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Islam is an obstacle to EU membership !

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Submitted by Anne-Marie Delcambre (France), Apr 8, 2009 at 13:30

The researchers describe the impact of islam on Turkey. Turkey is a Muslim country. Was secularized at the official level but Islam remained a strong force at the popular level.

Turkey attempts to rewrite BASIS for islamic sharĂ®'a law BUT...don't make the mistake of thinking that "rewrite BASIS" means to put a ban on this verse : Sura 5 / V.51 "O YOU WHO BELIEVE ! DO NOT TAKE THE JEWS AND THE CHRISTIANS FOR FRIENDS; THEY ARE FRIENDS OF EACH OTHER; AND WHOEVER AMONGST YOU TAKES THEM FOR A FRIEND, THEN SURELY HE IS ONE OF THEM. SURELY ALLAH DOES NOT GUIDE THE UNJUST PEOPLE;"

This verse is not compatible with democracy, with human rights . But reforming KoranIc verses is being seen as iconoclastic. Fusion of Muslim beliefs and western principles is very difficult

Turkish Islam is not compatible with Western culture

Anne-Marie Delcambre, French Orientalist

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