Sunday, November 12, 2006

Yesterday in Turkey

Thousands demonstrated in support of secularism during the funeral of Bulent Ecevit in the capital Ankara:
"Turkey is secular and will remain secular," crowds chanted as his coffin reached the city's main mosque."
Because they love their native country more than the salvation of their own souls. Not exactly a snappy slogan, as Eric says - but beautiful nonetheless. To me, anyway. Who was it that said "pagan self-assertion is as good as Christian Islamicist self-denial"?

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