[Marxism] Fwd: The Islamic State’s Plans for Turkey

Louis Proyect lnp3 at panix.com
Wed Jan 20 06:13:50 MST 2016

ISIL sees modern Turkey as a prime example of the disastrous 
consequences of diverting from what it considers to be true Islam.

In the video’s telling, Turks deviated from the faith with the rise of 
the Sufi tradition, civil law, and modern education in the late Ottoman 
period — all of which supposedly corrupted their Islamic character. With 
the founding of the Turkish Republic, the people of Turkey began to 
glorify national identity and replaced prayer with idol worship, such as 
the pan-Turkic symbol of the wolf. ISIL uses the word “kavmiyetçilik,” 
meaning tribalism, instead of “milliyetçilik,” meaning modern 
nationalism. These pre-Islamic ideas, it argues, opened the Turks to the 
influence of the “most disgusting of creatures from the West and the 
East,” by which the video means Europe, Iran, and Jews in general. 
According to the video, the chief founder of modern Turkey, Mustafa 
Kemal Atatürk, is the product of this influence, and his secular 
abomination of a state is the culmination of years of corruption.

full: http://warontherocks.com/2016/01/the-islamic-states-plans-for-turkey/

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