Men warn of alleged Christian mission in video
In a video that circulated on social media in Turkey, a small group of men are seen chatting in observance of alleged missionary activities of Christians in the earthquake hit province of Hatay.
In only a single Twitter account belonging to an online news outlet, the video, apparently posted first on Tik Tok, has been viewed a million times as of late Tuesday.
Yer: Hatay. Bir çadır kilisenin yardım faaliyetlerinden rahatsız olan birkaç tarikatçı:— ????️Dijital Nabız (@DijitalNabiz) February 28, 2023
“Bize güler yüzle yaklaştılar, yemek ısmarlamayı teklif ettiler. Her sabah çevreyi falan süpürüyorlar, özel eğitilmiş bunlar.”
Men, with long beards and dressed to give an impression of Islamic scholars, speak among themselves in the video to inform the unsuspecting people of Hatay of the cunning activities carried out by missionaries under the clever disguise of providing aid for earthquake survivors.
Pointing to a nearby tent, they take terms to say:
"There is a church right over there, and it has set up that meal center. They do rituals in the mornings too. When we approached, they acted out in extreme modesty, as if they were about to kiss our hands. They do their best, by being so gentle, to attract people"
Another one said:
"They clean the area around every morning, to look nice to people. They order food for people. They are always, like, 'Will you please come in, don't leave.' God forbid, these are trained people from the church. They have been hand picked and trained."
"So we've got to be around all the time. Our reverends should not leave this spot unattended."