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The Pot Calling The Kettle Black

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Submitted by Mozere (United Kingdom), Dec 22, 2013 at 06:48

90 years after the declaration of the Turkish republic it is shameful that an imam with a limited education is leading the opposition to the AKP using the medieval method of casting spell or curses.This shows how over the years, starting from the 70s under Demirel and accelerating in the 00s,the education system in Turkey was subverted into medressa style rote learning ,no questions asked.

The only good thing to come out of this will be each Islamist side will weaken the other,as often seen when the religious bigots have no secular opposition left, they tear into each other. Unfortunately most of the electorate in Turkey being conservative Sunnis even after the stink of corruption by the so called "Islamists" how much the secular Chp will gain votes is open to question.

As for the imam ranting and gesticulating casting curses onto his erstwhile confederates in best tradition of the middle ages,I and a lot of secular Turks say "the pot calling the kettle black" .I need only to mention rigging of the civil service exams,you do not infiltrate government offices without dirty tricks.

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