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Turkey, polygamy, and the EU

The London Times says that a poll in Turkey shows that 63% of Turks say it is perfectly OK for one man to have more than one wife. A perfectly interesting article in other respects too, mentioning among other things the siege of Vienna in 1683 (hence the origin of the croissant, by the way), and the fact that in Turkis textbooks Attila the Hun is the first Turkish hero mentioned. The Turks are wanting in the EU, and the Europeans are confused. Surprise.

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u should talk about things u actually know.

today in Turkey, as as "Timur" (as in Tamerlane, which means "Timur the Lame). Not sure I know what any of that means, but there it is.

The Turks are currently doing their own version of the "Ahmedinejad dance" by criminally trying their first internationally renowned writer, Orhan Pamuk, for "insulting Turkishness" by making a public comment on the Kurdish War (1984-2000) and the slaughter of the Armenians. The Euros are being forced, almost in spite of themselves, to wake up and take the measure of societies whose role in the hoped-for Euro-future of soft, conflict-averse, make-nice, bureaucratically managed life is hard to envision.

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