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Mustafa Kemal Cut islam down to Size, Being Radical and Being Islamic Do Go Together

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in response to reader comment: Re: Islam is not to blame

Submitted by Singha (India), Apr 3, 2008 at 21:49

In Turkey Mustafa Kemal cut islam down to size. Freeing up women from the tyranny of islam, banning purdah, changing a mosque to a church, changing the Turkish script - these were revolutionary anti-islamic actions. UK has done nothing to defand islam.

So the solution is clear - less islam means more moderation. The problem is with the ideology of islam.

You have talked about Philipines and suggested the agitation has nothing to do with islam. Perhaps you are not aware about the historic actions of muslims.

Racial, linguistic and tribal kinship did not prevented Indian muslims from stressing islamic separateness and formulating a separate nation. The punjabis, muhajirs and bengalis, but for their islamic ideology can not claim distinctness. This broad pattern has been observed among other communities as well.

The conclusion: islam with its fascistic ideology, hateful towards non muslims, is the cause for much dissonance and violence.


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