The parable of those who take [beings or forces] other than God for their protectors is that of the spider which makes for itself a house: for behold, the frailest of all houses is the spider's house. If only they understood this! (Quran 29:41)
14 February 2011
Now it's time for dumb articles on Turkey
Erdoğan was never a 'radical Islamist' he was always on the moderate wing of Turkish Islamists in the 1990s, who were not that radical to begin with. His only remotely radical policy (abandoned over 10 years ago) was withdrawing Turkey from NATO, which tells you what this fuss about 'radical Islamists' is really about.
And comparing Erdoğan's 'authoritarianism' with the authoritarianism of every Turkish government that preceded his is like comparing Palestinian rockets with the Israeli military.