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Submitted by Deniz Tolga (Turkey), May 27, 2007 at 09:43
I guess i couldn't tell properly what i meant...
Of course we are against murder of any sort. After Hrant Dink's murder thousands of Turkish citizens protested against this incident. So we do not rally about stupid things as you say.
When Pope came, the protests were about what he was going to say... He was planning to talk about "ecumenical status of Orthodox Church in İstanbul" . So of course some people have rights to protest this kind of ideology.(Right or wrong this is another issue) Protests are legal rights in my country. But i accept that there were some radical people there too.
We are of course sad and sorry for all the losses we lived. The bottom line is the argument i've told you before... our western allies should stop supporting radical ideologies against us(as i've mentioned Fettullah Gülen in USA or other radicals in European countries). We are terribly suffering because of that support. Every religion of course have it's radicals and we are trying to stop them by all means.
One last answer for your "In our non secular western lands, none of your IMAMS has been murdered " sentence... I'm giving you a list of consulate members killed by Christian terrorist organization ASALA in some western countries which you've never protested against. Please leave the blind hatred alone.
Danış Tunalıgil - Wien, İsmail Erez - Paris, Taha Carım - Vatican City, Necla Kuneralp - Madrid, Ahmet Benler - Lahey , Galip Özmen - Athens, Şarık Arıyak - Sydney, Savaş Yergüz - Geneva , Orhan Gündüz - Boston, Atilla Altıkat - Ottawa, Nadide Akbay - Lisbon, Dursun Aksoy - Brussels, Galip Balkar - Belgrad
You can't possibly kill any imams in some of the European countries since there are no mosques in most of the cities. (Even in Athens after being Turkish rule for hundreds of years.... odd ??? i doubt if there is 1, i remember something like that...not sure)
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