Gul’s Election Not “A Victory For Democracy”

September 3rd, 2007

In the latest example of MSM groupthink, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal and other major papers hailed the election of Abdullah Gul - a devout Muslim whose wife wears a headscarf – as president of Turkey “a victory for democracy” (in fact, both the WaPo and The Times used this very phrase).

So what if Gul was elected? So were Adolph Hitler and Hugo Chavez. “Democratic” elections do not ensure “a victory for democracy." ...

Turkish law treats converts as having renounced Turkishness – and they are routinely prosecuted and jailed for “insulting Islam.”