EU opens talks on membership for Turkey – Robert Spencer not happy

Robert Spencer is less than enthusiastic about the possibility of Turkey’s entry into the EU: “there is still some hope that Turkey will be rejected, and Europe saved. But that hope is slim”. He adds: “In a speech last month, British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw said Turkish membership would ‘demonstrate that Western and Islamic cultures can thrive together as partners in the modern world’. Partners? Will the Islamic culture allow for that? What evidence does Jack Straw have that Islam has set aside or will set aside its supremacist imperative? None whatsoever, of course.”

Dhimmi Watch, 4 October 2005