Make no mistake: Erdogan is itching for such a war. He is the only one talking about it. Certainly the desiccated Leftist internationalists who lead Western Europe are horrified at such a prospect, and will find no measure of appeasement and accommodation too low to stoop in order to head it off. But Erdogan is unlikely to be satisfied with anything but full surrender. After all, in this case, Austria has shut down only seven mosques. There are many more in Austria. It has shut them down for preaching political Islam, i.e., the idea that Sharia is the only legitimate form of government for Austria and the world. And that is enough for Erdogan to threaten jihad.
So he is essentially saying that Austria, and Europe in general, must accept slow Islamization or fast Islamization. Either Europe allows imams to preach Sharia and Islamic supremacism, leading to the slow Islamization of the continent, or it will face a jihad war aiming at conquering and Islamizing the continent. It’s surrender or be forcibly subjugated.
Islamize or we will wage war on you! Just like the good book says.
hat-tip Stephen Neil, Scott of the Pacific