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The hidden issue is politics, not Islam

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Submitted by Reader from Turkey (Turkey), Jan 25, 2005 at 02:51

I am from Turkey, the unique country that has a secular democratic system, with an Islamic background.

The real issue with the alleged Islamic terrorists is not religion. The confrontation in fact stems from a nationalistic reaction of Arabs to the United States' support and concern for Israel. Jewish occupation of Palestine and the catastrophe humanitarian resulted, rises a big frustration in Arabic people.

Arabs define their national identity via islam. This is just a coincidence. In this sense each political agenda tend to be expressed in terms of Islam regardless of the real causes underlying.

In this sense It would be an error to read the Islamic problem as a religious issue...

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