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in response to reader comment: To Havas: we face similar problems - To Dhimmi: Chill, Dude, before you get a heart attack -

Submitted by havas (Turkey), Dec 15, 2010 at 14:33

I repeat my invitation to Turks living in Turkey proper or abroad to share with us their impressions, ambitions and ideas, as I myself want to know more. I would love to know, if indeed Islamism presents the mentioned danger, how Turks see Iran, understand Islam and how they see the challenges presented to the entire world by terror, used in the name of Allah. I have heard the arguments presented by the likes of Dhimmi....it seems to be time to hear from some more Turks now - after all, isn't it them we talk about? Please engage with me and do not worry about the white noise of the fanatic Islamophobes in response, as I invite western readers, courageous enough to make distinctions and differentiations, to help me balance out the noise of the mob

Well ı personally respect to everybody. Every country has her own perspective. Turks usually dislike america and israel very much.maybe more than any country on earth. But this is not in the hate level. we simply think america is a strong country ,so naturally strong ones eats the weak ones. so it is normal. if we turks were the strong ones we would do the same.we hated to see america in ıraq. saddam was americas man. so we dont buy american lies about bringing democracy to ıraq.actually this is very funny. we hate to see palestein suffer so much. most of us think america use israel as a base in middle east.and some of turks think jews use america.ı think the first way.ı used to respect ısrael personally.ı used to think israelis are the victoms also. but after the murders of turks ı have no sympathy left for them.

if ı lived in iran ı would be a terrorist. if ı lived in saudi ı would be a terrorist,even if ı lived in secular algeria again ı would be a terrorist. all muslim countries have dicatatorships. when you have dictators humans have no rights. we believe that all dictators are americas paid officers. islams main problem is this.they are not healthy people

in turkey kurds want to have a different country and they fight for this. they do terror,burn forests,bomb turists,blow themselves up. but ı understand this. this is a civil war.if they win they get some things.

in ıraq, iran sect of islam and sunni islam and kurds kill each other to get the control of the country.america destroyed all the stability there.

in iran there is a dangerous kind of islamic dictatorship.but we turks consider israel as dangerous country as israel.

ı love pakistani people. ı also like indian people too. but ı also think pakistani people are the worst muslims on earth,especially for westerners.

ı also like greeks and armenian people and their culture although most of them hates us. their food and music and the way they dialog with each other is like turks.

if there is a real islamic terror on earth done in the name of allah, it is orginised by saudi arabia and america partnership using backward afghan pakistan and ıraq people. america war industry needs enemy. and after defeating the communists new enemy is we muslims.ı really think this way.

ı think europe deserves a respect. nature,history,people,culture,arts,cities and everything is very beautiful in europe.unlike america brought democracy to ıraq ,europe really helped turkey very much about human rights and laws. but ı really dont want turkey to enter eu. we are already there with our millions of people and other european muslims who mostly consider themselves turks also.this is enough.

we have 15,000 dollars income per person and we are the 15 th greatest economy of the world.and we have no natural resources. no oil, no gas,we even buy coal from russia.kurds damage us all the time we spend too much for military to fight them. but comparing to ten years ago ,anybody can see that we improved very much. we are in better position than romania and bulgaria. we are still poor but we have hopes for future. most europeans may be thinking that turks enter illagelly to europe is not true. on the contrary they started to come back. other nationalities try to pass greece from turkey,not turks.

with growing right wing hatered in europe (le pen in france today have 40% votes), social problems with muslims and blacks,old and inclining populations, very short sighted political positions and not understanding the way economy going in the world, ı believe not very good days waiting for europe.you will have difficult time in future.

ı also disagree with your opinion that west must act privilaged to turkey from the other muslims. because ı dont believe that islam has anything wrong in it. it is the people making the difference.when other muslims free themselves they will become better.

and finally ı thank you for your good words about turks. it is good to hear these. because your kinds are very few in these days.


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