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TheWPCTraveler said:
bonzobanana said:
Which islamic country takes the crown now as the most democratic and progressive since Turkey has now lost it. A real shame that the country has gone backwards.

I don't get the comparisons with Trump, if he fails he's out next election I can't see this happening in Turkey.

I'd say Malaysia and Indonesia both take the crown here.

Indonesia is the highest scoring muslim majority country in the democracy index, but afaik it's been less than 20 years that the military stood idly by or participated when the terror organization Laskar Jihad forced conversions (Islam or death) on christian villages on the Maluku Islands

burning of churches still seems to be a pretty regular occurance aswell as denouncing people as "blasphemous" resulting in court trials or mob justice, but not that much is reported



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konnichiwa said:
Cyran said:

I would give Tunisia the Crown.  I would of given them the crown even before the recent changes in Turkey.

Yeah tunisia if not include Eu countries.  Malaysia and Indonesia are not great countries for christians.

If not including EU countries? But... there aren't any muslim EU countries.



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Ka-pi96 said:
konnichiwa said:

Yeah tunisia if not include Eu countries.  Malaysia and Indonesia are not great countries for christians.

If not including EU countries? But... there aren't any muslim EU countries.

There is Berlin Neukölln.



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That is a shame. Turkey used to be more open. I wish I visited Istanbul before it became like this.



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Ka-pi96 said:
konnichiwa said:

Yeah tunisia if not include Eu countries.  Malaysia and Indonesia are not great countries for christians.

If not including EU countries? But... there aren't any muslim EU countries.

Well mean Europe in general not just European Union...Bosnia/kosovo/Albania/Azerbaijan/kazahkstan..






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konnichiwa said:
Ka-pi96 said:

If not including EU countries? But... there aren't any muslim EU countries.

Well mean Europe in general not just European Union...Bosnia/kosovo/Albania/Azerbaijan/kazahkstan..

hmm, not sure some of them (ie. Kazakhstan) are actually European...

But didn't know Bosnia/Albania had a mulsim majority. Guess the crown for most democratic/progressive muslim country wasn't Turkey's to lose in the first place then



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One should at least mention WHY the turkish government is blocking Wikipedia, how they justify it.

I find it a bit strange that apparently not a single user in this thread has so far shown interest in hearing the turkish government's side, their justification for this.

Sure, after hearing it, one might come to the conclusion that it's utter bullshit. But not even showing interest in hearing their side (fill in your lame and ridiculous excuse for not doing so here: ....), while maybe even being quick with judgements, indicates that you are biased and prejudiced, and that you are not even interested in actually understanding the issue, but simply in information that seems to confirm your prejudices.

So, even though nobody seems to be interested in hearing their side, here's their official reasoning:

There are one or more articles in the turkish Wikipedia that claim that the turkish government supports terrorists, terrorist groups or something like that.

One might argue that this is in indeed true (there is no universally accepted definition of "terrorists" or "terrorism", and "supporting" is a bullshit phrase that can basically mean anything). But it's also true that the very same could be said about almost every country in this world; the US, Germany, England, France, you name it. Yet, every single of those countries would take offence at something like this being clearly stated in a popular encyclopedia, and they'd all go to lengths trying to to remove or at least rephrase such statements. They might use other, more subtle means to do so than simply blocking the website, but that's about it.



vivster said:
Big deal. Teachers all over the world have been banning billions of students from using Wikipedia for over a decade now. But as soon as a dictator does it once everyone is losing their minds.

Lol we all used it anyways. 



Ka-pi96 said:
konnichiwa said:

Well mean Europe in general not just European Union...Bosnia/kosovo/Albania/Azerbaijan/kazahkstan..

hmm, not sure some of them (ie. Kazakhstan) are actually European...

But didn't know Bosnia/Albania had a mulsim majority. Guess the crown for most democratic/progressive muslim country wasn't Turkey's to lose in the first place then

Well if you use the Ural mountains rule it is partially European but can also be considered Partially Asian and Middle Eastern..






Natsu said:
vivster said:
Big deal. Teachers all over the world have been banning billions of students from using Wikipedia for over a decade now. But as soon as a dictator does it once everyone is losing their minds.

Lol we all used it anyways. 

Of course ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡°)



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