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  1. Ottodesu

    Ottodesu said, over 1 year ago

    They’ve been taking their inspiration from the USA?
    I think the USA is the only Western power that is not a secular democracy.

  2. Michael wme

    Michael wme said, over 1 year ago

    Another foreigner who needs help with proper English:


    Democracy noun Whatever the *&^% the US President says it is. And nothing else!!!

  3. Michyle Glen

    Michyle Glen said, over 1 year ago

    Yeah,, Its a BLOODY ONE.

  4. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    Either it is secular or it is Islamic, guess what it is not secular.

  5. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Ottodesu

    Are you for real!

  6. Fourcrows

    Fourcrows said, over 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    It’s way more complicated than that. Attaturk wanted Turkey to be a shining jewel of the Middle East by showing the world that Muslims could live under a secular democracy, therefore competing with the West as a social and economic equal. Because of this, men and women were discouraged from wearing traditional Muslim clothing, particularly in metropolitan centers. President Abdullah Gul, however, leans more towards traditional Islamic values, and his wife first made headlines by wearing a Hijab, something nobody in the government or of public notoriety had done in nearly a century. Now the problem is that Turkey wants to join the European Union, because they feel they are an equal to the West, but many see Gul and his wife as being too conservative religiously. He has the backing of many people in the outlying villages, but to people in Istanbul he is a threat, because the last thing they want is Islamic rule.
    Of course, Gul is not their only obstacle to EU inclusion. Turkey has not made many friends over the years, and some countries are still demanding public apologies for some of Turkey’s actions over the past century or so.

  7. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Ottodesu

    Ha!



    @ jack And is the USA Christian or secular?
    Dude, seriously, learn how to use some grammar; your sentences need several parses before they’re understood

  8. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ R said:
    Dude, seriously, learn how to use some grammar; your sentences need several parses before they’re understood.

    You had to read “Either it is secular or it is Islamic, guess what it is not secular”, to understand that sentence. Last Parses is defined as to: To break (a sentence) down into its component parts of speech with an explanation of the form, function, and syntactical relationship of each part.

    The word you are looking for is reads or tries. Oh and omQ R, your whining again.

  9. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Fourcrows

    You’re right, no doubt, but with the current president so Islamic and the Generals that use to keep Islamists from taking over are all in jail what direction will Turkey take.

  10. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    He is an correct. We have more religion in our govt than any of the others, more fervent believers than in most First World countries too. Oh he is seeing from the outside in.

  11. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Don’t be a jerk by going for the grammar attack. Low hanging fruit. And you gave nothing in return like what he was talking about. Grammar police are such SOBs.

  12. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, over 1 year ago

    @jack75287

    Turkey has been sinking toward a religious state so has the USA. Who will reach it first?

  13. OnTarget

    OnTarget said, over 1 year ago

    @omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    Schooled.

  14. jack75287

    jack75287 said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    Yes we do, more then any first world country, still we are talking about third world countries. How many Christian Terrorist attacks in the last ten years compared to Islamic. Not some example but how many, a comparison that can be measured. Or go back twenty or even thirty, anything after 1900. I am not being sarcastic, we try to help countries including Muslim countries, Kuwait, the whole Croatia–Serbia issue in the 90s, Iraq. In the end we are the ones people come to for help and yes I am proud of this country no matter what a lot of people think.

    Like today, the Supreme Court turned over a large part of the voters rights act. The one causing federal monitoring of 9 southern states whenever they changed voter laws.

    The Supreme Court was right to strike it down as they said in the statement, “the country has changed”. You cannot go on punishing people for something nearly 1/2 century ago.

  15. omQ Release the Desaparecidos

    omQ Release the Desaparecidos said, over 1 year ago

    @Night-Gaunt49

    sneered, “Don’t be a jerk
    I beg your pardon?


    “And you gave nothing in return like what he was talking about.”


    I replied: “@ jack And is the USA Christian or secular?”
    I understood Otto’s satire; Jack clearly did not. I replied in kind and wished to know his thoughts about the state of religion in the USA. Yet you claim I did not address his comment?
    As an aside, I asked Jack if he could use grammar effectively as his comment is not immediately understood.
    Most of his sentences need to be reread several times to understand the sentences’ components.[@Jack: that’s parsing] That means most people will not read his stuff and simply skip over it.
    His retort to my advice clearly shows he has no idea how his ideas are not being understood. You don’t want him to communicate his ideas effectively? Why do you dislike him so much? I also think you’re purposely introducing grammar ommisions in your comments in this thread. Is that your attempt to communicate with Jack, mano a mano?


    “Grammar police are such SOBs.”
    Indeed they are, as are foul-mouthed posters : “jerk”; “SOB”.


    Facts, dude, I knock your posts in this section for a six when they lack facts; and I don’t normally go for the ad hominem attack, as you just did.
    What word do you have for posters who reply with gratuitous insults?

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