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Submitted by SULTAN (Turkey), Nov 30, 2005 at 12:39

Thanks for reading my comments.I also read your comments.I respect your opinions. However I didnt like your saying that my mask has slipped. We cannot have exactly the same world view with you people since we look at everything from different angles.It really makes me upset to hear that my opinions are nothing but a typical muslim attitude.Once more I will repeat myself.

Western values are not only for western people.Whole the world must adopt them.This is human rights,women rights,democracy,secularizm etc.if islam is practiced politically then it will never be able to adopt these values.So islam like all the other religions must stay as individuals spritual relationship with Allah-God-.İf İslam and Christianity or the others go into religion wars as mr Bush promotes, my country will stay neutral,I am very sure.We are not raised and educated to look islam politically.So even though I am a very much devouted muslim I can not think going into war for İslam as a rational thing to do.I think this would be very meaningless.

Arabs and İranians in the history did have great civilizations very advanced in literature and science.But Turks did never have a worldwide success in anything.we were only great warriors and invaded vast areas around us for 500 years.Today we feel very hungry to prove ourselves by integrating with the civilised world economicly and socially.I would like to see my country having closer relationships with arabs and İranians.but looking the way they live,their human right records,the way they preactice islam they scare us very much.İf you understand islam politically you can never join to the modern life.

Being a non political muslim doesnt mean that we will approve every immoral and wrong acts USA does in the world. İf USA didnt invade Irak after 9/11 I would not think that some powers in the USA may have helped Arabic terrorists to organise such attacks .I bet USA will not leave Irak until the oil finishes there.So we are now neighbours with USA.. And instead of blaming on me for thinking such a way and declaring me a hidden islamofachist ,look at your christian brothers in all south America and most of EU who exactly think the same way we do. Or are they muslim terrorists too?Or more likely are you people deceived by your president?
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