Islamic State the Muslim Finishing School: Turkey's Muslim President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ''Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off. .. The mosques are our barracks, the domes our helmets, the minarets our bayonets, and the believers our soldiers.”
The Coming Islamic Culture War, Foreign Affairs, By Daveed Gartenstein-Ross and Nathaniel Barr, March 4, 2017
An individual does not simply arrive at a cultural institution primed with a necessarily mutually understood "categorization engine" enabling "automatic labels that come naturally to mind and that belong intrinsically to things and entities", without the complicity of a culture's peaceful & law abiding many who imbue within the individual the 'understanding, reasoning, language, and communication' attributes to align with the cultural institutions foundation ethics-morals-values-beliefs-motivation, social/political method and aim-purpose-action.
|In time and space as Muslim economic/social/political thresholds reached: |
Always=this 'Cleansing' 'Purifying' Social/Political Societal Space
"What went wrong? In an excellent new book, “Purifying the Land of the Pure,” Farahnaz Ispahani both recounts and laments Pakistan’s “descent” into what it has become today: unfree, undemocratic, intolerant and both a sponsor and victim of terrorism."
What went wrong in Pakistan, The Washington Times, By Clifford D. May - - Tuesday, March 14, 2017
"For days now, dozens of Egyptian artists and intellectuals have been occupying the headquarters of the Ministry of Culture in Cairo to demand the resignation of the new culture minister, whom the protesters accuse of “Islamising” the sector. Alaa Abdel Aziz taught film editing at the Cairo Higher Institute of Cinema. President Morsi nominated him to become the culture minister in early May in order to “fight against corruption” . Egyptian artists rally against 'Islamisation' of culture 13/06/2013 / EGYPT FRANCE24
Please Explain: Nazi (Hitler-Mein Kampf) & Muslim (Mohammed-Quran) Cultural Codex Construct of Other. Why is it One Is and One Is-Not When both = "I don't mean participated, I mean observed."?
"The use of force and violence is more commonplace and prevalent in some families, communities, religions, cultural/ethnic groups and societies based on the views and values about adult prerogatives with children espoused. They may also be based upon the sociopathy of the perpetrators." Treatment of Complex Trauma Courtois/Ford @2016
"Culture, of course, is related to violence in general and not only to structural violence. For example, culture influences the determination of "thresholds" which pressure on a person must overcome in order to move that person from being controllable, or even positive, to being negative (that is, into violence)." The Culture of Violence, Chp 3. On the relationship between violence and culture - Galtung's concept
"Without the ceaseless pulsating heartbeat of our "categorization engine, we would understand nothing around us, could not reason in any form whatever, could not communicate to anyone else, and would have no basis on which to take any action.
"every culture constantly, although tacitly, reinforces the impression that words are simply automatic labels that come naturally to mind and that belong intrinsically to things and entities"
SURFACES AND ESSENCES, ANALOGY AS THE FUEL AND FIRE OF THINKING, Douglass Hofstadter, Emmanuel Sander, 2013
“We .. see families not simply as behavioural systems, but as social structures organised around deeply tacit, and in part culturally rooted beliefs about the nature of language and the social world – beliefs that are themselves maintained in significant measure through patterns of familial communication (Applegate and Delia, 1980; Bernstein, 1974; Gecas, 1979; Grotevant, 1989; Lepper, 1983; Levine, 1989)
Most significantly, families (and parents within them) play a large role in imparting a logic – parallel to an economic theory, if you will – of how the social system works: of what social knowledge the child needs to acquire and how social knowledge, once acquired, can and should be used.”
Parental belief systems: The psychological consequences for children, (Sigel, McGillicuddy-DeLisi, & Goodnow, 2014)
"Police allege the now 16-year-old was taken to a protest at Hyde Park when he was just 12 and given a sign that read: “Behead all those who insult the Prophet
..the mother did not report her radical son to authorities, despite his boast to her he would carry out a terror attack “bigger” than the murder of Parramatta police worker Curtis Cheng."Terror arrests: Teen suspect’s mother didn’t report him despite him allegedly warning her of possible attack, Laura Banks, The Daily Telegraph, October 14, 2016
''The mosques are our barracks,/the domes our helmets,/the minarets our bayonets,/ and the believers our soldiers.” Erdogan, December 1997,
He knows they are suspicious of his claims that he has evolved and that they imagine him to have a secret plan to impose religion on the nation. ''I have faced this all my life,'' Erdogan said.
But he is weary of it. ''Before anything else, I'm a Muslim,'' Erdogan said. ''As a Muslim, I try to comply with the requirements of my religion. I have a responsibility to God, who created me, and I try to fulfill that responsibility. But I try now very much to keep this away from my political life, to keep it private.'' Poker-faced, he exhaled. ''A political party cannot have a religion. Only individuals can. Otherwise, you'd be exploiting religion, and religion is so supreme that it cannot be exploited or taken advantage of.''
''Democracy is like a streetcar. When you come to your stop, you get off.'' Erdogan
The Erdogan Experiment, NYT, By DEBORAH SONTAGMAY 11, 2003
"Secularists regard the headscarf as a symbol of religious conservatism and have accused President Erdogan of pushing an Islamist agenda, converting many public schools into religious ones as part of his pledge to raise "a pious generation".
Turkey reverses female army officers' headscarf ban, BBC, 22 February 2017
” Much has changed in Turkey in a relatively short time, and the pious now hold power while the secularists feel under threat. But Turkey also feels dangerously polarised - a trend likely to deepen as constitutional change is disputed.
Mr Erdogan wants to appoint himself head of the executive, scrapping the prime minister and giving the president sweeping powers to appoint ministers and choose most judges. He argues, with the support of his government, that it will unburden Turkey from unwieldy parliamentary coalitions. The opposition says it'll entrench totalitarianism.
Reina attack highlights widening chasm in Turkish lifestyles, BBC, By Mark Lowen, 19 January 2017
“Turkish prosecutors are accusing Islamic State terrorists of establishing a training school within an office building in Ankara, where supporters would take their children for indoctrination instead of legal, government-run secular schools.”
Report: Islamic State Opened a Training School in Heart of Turkey’s Capital, BREITBART, by FRANCES MARTEL,3 Mar 2017
"We used to live next door to each other - Christian, Sunni, Alawite. We lived. When Daesh came, if you were a Christian sometimes killing them was good for them."
Father relives horror images of Islamic State beheadings, Irish Examiner, March 13, 2017
The question is which cultures fathers, mothers, peer groups, communities and institutions creates, sustains the individual infant-child-adolescent-adult in the Turkish space, utilising what cultural ethical social/political construct which enable an individual to walk effortlessly into a IS, Al Qaeda, Hezbollah, Muslim Brotherhood, Boko Haram,.and many other names since Mohammad walked out of his cave... it is the Muslim peaceful and law abiding many inevitably suffering from their very own creations.
National Council on Family Relations (NCFR) & Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) "The time has come for us to be honest with ourselves and indeed each other." Uhuru Kenyatta, Kenya's president, 2015