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What you are NOT hearing 
16th-Apr-2007 10:19 am
Muhommad Caraciture
You have been told about the bad weather. You have been distracted by the Boston Marathon. You have been dismissed by handing you the Virgina Tech shooting tragedy.

You are not being told about the global struggle against Islamic Fascism.

I saw this early on Saturday morning on the local University access channel that is largely ignored by the populace. They had a feed from BBC news.


Did you know that Turkey is at risk for becoming an Islamic controlled state? That their secular democracy is at risk of becoming a theocracy? Did you know how deep I had to dig for this and that I couldn't even find it on the BBC News site?

A protest of more than 300,000 people stating that they want to remain a democracy, recently occurred in Turkey.

Huge rally shows reaction against Erdoğan
Monday, April 16, 2007

TAYLAN BİLGİÇ
ISTANBUL - Turkish Daily News


Turkey's looming presidential elections have been debated mainly at the echelons of the state apparatus until this weekend, but Saturday's huge demonstration in Ankara, organized by the Kemalist Thought Organization (ADD in Turkish acronyms) against Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's possible presidency, might result in a “paradigm shift” on this delicate issue. According to many commentators and analysts, the demonstration showed that there is indeed a reaction, mainly among Turkey's middle classes against Erdoğan's presidency and that the number of people who regard him as the embodiment of the “looming Islamic threat” is not dismissible at all. [...]


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And where have you heard about this? Nowhere.

Silence so loud it needs a voice.
Comments 
16th-Apr-2007 05:42 pm (UTC)
Actually, those of us who listen to NPR on a daily basis have been hearing at least snippets about this for the past couple of days, and it was featured rather prominently on this morning's NPR news.
16th-Apr-2007 07:34 pm (UTC) - Missing NPR
Good for NPR!

NPR is not on my radar as I never listen to it. The only time I could hear it is on my drive to/from work. I listen to local news at that time to get the traffic reports.

I shall try to have it added to my regular news searches.
16th-Apr-2007 09:57 pm (UTC) - Re: Missing NPR
I am lucky in that I don't really need to listen to local traffic reports (unless the bison stampede again, oy), so I get to listen to NPR every morning for 25 minutes or so.

Plus, on days when my boss is not in, I can get away with having NPR streaming in the background, or XPN, which syndicates NPR news.
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