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  1. Rad-ish

    Rad-ish GoComics PRO Member said, over 1 year ago

    When you wish upon a star
    Makes no difference who you are…

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    @rtool48

    ?


    Before 1918, the Ottomans knew that Allah would always ensure victory. They lost WWI.


    Ataturk abolished the Caliphate (as Garibaldi thought of doing to the Pontificate, but backed down). Attaturk banned almost everything Islamic. No veils, no headscarfs, Western clothing required by law.


    The majority of Turks prayed that Allah would overthrow the military dictatorship and allow Islam to return.


    In the ‘02 election, they elected Erdogan who ended the ban on Islamic dress. The military tried to overrule him, but he had the military arrested and now has complete control of Turkey. Europe had objected to the military dictatorship and said Turkey had to get rid of it and have democracy before they would be considered for the EU. So Erdogan got rid of the military dictatorship, installed democracy, the EU considered, and rejected Turkish membership.


    Now that Erdogan has complete control, he awarded the contract to demolish a park and put in a new, high-end mall to his friends. He’ll get lots of money, but Istanbul will lose a very popular park.


    So Erdogan has brought Turkey totally in line with Western democracy. (But Turkey is still mostly in Asia, so the EU is still rejecting their membership.)

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