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Erdogan is an "Authoritarian Islamist"

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Submitted by Laz Kemal (United States), Oct 4, 2013 at 00:20

Daniel Pipes, to expand upon your response to Mindy Alter, I believe what Alter meant to say is that Erdogan, the Sultan and Caliph wanna-be, is an "Authoritarian Islamist."

Considering the only comment by Erdogan she cited is "Islam is Islam and that is all" shows she either is just another naïve follower or has no idea about the real character of primitive-minded Erdogan.

Here are a few of Erdogan's comments that show his true color: "thank God almighty, I am a servant of Sharia" "women have the right to elect but never have the right to be elected" "all schools will be converted to Imam hatip (Islamist schools), "alcohol should be banned" "you can't be both secularist and Muslim (he meant to say Islamist)" Last year he even separated Turkish youth into two categories: "pious" or 'drug addicts," reiterating his primitive mentality.

Erdogan' recent "democratization package" (again he probably meant Islamization package) allows women to freely wear the hijab at government jobs, which shows once again he's trying his darnedest to eliminate Ataturk's reforms for the Republic of Turkey going back almost a century. Or maybe he's getting back at Ataturk for abolishing the Caliphate. In fact Muslim (islamist) Brotherhood was formed in 1928 in response to Ataturk abolishing the Caliphate.

I'll explain next why this Islamic headscarf is not part of Muslim's world but is just another aspect of Islamists' mentality to dominate women.


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