Comments on: In Turkey, Erdogan disrespects dissent Fri, 31 Jul 2015 03:37:49 +0000 hourly 1 By: Saladdin Tue, 01 Jan 2013 20:00:54 +0000 The PM hosts a Palestinian girl, eats breakfast with her and she is given a reward and a celebrity welcome in Turkey for standing up against the Israeli soldiers in Palestine. On the other hand thousands of Kurdish activists and hundreds of elected officials are in the jail for demanding basic Kurdish human rights, including education in Kurdish language, in Turkey. Massive double standard !

By: Saladdin Tue, 01 Jan 2013 15:31:25 +0000 Sadly,PM Erdogan’s misdeeds & double standarts causes Turkey to miss historical opportunities in the areas of full democracy, EU membership, Kurdish issue and a potantial leadership in the Middle East. While jailing and bombing his oppressed citizens of Kurdish origin, the PM recently had a breakfast and offered a celebrity reception to a Palestinian girl standing up against Israeli soldiers. While advising Egypt to become a secular state he pulls Turkey away from secularism, Condemning assimilation of the Turks in Germany and calling it to be a crime but assimilating his own 15-20 million Kurds is not a crime !

By: jfooler Mon, 17 Dec 2012 22:53:40 +0000 Wait a minute, who is a western journalist who advocated for the surge in Afghanistan which killed thousands of innocent civilians to talk to Muslims about “tolerance” of dissent?

How many Muslims have been detained and abused by the United States?

How many Muslims are currently languishing in Guantanamo Bay?

How many Muslims have been tortured by the CIA?

How many Muslims have been killed by drone attacks that you have supported in the past?

You’re nothing more than a charlatan and hypocrite who looks condescendingly down at others while failing to look at the flaws of his own society.

By: reality-again Fri, 14 Dec 2012 16:27:08 +0000 Yet another Middle Eastern leader joining the club of the Weird and the Senseless…
Nevertheless, this guy will soon have a role to play in preventing the Sunni majority in Syria from massacring the Alawi minority, after the latter loses its grip on power.