5 readers online now  |  69 million page views

My reply to Shishir

Reader comment on item: Cyprus on the World Stage
in response to reader comment: Debanjan says: I see your drivel and raise you a delusion!

Submitted by Debanjan Banerjee (India), Nov 6, 2011 at 08:39

"Read what David Goldman (Spengler) says about the Turks-like Iranians they are dying breed and Kurds who they cruelly persecute so much so as to deny them their idenity(they are referred to as "mountain Turks") are outbreeding them at a fast pace."Turkey" at this rate would be majority Kurdish within 40 years and hence Erdogans lunatic sense of urgency ."

My Answer --- It is interesting to quote Spengler's viewpoint about these since I am well enamored about his wriitngs in Asiatimes. But one interesting thing is that Spengler is the guy who only came about this article once Mavi marmara incident had taken place between Turkey and Israel.

Another interesting point here is that Turks may be a dying breed but even now they outbreed some of their non-Muslim counterparts in Germany , France , Russia , Greece , Romania , Israel and Eastern Europe.

Regarding the higher birthrate of Kurds , this is just an encouraging news since most of the drop in Turkish birthrate was due to these copying of Western attitudes and trying to identify oneself like Hittite and other staff.

However with the rise of Fetullah Gulen network and the current pro-Muslim attitudes of the current Turkish government one can only feel hopeful that the curse of lower birthrates will turn into an opportunity for Turks to produce more babies. Even PM Erdogan was encouraging the Turks to have at least 3 kids and go back to Islamic teachings with the Turkish interpretation.

Regarding Kurds , this is a real encouraging thing that Kurds still held onto their religious identities during the secular Kemalist regime and that is why they continue to produce more babies than the Turks who were forced to adopt a Western attitude towards life by the Kemalist regimes of the past.

So for the Muslims in the region , the rising birhtrates of Kurds is a very good news indeed. That is why I believe Turkey should try to encourage more religious attitude and Kurdish participation in the next constitution that currently Turkish polictical parties are debating about. I believe the surplus Kurdish population should be encouraged to settle in lands like Israel and elsewhere in Eastern Europe. Thats exactly what Spengler also agress about probably but he may not express it.

What do you think about it ?

Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to My reply to Shishir by Debanjan Banerjee

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)