December 13, 2007

‘Mein Kamph’ is very popular in Turkey and elsewhere in the Mideast

Filed under: History, Ideology contra Reality, Islam, perspectives, Terror, Terrorism, War — jensn @ 11:44 pm

Excerpt from: http://www.windsofchange.net/archives/006690.php

“Well, it’s wildly popular elsewhere in the Mideast and the Islamic world… so why not in Turkey too? Blogger Homocon notes that:

“Booksellers in Turkey are reporting soaring sales figures for “Mein Kampf,” or “Kavgam” in Turkish. Hitler’s political manifesto has been a top 10 bestseller in the past two months…and at least two new Turkish language versions of “Mein Kampf” are now out in paperback.

Asked to comment on the phenomenon, government spokesman Cemil Cicek said: “There is no racism in this country.” Homocon has more about Turkey’s new bestseller…”


Excerpt from: http://www.terrorism-info.org.il/malam_multimedia/html/final/eng/sib/3_05/mein_kampf.htm (from 19. marts 2005)

“Clerks in Turkish bookstores now have an unusual problem: In Turkey as in the rest of the world, best-sellers are usually put in the front window for passersby to see, but this time they are somewhat hesitant. Copies of the new edition of Hitler’s Mein Kampf are being snatched off the shelves, and now the question is whether anti-Semitism is on the rise in Turkey or people are just curious …”


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