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Submitted by Jacob Slabiak (United States), Aug 13, 2002 at 14:10

While I understand your desire for changes in the Islamic world citing the Turkish example, I do not see similar changes advocated or tolerated in the larger Muslim societies in the Middle East or Asia. Perhaps this is so because the clerics are more controlling and the masses are more accepting, i.e. Iran and Saudi Arabia. Much to my disappointment, I see a significant increase in clerics' admonishing against diluting Islam and adopting western secularism and modernity. To them, Islam is a holy way of life, which should remain separate and apart from the ways of those so called non-believers.
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