Turkey PM: There Is No Moderate Islam

August 2007, MEMRI Blog

Speaking at Kanal D TV’s Arena program, PM Erdogan commented on the term “moderate Islam”, often used in the West to describe AKP and said:

"These descriptions are very ugly, it is offensive and an insult to our religion. There is no moderate or immoderate Islam. Islam is Islam and that’s it.”
Spencer adds:
"And so in two sentences Erdogan dismisses the concept on which the Western world has placed its hopes of survival and peace."

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