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Ianus, So finally, at 1:15 AM in Poland you had your Godwin's Law moment and compared Ataturk (Mustafa Kemal) to Hitler

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Submitted by Lazman (United States), Jul 26, 2010 at 13:16

Good for you but could it be that you are running out of anti-Turk ranting? I bet not. Here are just a few of your comments regarding Mustafa Kemal, the founder of secular Republic of Turkey, again verbatim:

"…demon-god Gazi Mustafa Kemal is an supreme example of jihadism despite his later secularist heresy…"

"…Then enters Allah's worrior Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha, who subsequently changes his mind on Allah and his Islamic mission…."

Ianus, you make the hard core Islamists proud by your endless attacks on Ataturk. Yet, Islamists are going to be all upset because for decades they portrayed him as anti-Islamist considering Ataturk immediately eliminated Islamic Caliphate and later around 1926 he is quoted as saying "He is a weak ruler who needs religion to uphold his government; it is as if he would catch his people in a trap. My people are going to learn the principles of democracy, the dictates of truth and the teachings of science. Superstition must go. Let them worship as they will; every man can follow his own conscience, provided it does not interfere with sane reason or bid him against the liberty of his fellow-men."

I did not realize "Allah worriers" could switch so quickly but if Ianus says so, it must be true.

Another verbatim quote by you: "….Their demi-god Ghazi Mustafa Kemal Pasha aka Ataturk had c. 1 000 000 Greeks murdered in Asia Minor but no Turk remembers having burnt alive Greeks or decapitated and slaughtering them in Smyrna…."

You have many other postings past midnight, your local time in Poland, that certainly takes a lot of emotions and dedication so I'll just assume sleepless tired nightly posting and digging up (or imagining) any dirt on Turks that you totally overlooked(!) your own history. You must have heard of Eleftherios Venizelos, the Prime Minister of Greece in the early 1900s, about the same time Kemal Ataturk was running Turkey. He's regarded by many as the creator of modern Greece. Did you know that Eleftherios Venizelos forwarded Ataturk's name for the Nobel Peace Prize in 1934. I am sure you will have many explanations. But sounds like Greeks prosecuted and jailed the wrong person for treason. It should have been Venizelos and not the Greek Cypriot Sampson, who is described by many as the vicious killer who knew it would create a civil war and masterminded with the Greek military junta to overthrow the Cyprus government and triggered the Turkish invasion.

Ianus, please get a hold of yourself, your endless ranting just emphasizes the implication of Abraham Heschel quote. Good luck to you.

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