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Affermative: Turkey is going Islamist

Reader comment on item: Is Turkey Going Islamist?

Submitted by Octavio Johanson (Italy), Jun 7, 2005 at 08:16

In my opinion, no country can be truly secular. Moreover, it would be wrong for a nation to forget about God.

Turkey is less Muslim than the Middle East, but still Muslim.

Mr. Erdogan and the AKP are committed to establishing an Islamic State in Turkey.

They are not saying it openly, because they want Turkey to enter the European Union.

They are Machiavellian in that respect. There is a hidden agenda to make Turkey a more Muslim country.

Mr. Erdogan is too afraid of the European Union to make his intentions clear.

Mr. Erdogan wants Turkey to become part of Europe.

If secular restraints are lifted, Turkey will become Islamist.

Remember that Muslim Turks who live in Germany are more religious than the ones in Turkey, because in Turkey there are fewer restraints against Islam.

If Turkey enters the European Union, the Maastrict Treaty would force Ankara to end "religious discrimination". For example it would no longer be able to stop Muslim women from wearing the Islamic head-scarf or to restrict public prayer.

Thanks to the Maastrict Treaty, Turkey would go Islamist.

That is why Turkey should not be admitted into Europe.

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