Thursday, March 3, 2011

The Turkish Camouflage Model: Arab Radicals Learn How to Hide Your Islamism

By Barry Rubin

Newsweek explains how the "Turkish Model" works:

“As revolutions across the Mideast bring religious parties within sight of real political power, Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is becoming the region’s go-to man for Islamist leaders looking for a makeover.”

In other words, be an Islamist but pretend you aren't. The fact that Erdogan is an ally of Iran, Syria, Hamas, and Hizballah is not a good sign for those who follow what might be better called the Turkish Camouflage-Your-Extremism Model

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