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Skullcaps, fezes, turbans – it all costs money which goes to foreigners. We will become civilized…We will march forward…Civilization is a fearful fire which consumes those who ignore it. Kemal Ataturk
In the face of knowledge, science, and of the whole extent of radiant civilization, I cannot accept the presence in Turkey’s civilized community of people primitive enough to seek material and spiritual benefits in the guidance of sheikhs. The Turkish republic cannot be a country of sheikhs, dervishes and disciples. Kemal Ataturk
The hat is the common headgear of the Turkish people, and the government forbids habits to the contrary. Turkey
The change to the Latin alphabet will be done in three months or not at all. Kemal Ataturk
Hypocrites and frauds of old used to drink a thousand times more, secretly in hovels as they indulged in all sorts of nastiness. I am not a fraud. I drink in my nation’s honor. Kemal Ataturk
Will Islam modernize or will it be stuck where it has been for hundreds of years? Rick Warren
Many parents who are religious and firm in their conscience, refuse to send their sons to learn law and…enter the profession. Najib Shugra
The English…continue threats to create, special courts to hear cases that have any bearing, large or small, on their interests... The setting up of such tribunals is a very serious violation of the law… A great sadness overcomes one at the thought that such a court could have been put in place by people who know anything at all about the rights of people and who live in the nineteenth century. Mustafa Kamil
In European states all subjects have equal rights and under a single legislation, whatever their [religious or ethnic] origins… Without such a system, no justice is possible, because each party views its interests in a different way. With time, all the religious communities…become absorbed in pursuing their separate goals, and they regard as political tyranny any attempt to remove the distinctions between them. This runs counter to natural law, which ultimately governs over all. Amin Shumayyil
Should we attempt to Occidentalize the Arab, we would make a mistake. Despite the complete difference in our outlook on life, he is, in his filth and poverty, contented and perhaps happy. Our clamorous. urge for a more generous life is unknown to him. George S. Patton
No Muslim country is going the way of Turkey. Even Turkey has stopped going the way of Turkey. Dinesh D'Souza
Modernization Without Westernization Anonymous
Senator, some of us strongly believe that Americans are the last people that can go around the world preaching morality. What we are doing to the blacks in Africa today is what you have already done and continue to do to the American Indian. Roelof Botha
Unless the military of a fledgling democracy becomes Westernized, there democracy will not long last. Robert D. Kaplan
Although the market and opportunities for consumption seem to offer a counterbalance to the government's authoritarian powers, many Chinese are ambivalent about the forces of Westernization and marketization and the rapidly growing gap between rich and poor Amy Hanser
Any woman who stays with her abuser beyond the first incident is complicitous with him. Camille Paglia; Camile

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