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Submitted by Nazim Cairo (Egypt), Jun 23, 2013 at 15:56

Probably subject of another post. It is hard to define Islamism to be honest. Why Qaddafi or King Abdallah or emir of Qatar or are (were) not Islamists but Gul or Mahathir are? I would vote for Islamist no problem if my life improves as a result. They have no control if I pray at home or not, why should I care, who rules if he delivers goods. (which is why I was happy with AK party) If my life is worse off I should have the right to chase them out. General observations that whenever secular "liberals" rule they mismanage, plunder and steal. Previous DYP/CHP/MHP governments in Turkey. Also witness Pakistan's governments.

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