Sam Ghandchiسام قندچيMuslims' Commitment to End Islamist Extremism in Turkey and Iran
Sam Ghandchi

تعهد مسلمانان به پایان دادن اسلامگرایی افراطی در ترکیه و ایران

‍Centuries has passed since Christians made a commitment to end Christian extremism whether it was directed from Pope's Vatican or Calvin's Geneva. This is how separation of religion and state and later secularism was established in the West by Christians themselves.

Hundred years ago, the Islamic world entered the era of secularism without Muslims arriving at such a conclusion. The last four decades of bloody revival of Islamist extremism has driven Muslims themselves to the same conclusion (1). The latest huge wave of immigrants from the Middle East is a vote of Muslims by their feet for a secular option.

In countries like Turkey and Iran, provisional governments need to be formed by those who clearly reject Islamist extremism. Neither Sunni nor the Shi'a clergy supporting Islamist extremism should be part of such transitional governments.

The global alliance against Daesh must clearly have zero tolerance for all forms of Islamist extremism including the Shi'a version in all countries of the Middle East. Replacing one form of Islamist extremism by another has proven to be a total failure for humanity for more than forty years.

Hoping for a democratic and secular
futurist republic in Iran,

Sam Ghandchi, Editor/Publisher
December 6, 2015

1. Why Islamism Kills?

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