i get the feeling ur definition of islamist has been painted by ur neighbor and their ongoing struggle against their version of the taliban. Us Turks r from a different school of islam. we come from the hanifi branch of islam which is very moderate. i have many Pak friends here in australia and i know that their views on religion r more strict than ours. Turkish people have centuries of being ruled directly from a central gov, where as in several parts of pakistan the tribal rule is still very influential. this tribal rule and laws get heavily influenced by a more orthodox interpretations of their branch of Islam. so islamist is a very vague description.
But because u fear a supposed threat from these supposed islamists (i call them the Turkish version of the German christian DEMOCRATS). u condone (the secularists) what u claim the islamists "MIGHT" do and that is segregate according to ideology. dont u think that is hypocrisy and double standards.
Turkey has a healthy democracy and if the people feel that AKP is moving away from a more developed and healthy democracy to a theocratic state, believe me the AKP wouldnt even get 8% of the vote like the sadet party.
But we have side tracked the issue. it is a basic fundamental right to wear anything u like, weather u wear a Mohawk with neon colors through it or u wear a head scarf. ur attire does not make u more dangerous. it the repression of ur basic human rights that make a individual dangerous
pakistanis belong to the hanafi branch too, who told you that as you are hanafi you are more moderate than us, please get some info before speaking out.. i know turks are very moderate they are used to drink if they want, and i also know pakistanis are very 'conservative' too(not strict), pakistanis have a better faith in their religion then say most turks, so it doesnt mean pakistanis resort to violence and blind fanatism..
talibans belong to afghanistan and not pakistan, during the american raid talibans came here to revenge the americans, they didnt mean to harm pakistan until pakistan army from american pressure started to kill these people who only wanted revenge from nato americans who are killing afghans..
tribal region is very small as compared to the whole of pakistan like saying istanbul compared to turkey, saying talibans rule the pakistan is a very dillusional idea..
i know what this indian is trying to spread here, hatred, he doesnt even represent his country india, he thinks away from his state policy so lets just ignore him for good, his rubbish posts are just to spread hatred..