Tuesday, June 04, 2013

The Tragedy of the Turkish Spring

Secular Muslims Rebel Against Islamist Regime; West Wonders "Why?" 


It's Islam, stupid--meaning, rightwing political Islam, or Islamism, and overlapping, organized Islam and Islamic fundamentalism.

Secular Turks are fed up with Islamism, taking to the streets to express their anger, risking their lives and freedom in a sudden, bold effort to liberate themselves from an unfolding clerical fascist nightmare. 

Unfortunately, the Obama administration is solidly aligned with Islamism, supporting, sympathetic to and eager to engage (collaborate with) every Islamist regime and group, except for Al Qaeda. Turkey's Islamist regime is regarded as a model for "the Muslim world." 

Islamism is clearly seen by a supposedly progressive U.S. administration as the unstoppable wave of the future. Secular Muslims are of little interest to the administration--and their fawning media outlets.

That's the tragedy of the Turkish Spring--the administration and "liberal" media deny it's happening.