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Reader comment on item: Erdo─čan: "Turkey Is Not a Country Where Moderate Islam Prevails"
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Submitted by G.Vishvas (Germany), Jun 10, 2008 at 07:57

To Sahane

When we tell you to read sources other than the ones published by turkish ethno-fascists then we don't think of it as something daring. It is the most normal thing to do.

Your appreciation of Kemal Pasha is fascistic - very much like the one nazis had for Hitler. It sounds very similar - "greatest leader of all times" etc.

Islam has helped turks justify their imperialism and ethno-fascsim. Turks profited from islamic fascism and imperialism and islam profited from turkish ethno- fascism and imperialism. Hence turks are not going to give up islam on the basis of reason or morality. Kemal hated islam but knew that he could use it for his own ethno-fascist and imperialist goals. He did not want to ruin that chance.

In Anatolia lived no turks earlier but only non-turks - greeks, armenians, assyrians, kurds etc. The non-muslim peoples in Anatolia have been de facto exterminated by the muslims over a period of 1000 years. A slow genocide can go unnoticed. The kurds are also endangered by the turks and the turks want to force the kurds to become turks.

You as a turkish person are not allowed to criticise all that. If you do then you will be jailed for insulting turkdom and tortured. So we don't expect honesty from you.

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