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Islamists in Turkey

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Submitted by Prashant (United States), Apr 26, 2011 at 03:47

Dear Jan, I find Islamist's principles hypocritical and counter-productive. So I believe that any nation that follows them in totality, is bound to suffer a reduced rate of progress. In other words, I think Islamic finance as an economic doctrine is not viable. Similarly, I believe that Islamic political doctrine that provides for no systematic way of transitioning from one government to the next and does not distinguish between church and state is more likely to lead to troubles than prosperity. I also find no examples in the modern Islamic nations that prove my beliefs wrong. So mine are no pipe dreams. They are just predictions. Time will either prove me right or wrong.

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