The Ottoman empire's secular history undermines sharia claims | Tehmina Kazi
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The Ottoman empire's secular history undermines sharia claims | Tehmina Kazi

İstanbul : Turkey | Oct 07, 2011 at 3:32 AM PDT
Source: The Guardian
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Pro-secular demonstrators in Istanbul carry a portrait of modern Turkey's founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Photograph: Murad Sezer/AP Hardline Muslim groups often portray the Ottoman empire as a magic template for a global caliphate. This is then used as a springboard for grandiose arguments that... FULL ARTICLE AT The Guardian
 
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