Mosque mice feeding mosque rats
After OIC (all muslims Saudi based world organization) publicly abandoned Human Rights in UN and replaced them with Sharia, there is no space left for "moderate islam" or islam as a "faith". Islam is anti-democratic and more political than any ordinary political parties. Islam is fascism.
Kadri Gursel: Professor Atilla Yayla, one the most prominent defenders of liberal thought in Turkey, wrote in Taraf May 28 why the alcohol ban is critical for Muslim Turkey: "Alcohol is a basic test of freedoms that should given to religious conservatives, and whether we like it or not is a symbol of existence of freedom in Muslim countries. The freedom-drink linkage is this: Freedom is a person’s right to choose between the option of drinking or not. Forcing someone not drinking to drink is a violation of freedom, just as it is a violation to stop someone who wants to drink. In a country of freedoms, alcohol consumption can be regulated for secular reasons but not for religious pretexts, and such regulating cannot reach the point of the outright banning of drinking.”
As can be seen, ”moderate political Islam” in a country like Turkey that totally lacks checks-and-balances mechanisms and where there is no questioning by an effective opposition and free media is bound to eventually end up as a "moderate Shariah order."
This is what the Turkish experience is teaching the world.
Klevius: This is just one more example of violation of Negative Human Rights, i.e. the right not to be the target of questionable impositions.
Stupid people, like the British archbishop for example, think that such individual freedom causes dangerous selfishness. However, it is precisely the other way round. A right can only be universally human when given to every individual, because that (negative) right is inseparably tied to a corresponding right of every other individual. In other words, no room for religious infidel racism or sexism based on a person's sex.