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Submitted by Rashpal Britannicus Page Sunner (United Kingdom), Sep 27, 2003 at 07:30

I think your article by mentioning Turkey ignores the fact that Turkey is hardly a leader of the Islamic world. The leaders are Saudi Arabia and Iran. They even vie with each other for leadership. Turkey on the other hands frets about joining the EU. Turkey is not going to decide the future of Islam but it will decide its own future. Saudi Arabia and Iran will decide the future of Islam.

As we can see these two nations follow a path not dissimiliar to white supremacists in that they insist on non-islamic things being done away with in their society. In the same way White supremacists insist Jews (in particular) and non-whites be done away with in their society. These ideas are abhorrent to me but the point is that in their own way both ideologies aspire to their idea of white (aryan) purity or Islamic purity.

In the modern world however, the very basis of modernity is the franctic multiplication of plurality. This may take the form of art, products, human association, religious doctrinal changes etc. Therefore, in the sense that Turkey is embracing these religious doctrinal changes in its society it is embracing modernity and moving away from Islam. I have read the Koran and can confirm that true Islam is really practised in Iran and Saudi Arabia with no contradiction. This makes these modes of Islam and these societies very much the leaders of Islam. The Koran was born in the crucible of armed struggle and so any society that truely embraces Islam must keep up this struggle againist the unbelievers or at any rate give them a second class status within its own society.

Coming back to the white supremacy. They worry about numbers. The number of Aryan whites in the world. Islamists worry about the infidel and how to deal with him. Islamists do not worry about numbers. With 19.6 % of the world population (according to the CIA) they have the luxury of a growing population. Still that does mean that 80.4% of the world is not Islamic. A mighty struggle then lies ahead. The future of Islam will be this struggle borne of an increasing population raised in third world poverty with the only teaching for children being of an Islamist ideology coming from either Iran or Saudi Arabia.
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