Jihad Watch defends secularism

“The lesson of Turkey is that eternal vigilance on behalf of secularism is necessary, and those who have been the beneficiaries of such secularism are foolish not to recognize that it occasionally requires military force (that of the Turkish Army) and constant reinforcement of legal measures taken against the outward expression of Islam as a political and social force, to keep Islam in its place, since it cannot otherwise be dealt with or transmogrified into something less menacing.”

Hugh Fitzgerald of Jihad Watch proposes a solution to the problem of Islamists in Turkey participating in the democratic process and getting elected to parliament.

Dhimmi Watch, 30 March 2005