|This is from Iraq board which I think more suitable to this board.
From Robert Spencer; the director of Jihad Watch
"The Muslim Brotherhood, the prototypical Muslim radical group of the modern age, was founded in Egypt by Hassan Al-Banna in 1928. The Brotherhood emerged as a response to the abolition of the caliphate by Turkish secularist pioneer Mustafa Kemal Ataturk in 1924. Al-Banna and the Brotherhood considered Islam to have an essential political and social character that needed to be reasserted in the face of the societal ills that had come to the Islamic world with secularism. Al-Banna excoriated Ataturk for separating ?the state from religion in a country which was until recently the site of the Commander of the Faithful.? Sounding notes that Osama bin Laden would echo decades later, Al-Banna characterized the abolition of the caliphate as just part of a larger ?Western invasion which was armed and equipped with all [the] destructive influences of money, wealth, prestige, ostentation, power and means of propaganda.?"
Turkey is an enemy of fundementalism since 1924 longer than any other nation. That was not an easy struggle. In Ataturk's time, thousands of fundementalists sent to prison or executed for the charge of treason.
Al-Queda not only attacked USA or Europe; it has also attacked Turkey. More than that different fundementalist groups had attacked Turkey or tried to since 1924.
Do not be at fault. Biggest enemy of fundementalism is Turkey not USA. They hated Turkey more than they hate Israel or USA. In their eyes we are traitors that have chosen the enemy camp. Unlike them we are secularist, modern. Many of them had much more money than us(especially Saudi Arabia) but they are much more backward.
It is easy for a fanatic to label every muslim as a supporter of terrorism. But the truth is opposite. The real war is not a War of Religion, or culture. It is a war for the future of Muslim nations. Will the future of Muslim nations be like secularist and modern Turkey; nationalist Syria-Iraq or fundementalist Iran-Saudia Arabia?