Burqa ban: Erdogan condemns France

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Not surprising of course:

Council of Europe in Strasbourg, April 13, 2011/Vincent Kessler)

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan accused France of violating the freedom of religion on Wednesday after Paris began enforcing a law barring Muslim women from wearing full face veils in public. He told the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe that Turkey was the only Muslim country that had copied the French law on secularism, or separating church and state.

“It’s quite ironic to see that secularism is today under debate in Europe and is undermining certain freedoms,” he said. “Today in France, there is no respect for individual religious freedom,” he said. The Strasbourg-based Council of Europe monitors human rights across the continent.

Although missionary work is legal in secular Turkey, the mistrust of missionaries has been expressed by state institutions. In 2001, a report prepared for Turkey’s National Security Council, which brings together generals, politicians and the president, said missionary activities constituted a threat to national unity as their ultimate aim was to “divide Turkey”.

“Missionary activity, the prime threat to Turkey, has nothing to do with freedom of religion,” Namik Kemal Zeybek, leader of the Democrat Party, or DP, a small right-wing group, said in a speech last week, according to press reports. “These missionary activities, called ‘Evangelical’ and supported by US dollars, are a threat for the whole of humanity.”


One comment on “Burqa ban: Erdogan condemns France

  1. tayyip says:

    In election meetings, relating to the sex tapes coming out all over the place thanks to gulen society, prime minister erdogan states: “They are cheating on their wives. They cannt hold themselves off.” He made very low, disgusting comments of the opposition parties and people.
    Nadire Ickale (NADİRE İÇKALE) is told to be Erdogan’s mistress. It is said that even his wife, Emine Erdogan, knows about this relationship. It is told that he is madly in love. One who is not refrained from giving ethical lectures is not ashamed of himself, of course, right?
    Erdogan allies with Gulen who has his hands-all-over communication deparment at the entire police department and who knows where else, voyeuring other people’s bedroom and spoiling politics and people’s common sense, he would think he is the sultan. nope, he is NOT. and hopefully, turkish people will show who the sultan is in June.

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