jason at jasonlaughlin.com
Fri Sep 21 14:30:13 EDT 2001
Whoa, back the truck up. Y'see, this is the sort of ignorance that gets Americans in
trouble (esp. the ones holding the guns) when they get involved with international policy.
Turkey is a secular state and part of NATO. There is a sizable Islamic population, but the
majority of the population and the government supports secular policies and parliamentary
representation, including Western preferences for their legal and economic systems.
I believe you were attempting to cite some misunderstood form of what passes for rule of
law under the Taliban in Afghanistan.
Medical Illustration wrote:
> How about instead of international law we punish these sons of bitches using
> turkish law -- Lets see, a man is allowed to kill his wife for not being a
> virgin there -- owning a TV can result in imprisonment or death -- wonder
> what the punishment would be if a man killed several of his fellow turks?
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