The Caliph and the Imam discussing how to crush the Kurds in Syria whose secular and pluralistic vision for the country deeply worries them.
"Democracy is like a train: when you reach your destination, you get off." - Erdogan.
"You cannot be both secular and a Muslim! You will either be a Muslim, or secular! When both are together, they create reverse magnetism [i.e.they repel one another]. For them to exist together is not a possibility! Therefore, it is not possible for a person who says "I am a Muslim" to go on and say "I am secular, too." And why is that? Because Allah, the creator of the Muslim, has absolute power and rule!" - Erdogan. (Source).
"We all say we have to identify the threat. Well, I think the one who identified it the best was Erdogan from Turkey when he said Islam is Islam, there are no modifiers, democracy is the train we ride to our ultimate objective. He couldn't have said it any plainer. And until you recognize that Islam is a political movement masquerading as a religion you're never going to come to grips with it." - Retired Admiral James Lyons.
Video Title: Admiral Ret James Lyons on Islam as a threat doctrine. Source: Ricardo Tavares. Date Published: April 2, 2015.