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Submitted by Taj (United States), Apr 28, 2008 at 19:43

I agree that Turkey is an interesting case. I am fascinated that the country became secular - not because of religious corruption - but because of the desire to imitate and/or appease the west. To date, sadly, that attempt seems to have failed, given the rejection of the EU.

In my opinion this is why you see a resurgence of islamic thought. I think deep down the people are rebelling against the idea of having rejected religious tradition for secular acceptance - an idea that has failed and is slowly unravelling.

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