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Islamic power is growing.

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Submitted by Naushad Omar (South Africa), Jun 18, 2011 at 11:35

It is strange that when the CHP and other secular parties were governing Turkey, they mismanaged the economy achieving inflation of 80% and sterile growth rates of 2-3%. Now that the islamist AKP is governing, they have privatized huge swathes of the turkish economy and unleashed a regional powerhouse growing at 7% with 8% inflation.

I agree if people want islam democratically, then they should have it. The modernization of shariah will also be undertaken now where the clergy will be side-lined e.g. the dyas of applying 7th century shariah laws are long passed. Only the underlying principles will be brought forward and this wil be achieved by sidelining the religious dcotors.

I also agree we will see a new asian power rising soon, and that will consist of countries like Turkey, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Qatar, Egypt, Libya, Tunisia, Algeria and Morocco combining together in a common market driven by democratic, islamic and growth principles. This is no idle boasting. The rulers of Turkey, UAE and Qatar have already showm the way.


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Title Commenter Date Thread
3Not really [89 words]cuneytJun 14, 2011 13:32186339
3Turkey's regression [97 words]NuritGJun 14, 2011 03:40186316
2Free Turkey [271 words]realistJun 15, 2011 14:06186316
Islamic power is growing. [172 words]Naushad OmarJun 18, 2011 11:35186316
2Turkish irony? [183 words]Richard PolirerJun 13, 2011 16:53186281

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