Comments on: Can Arabs learn from Turkish model of Islam and democracy? http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/03/can-arabs-learn-from-turkish-model-of-islam-and-democracy/ Religion, faith and ethics Sat, 23 Apr 2016 23:25:07 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Travis58 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/03/can-arabs-learn-from-turkish-model-of-islam-and-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-29325 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 19:47:00 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=19551#comment-29325 We need to remember that there is no universal model or principal. We cannot expect others to look at America, or Turkey in this case and do what they do, or have done. What works in one State and for one people will not neccesarily work for another. Instead of trying to make everyone else how we want them, lets allow them to be who they are, who they want to be, let them decide how to run their State. We can cooperate, trade with and get along with people who are different that us cant we? Or is that a lost art? Millions of people work with others of differing backgrounds, races, ethnicities, religions, etc… on a daily basis, so why cant governments?

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By: anonym0us http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/2011/02/03/can-arabs-learn-from-turkish-model-of-islam-and-democracy/comment-page-1/#comment-29319 Thu, 03 Feb 2011 15:28:01 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/faithworld/?p=19551#comment-29319 Turkish model would be fine and well if it were stable. But in fact Turkey itself slides from staunch secularism of Ataturk to Islamism of current government (democratically elected – but then, Hitler was also democratically elected in 1933). Looks like the only remaining barrier keeping the government from implementing radical Islamic rule is the traditionally secular army. Even the army is getting slowly eroded by the government actions; they’d do even more to weaken the army if not for the need to control Kurdish insurgency. Oh, well, for Arab countries even that would be a definite progress towards democracy – but only because their current “democracy” is anything but.

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