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"Mosques are our barracks, minarets our bayonets, domes our helmets, the believers our soldiers." by Recep Tayyip Erdogan

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jun 17, 2008 at 10:36

Hi, In Your Face! "People's shallow definition of "reform" is for women not to cover... that won't be changing any time soon..."

Yes, you're absolutely right! The level of semantic degradation of today's language is appalling! To call such an infantile trifle as "scarves" a "reform" is as infantile as the scarf issue itself! And to pin any hopes on the author of the verses quoted in the title gives testimony to disrespect of logic in favour of wishful PC thinking. It's another arresting sign of the ongoing decline of the Western ways.

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