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in response to reader comment: Ataturk Declared Islam Was the Enemy of Turkey. Today Islam Is the Enemy of the World.

Submitted by berk (United States), Mar 12, 2010 at 22:37

Yes, all the things you said about what Ataturk was trying to do are correct with one exception. That, it wasn't Ataturk's goal to prohibit Islam in Turkey. He respected and agreed with Islam to some point like being a good person and etc. The thing is that he didn't want people to follow some kind of religious law or rules. He wanted them to be free enough to be accept their responsibilities. I am just writing this comment because Ataturk was't against Islam as he wasn't against Christianity or Judaism. He was just against the radical thoughts of his people that cause them to live in the past with old Arabic-style traditions which is the most part of Islamic culture. Which we may see in most of the religions, not necessarily Arabic but the culture of where it was born. I just wanted to make it clear. Non of the religions were bad or unnecessary for him but dangerous if a person takes it too far enough to cause them not to think clearly and affect people in a seriously bad ways.

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