Monday, October 31, 2005

Turkey, the EU and secular society

Duncan Cameron on the bigger picture of why Europe has to admit Turkey into the EU:

"Turkey is a secular society that is also almost entirely Muslim. Western societies that have Muslim minorities and want to block Turkey have to understand what is being said if that happens. If a Muslim society cannot enter Europe, then Muslims must find their future with other Muslims. In other words the world must organize itself around religion. Surely this is what the secular revolution in Europe - and in Turkey - was meant to avoid."