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In Response to the grandson of Ataturk`s bodyguard

Reader comment on item: Erdo─čan: "Turkey Is Not a Country Where Moderate Islam Prevails"
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Submitted by Sahane Muftuoglu (Turkey), Sep 16, 2008 at 09:24

Its fun to joke around about photos people`s ugly comments but on a more serious note, it is our duty to read and learn and try to be as objective as we can especially on matters of states. It is at great importance to me to support the founding ideologies of my country and its Great leader Ataturk against any attack coming from inside or outside.

It is a pity that I have to fight against the backward people inside Turkey who interpret Islam wrong and are against anything that makes sense in the modern world and at the same time try to explain foreigners that Turkey is a secular country and Islam as a religion requires laicism in essence.

I can not understand the size of the hypocricy that some western countries show by being against the Wrong (political or radical) Islam but at the same time to support AKP in Turkey whose history is no different than what they call political islamists. When there are economic benefits it is easy to forget about defended values for some people which disgusts me.

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