Party Supporter To Erdoğan: Welcome, O Messenger Of God!

An alleged supporter of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) welcomed President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan by chanting “Welcome, O Messenger of God,” a phrase commonly used to refer to the Prophet Muhammad, in the latest in a series of similar remarks attributing divine qualities to Erdoğan.

Erdoğan, along with İstanbul Governor Vasip Şahin and Beyoğlu Mayor Ahmet Misbah Demircan, paid a visit on Thursday to the headquarters of Tophane Tayfun Spor, an İstanbul-based amateur football club where Erdoğan played football in his youth. An individual was heard greeting Erdoğan with the chant, “Welcome, O Messenger of God,” addressing the president as a prophet although this is considered a grave sin in Islam, as a core principle of Islam is the belief that the Prophet Muhammad is the final prophet. Some AK Party officials and members have become the focus of public attention for making remarks in praise of Erdoğan attributing holy qualities to the president.

Article here