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"Thanks Allah I am a Moslem" ...and a Turk

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), May 15, 2009 at 07:42

berk akk wrote

> You are so easily be refutable:)<

Don't you overuse the term 'easily' ? I have met it so often in your self-proclaimed 'refutations'.

"Like a proud genocide denier does, you haven't anything to say " let me analyse your words. -how come up your mind i am proud of something? <<

"Ne mutlu turkum diyene, and in full denial of the Armenian Genocide, aren't you?"

>let me begin with meaning of words.in english there are 3 seperate words .happinies , proud and denial..They are not same.Now tell me where do i proud of something?<

Do you feel humiliated with being a Turk ..., with such an inglorious past ?

>"ne mutlu türküm diyene" <

>there is not proud but happiness.<

Will you disconnect the two terms which for Turks unless almost identical complementary ? At school they are told "A Turk is among humans like a lion among animals" , "Be proud of being a Turk!" "Turks are the fathers of and heirs to all civilizations" etc. etc. The slogan "How happy is he who can say 'I am a Turk' " belongs to the same category of brain-washing and making the jingoistic Turkish mind as the constant Moslem brainwashing do in Turkey.

The Ottoman used to say : "Thank Allah I am a Moslem". And Islam is for Moslems happiness, isn't it ? Under Kemal the slogan was complemented with "Ne mutlu türküm diyene" and a few others.

"Türkiye seninle gurur duyuyor, berk " "Turkey is proud of you, tough man!"

Anyway, it's interesting that Turkish "gurur" means "pride" and "arrogance". It's borne out by daily experience of "türk gurur"

"denial of ermenian genocide."

> There is not againg proud.There is denial and its your description..where is the proud?<

"Turkey is a country of innocence and freedom" isn't it what you have written to yasemin hanim? And who could write it unless a person proud of belonging to this "country of innocence and freedom"?

There is not the slightest humility in all you have written. And pride and arrogance are the opposite of humility , aren't they?

"Now, prove me wrong ... genocide denier and don't forget to include your facts"

> Again i want to come back to english dictionary.Denial means a lie against a fact. If i am a denier (liar),how can i prove something to you?<

Omit "if" and you are quite right.

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