Is Turkey No Longer Part of the West?

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Almost a century has passed since the Ottoman Empire was dismembered and Mustafa Kemal set out to build the modern Turkish state on its ruins. Twenty years ago, no one in the West would have called into question the achievement of the man who eventually, with considerable justice, styled himself Atatürk (“Father of the Turks”). But many now fear that the political and cultural revolution he instigated in the 1920s will be overturned and that Turkey will cease to function as normal nation state, turn on the West, and try to upend the existing order in the eastern Mediterranean, the Balkans, and the Middle East. Continue reading

Politicians Warn Salafists Want to Establish an Islamic State in Germany

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The President of the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution (BfV), Hans-Georg Maassen, said he fears that radical Islamists want to establish their own state in Germany.Maassen told the Frankfurter Allgemeine that the growth of the Islamist scene in Germany is “unrestrained”. He said:

“The breeding ground for jihad is growing too. Salafists [a movement within Sunni Islam that references the doctrine known as Salafism] want to establish an Islamic state in Germany.”  Continue reading

Paris Attack Associated With US 9/11 Cover-Up: Former Intelligence Chairman

Former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman said that the US government’s cover-up of Saudi Arabia’s role in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are associated with the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris.

WASHINGTON, January 7 (Sputnik) — The US government’s cover-up of Saudi Arabia’s role in the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks are associated with the deadly terrorist attacks in Paris, former Senate Intelligence Committee Chairman told Sputnik on Wednesday. Continue reading