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Agree on enforced secularism, although not sure how long it can last

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Submitted by Charles Martel (United States), Jan 25, 2011 at 12:41

I agree with your point that democracy is impossible without secularism, although I'm pessismistic that secularism can survive the failure of secular nationalist socialism in Turkey and the Arab countries. I fear that Turkey has a real, secular (no pun intended) drift toward Islamization despite 90 years of secularization.

I also completely agree that Pakistan is our real enemy -- worse even than Saudi.

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