Source:Todays Zaman.com via Munir Ahmad
A man dressed as an imam told crowds at an election rally held by the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Party) on Saturday that he once had a dream in which Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu was appointed by the Prophet Muhammed.
Addressing crowds in İstanbul’s Yenikapı Square, the man in religious garb said that when he was visiting the Prophet’s Mosque located in the Saudi Arabian city of Medina, he had a dream in which Davutoğlu wore a shirt adorned with the words, “prime minister.” The man then declared, “The Prime Ministry was given to him by the Messenger of God,” while asking the crowd to vote for Davutoğlu’s AK Party to ensure a better future for the Muslim world.
In addition to his statements explicitly politicizing religion, the man also argued that the faith of the opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) and Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) was doubtful, implying the parties are blasphemous. “May God give reason and sense to Felicity Party (SP) and Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) [followers],” the man continued. He then asked the people to support President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and “his soldiers.”