Turkey PM: There is No Moderate Islam

Erdogan on Islam

While participating on a Middle East panel of the Academy of Achievement in Chicago, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, warned against religious definitions of terrorism, and specifically objected to the phrases “Islamic terror” and “moderate Islam.”

Reacting to Congresswoman Jane Harman’s use of ‘moderate Islam’, Erdogan said:

  • “Turkey is not a country where moderate Islam is sovereign. 
  • First of all, the ‘moderate Islam’ concept is wrong.  
  • The word ‘Islam’ is a simple word — it is only Islam. 
  • If you say ‘moderate Islam,’ then an alternative is created, and that is ‘immoderate Islam.’  
  • I cannot accept such a concept as a Muslim.  Islam rejects excessivenesses.  
  • I am not a radical Muslim.  We are Muslims who have found a middle road.”    See more.

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One thought on “Turkey PM: There is No Moderate Islam

  1. We can put whatever term we wish infront of any of these labels. Labels is exactly what they are and they are about as usless in describing a person as saying they are English or French or Black or Indian.
    Its about time we abandoned these gross generalisations.


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