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ataturk the evil dictator who was a tyrant and full of lies.

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Submitted by Salih (Australia), May 21, 2009 at 15:41

I am a Turk'
I have read some passages of your comment. What I notice in the end is that you reommend ataturkists to engage their ideology with Islam. Such pity they haven't done this in the past decades since kemalism has been introduced into the system and laicism(secularism) has been abused and used as a tool for irreligion to crush Muslims from coming to governemt levels or even practicing Islam with peace.

Whereas secularism in our concept was that our constitutional laws have had to be approaching the pious and the opposite in equal distances. They wasted the chance by denying the rights of one side and cheering the other. We don't have any faith left in us for confiscating our rights in the past almost for a century. We have been built up with great anger after they have hung our 3 politcians, namely, Adnan Menderes' Fatih Rustu Zorlu, Hasan Polatkan for moderating the strict dictatorial laws in the favor of pious citizens. One of the moderation they done was retranslation of azan(call to prayer) from the minarets into Arabic which couldn't be recited otherwise if there wasn't a suppressive strict kemalist laws ruling and crushing people's faith in the worst sense.

You will not know the extent of suppression that were applied in the past. especially before 1950 by just reading from the kemalist history making which is full of lies and twisted evidences to further reinstate the kemalist ideology and for serving their lusts. We are pretty sur we are so much nicer prople if we are assisted in following the rules of Islam.

The right thing to do today is not looking for a way to engage ataturk-ism or kemalism or discriminative laws of kemalism mixing up with Islam or sitting in the same table with Muslims. The right thing to do is to get rid of that suppressive, discriminate ideology which only is an obstacle before Turkey and the people of Turkey in its advancements and peace between people in Turkey.

The pious Muslims know one thing for very sure that they can't make peace with the entity called ataturk.


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3ataturk the evil dictator who was a tyrant and full of lies. [355 words]SalihMay 21, 2009 15:41155935
shot up [35 words]danieFeb 4, 2011 22:29155935
no freedom of speech! no regard different point of views! sharia is coming? brutal kemalism is coming? [135 words]CanMay 4, 2012 19:54155935
your article about militant islam and turkey [496 words]Zisan SumerJun 14, 2008 05:52132086
Looking for a cure [85 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Terrell K SchochJun 11, 2006 01:3347402
Making Moderate Islam work in Turkey [629 words]James vesce, MDApr 11, 2006 18:2242971

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