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Clarification on "Genozides"

Reader comment on item: Islamist Turkey vs. Secular Iran?
in response to reader comment: at least 2 omissions!

Submitted by Michel C. Zala (Switzerland), Jan 3, 2011 at 10:32

I absolutely agree with GIK in that most of those listed atrocities were committed by authoritarian, totalitarian and repressive regimes, which is , why I currently find myself in a heated debate with Banerjee further above.

Just to make myself absolutely clear: the point of my post was not to compare the muslim world with the western world in terms of atrocities, but to make the argument that such authoritarian systems could be found literally on every corner of the world and a "comparison" of genozides, pointing the finger at the Turks alone, was a futile argument. Neither Mao, nor Stalin or Hitler stood alone. They were - hard to admit - supported actively and passively by a lot of sympathizers. There is collective guilt. There is guilt by association.

If you however make the point that Islam by sheer nature is authoritarian, no dissent, debate and opposition can be allowed, thus islamist regimes of the likes of Iran pose a grave threat to engage in such atrocities, I will certainly concur.


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