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Turkey Prime minister is not Islamist

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Submitted by Diane Haddad (Canada), May 22, 2007 at 18:40

Dr Daniel Pipes, having a wife wearing scarf is no indication of Islamism. My sister wears the scarf and her husband drinks we are both lebanese. I do not like scarf yet I have many friends women wearing it. We watch musical clips and we dance together. We are not Islamists but there is something called tradition.

I will really appreciate if you tell me Dr whether wearing the scarf is a sign of Islamism. because I am not convinced when you say (he appears to be).

thank you very much for your precious time

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Daniel Pipes replies:

No, a woman wearing a scarf is not proof of her husband's political views, granted. I set out some reasons for thinking Erdogan an Islamist in Is Turkey Going Islamist?

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