In fact, Britain government wanted us to abolish the caliphate. It was such a pain in their asses(forgive me my Lord) and they relaxed after 1924. I think if we didn't abolish the caliphate, we could use it against imperialists but it's too late. If the government didn't abolish the caliphate, our lands would've seen more chaos and bloodshed.
You're right in one aspect but do you know the international recognition of Turkey was after the abolishment of the caliphate? Turkey declared its independence and a new state was founded in 1923. However, the British government recognised Turkey after we abolished the caliphate. Likewise, Turkey was recognised by most of the Western governments as well after abolishment of Caliphate. In fact, the western goverments had been waiting for abolishment of the caliphate since lausanne. The British King V. George gives an opening speech about the lausanne in the house of commons on 10th January, 1924 and talks about a parliamentary bill which was related to lausanne, "As soon as this Bill has been passed, the Treaty will be ratified, and a new era will open." (CAB/23/46, p. 424) he says, according to the British National Archives. It's not hard to guess what made them happy and excited. In another study, Hakan Özoğlu
, the professor of the University of Central Florida, shows " Unlike Turkey, both American and French authorities had known that the Turkish government would abolish the caliphate, one week before the abolishment" according to the report dated 25.02.1924.Abolishment of the Caliphate in the perspective of westerners
If you think it's the British that influenced us, then you are wrong. If the caliphate hadn't been abolished, they would have an ally, the caliph, willfully agreeing upon the protectorate of the British to see his lands, the empire, the throne and his long banished family to be restored to its former "glory".
Well, it's a fact and what we both think is not important. Besides, you're saying the Caliph would be the firm ally of Britain. On the other hand, you must remember how Abdul Hamid II had been annoying with his caliphate card against the British government before he was deposed. He was threatening western imperialists with rebellions in their Muslim colonies and it was like he led the British government on a merry chase which resulted in money and time wasting for them.
The British government knew this and was willing to hear the last of the Caliph and Caliphate.
@By the way, I'm sorry if I have grammatical errors, bro.
I'd rather deal with my own problems where the newly formed Republic still under many dangers, than to give spiritual charity and "awakening".
Well, actually this was the only way of surviving as an independent state from lausanne..
Islamophobia is such a hilarious word. Why should a small fundamentalist minority decide the laws instead of the majority, and call it discrimination if the government denies that?
Well, you know well your democracy.
As Islamists are guests in Europe they should be happy with the fact that they have equal rights as the others,
Equal rights? Sorry but I'm laughing my ass off...
instead of trying to get priveleges or taking over a country - because Christians don't have that in fundamentalist countries. So if I don't want Koran to be the constitution of my country, practically I'm islamophobe?
That's very funny. Are you paranoiac or something?
Islamophobia is such a hilarious word. Why should a small fundamentalist minority decide the laws instead of the majority, and call it discrimination if the government denies that?Our democracy is one sided. As Islamists are guests in Europe they should be happy with the fact that they have equal rights as the others,we have so called freedom and rights for them. instead of trying to get priveleges or taking over a country Yes, racism and paranoia. They both make xenophobia. Christians don't have that in fundamentalist countries. We're fundamentalists from now on. So if I don't want Koran to be the constitution of my country, practically I'm islamophobe Peril of Muslim.
I don't blame anyone but this one above is.../I changed my mind...
You're saying that Islamic countries have prejudice against you or jews but you're supposed to know what the fanatical zionists have been doing in Palestine. Israel used phosphor bombs in their assault on Gazza in 2009. It was a war crime but the result? Yes, as we always thought. I can give dozens of examples. Similarly, the U.S. the superpower of the world, created false enemies and destroyed world trade center.So because some Jews committed crimes, prejudice about all Jews is justified?
No, Israel is trying to justify its massacres in Palestine by using holocaust card against Europe and squelching protests with crocodile tears.