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Dictatorship has many faces

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Submitted by Charles (Netherlands), Oct 27, 2015 at 05:52

I'm afraid that Dr Pipes has nailed the situation in Turkey pretty well. Turkey has changed for the worst in the last decade. As a European (Dutch) I can see what is happening in Turkey quite up close. In Europe alone, the Turkish diaspora is the largest outside Turkey itself: 10 milion. And the Turk authorities keep a keen eye on these people. Erdogan has commanded that these people may never assimilate in the European culture. He sees them as forward outposts of a greater Turkey. Erdogan is not only a dictator, he's got bigger plans still. This man is dangerous in every sense of the word. And he's an islamist. Here in Holland, there are about 400.000 Turks. Most see themselves as Turks, not Dutch. Most see the islam and the sharia as more important then the Dutch constitution. Most hate jews, homosexuals and do not support human rights regarding women. It's all researched and factual. You see it right through the entire Turkish community in Europe. Let alone Turkey itself! Turkey is sliding down islamic dictatorship and the European Union as the United States stand by, watching it happen.


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Glad we agree. But the figure of 10 million Turks in Western Europe strikes me as about double what the number actually is.

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Title Commenter Date Thread
2Erdogan perfidy [71 words]Earl GreenOct 27, 2015 10:09226090
Erdogan has time on his side -- but only so much [659 words]Michael SNov 2, 2015 13:59226090
3Dictatorship has many faces [191 words]
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CharlesOct 27, 2015 05:52226083
1Erdogan and the mafias. [80 words]Giorgio BalestrieriOct 27, 2015 05:05226082
2Big Deal And So What [117 words]Uncle VladdiOct 26, 2015 22:05226077
1Ritual [109 words]DajjalOct 28, 2015 17:51226077
1Eastern 'concepts' [123 words]George KeselmanOct 26, 2015 21:13226076
1"Orientalist" racism is backwards! [391 words]Uncle VladdiOct 28, 2015 17:52226076
Stereotypical stereotypes stereotypically tend to fall short. [248 words]Michael SOct 29, 2015 17:43226076
A bit more on Eastern 'concepts' [516 words]George KeselmanNov 1, 2015 16:42226076
1no way supporting Eastern 'morality' [73 words]George KeselmanNov 1, 2015 16:47226076
Where is the line? [227 words]Michael S.Nov 4, 2015 03:01226076
showing the line [66 words]George KeselmanNov 4, 2015 20:11226076
Not much air between Obama and Erdogan... and the Saudis, for that matter. [673 words]Michael SNov 9, 2015 04:31226076
1Are Merkel and Co. ready for this? [363 words]Michael SOct 26, 2015 20:56226075
Rogue dictatorship [64 words]
w/response from Daniel Pipes
Edmond BeniacarOct 26, 2015 18:46226073

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