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Kemalists against the Jews vs. Islamists against the Jews

Reader comment on item: Turkey's Islamist Turn, 10 Years Later
in response to reader comment: Kind of replying, not on behalf of Ianus, i wouldn't dare:)

Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Dec 20, 2012 at 08:26

Alexandros wrote :

> The difference between Kemalists and Islamists is that the first used to have a different attitude towards israel and the Arab world <

The difference is that under Kemal alone within just six years the Jewish community in Turkey shrank from to 200 000 to 81 000 ( 40% !) which was followed by a Turkish version of the Kristallnacht Pogrom of 1934 in Eastern Thrace and then continued by imposing a ruining income tax on the Jews, voting against the creation of the state of Israel in 1947, pogroms of 1955 and more which I once mentioned in a post. What can the bad Islamists boast of compared to such a great Kemalist record? An incident off the coast of Gaza, a few altercations on TV and paranoic ideas such identifying a bee-eater as an Israeli spy ?


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