October 26-27, 2011 --
Follow-up: The electoral victory of the Ennahda party in Tunisia's election, cited as an "Islamist" party by a carefully censored and controlled Western media, is a carbon copy of the successive victories of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in Turkey. The secularist founder of modern Tunisia, the long-time dictator Habib Bourguiba, who was succeeded by another dictator, Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, was every bit as anti-Islamist and pro-Zionist as the Donmeh and Kemalists in Turkey. Bourguiba actually called the Islamic female head covering, the hijab, an "odious rag." Bourguiba, like Ataturk and his secular successors, banned the Islamic head covering from schools and public offices.
As with the Kemalist parties in Turkey, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and her pro-Zionist press secretary Victoria Nuland, who is married to arch-neocon Robert Kagan, expressed muted disappointment at the outcome of the Tunisian election. The George Soros and pro-Israeli clique in the Obama administration clearly favored a better election outcome for the pro-feminist Progressive Democratic Party (PDP), which was legal under the Ben Ali dictatorship and which was roundly rejected by the Tunisian people. The PDP finished a distant fourth behind Ennahda.
It is clear that as in Turkey, the moderate Islamist party in Tunisia is trying to restore the rights of Muslims before the influence of suspected Donmeh like Bourguiba tried to stamp out the public displays associated with Islam. And, as in secular and Donmeh-influenced Turkey, Tunisia under Bourguiba and Ben Ali built up diplomatic ties with Israel. As early as 1965, Bourguiba urged Arab states to recognize the UN partition of Israel and Palestine, the first Arab leader to publicly call for Arab recognition of the State of Israel.
Turkish officials, including Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, are currently trying to ensure that the "Arab Spring" revolutions result in the exposure of Donmeh influence in the former Ottoman Empire. In Turkey, the Donmeh were an integral part of the secret Ergenekon network that tried on more than one occasion to oust Erdogan's government in a military coup.
It is also important to note that Turkish foreign affairs and intelligence officials confirmed the presence of Ergenekon-like "deep states" in other states that made up the former Ottoman Empire. In addition to Saudi Arabia, Donmeh cells are also believed to operate at the highest levels of government and business circles in Egypt, Jordan, Syria, Lebanon, Tunisia, Iraq, Yemen, and Libya.
In fact, among the rebels in Misrata who claimed credit for killing Muammar Qaddafi, were a number of reported Donmeh, who have either been in exile or living as pious Muslims in Libya during the Qaddafi era, who described Qaddafi in Old Testament pharaonic terms. Misrata is said to be a historical center for Donmeh and crypto-Judaism in Ottoman-controlled, European colonial, and post-independence Libya.