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in response to reader comment: Turkey and Islam are not like anything else, alas!

Submitted by Kaan (Germany), Aug 7, 2010 at 07:33

Dear Ianus,

I would doubt, that many crimes by Turks are due to Islam. May be you could give me some hints. Crimes? Yes! Due to religion? ???

"Second, while other nations and religions such as Christianity were involved in shameful actions they are capable of admitting and repenting what they have done. And indeed , you can only point to the Christians' misdeeds because Christians themselves have exposed and condemned them."

Are you sure? Belgian, German and Italian crimes in Africa? French in Algeria? Spanish in Mexico and South America?

"...Buddhism is involved - the genocide in Cambodia"

Consider Japanese crimes in China as well as Chinese crimes, no excuse ever heard!

"I can't imagine two mullahs or even your local imam teling the same stories of what they or he were doing in the 70-ies during the civil war against the left and the Kurds or their -or your Moslem grandparents describing in details how they had been beating , dragging driving little Greek children into churches to burn them all alive , although such were Kemal's methods of genocide. Perhaps you can imagine that , can't you ? Now try to figure out why this contrast between Buddhism and Islam exists , will you !"

Interesting approach! In last years Turkish people has started to question certain matters and I hope, this will continue. Also consider Greek Cyprus people never openly admitting the inhuman crimes to Turkish Cyprus people during 1960 - 1974, same story about women and children killed by burning or in bath tubes!

"In Turkey you get jailed for not denying the Armenian genocide in public , not to speak of the Greek and Assyrian genocides committed by holy Ataturk and his hordes."

In Greece no one talks about the brutal crimes against Turkish during the settlement. Do you really believe, that nothing happened? Or in Bulgaria, in Romania or in Serbia. People tend to focus on others brutalities! Anyway, this is no excuse about 1 M murdered Armenians by the Ottoman regime, a shame!

"The Moslems are a big exception! They are so evil that they can't even face that possibility. They are panicly afraid that the moment they admit crimes committed by Mohammed and perpetrated in the name of Islam, Islam collapses just like every lie collapses the moment it is admitted or exposed".

Islam needs an enlightment highlighting the good and human parts and comdemning the bad and inhuman parts. Many people need a to believe in something. As many people are not educated well and do not use their minds in proper ways, we face these issues and a difficult challenge to overcome. If you have an answer, share it with us.

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