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  •  Amazing (4+ / 0-)
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    InAntalya, shaharazade, Dianna, elwior

    that the muslim world has become the center for innovative dissent.
      What does that say about the democratic west?

    “Wall Street had been doing business with pieces of paper; and now someone asked for a dollar, and it was discovered that the dollar had been mislaid.” ― Upton Sinclair

    by gjohnsit on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 12:32:16 PM PDT

    •  I think you are confusing Turkey (7+ / 0-)

      ...with your "Muslim world" measurement. Especially separating them from the "Democratic West" is short sighted. Although imperfect, Turkey has been working hard on their young Democracy. They don't always succeed perfection (so doesn't the "West") but they are trying.

      Turkish Constitution for the last 90+ years would not have let anyone lump them into "Muslim world." It is staunchly secular.

      These young protesters are determined to save their young democracy and secular constitution.

      That's why they are standing for.

      Calling them simply "Muslim world" does them injustice.

      Let us understand these people correctly.

      Just saying.

      "Corruptio Optimi Pessima" (Corruption of the best is the worst)

      by zenox on Tue Jun 18, 2013 at 02:27:37 PM PDT

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