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05 Dec 2012 08:19 AM   |   7028 clicks   |   BBC
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some_beer_drinker    [TotalFark]  
what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...

05 Dec 2012 07:37 AM
Dead for Tax Reasons     
Good thing the blasphemy police are there to save them or a cartoon might have toppled religious belief in turkey

05 Dec 2012 07:45 AM
Cythraul     
I wonder how much in fines a single episode of Family Guy would cost them?

05 Dec 2012 08:19 AM
Jake Havechek     
Or the Kids in the Hall sketch, the Church of Seuss.

05 Dec 2012 08:20 AM
fustanella     
Oh, Turkey, we had such high hopes for you, what with the EU and the secular reforms and the. Y'just didn't go far enough. Pity. The 21st century welcomes you when you're ready.

05 Dec 2012 08:32 AM
Flakeloaf     
Last week Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan tore into a chart-topping soap opera about the Ottoman Empire's longest-reigning Sultan, and RTUK has warned the show's makers about insulting a historical figure.

I'm pretty sure the scrotumless goatfarker Suleiman I was far too busy stuffing his own feces and the limbs he chewed from his still-living children into that magnificently ridiculous hat of his the bones of his own children into the magnificent hat of his. Either that or, you know, he was dead and couldn't exactly take offence.

05 Dec 2012 08:33 AM
TappingTheVein     

Cythraul: I wonder how much in fines a single episode of Family Guy would cost them?


I'm wondering about back to back airing of Superjail and Drawn Together.

And the wooshing sound you're hearing is Kemal Atatürk spinning in his grave.

05 Dec 2012 08:33 AM
Deep Contact     
They shouldn't be fined because man cannot be held responsible for his actions if he does not have the ability to do otherwise.

05 Dec 2012 08:33 AM
Flakeloaf     
Wow, I just caughtsayof. I will now slink away, sad and ashamed.

05 Dec 2012 08:34 AM
Fano     
Please to not be offering my god a peanut

05 Dec 2012 08:34 AM
Cythraul     

fustanella: Oh, Turkey, we had such high hopes for you, what with the EU and the secular reforms and the. Y'just didn't go far enough. Pity. The 21st century welcomes you when you're ready.


Turkey is weird. From what I know, they are culturally conservative and religious, but they have a secular government. Something about a former ruler long since dead that basically forced the Turkish government to be secular.

05 Dec 2012 08:36 AM
KrispyKritter     

some_beer_drinker: what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...


lots of countries censor and prohibit USA TV programs. not everyone lives in the filthy gutter we roll around in. you can easily think of a dozen programs that have no redeeming value right off the top of your head, i'm sure. one more reason why so many people hate America. Jerry Springer, reality shows, much of Mtv, etcetera, all garbage.

05 Dec 2012 08:37 AM
nburghmatt     
simpsons did it more elegantly.

05 Dec 2012 08:37 AM
Isildur     
Mmmm... sacrilicious...

05 Dec 2012 08:38 AM
aagrajag     
For the omnipotent creator of the universe, he sure is a thin-skinned little titty-baby, eh?

05 Dec 2012 08:43 AM
liam76     

KrispyKritter: some_beer_drinker: what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...

lots of countries censor and prohibit USA TV programs. not everyone lives in the filthy gutter appreciates freedom of speech we have roll around in. you can easily think of a dozen programs that have no redeeming value right off the top of your head, i'm sure. one more reason why so many people hate America. Jerry Springer, reality shows, much of Mtv, etcetera, all garbage.


FTFY

05 Dec 2012 08:44 AM
Flakeloaf     

KrispyKritter: some_beer_drinker: what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...

lots of countries censor and prohibit USA TV programs. not everyone lives in the filthy gutter we roll around in. you can easily think of a dozen programs that have no redeeming value right off the top of your head, i'm sure. one more reason why so many people hate America. Jerry Springer, reality shows, much of Mtv, etcetera, all garbage.


Punishing a broadcaster for insulting dead people and mythic creatures is very different from hoofing Honey Boo Boo and Mundane Job Wars vs. Rednecks off the air because they are worthless programming.

05 Dec 2012 08:45 AM
ows     
homer, thats not god, thats a waffle stuck to the ceiling.....

05 Dec 2012 08:46 AM
Jake Havechek     
Marge: I am so sick of that story about finding an onion ring in your French fries! It was 20 years ago!

Homer: That was my Woodstock!

05 Dec 2012 08:48 AM
Sybarite    [TotalFark]  
Just tell them it was the Christian God not the Muslim one.

05 Dec 2012 08:51 AM
21-7-b    [TotalFark]  

05 Dec 2012 08:53 AM
VonEvilstein     
And this is why there can be no debate about Turkey joining the EU at present.
After a decade of pulling none of this kind of shiat, you can pull up a seat and we can at least talk. Until then, just "no".

05 Dec 2012 09:03 AM
Joe Blowme     
Islam is awsome, Egypt sentenced 7 people to death over a youtube movie... yea arab spring!!

05 Dec 2012 09:03 AM
wedun     

21-7-b:
A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that a Kurdish man who is deaf, illiterate and unable to speak be jailed for 25 years for supporting terrorism.


There's your problem

05 Dec 2012 09:03 AM
lenfromak    [TotalFark]  

KrispyKritter: some_beer_drinker: what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...

lots of countries censor and prohibit USA TV programs. not everyone lives in the filthy gutter we roll around in. you can easily think of a dozen programs that have no redeeming value right off the top of your head, i'm sure. one more reason why so many people hate America. Jerry Springer, reality shows, much of Mtv, etcetera, all garbage.


So they hate us for our freedom?

05 Dec 2012 09:05 AM
rocketpants    [TotalFark]  
"Turkey is a secular republic ..."

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05 Dec 2012 09:05 AM
aagrajag     

rocketpants: "Turkey is a secular republic ..."

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Well, it is. Although, the army has to periodically step in to smack down the Islamists.

And Turkey is by far the most rational and progressive of the predominantly Muslim nations...

05 Dec 2012 09:10 AM
Harry Freakstorm     
some_beer_drinker
what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...


Did you warn them about the Black Plague?

05 Dec 2012 09:11 AM
Harry Freakstorm     
Because he works for a Steve Mobs and can't get Christmas off even though it's his kid's birthday?

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05 Dec 2012 09:15 AM
aagrajag     

wedun: 21-7-b:
A Turkish prosecutor has demanded that a Kurdish man who is deaf, illiterate and unable to speak be jailed for 25 years for supporting terrorism.

There's your problem


Yup. One of the best pieces of advice that one can give to another about having a good life in Turkey is: "Don't be a Kurd."

CSB: My wife went to university with a Kurd who had fled to escape the wrath of the authorities for the crime of running a small publishing house. Did I mention that he printed books in Kurdish?

05 Dec 2012 09:16 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     
so Steve Jobs is the devil??

05 Dec 2012 09:17 AM
rocketpants    [TotalFark]  

aagrajag: rocketpants: "Turkey is a secular republic ..."

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Well, it is. Although, the army has to periodically step in to smack down the Islamists.

And Turkey is by far the most rational and progressive of the predominantly Muslim nations...


That's what is so scary.

05 Dec 2012 09:18 AM
aagrajag     

rocketpants: aagrajag: rocketpants: "Turkey is a secular republic ..."

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Well, it is. Although, the army has to periodically step in to smack down the Islamists.

And Turkey is by far the most rational and progressive of the predominantly Muslim nations...

That's what is so scary.


It really shows what an amazing leader Atatürk was to have reformed the nation and created a system that kept things in check for so long.

05 Dec 2012 09:28 AM
This text is now purple     

aagrajag: Yup. One of the best pieces of advice that one can give to another about having a good life in Turkey is: "Don't be a Kurd."


Followed by "don't be Armenian"

05 Dec 2012 09:29 AM
JesusJuice     
Just goes to show how absurd Islam and those who practice it are, and how fragile and worthless this belief system really is. They need to be protected from anything contrary to their ridiculous beliefs. This is why the Muslim world is stuck in the dark ages.

05 Dec 2012 09:40 AM
Joe Blowme     

rocketpants: aagrajag: rocketpants: "Turkey is a secular republic ..."

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Well, it is. Although, the army has to periodically step in to smack down the Islamists.

And Turkey is by far the most rational and progressive of the predominantly Muslim nations...

That's what is so scary.


This x1000

05 Dec 2012 09:41 AM
fyrewede     

some_beer_drinker: what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...


You're living in a century where a startling 46% of all U. S. Americans not only "don't have maps," but think that human beings were dropped onto the planet in their current form sometime in the last 10,000 years without benefit of evolution.

/Welcome to Murca
//(facepalm)

05 Dec 2012 09:41 AM
fyrewede     

fustanella: Oh, Turkey, we had such high hopes for you, what with the EU and the secular reforms and the. Y'just didn't go far enough. Pity. The 21st century welcomes you when you're ready.


Hell, I'll be happy if that 46% of the US that's had it's head up its arse about evolution since before the Revolution would finally get with the times. (see my earlier comment there above)

At this point even Pat Robertson is willing to acknowledge the validity of evolution over strict Creatinism.

If 46% of America is lagging behind Pat Robertson on that topic, what hope is there that any predominantly Muslim nation will catch a clue anytime soon?

05 Dec 2012 09:47 AM
Joe Blowme     

fyrewede: some_beer_drinker: what farking century am i living in? hey, the dark ages called, they want their idiocy back...

You're living in a century where a startling 46% of all U. S. Americans not only "don't have maps," but think that human beings were dropped onto the planet in their current form sometime in the last 10,000 years without benefit of evolution.

/Welcome to Murca
//(facepalm)


Nice, but... but.... but.... america is stupid too!!
logical fallacy, this is how it works.

05 Dec 2012 09:49 AM
HMS_Blinkin     

Cythraul: fustanella: Oh, Turkey, we had such high hopes for you, what with the EU and the secular reforms and the. Y'just didn't go far enough. Pity. The 21st century welcomes you when you're ready.

Turkey is weird. From what I know, they are culturally conservative and religious, but they have a secular government. Something about a former ruler long since dead that basically forced the Turkish government to be secular.


Mustafa Kemal Ataturk did try to ensure a secular government, and it's amazing it's lasted this long. The military, which was secular, traditionally ran things, but it's looking like the Islam-o-derps are gaining power over there, which is too bad.

05 Dec 2012 09:51 AM
Whiskey Dickens     

fustanella: Oh, Turkey, we had such high hopes for you, what with the EU and the secular reforms and the. Y'just didn't go far enough. Pity. The 21st century welcomes you when you're ready.


^This

What happened, Turkey? You used to be cool! Don't forget Ataturk.

05 Dec 2012 09:53 AM
aagrajag     

HMS_Blinkin: Cythraul: fustanella: Oh, Turkey, we had such high hopes for you, what with the EU and the secular reforms and the. Y'just didn't go far enough. Pity. The 21st century welcomes you when you're ready.

Turkey is weird. From what I know, they are culturally conservative and religious, but they have a secular government. Something about a former ruler long since dead that basically forced the Turkish government to be secular.

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk did try to ensure a secular government, and it's amazing it's lasted this long. The military, which was secular, traditionally ran things, but it's looking like the Islam-o-derps are gaining power over there, which is too bad.


Re. my earlier post: that man was really something special. He managed to drag an entire nation into the modern world, kicking and screaming all the way.

05 Dec 2012 09:54 AM
Whiskey Dickens     

This text is now purple: aagrajag: Yup. One of the best pieces of advice that one can give to another about having a good life in Turkey is: "Don't be a Kurd."

Followed by "don't be Armenian"


Oh man, you're right. :(

Followed by "don't be Greek"

05 Dec 2012 09:56 AM
Senna     
I'd have loved to have seen a Simpsons episode based on Midnight Express.

05 Dec 2012 10:04 AM
Bondith     

This text is now purple: aagrajag: Yup. One of the best pieces of advice that one can give to another about having a good life in Turkey is: "Don't be a Kurd."

Followed by "don't be Armenian"


Don't be absurd, there are no Armenians in Turkey, and there never were.

Also: Turkishness sucks!

CSB: The Armenian students group at my university put up posters a few years ago commemorating the genocide, featuring pictures of tomes of Turkish history with a gap at 1917. The Turkish student group put up counter posters with the gap filled by a book called Armenian Lies. This went on for a bit, until finally the Turks took what they thought was a conciliatory stance, which basically boiled down to "let's not bicker and argue about who killed who."

05 Dec 2012 10:13 AM
Agarista     
Turkey is about due for another bloodless coup, wherein the military jails the heads of the AK Party (Erdoğan, Gül et al.) and briefly takes over governance until another round of elections can be held. The 10% referendum needs to be overturned, and a return to secular statehood is required. Unfortunately, many of the younger career military are Islamist, while the older CHP (Atatürk supporters) members are retiring. The disappointments with the EU commerce have turned Turkey's interests east (pretty much every Egyptian taxicab is now manufactured by Tofaş), and the conflicts in other Islamist states might have the Turks considering a return to the caliphate.

05 Dec 2012 10:24 AM
Jon iz teh kewl     

Senna: I'd have loved to have seen a Simpsons episode based on Midnight Express.


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05 Dec 2012 10:55 AM
the_chief     
Seems like most governments want to put people in jail for hurting somebody's feelings. I wonder what the deal is.

/All Turks have a small-penised god who takes orders from Hitler.

05 Dec 2012 11:06 AM
Joe Blowme     

the_chief: Seems like most governments want to put people in jail for hurting somebody's feelings. I wonder what the deal is.

/All Turks have a small-penised god who takes orders from Hitler.


Wow, someone else who has read the koran

05 Dec 2012 11:15 AM
cynicalbastard     

aagrajag: rocketpants: aagrajag: rocketpants: "Turkey is a secular republic ..."

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Well, it is. Although, the army has to periodically step in to smack down the Islamists.

And Turkey is by far the most rational and progressive of the predominantly Muslim nations...

That's what is so scary.

It really shows what an amazing leader Atatürk was to have reformed the nation and created a system that kept things in check for so long.


If you think that insulting God will get you into trouble in Turkey, try insulting Mustafa Kemal. Fortunately, I know WW1 history, when our ship was in Istanbul any time some young fellow in uniform there asked "What do you think of our leader Ataturk?" and my standard reply "From what I've read, he was a great soldier and statesman who earned the respect of both friends and enemies." always got a smile and handshake. And in one case a pat on the back and asked if I'd be interested in going for a drink and to talk about Turkish history, and perhaps to the famous baths- no, I don't swing that way, and yes, in spite of regulations, a lot of the guys in their military do.

05 Dec 2012 11:55 AM
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