Turkey’s slide away from secularism.

Here is a link to a rather concerning article about Turkey, now in ascendance once again to it’s more normal place as a geopolitical power and it’s move away from the legacy of Ataturk and secularism to a more traditional Islamic position of jihad and religious governance. Below I paste some quotes from the article but click the link and read the whole thing. Remember, Obama as recently as last week suggested that Turkey be admitted to the EU. I would suggest this action would be the ‘kick the chair away’ phase of European cultural suicide.

“ Erdogan: a Muslim can’t be secular”The people, he suggested, wanted Islamic law: “But the fact is that 99% of the people of this country are Muslims. You cannot be both secular and a Muslim! You will either be a Muslim, or secular!..For them to exist together is not a possibility! Therefore, it is not possible for a person who says ‘I am a Muslim’ to go on and say ‘I am secular too.’ And why is that? Because Allah, the creator of the Muslim, has absolute power and rule!”. [2]
“ Erdogan: there is no such thing as a moderate muslim”
ANKARA – Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an rejected attempts to call Turkey the repreErdogan: No swine can be moderate sentative of moderate Islam. “It is unacceptable for us to agree with such a definition. Turkey has never been a country to represent such a concept. Moreover, Islam cannot be classified as moderate or not,” Erdo?an said, speaking at Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies late Thursday. [3]
“ Erdogan: Islam means Jihad
“The minarets are our bayonets, the domes [of the mosques] our helmets, the mosques our barracks.” [4]
Bayonets, helmets, barracks? Sounds threatening to me!
“Erdogan: Assimilation is a crime”
A crowd of 16,000 expatriate Turks cheered Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at a vast indoor auditorium in Germany on Sunday as he told them to resist assimilation into the West.
The political rally by Germany’s biggest ethnic minority upset German politicians, who objected to a major public event on German soil being advertised on posters in Turkish only.
Erdogan indirectly addressed those concerns, saying it was right for Turkish immigrants to learn German and other languages so they could integrate, but wrong to abandon their Turkish heritage and assimilate.
“Assimilation is a crime against humanity,” he told the crowd. Many Turks had travelled from France, Belgium and the Netherlands to hear his hour-long address in the shiny venue, the Koelnarena. [5]

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