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Old 5th January 2017, 12:03 AM
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Default Re: Westernisation =/= white-washing?

It's too easy for me to counsel 'don't react to fear.'

I go under a username on a forum which is protected by this land's constitutional rights to freedom of speech and expression, except for extreme instances of hate speech, threats or sedition, which isn't tolerated on this forum anyway. It is rightfully deleted and the poster gets their deserts by the mods. (It's a very tolerant forum.)

But I'm not living and doing this in Turkey, 2017, a martyr for atheism and secularism.

The Guardian
The Reina atrocity shows how deeply Islamic fanaticism has taken hold in Turkey
Elif Shafak
My country has been in the grip of intolerance, culminating in the New Year’s Eve massacre. Hopes that Turkey could be a model for the Muslim world have died.
Everything admits of a naturalistic explanation.
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