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Submitted by havas (Turkey), Dec 16, 2010 at 13:31

Delusions! Islam in Turkey is really a way for wannabe Turks to distance themselves from their past and their real ancestors

Everytime ı write something,you repeat yourself with the same words. ı will answer you only one time.

turk is not a race,it is a nationality. turks belong to many races. kurd,arab,greek are races who live around turks for example. american is not a race. so we can be armenian ,greek convert or bosnian or arab or uygur(china turk). ı see no problem about this.what are you trying to say. if you call yourself a turk you are a turk. very easy.

ottomans were an empire. it was a multi cultural society.when they started to break apart,in 1900 s in anatolia,in balkans,in caucasia islam and christianity made a horrible very bloody war. great majority of christians were sent out of anatolia and great majority of muslims were sent out of balkans and caucasia. every body had similar pains,similar memories. it was wild, it was disgusting it was shameful. this is why we turks definitly stay away from this kind of religon wars.never again. we lost half of our population so did the christians. religon wars are very dangerous. only armenians,greeks and turks know this better than anybody on earth. but if you only look at this with armenian glasses and dont count million of dead turks outside anatolia it is not fair.

ı understand armenians though. they can stay as a community with the help of turkish hatered for ever. but turkey can never ever say sorry for the things happened 100 years ago. it was a real civil war. it was not turkey but ottoman authority.but as a bigger country we must help armenian people today.they must be able to come ,live,work in our country,borders must be opened,we must consider them as priveleged people. but also azeri problem must be solved some way.

and what is wrong about my islam. ı am very much against violance and terror. ı have never heard any imam calling for war or jihad or violance. we only pray for palestein and chechens and bosnians and than for all other humans on earth. please check this site. http://www.mevlana.net/ that is my belief.

ı can go even one step further. ı want christian missionaries to work for christianity in turkey. because we work in your countries to spread islam. about 5 chirisitians were killed in turkey and this was a provocation. turks must get used to this. everything has two sides.if you want a mosque in europe, you need to let christians come visit to their ancient places in anatolia and say good words about christ.

ı understand the fear in western countries about islam. but you need to understand that they are also our (not only turks,every normal muslims)enemies. too much religon and too much nationalizm is not good. we really need more humanity.

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