the Greek uprising. In the Battle of Navarino, in which the Ottoman/Egyptian fleet was set on fire, he ensured the cooperation of the British and Russian navies. Prior to the Crimean War of 1851, Canning had persuaded the Ottoman officers to decline the peace offer of Russia. British Prime Minister Gladstone dedicated his Bulgarian Horrors and the Question of the East to Canning, where he argued that the Turks should be driven out of Europe.

Canning went so far as to say that the source of evil in the Ottoman Empire was Islam (our exalted religion is above such remarks). According to Canning, Islam was the basis of injustice and weakness, and the Ottoman Empire had to leave Islam to develop and prosper.

Richard Cobden

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Richard Cobden

English statesman Richard Cobden maintained that it was impossible for the Ottoman Empire to preserve her independence and territorial integrity in a speech he gave at the House of Commons after a visit to Turkey. He claimed that Britain would be better off having Christian constituents of the Empire as her allies, rather than Muslims, whom he claimed were headed for destruction:

… Mahommedanism (surely the religion of Islam and our Beloved Prophet (pbuh) are above such statements) cannot be maintained, and I should be sorry to see this country fighting for the maintenance of Mahommedanism … You may keep Turkey on the map of Europe, you may call the country by the name of Turkey if you like, but do not think you can keep up the Mahommedan [Islamic] rule in the country.167

150 years on, contrary to Cobden’s expectations, Anatolia is home to millions of Muslims and the number keeps growing steadily. Calls to prayer haven’t stopped and will never stop. Muslims rush to fill mosques with joy and faith, destroying the biggest dream of the British deep state, which has been and always will be impossible. All the current efforts of the British deep state to achieve this goal will once again come to nothing and these lands, where Islam is deeply entrenched, will be crowned with a great, peaceful Union of Islam.

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Winston Churchill was a member of the British deep state and had a clear stance against Islam. Churchill is pictured with Joseph Stalin and Harry Truman.

God confirms the Truth by His words, even though the evildoers hate it. (Qur’an, 10:82)

They desire to extinguish God’s Light with their mouths but God will perfect His Light, though the unbelievers hate it. (Qur’an, 61:8)

Winston Churchill

Winston Churchill, who served as the Home Secretary, First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State for War, Secretary of State for the Colonies, Chancellor of the Exchequer and finally the Prime Minister of the United Kingdom, uttered many derogatory remarks, if not downright insults, about the religion of Islam and Muslims. His remarks are significant in that they clearly show the scale of the anti-Islamic stance of the British deep state and the outlook of Churchill, who was a prominent member of this structure. Some of his statements can be found below (our exalted religion Islam and our beloved Prophet (pbuh) are above all these statements):

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Lord Cromer

The fact that in Mohammedan law every woman must belong to some man as his absolute property, either as a child, a wife, or a concubine, must delay the final extinction of slavery until the faith of Islam has ceased to be a great power among men.

Individual Muslims may show splendid qualities, but the influence of the religion paralyses the social development of those who follow it. No stronger retrograde force exists in the world. Far from being moribund, Mohammedanism is a militant and proselytizing faith. It has already spread throughout Central Africa, raising fearless warriors at every step; and were it not that Christianity is sheltered in the strong arms of science, the science against which it had vainly struggled, the civilization of modern Europe might fall, as fell the civilization of ancient Rome.168

Lord Cromer

Evelyn Baring, also known as Lord Cromer, acted as the Consul-General of British-ruled Egypt between 1883 and 1907. His following words clearly show imperialist British dreams of ruling the Muslim world:

Notably, the Moslems of India should recognise that, with the collapse of Turkish power in Europe, a new order of things has arisen, that the change which the attitude of England towards Turkey has undergone is the necessary consequence of that collapse….169

Lord Cromer’s Opinions on Islam and Muslim Societies

Lord Cromer was a notorious example of the British deep state officers that turned the world into a colony in the 19th century through most barbarous methods. He was an arrogant Darwinist with racist thoughts, entertaining twisted views such as being the representative of a supposedly superior race. Let’s hear from Cromer himself to better understand the mentality that seeks to destroy the Muslim world1 (our exalted religion of Islam is above such remarks):

Britain would not allow Egypt to govern itself according to Islam

It is absurd to suppose Europe will look on as a passive spectator whilst the retrograde government based on purely Muhammadan principles and oriental ideas, is established in Egypt. The material interests at stake are too important …the new generation of Egyptians has to be persuaded or forced into imbibing the true spirit of Western civilization.

His real thoughts on women’s rights

As Lord Cromer tried to lecture Muslims on women’s rights, he was a member and one-time president of the UK ‘Men’s League for Opposing the Suffrage of Women’ campaigning against giving British women the vote. The perfect answer to such people, who wrongly considered themselves to be in a position to lecture Muslims, came from Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Atatürk granted women’s suffrage in 1934, long before some European countries did.

Lord Cromer explained what he meant by ‘autonomy for Egypt’:

Consider what is generally meant by Europeans when they talk of Egyptian self-government. If they meant that the Egyptians should be allowed to govern themselves according to their own rude lights, the task of educating them in the art of self-government would not merely have been easy; there would have been no necessity that it should have been undertaken. … What Europeans mean when they talk of Egyptian self-government is that the Egyptians, far from being allowed to follow the bent of their own unreformed propensities, should only be permitted to govern themselves after the fashion in which Europeans think they ought to be governed.

The British Creation of a new Elite class of Secular ‘Muslims’ to govern Egypt

The truth is that, in passing through the European educational mill, the young Egyptian Moslem loses his Islamism…

But inasmuch as Egyptian society is in a state of flux, the natural result has been to produce a class of individuals many of whom are, at the same time, de-moslemised Moslems and invertebrate Europeans.

In dealing with the question of introducing European civilisation into Egypt, it should never be forgotten that Islam cannot be reformed; that is to say, reformed Islam is Islam no longer; it is something else.

Muslims that receive ‘British training’ looking down on Islam and Islamic scholars

Nominally, the Europeanised Egyptian is in the majority of cases a Moslem. In reality, he is generally an Agnostic. … a thoughtful European will not only look with interest at the “Alim” as the representative of an ancient faith, which contains much that is highly deserving of respect; he will, if the “Alim” is a worthy specimen of his class, sympathise with him because he is religious, albeit his religion is not that of Christ. The Europeanised Egyptian, on the other hand, will often look on the “Alim” with all the pride of an intellectual parvenu. From the pedestal of his empirical knowledge, he will regard the “Alim” as a social derelict, who has to be tolerated, and even occasionally, for political purposes, to be utilised, but who need not be respected.

New ‘Muslims’ intolerance of Christians

Although the Europeanised Egyptian is no true Moslem, he is often as intolerant, and sometimes even more intolerant of Christianity than the old orthodox Moslem, who has received no European education. He frequently hates Christians with a bitter hatred, and he does so partly because many of the Christians with whom he has been brought in contact deserve to be hated, and partly because the Christian, in his capacity of being a European, is a rival who occupies positions, which the Europeanised Egyptian thinks he should himself occupy.

1. Abdullah Al Andalusi, “Lord Cromer on the British Colonial Project for Egypt”, 23 December 2013, https://abdullahalandalusi.com/2013/12/23/a-brief-word-by-lord-cromer-on-the-british-colonial-project-for-egypt/

Important Lessons in History

The aforementioned individuals were definitely not ignorant, uneducated or deceived. They were carefully picked up by the British deep state, lived amongst the Turks for years, travelled across Anatolia, received respect and friendship from Turks, but as soon as they returned to their homeland, they spearheaded the anti-Turkish, anti-Islamic efforts. Furthermore, they are only a small part of the people that represented British deep state’s strong aversion to Islam and the Ottoman Empire. Bankers, scientists, journalists, politicians, soldiers, diplomats and academicians of the British deep state have waged a full-fledged war for 200 years. Agent provocateurs that were granted permission to enter the Ottoman lands disguised themselves with various titles and played the biggest part in the influence that the British deep state achieved. Provocations of these agents and the hypocrites they used in the process became the most important contributing factor to the dissolution of the Empire.

This covert policy of the British deep state against the religion of Islam continued until the Ottoman Empire completely fell apart. However, it does not mean that the threat is gone. As a matter of fact, similar plans are still very much alive for Turkey and the Middle East. There are still plenty of agent provocateurs on active duty and through their supporters and hypocrites, they continue to spread their propaganda.

Only an Islamic Union can effectively block such insidious plans. As long as Muslims join their forces within a union of love, it will be impossible for those sly plans to be effective for the Muslim world. Needless to say, the British deep state is also very well aware of this fact, and that’s why it relentlessly pushes her efforts to target Islam.

God loves those who strive in His way in ranks like well-built walls. (Qur’an, 61:4)

Hold fast to the rope of God all together, and do not separate. Remember God’s blessing to you … (Qur’an, 3:103)

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Istanbul in 1900s – Tophane Mosque
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Istanbul in 1900s – Valide Sultan Mosque

The Mouthpiece of the British Deep State in the 19th Century: The Times

“‘The Times’ is one of the biggest powers in the world. As a matter of fact, I don’t know anything that is more powerful.” Abraham Lincoln, Former US President

The 19th century was a period when the effect of the media on the world’s policies was at its height and Britain got the fair share of it. However, The Times was even more influential than other newspapers of the time, and was effectively used by the British deep state to shape the public opinion and to influence political decisions.

Since its inception, The Times displayed a surprising ability to discover developments before everyone else. Many international developments were announced by The Times, sometimes as far as 48 hours prior to their official announcement by the British government. Lord Lyndhurst, the then Lord Chancellor of Great Britain, defined Thomas Barnes, the editor of The Times as ‘the most powerful man in the country’. In 1855, The Times had reached a circulation of 70,000, which was three times more than all the other London newspapers combined.

The international news network of The Times made it the most important newspaper of the time in Europe, and the European leaders began to follow it to catch up with the latest developments. The French Prime Minister François Guizot many times engaged in open debates with The Times. Emperor Nicholas I of Russia, by reading The Times, found out about the ultimatum of Britain 48 hours before the notice was officially served. On June 21, 1861, the newspaper had 24 pages, with 144 columns, and 4,000 advertisements. 57 out of 64 clauses of the Treaty of Berlin, which cost the Ottoman Empire huge lands, were published in The Times before the treaty was signed.

The Times supported all uprisings in the Ottoman Empire for 100 years. In every international problem, it adopted an anti-Turkish, anti-Ottoman stance. Readers will see more of this attitude in the following pages under the heading ‘Bulgarian Uprising’.

One final note regarding modern developments: Today, The Times is owned by Rupert Murdoch, who received condemnation from the Islamic world following the comment he made after the Charlie Hebdo attack where he said: “Maybe most Moslems [are] peaceful, but until they recognize and destroy their growing jihadist cancer they must be held responsible”. Furthermore, the advertisement that was penned by journalist Claire Berlinski, notorious for her anti-Turkish stance, during the Gezi incidents was also published in The Times. In this advertisement, Berlinski compared the Turkish government and President Erdoğan to Nazis and Hitler, and the ‘Respect for National Will rallies’ to the Nuremberg Rally organized by the Nazis.1 (Our respectable government and President Erdoğan are above such remarks).

1. “So-called Celebs, Who Signed the Times Gezi Letter Were ‘Deceived’: PM Erdoğan”, Hürriyet Daily News, 26 July 2013, http://www.hurriyetdailynews.com/so-called-celebs-who-signed-the-times-gezi-letter-were-cheated-pm-erdogan.aspx?pageID=238&nID=51487&NewsCatID=338

Footnotes:

161. Freeman to F. H. Dickinson, 4 December 1881, in Stephens, The Life and Letters of Edward A. Freeman, Vol. 2, p. 242

162. John Henry Newman, Historical Sketches, vol. 1, London: Aeterna Press, 2014

163. Francis Darwin, The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, vol. 1, New York: D. Appleton and Company, 1888, pp. 285-286

164. “The Telegraph (Brisbane, QLD), 18 January 1919”, Myheritage, https://www.myheritage.com.tr/research/collection-10450/avusturalyali-gazeteler?itemId=56619410&action=showRecord#fullscreen

165. William John Hamilton, Researches in Asia Minor, Pontus and Armenia, vol. 1, London: John Murray, 1842

166. Soner Yalçın, “Osmanlı İstihbarat Teşkilatı İngiliz Elçisinin Israrıyla Kuruldu” [Ottoman Intelligency Agency was Founded Upon British Consul’s Urging] , Hürriyet, March 10, 2010, http://www.hurriyet.com.tr/osmanli-istihbarat-teskilati-ingiliz-elcisinin-israriyla-kuruldu-6102121

167. Doğan Gürpınar, “The Rise and Fall of Turcophilism in Nineteenth-Century British Discourses: Visions of the Turk, ‘Young’ and ‘Old'”, British Journal of Middle Eastern Studies, vol. 39, no. 3, 2012

168. David Mikkelson, “Winston Churchill on Islam”, Snopes, January 8, 2015, http://www.snopes.com/politics/quotes/churchillislam.asp

169. Evelyn Baring, Political and Literary Essays, 1908–1913, London: Cambridge University Press, 2010, pp. 412-413

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