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A European Turkey will Never have Peace: Neither will an Oriental Turkey

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Jul 9, 2013 at 15:52

Let us see what bristles a male Muslim's neck more, a honest conversion to discipleship in Yeshua HaMashiach or the unmitigated temerity of a woman who has made that conversion and enjoys a freedom of spirit that is rarely, if ever, seen in a Muslim woman. Walid Shoebat also has that freedom to worship Him whom he has given his life in discipleship, that same Yeshua.

All of this to preface the following, that whether in or out, Turkey has been and will forever be connected to the raging of ethnic consequences of never being truly at peace with anyone, even during the relatively calm periods of the twentieth century. But the peace that Nonie Darwish and Walid Shoebat have at their disposal is not the same as the peace the world thinks it wants and a Turkish alliance with the West that DB desires to terminate will never achieve it either, even in a pure Islamic environment.

Were contentment the most sought after state of being for Muslims, why would there not be a greater desire for peace within places like, say, that great bastion of Islam, Iran, where shari'a is as entrenched as any place claiming such things; yet there is anything but contentment there. Egypt speaks for itself; even when the Copts were marginalized in dhimmi status, it was not the Copts that put Morsi in office, but the brotherhood leadership. Where is the contentment there, even after tons of American dollars were shipped in?

But Turkey: why has Erdoğan not been able to settle his country down while giving his closest supporters exactly what they want? Might it not be that Erdoğan knows that if he completely isolates Turkey in the process of fully implementing shari'a, his country will completely devolve like Egypt? Pro-west elites (and not just Muslim-thinking ones) know fully well that peace is not around the corner and money to support any society requires a stability that merely being rich will not achieve.

Murderous regimes "inspired by the Western concepts of nation-state and language based ethnic nationalism" does little to explain the full implosion of societies that lost their ability to function under the rule of law and provide for the common welfare of the inhabitants. That requires following a rationale that exceeds the abilities of any population that cannot get along together but would rather instigate some kind of sectarian rift to keep the other side off balance. Saddam Hussein would not have been able to pit the Sunni's against the Shi'ites were it not for their innate antipathies. This is resident in Turkey as well.

But there is still one aspect of this that is running like a computer program in the background; of circumstances that DB supposes might solve Turkey's problems, but in reality runs counter to his proposal. When the Middle East's fuses all approach their critical mass, Turkey will be in the middle of it as much as Europe and Turkey will be at the crossroads once again. They may need not burn their Quran; but they will be furiously looking for the part that missed the prophecy of Israel's return to full greatness with no help from Turkey.

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