UPDATE:  If you are reading this post you are not in Turkey.  Apparently this site is being blocked by their government or someone.  We will keep you posted on what we discover….

 I was listening to an interview with a Turkish tour guide today.  She was asked about the role that Fundamentalist Islam was playing in Turkey today.  She said that there was a bit of a rise in fundamentalism in society, but that “we are taking our measures against them.”

Turkey defines itself as a secular nation, even though it is 99% Muslim.  The U.S. is a much less homogeneous society and was founded on the ideas of religious tolerance and religious freedom.  So I wonder why we have to be called a Christian nation?  Aren’t we a secular nation with a problem with fundamentalists that we aren’t willing to address?

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