"Secularism" in Turkey
As MEMRI’s Turkish blog reports (from August 26, 2008), the “fast disappearance” of restaurants in the important mountain resort of Uludag, is now being followed by another demand of Arab Muslim tourists to the region: the reduction of the number of passengers per cable car from 40, to a maximum of 25. Safety concerns, perhaps? Hardly! Arab Muslim tourists are insisting (via their travel agents) that they not be placed in too close proximity to “foreigners,” i.e., non-Muslim kaffirs /infidels, lest they have “…any bodily contact with their women and girls.” To accommodate their Arab clients’ anti-infidel bigotry, the Turkish AKP governed Bursa municipality has begun to impose these changes, extending a cable car line to the area of the hotels, and also declaring that this new line will include both “VIP” and sex-segregated (read Islamic sexual apartheid) cars as well.
Thanks to Andrew Boston’s blog.
Well, if they don’t want “infidel” tourists, why they keep on advertising Turkey as a marvellous destination for holidays… in Infidel countries? Oh, there’s the money, and whether it’s infidel or not, it’s good…
But that’s not all: you must read ALL the post, because it also contains what Fetullah Gullen, a very important Turkish islamist was saying in 1999:
“You must move in the arteries of the system, without anyone noticing your existence, until you reach all the power centers… until the conditions are ripe, they [the followers] must continue like this. If they do something prematurely, the world will crush our heads, and Muslims will suffer everywhere, like in the tragedies in Algeria, like in 1982 [in] Syria… like in the yearly disasters and tragedies in Egypt. The time is not yet right. You must wait for the time when you are complete, and conditions are ripe, until we can shoulder the entire world and carry it… You must wait until such time as you have gotten all the state power, until you have brought to your side all the power of the constitutional institutions in Turkey… Until that time, any step taken would be too early – like breaking an egg without waiting the full 40 days for it to hatch. It would be like killing the chick inside. The work to be done is [in] confronting the world. Now, I have expressed my feelings and thoughts to you all – in confidence… trusting your loyalty and sensitivity to secrecy. I know that when you leave here – [just] as you discard your empty juice boxes, you must discard the thoughts and feelings expressed here.”
that’s not all, go there and read it all.
The important question is, has that time already come?