mustafa kemal ataturk

Ene­my of Islam Exposed : Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881 – 1938)

NB : A brief his­to­ry of the life and poli­cies of one of the most vehe­ment ene­mies of Islam, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was the founder of the sec­u­lar Turk­ish state. It is an unfor­tu­nate thing that a lot of his poli­cies are still being prac­tised in Turkey until this day. Women are still not allowed to wear the hijab in Gov­ern­ment build­ings and schools as it is seen to be a sign of fun­da­men­tal­ism. May God bless those who fol­low His path.

Ear­ly Life

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was born in 1881 in a shab­by quar­ter of Saloni­ka. After resign­ing from his job as a pet­ty Gov­ern­ment clerk, his father, Ali Riza, twice failed in busi­ness, sought escape from his mis­eries in alco­hol and died of tuber­cu­lo­sis when Mustafa was only sev­en years old. His moth­er, Zübeyde, in strict pur­dah and entire­ly illit­er­ate, ruled the fam­i­ly. In con­trast to her hus­band, she was a devout believ­er and a pious Muslim. 

Like every oth­er Turk­ish woman of her day, her entire life cen­tred around her eldest son. With her deep reli­gious con­vic­tions, Zübeyde want­ed him to become a pious schol­ar. But the son had dif­fer­ent ideas. He fought tooth and nail against any kind of author­i­ty and was open­ly inso­lent and abu­sive to his teach­ers. He was arro­gant in the extreme in the pres­ence of his fel­low stu­dents and refused to join the oth­er boys in their games which made him jus­ti­fi­ably unpop­u­lar. If he were inter­fered with in any way, he fought them, pre­fer­ring to play alone. 

Once dur­ing one of these vio­lent episodes, a teacher, blind with fury, inter­vened and beat the boy so hard that his hon­our was offend­ed. Mustafa ran away and refused to return to school. When his devot­ed moth­er tried to plead with him, he stormed back at her.

Zübeyde was in despair, not know­ing what to do. Final­ly, an uncle sug­gest­ed send­ing him to the mil­i­tary cadet school in Saloni­ka and mak­ing a sol­dier of him. Since it was sub­si­dized by the gov­ern­ment, it would cost them noth­ing ; if the boy demon­strat­ed abil­i­ty, he would become an offi­cer ; if not, he would at least remain a private. 

In any case, his future liveli­hood was assured. 

Mil­i­tary Career

Although Zübeyde did not approve, before she could stop him, twelve-year-old Mustafa per­suad­ed one of his father’s friends to spon­sor him with the col­lege author­i­ties. He took the exam­i­na­tion and passed as a cadet. 

Here, he found him­self. He was so suc­cess­ful aca­d­e­m­i­cal­ly that one of his teach­ers bestowed upon him the name Kemal’, which means in Ara­bic, per­fec­tion.” Because of his bril­liance in math­e­mat­ics and his mil­i­tary sub­jects, he was pro­mot­ed to a teach­ing posi­tion on the staff where he much enjoyed flaunt­ing his authority. 

After obtain­ing the high­est grades in his final exam­i­na­tions, he grad­u­at­ed with hon­ours in Jan­u­ary 1905 with the rank of Captain.

Dur­ing this peri­od he joined a rabid­ly nation­al­is­tic stu­dents soci­ety known as the Vatan or Father­land.” The mem­bers of the Vatan prid­ed them­selves on being rev­o­lu­tion­ar­ies. They were bit­ter­ly hos­tile to the régime head­ed by Sul­tan Abdul Hamid II and con­demned him for his sup­pres­sion of all so-called lib­er­al” ideas which under­mined the author­i­ty of Islam. They nev­er wea­ried of blam­ing Islam as respon­si­ble for Turkey’s back­ward­ness and vent their bit­ter spleen upon the alleged­ly anti­quat­ed Shari­ah and made the Sufi mys­tics the object of spe­cial ridicule. 

The mem­bers of the Vatan were bound by an oath that they would oust the legit­i­mate Sul­tan and replace him by a West­ern-styled gov­ern­ment com­plete with Con­sti­tu­tion and par­lia­ment, destroy the author­i­ty of the ule­ma or reli­gious schol­ars, and abol­ish pur­dah and the veil, declar­ing absolute equal­i­ty between men and women. Soon Mustafa Kemal became its chief.

Mustafa Kemal’s oppor­tu­ni­ty for extend­ing his influ­ence final­ly came when, just before the oust­ing of Sul­tan Abdul Hamid in 1908 by the Young Turks, its rul­ing par­ty, The Com­mit­tee of Union and Progress invit­ed him to join them. How­ev­er, being a late-com­er, he was oblig­ed to car­ry out orders when his nature demand­ed that either he con­trol every­thing or take no part at all. 

He grew increas­ing­ly rest­less and dis­sat­is­fied. He had no respect for the oth­er mem­bers whom he regard­ed as beneath his con­tempt. He par­tic­u­lar­ly hat­ed such sin­cere Mus­lims as the Prime Min­is­ter, Prince Said Hal­im Pasha (18651921) and the Min­is­ter of War, Anwar Pasha (18821922), with whom he quar­relled incessantly.

For the next ten years, Mustafa Kemal Pasha dis­tin­guished him­self in the mil­i­tary pro­fes­sion as he was a born sol­dier and leader. Grad­u­al­ly by dint of his dom­i­neer­ing per­son­al­i­ty, com­bined with shrewd­ness, he assumed more and more polit­i­cal influ­ence. He spent his evenings in secret meet­ings behind locked doors plan­ning for the coup d’é­tat which would give him absolute dic­ta­to­r­i­al power. 

A Nation­al Hero

His oppor­tu­ni­ty arose when at the end of the First World War, he took the lead in defend­ing the ter­ri­to­r­i­al integri­ty of Turkey against the com­bined Euro­pean pow­ers who were intent upon dis­mem­ber­ing the sick man of Europe” and has­ten­ing his demise with all delib­er­ate speed. By thwart­ing these sin­is­ter designs and whip­ping up the enthu­si­asm of the pop­u­lace to fight to the death for their coun­try, Mustafa Kemal Pasha became a nation­al hero. 

When the Greeks were defeat­ed and Turkey’s vic­to­ry assured, the Turk­ish peo­ple went deliri­ous with joy. They hailed him as their Sav­iour and bestowed upon him the hon­orif­ic title Ghazi’ or Defend­er of the Faith”.

Invi­ta­tions from diplo­mats now over­whelmed him urg­ing him to become their cham­pi­on of the East against the West. 

To the Arab states­men, he replied in the State Assembly : 

I am nei­ther a believ­er in a fed­er­a­tion of all the nations of Islam nor even in a league of all the Turk­ish peo­ples under Sovi­et rule. My only aim is to safe­guard the inde­pen­dence of Turkey with­in its nat­ur­al fron­tiers — not to revive the Ottoman or any oth­er Empire. Away with dreams and shad­ows ! They have cost us dear in the past!”

To the Com­mu­nist del­e­ga­tions seek­ing his sup­port he expressed him­self even more bluntly :

There are no oppres­sors nor any oppressed. There are only those who allow them­selves to be oppressed. The Turks are not among these. The Turks can look after them­selves. Let oth­ers do the same. We have — but one prin­ci­ple — to see all prob­lems through Turk­ish eyes and guard Turk­ish nation­al inter­ests.1

Mustafa Kemal Pasha declared pol­i­cy that was to make Turkey with­in its nat­ur­al fron­tiers a small, com­pact nation and, above all, a pros­per­ous, mod­ern state respect­ed by all the oth­er nations of the world. He was so con­vinced that he and he alone was qual­i­fied to accom­plish this task that he claimed :

I am Turkey ! To destroy me is to destroy Turkey !2

Abol­ish­ing The Caliphate

No soon­er had he assumed pow­er than he made bold to declare that he would destroy every ves­tige of Islam in the life of the Turk­ish nation. Only when the author­i­ty of Islam was utter­ly elim­i­nat­ed could Turkey progress” into a respect­ed, mod­ern nation. He made speech after pub­lic speech, fear­less­ly and brazen­ly attack­ing Islam and all Islam stands for :

For near­ly five hun­dred years, these rules and the­o­ries of an Arab Shaikh and the inter­pre­ta­tions of gen­er­a­tions of lazy and good-for-noth­ing priests have decid­ed the civ­il and crim­i­nal law of Turkey. They have decid­ed the form of the Con­sti­tu­tion, the details of the lives of each Turk, his food, his hours of ris­ing and sleep­ing the shape of his clothes, the rou­tine of the mid­wife who pro­duced his chil­dren, what he learned in his schools, his cus­toms, his thoughts-even his most inti­mate habits. Islam — this the­ol­o­gy of an immoral Arab — is a dead thing. Pos­si­bly it might have suit­ed tribes in the desert. It is no good for a mod­ern, pro­gres­sive state. God’s rev­e­la­tion ! There is no God ! These are only the chains by which the priests and bad rulers bound the peo­ple down. A ruler who needs reli­gion is a weak­ling. No weak­lings should rule !3

When Abdul Majid was elect­ed as Caliphate, Mustafa Kemal Pasha refused to allow the full tra­di­tion­al cer­e­mo­ny to be per­formed. When the Assem­bly met to dis­cuss the mat­ter, Mustafa Kemal cut the debate short : The Khal­i­fa has no pow­er or posi­tion except as a nom­i­nal fig­ure­head.”

When Abdul Majid wrote a peti­tion for an increase in his allowance, Mustafa Kemal replied thus :

The Khal­i­fate, your office is no more than a his­tor­i­cal rel­ic. It has no jus­ti­fi­ca­tion for exis­tence. It is a piece of imper­ti­nence that you should dare write to any of my sec­re­taries !4

On March 3, 1924, Mustafa Kemal Pasha pre­sent­ed a Bill to the Assem­bly to oust the Caliphate per­ma­nent­ly and estab­lish the Turk­ish nation as a pure­ly sec­u­lar state. How­ev­er, before this Bill was even intro­duced and made known, he had pru­dent­ly made cer­tain to muz­zle all oppo­si­tion by declar­ing it a cap­i­tal offence to crit­i­cize any­thing he did :

At all costs, the Repub­lic must be maintained…The Ottoman Empire was a crazy struc­ture based upon bro­ken reli­gious foun­da­tions. The Khal­i­fa and the remains of the House of Usman must go. The anti­quat­ed reli­gious courts and codes must be replaced by mod­ern sci­en­tif­ic civ­il law. The schools of the priests must give way to sec­u­lar Gov­ern­ment schools. State and reli­gion must be sep­a­rat­ed. The Repub­lic of Turkey must final­ly become a sec­u­lar state.5

Con­se­quent­ly, the Bill was passed with­out debate and the for­mer Caliph and his fam­i­ly exiled to Switzer­land. Through a series of high­ly con­tro­ver­sial and Machi­avel­lian manoeu­vres, Ataturk was, in the end, suc­cess­ful in get­ting the Caliphate abolished :

Although lib­er­als and con­ser­v­a­tives alike in the assem­bly increas­ing­ly argued in favour of the Caliph play­ing an impor­tant role in what­ev­er polit­i­cal sys­tem ulti­mate­ly was estab­lished,’ they were under­mined by polit­i­cal intim­i­da­tion (for exam­ple, the bru­tal mur­der of a vocal pro-caliphate assem­bly mem­ber in 1923 by Mustafa Kemal’s lead body­guard), Mustafa Kemal’s mod­i­fi­ca­tion of the 1920 High Trea­son Law on April 15, 1923, (mak­ing it crime to cam­paign for the return of the sul­tanate broad­ly defined, i.e., any tem­po­ral pow­er for the caliph), and his adroit arrange­ments for a more loy­al sec­ond assem­bly. Fol­low­ing the iso­la­tion of the army polit­i­cal­ly and dur­ing an absence of high­ly regard­ed oppo­si­tion fig­ures from Ankara, the rest of the per­son­al­ly vet­ted assem­bly moved on March 4, 1924, to abol­ish the Ottoman Caliphate along with the reli­gious foun­da­tions of law and edu­ca­tion. The cen­turies-old insti­tu­tion was struck down by a leg­isla­tive act of the Grand Nation­al Assem­bly, and all mem­bers of the Ottoman dynasty were expelled from the new­ly formed Turk­ish Repub­lic.” 6

The new régime then enact­ed the following :

The pre­am­ble of the new (Turk­ish) Con­sti­tu­tion speaks of full ded­i­ca­tion to the reforms of Ataturk. Arti­cle 153 pro­hibits any ret­ro­gres­sion from these reforms. It said :

No pro­vi­sion of this Con­sti­tu­tion shall be con­strued or inter­pret­ed as ren­der­ing uncon­sti­tu­tion­al the fol­low­ing reform laws which aim at rais­ing Turk­ish soci­ety to the lev­el of con­tem­po­rary civil­i­sa­tion and at safe­guard­ing the sec­u­lar char­ac­ter of the repub­lic which was in effect on the date this con­sti­tu­tion was adopt­ed by pop­u­lar vote :

    1. The law of the uni­fi­ca­tion (and sec­u­lar­iza­tion) of edu­ca­tion of March 31924
    2. The Hat Law of Novem­ber 251925
    3. The law on the clos­ing down of dervish con­vents and mau­soleums and the abo­li­tion of the office of keep­ers of tombs and the law on the abo­li­tion and pro­hi­bi­tion of cer­tain titles of Novem­ber 301925
    4. The con­duct of the act of (civ­il) mar­riage of Feb­ru­ary 171926
    5. The law con­cern­ing the adop­tion of inter­na­tion­al numer­als of May 201928
    6. The law con­cern­ing the adop­tion and appli­ca­tion, of (the Latin let­ters for) the Turk­ish alpha­bet (and the ban­ning of the Ara­bic script) of Novem­ber 11928
    7. The law on the abo­li­tion of titles and appel­la­tions such as Efen­di, Bey or Pasha, of Novem­ber 261934
    8. The law con­cern­ing the pro­hi­bi­tion against the wear­ing of (indige­nous) gar­ments of Decem­ber 31934

Com­plete denial of Ataturk­ism remains impos­si­ble and incon­ceiv­able. It is impos­si­ble because the Con­sti­tu­tion pro­hibits it and incon­ceiv­able because old and young have accept­ed many of the con­se­quences of the reforms and West­ern­iza­tion retains its pop­u­lar mag­ic as the promise for a rich­er life.7

Kemal Pasha Sec­u­laris­es Turkey

Atatürk and his col­leagues even want­ed to Turk­i­fy Islam. They ordered the Mus­lims to use the Turk­ish word Tan­ri” instead of Allah for God and use the Turk­ish lan­guage in the salah (the Mus­lim dai­ly prayers) and adhaan (the call to prayers). 

These pre­pos­ter­ous changes deeply dis­turbed the faith­ful Mus­lims and caused wide­spread resent­ment, which led in 1933 to a return to the Ara­bic ver­sion of the call to prayer.

After some time, the Atatürk régime moved towards more extreme mea­sures. Ataturk pro­hib­it­ed reli­gious edu­ca­tion. The exist­ing mosques were turned into muse­ums or used for the régime’s sec­u­lar purposes.

Kemal Ataturk in Anatolia

Dur­ing the peri­od these reforms were being enforced, Mustafa Kemal Pasha mar­ried a beau­ti­ful, Euro­pean-edu­cat­ed lady named Lat­i­fa, who, dur­ing the strug­gle for Turkey’s inde­pen­dence, was encour­aged by him to dress like a man and demand for women absolute equal­i­ty. But the moment she grew self-assertive and insist­ed upon being treat­ed as a respectable wife instead of tram­pled upon like a door­mat in his unfaith­ful­ness, he furi­ous­ly divorced her and sent her away. 

The irony was that ear­li­er, Kemal was respon­si­ble for annulling the Islam­ic form of divorce, and yet he pro­nounced the talaaq when he divorced his wife. A few months after his divorce, the annul­ment of the Islam­ic divorce was lift­ed.8

After his divorce from Lat­i­fa, his shame­less­ness knew no lim­its. He drank so heav­i­ly that he became a drunk­ard and a con­firmed alco­holic. Vene­re­al dis­ease wrecked his health. Hand­some young boys became objects of his lust and so aggres­sive was his behav­iour toward the wives and daugh­ters of his polit­i­cal sup­port­ers that they began send­ing their wom­en­folk as far as pos­si­ble out of his reach. 

Indeed, a close asso­ciate of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk observed that :

Our respect­ed leader has one habit. He loves women. He has to change them rapid­ly. He must be the chief court-taster.9

Atatürk The Absolute Dictator

In describ­ing his char­ac­ter, H. C. Arm­strong writes :

Mustafa Kemal Pasha had always been a lone man, a soli­tary, play­ing a lone hand. He had trust­ed no one. He would not lis­ten to opin­ions that were con­trary to his own. He would insult any­one who dared to dis­agree with him. He judged all actions by the mean­est motives of self-inter­est. He was insane­ly jeal­ous. A clever or capa­ble man was a dan­ger to be got rid of. He was bit­ter­ly crit­i­cal of any oth­er man’s abil­i­ty. He took a sav­age plea­sure in tear­ing up the char­ac­ters and sneer­ing at the actions even of those who sup­port­ed him. He rarely said a kind or gen­er­ous thing and then only with a qual­i­fi­ca­tion that was a sneer. He con­fid­ed in no one. He had no inti­mates. His friends were the evil lit­tle men who drank with him, pan­dered to his plea­sures and fed his van­i­ty. All the men of val­ue, the men who had stood beside him in the black days of the War for Lib­er­a­tion were against him.10

And since no dic­ta­tor can tol­er­ate any rivals, Mustafa Kemal Pasha lost no oppor­tu­ni­ty in crush­ing all polit­i­cal opposition.

The secret police did their work. By tor­ture, basti­na­do, by any means they liked, the police had to get enough evi­dence to incrim­i­nate the oppo­si­tion lead­ers who were all arrest­ed. A Tri­bunal of Inde­pen­dence was nom­i­nat­ed to try them. With­out both­er­ing about pro­ce­dure or evi­dence, the court sen­tenced them to be hanged. The death war­rants were sent to Mustafa Kemal for his sig­na­ture in his house at Khan Kaya. Among the death war­rants was one for Arif who, after a quar­rel with Mustafa Kemal, had joined the oppo­si­tion. Arif, his one friend, who had stood loy­al beside him through­out all the black days of the War for Inde­pen­dence — the only man to whom he had opened his heart and shown him­self inti­mate­ly. One who was there report­ed that when he came to this war­rant the Ghaz­i’s grey mask of a face nev­er changed ; he made no remark ; he did not hes­i­tate. He was smok­ing. He laid the cig­a­rette across the edge of the ash-tray, signed the death war­rant of Arif as if it had been some ordi­nary rou­tine paper and passed on to the next… He would do the thing prop­er­ly. He would give a ball at Khan Kaya that night also. Every­one must come – the judges, the Cab­i­net, the Ambas­sadors, the For­eign Min­is­ters, all the nota­bles, all the beau­ti­ful ladies. All Ankara must celebrate…The dance began qui­et­ly. Dressed in immac­u­late evening dress cut for him by a Lon­don tai­lor, the Ghazi stood talk­ing in a cor­ner to a diplo­mat. The guests moved cau­tious­ly watch­ing him. Until he showed his mood, they must step del­i­cate­ly and talk in sub­dued tones ; very dan­ger­ous to be mer­ry if he hap­pened to be morose. But the Ghazi was in the best of spir­its. This was to be no staid state func­tion. It was to be a night of rol­lick­ing fun. We must be gay ! We must live, be alive!”, he shout­ed as he caught hold of a strange woman and fox-trot­ted on to the dance floor with her. The guests one and all fol­lowed him. They danced — if they did not, the Ghazi made them. The Ghazi was at his best, tear­ing his part­ners around at a great pace and giv­ing them drinks in between the dance… Four miles away in Ankara the great square was lit up with the white light of a dozen arc-lamps. Round it and into the streets had col­lect­ed a vast crowd. Under the arc-lamps below the stone walls of the prison, stood eleven giant tri­an­gles of wood. Under each were a man, his hands pin­ioned behind him and a noose around his neck-the polit­i­cal oppo­nents of Mustafa Kemal about to die. In the great silence, each of the con­demned men spoke in turn to the peo­ple. One recit­ed a poem, anoth­er said a prayer and still anoth­er cried out that he was a loy­al son of Turkey… At Khan Kaya most of the guests had gone. The rooms were stale with the stench of tobac­co smoke, of spilt liquor and the foul breaths of the intox­i­cat­ed. The floors were lit­tered with cig­a­rette butts and the tables strewn with cards and mon­ey. Mustafa Kemal walked across the room and looked out of a win­dow. His face was set and grey ; the pale eyes expres­sion­less ; he showed no signs of fatigue, his evening clothes as immac­u­late as ever. The Com­mis­sion­er of Police had report­ed that the exe­cu­tions were fin­ished. The bod­ies below the tri­an­gles had ceased to twitch. At last he was supreme. His ene­mies were ban­ished, bro­ken or dead.11

Mean­while, the rum­ble of oppo­si­tion from the Turk­ish peo­ple became a roar. The vol­cano final­ly erupt­ed in 1926 when the Kur­dish tribes in the moun­tains staged an open revolt against the Kemal­ist régime and all that it stood for. Mustafa Kemal lost no time in tak­ing action. Ruth­less­ly all Turk­ish Kur­dis­tan was laid to waste ; vil­lages were burned, ani­mals and crops destroyed, women and chil­dren raped and mur­dered. Forty-six of the Kur­dish chiefs were sen­tenced to be pub­licly hanged. The last to die was Shaikh Said, the leader. He turned to the exe­cu­tion­er and said : I have no hatred for you. You and your mas­ter, Mustafa Kemal, are hate­ful to God ! We shall set­tle our account before God on the Day of Judgment!”

Mustafa Kemal was now an absolute dic­ta­tor. The Turk­ish peo­ple accept­ed such anti-Islam­ic reforms as the ban­ning of the fez and tur­ban, com­pul­so­ry wear­ing of West­ern cloth­ing, the Latin alpha­bet, the Chris­t­ian cal­en­dar and Sun­day as a legal hol­i­day, only at a dag­ger’s point. Thou­sands of ule­ma and those who sym­pa­thized with them sac­ri­ficed their lives rather than sub­mit to the destruc­tion of all they held sacred. Noth­ing can be fur­ther from the truth than the delu­sion that the Turk­ish peo­ple want­ed any of this. The inten­si­ty of resis­tance can be imag­ined from the fact that Ataturk imposed mar­tial law nine times. So despised is this Dic­ta­tor by mil­lions of Turks, par­tic­u­lar­ly in the vil­lages and small towns, that the mere men­tion of his name is cursed. 

In 1932 Mustafa Kemal decreed that every Turk must adopt a fam­i­ly name as it is cus­tom­ary in Europe and Amer­i­ca. He chose for him­self the sur­name Ataturk”, which means The Father of the Turks”.

Death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk

Six years lat­er, his health com­plete­ly ruined, he died of cir­rho­sis of the liv­er which is caused by alcoholism.

The cat­e­go­ry psy­cho­path­ic per­son­al­i­ty” has been called the waste­bas­ket of psy­chi­a­try. Into it are dumped all those men who are not psy­chot­ic, not psy­choneu­rot­ic, not fee­ble mind­ed-yet there is some­thing very much wrong with them.….The psy­chopath is not psy­chot­ic, not insane.” He knows where he is and who he is and what time it is ; he dwells in our world, not the fan­ta­sy world of psy­chosis. But the psy­cho­path­ic syn­drome engulfs his whole per­son­al­i­ty as much as psy­chosis. The psy­chopath is not defi­cient in intel­li­gence. Indeed he may be of above-aver­age intel­li­gence. It is his emo­tions that are out of kil­ter, his moral devel­op­ment, his char­ac­ter.” He is cold, remote, unreach­able, indif­fer­ent to the plight of oth­ers, even hos­tile. He knows” intel­lec­tu­al­ly the con­se­quences of his crim­i­nal acts to him­self and to his vic­tims but he is unable to feel” these con­se­quences emo­tion­al­ly and so he does not refrain from them. He nev­er feels remorse or shame. If he is a mur­der­er cap­tured, he is nev­er sor­ry that he killed but only that he got caught. He is the hired killer for the mob ; for him to kill is noth­ing. He rejects soci­ety. He rejects any oblig­a­tion to it…He is in per­pet­u­al rebel­lion. He can­not form per­ma­nent emo­tion­al ties to any­one. His sex life is ran­dom, chancy, for what he wants is sex­u­al sat­is­fac­tion and the part­ner mat­ters not.…No reli­able sta­tis­tics exist on the num­ber of psy­chopaths incar­cer­at­ed but nobody doubts that among them are the most dan­ger­ous humans alive. That is why the pris­ons are filled with them.12

Word for word, this is an accu­rate descrip­tion of the per­son­al­i­ty and char­ac­ter of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. The only dif­fer­ence is that instead of being rec­og­nized for what he was, as an absolute dic­ta­tor, noth­ing could inhib­it him from com­mit­ting his crimes on a nation­al scale.

None wel­comed the dic­ta­tor­ship of Kemal Ataturk more than the intel­lec­tu­als and politi­cians in Amer­i­ca. The Jews among them accord­ed him the most enthu­si­as­tic praise of all. 

How the tra­di­tions of polit­i­cal free­dom and democ­ra­cy Amer­i­ca claims to cham­pi­on can be rec­on­ciled with the atroc­i­ties com­mit­ted under this dic­ta­tor­ship is an unsolved mys­tery until the read­er under­stands that the demo­c­ra­t­ic West regards these human rights strict­ly for home con­sump­tion. Under no cir­cum­stances can they be export­ed to any Mus­lim land. 

Mustafa Kemala Ataturk Mausoleum in Ankara

Offi­cial pub­li­ca­tions from the Amer­i­can Infor­ma­tion Ser­vice did not hes­i­tate to sup­port such author­i­tar­i­an regimes so long as they were not open­ly affil­i­at­ed with the Com­mu­nist bloc. Dic­ta­tor­ship, accord­ing to this view, is jus­ti­fied if it effec­tive­ly imple­ments the mod­ern­iza­tion of the country. 

The peo­ples of these under-devel­oped” places are too back­ward, tra­di­tion-bound, igno­rant and illit­er­ate to be allowed to choose their fate. Only the all-wise Gov­ern­ment can decide what is best for them. West­ern­iza­tion is the supreme virtue and no sac­ri­fice of moral scru­ples is too great to attain this end. 

There­fore any means, includ­ing the most ruth­less tyran­ny, is sanc­tioned with the full bless­ings of Amer­i­ca and the oth­er West­ern democ­ra­cies if it accel­er­ates the dis­in­te­gra­tion of the Islam­ic way of life.13

Con­clu­sions

The fact that Mustafa Kemal Ataturk laʿ­na­ta Allāh ʿalay­hi was a despot and dic­ta­tor can­not be denied. It was his cru­el­ty and sadis­tic treat­ment of Mus­lims that makes him stand out as one of the worst ene­mies of God. Ataturk was tru­ly the ene­my of Islam. The above was only what was report­ed and record­ed by most­ly West­ern observers. The extent of what actu­al­ly went on in the new Turkey by the direct pol­i­cy of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk and Kemal­ism was heinous, to say the least. 

Mustafa Kemal Ataturk was tru­ly an ene­my of God and Islam, to the core. And only God knows best.

Cite this arti­cle as : Mohd Elfie Nieshaem Juferi, Ene­my of Islam Exposed : Mustafa Kemal Atatürk (1881 – 1938),” in Bis­mi­ka Allahu­ma, Octo­ber 4, 2005, last accessed May 27, 2024, https://​bis​mikaal​lahu​ma​.org/​h​i​s​t​o​r​y​/​m​u​s​t​a​f​a​-​k​e​m​a​l​-​a​t​a​t​u​rk/

Appen­dix : Doc­u­men­ta­tion On Atatürk

    TIME
    Jan­u­ary 9, 1933, p. 64 

    Squint­ing sky­ward last week, Turks looked for the new moon. When they should see it Ramadan would begin. Ramadan the mys­tic month in which the Koran was revealed to Prophet Mohammed. This year the first glint of the new moon had a spe­cial, dread sig­nif­i­cance. Turks had been ordered by their stern dic­ta­tor, Mustafa Kemal Pasha who made them drop the veil and the fez (TIME, Feb. 15, 1926 et. seq.), that begin­ning with Ramadan they must no longer call their god by his Ara­bic name, Allah.

    No god­ly man, Dic­ta­tor Kemal con­sid­ers that there is no rea­son why Turks should not call Allah by his Turk­ish name Tan­ri. There is no rea­son except cen­turies of tra­di­tion, no rea­son except that Turk­ish imams (priests) all know the Koran by heart in Ara­bic while few if any have mem­o­rized it in Turk­ish. Strict to the point of cru­el­ty last week was Dic­ta­tor Kemal’s decree that muezzins, call­ing the faith­ful to prayer from the top of Turkey’s minarets, must shout not the hal­lowed Allah Akbar!” (Ara­bic for God is Great!”) but the unfa­mil­iar words Tan­ri Uludur!” which mean the same thing in Turk­ish. When imams threat­ened to sus­pend ser­vices in the mosques and hide the prayer rugs, the Gov­ern­ment announced that it was hold­ing 400 brand-new prayer rugs in reserve, threat­ened to pro­duce new­ly trained muezzins who know the Koran in Turk­ish and are ready to jump into the breach”.

    Near­er & near­er crept the moon to cres­cent. Ramadan was almost upon Turkey when offi­cials of the Depart­ment of Cul­ture (which includes reli­gion) screwed up their courage and told Dic­ta­tor Kemal that he sim­ply could not change the name of Turkey’s god — at least not last week. Already sev­er­al muezzins had been thrown into jail for announc­ing that they would con­tin­ue to shout Allah Akbar!” The pop­u­lace was get­ting ugly, obvi­ous­ly sym­pa­thized with the Allah-shouters.

    Abrupt­ly Dic­ta­tor Kemal yield­ed Let them pray as they please, tem­porar­i­ly” he growled. Beam­ing, his Min­is­ter rushed off to pro­claim the glad respite only a few hours before the new moon appeared. On account of the gen­er­al unpre­pared­ness of muezzins and imams,” they suave­ly declared, prayers may be offered and the Koran recit­ed in Ara­bic dur­ing the present month of Ramadan, but dis­course by the imams must be in Turkish.”

    Dur­ing Ramadan, all Moslems are espe­cial­ly irri­ta­ble because they eat noth­ing dur­ing the hours of day­light. After the fast­ing is over Turks will be more tractable, may accept from their Dic­ta­tor a new name for their God. 


    TIME
    Feb­ru­ary 20, 1933, p. 18 

    Word for God 

    A hard father to his peo­ple, Mustafa Kemal told his Turks last Decem­ber that they must for­get God in the Ara­bic lan­guage (Allah), learn Him in Turk­ish (Tan­ri). Admit­ting the del­i­ca­cy of renam­ing a 1300-year-old god, Kemal gave the muezzins a time allowance to learn the Koran in Turk­ish. Last week in pious Brusa, the green city”, a muezzin hal­loed Tan­ri Uludur” from one of the minarets whence Bru­sans had heard Allah Akbar” since the 14th Cen­tu­ry. Rag­ing at Kemal Pasha’s god, they mobbed the muezzin, mobbed the police who came to save him. Quick to defend his new word for God, quick­er to show new Turkey the fate of the old-fash­ioned, Kemal the Ghazi, the Vic­to­ri­ous One,” pounced on Brusa, had 60 of the faith­ful arrest­ed, oust­ed the Mufti (eccle­si­as­ti­cal judge) of the Ouglub­ja­mi mosque and decreed that hence­forth God was Tanri. 


    TIME
    Feb­ru­ary 15, 1926, pp. 15 – 16 

    Turkey presents today the most promis­ing and chal­leng­ing field on the face of the earth for mis­sion­ary ser­vice.” Thus wrote James L. Bar­ton, mis­sion­ary exec­u­tive, in last week’s issue of Chris­t­ian Work.’ But first, he sum­ma­rized the rev­o­lu­tion­ary changes in Turkey since 1923. The changes : For a hun­dred years Chris­t­ian mis­sion­ar­ies have strug­gled hope­less­ly to cap­ture the hearts of the Calif-awed Turks. They had come, said Mr Bar­ton, to sus­pect that the Moslem was out­side the sphere of the oper­a­tion of divine grace.” 


    Turkey
    Emil Lengyel, 1941, pp. 140 – 141 

    Dur­ing the ear­ly days of Kemal’s career, many of his fol­low­ers were under the impres­sion that he was a cham­pi­on of Islam and that they were fight­ing the Chris­tians. Ghazi, Destroy­er of Chris­tians” was the name they gave him. Had they been aware of his real inten­tions, they would have called him Ghazi, Destroy­er of Islam.” 


    Grey Wolf, Mustafa Kemal : An Inti­mate Study of a Dictator 
    H.C. Arm­strong, 1934 

    He was drink­ing heav­i­ly. The drink stim­u­lat­ed him, gave him ener­gy, but increased his irri­tabil­i­ty. Both in pri­vate and pub­lic he was sar­cas­tic, bru­tal and abrupt. He flared up at the least crit­i­cism. He cut short all attempts to rea­son with him. He flew into a pas­sion at the least oppo­si­tion. He would nei­ther con­fide in nor co-oper­ate with any­one. When one politi­cian gave him some harm­less advice, he rough­ly told him to get out. When a ven­er­a­ble mem­ber of the Cab­i­net sug­gest­ed that it was unseem­ly for Turk­ish ladies to dance in pub­lic, he threw a Koran at him and chased him out of his office with a stick. 

    p. 241 :

    For five hun­dred years these rules and the­o­ries of an Arab sheik,” he said, and the inter­pre­ta­tions of gen­er­a­tions of lazy, good-for-noth­ing priests have decid­ed the civ­il and the crim­i­nal law of Turkey.”

    They had decid­ed the form of the con­sti­tu­tion, the details of the lives of each Turk, his food, his hours of ris­ing and sleep­ing, the shape of his clothes, the rou­tine of the mid­wife who pro­duced his chil­dren, what he learnt in his schools, his cus­toms, his thoughts, even his most inti­mate habits.

    Islam, this the­ol­o­gy of an immoral Arab, is a dead thing.” Pos­si­bly it might have suit­ed tribes of nomads in the desert. It was no good for a mod­ern pro­gres­sive State.

    God’s rev­e­la­tion!” There was no God. That was one of the chains by which the priests and bad rulers bound the peo­ple down.

    A ruler who needs reli­gion to help him rule is a weak­ling. No weak­ling should rule..”

    And the priests ! How he hat­ed them. The lazy, unpro­duc­tive priests who ate up the sus­te­nance of the peo­ple. He would chase them out of their mosques and monas­ter­ies to work like men.

    Reli­gion ! He would tear reli­gion from Turkey as one might tear the throt­tling ivy away to save a young tree. 

    p. 243 :

    Fur­ther, it was pub­lic knowl­edge that he was irre­li­gious, broke all the rules of decen­cy, and scoffed at sacred things. He had chased the Sheikh-ul-Islam, the High Priest of Islam, out of his office and thrown the Koran after him. He had forced the women in Ango­ra to unveil. He had encour­aged them to dance body close to the body with accursed for­eign men and Christians. 


    Turkey
    Emil Lengyel, 1941, p. 134 

    Kemal cared noth­ing about Allah ; he was inter­est­ed in him­self and in Turkey. He hat­ed Allah and made him respon­si­ble for Turkey’s mis­for­tune. It was Allah’s tyran­ni­cal rule that par­a­lyzed the hands of the Turk. But he knew that Allah was real to the Turk­ish peas­ant, while nation­al­ism meant noth­ing to him. He decid­ed, there­fore, to draft Allah into his ser­vice as the pub­lic­i­ty direc­tor of his nation­al cause. Through Allah’s aid, his peo­ple must cease to be Mohammedans and become Turks. Then, after Allah had served Kemal’s pur­pose, he could dis­card him. 

    Ataturk : The Rebirth of a Nation 
    Lord Kin­ross, 1965 

    p. 437 :

    For Kemal, Islam and civ­i­liza­tion were a con­tra­dic­tion in terms. If only,” he once said of the Turks, with a flash of cyn­i­cal insight, we could make them Chris­tians!” His was not to be the reformed Islam­ic state for which the Faith­ful were wait­ing : it was to be a strict­ly lay state, with a cen­tral­ized Gov­ern­ment as strong as the Sul­tan’s, backed by the army and run by his own intel­lec­tu­al bureaucracy. 

    p. 470 :

    The cleav­age in his musi­cal tastes emerged in Istan­bul, where he once had two orches­tras, one Turk­ish and one Euro­pean, brought to the Park Hotel. He lis­tened with con­stant inter­rup­tions, com­mand­ing one to stop and the oth­er to play in turn. Final­ly, as the raki took effect, he lost patience and rose to leave the restau­rant, say­ing, Now if you like you can both play togeth­er”. Anoth­er evening, incensed by the sound of the muezzin from a mosque oppo­site, which clashed with the dance-band, he ordered its minaret to be felled — one of those orders which was coun­ter­mand­ed next morning. 


    Ataturk : The Rebirth of a Nation 
    Lord Kin­ross, 1965 

    p. 365 :

    Some con­fu­sion as to his iden­ti­ty per­sist­ed, how­ev­er, for some years to come. Inspect­ing some sol­diers in Ana­to­lia, Kemal once asked, Who is God and where does He live?” The sol­dier, anx­ious to please, replied, God is Mustafa Kemal Pasha. He lives in Ango­ra.” And where is Ango­ra?” Kemal asked. Ango­ra is in Istan­bul,” was the reply. Far­ther down the line he asked anoth­er sol­dier, Who is Mustafa Kemal?” The reply was, Our Sul­tan.” — Irfan Orga : Phoenix Ascen­dent.


    When Kemal Ataturk Recit­ed She­ma Yisrael
    It’s My Secret Prayer, Too,” He Confessed

    By Hil­lel Halkin, For­ward” mag­a­zine, New York, Jan­u­ary 28 1994

    ZICHRON YAAKOV — There were two ques­tions I want­ed to ask, I said over the phone to Batya Keinan, spokes­woman for Israeli pres­i­dent Ezer Weiz­man, who was about to leave the next day, Mon­day, Jan. 24, on the first vis­it ever made to Turkey by a Jew­ish chief of state. One was whether Mr Weiz­man would be tak­ing part in an offi­cial cer­e­mo­ny com­mem­o­rat­ing Kemal Ataturk.

    Ms Keinan checked the pres­i­den­t’s itin­er­ary, accord­ing to which he and his wife would lay a wreath on Ataturk’s grave the morn­ing of their arrival, and asked what my sec­ond ques­tion was.

    Does Pres­i­dent Weiz­man know that Ataturk had Jew­ish ances­tors and was taught Hebrew prayers as a boy?”Endmark

    Of course, of course,” she answered as unsur­pris­ed­ly as if I had inquired whether the pres­i­dent was aware that Ataturk was Turkey’s nation­al hero.

  1. H. C. Arm­strong, The Grey Wolf (Capri­corn Books, New York, 1961)[]
  2. ibid., p. 227[]
  3. ibid., pp. 199 – 200[]
  4. ibid., p. 201[]
  5. ibid., pp. 207 – 208 []
  6. Mona Has­san, Long­ing for the Lost Caliphate : A Tran­sre­gion­al His­to­ry (Prince­ton Uni­ver­si­ty Press, 2016), pp. 12 – 13[]
  7. Nuri Eren, Turkey Today and Tomor­row : An Exper­i­ment in West­ern­iza­tion (Praeger, New York, 1963), pp. 100 – 102[]
  8. Ahma­di al-Aziz, Mustafa Kamal Ataturk : Ide­olo­gi Dan Kesan Ke Atas Raky­at Tur­ki (Usnie Pub­lish­er, 2002), p. 30[]
  9. As cit­ed in ibid., p. 28[]
  10. H. C. Arm­strong, op. cit., pp. 213 – 214[]
  11. ibid., pp. 229 – 236[]
  12. John Bart­low Mar­tin, Break Down The Walls : A Study of the Mod­ern Amer­i­can Prison (Bal­lan­tine Books, New York, 1953), pp. 259 – 261[]
  13. See Myron Wein­er (ed.), Mod­ern­iza­tion : the Dynam­ics of Growth (Voice of Amer­i­ca Forum Lec­tures, Wash­ing­ton D.C., 1966)[]

38 Comments

  1. If betray­ing islam” was nec­es­sary to save my coun­try, he’s twice a hero.

    Let’s assume that there’s a god and that god specif­i­cal­ly is Allah, sent Qoran and Moham­mad, and islam is the real religion.

    Dur­ing the Turk­ish War of Inde­pen­dence, although some reli­gious lead­ers backed the nation­als, most of them sided with the allies and Ottoman régime under occu­pa­tion. This means islam was a threat to our free­dom. They were issu­ing reli­gious decrees that nation­als were a bunch of ban­dits com­mit­ting crimes against the caliph’s will. And Mustafa Kemal, though did not make it very clear dur­ing the heat of the war, was aware of this fact.

    So he did not betray islam but he resist­ed islam, its insti­tu­tions and tra­di­tions, to save my coun­try. And we just assumed that islam is the one true reli­gion. This means he accept­ed the eter­nal flames of pun­ish­ment and damna­tion read­i­ly to save his fel­low men. If this is not hero­ism, noth­ing is.

    And if islam­ic belief, every­one will be res­ur­rect­ed on the Dooms­day togeth­er with peo­ple they liked and adhered” is true, I will be hon­ored to be res­ur­rect­ed next to Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, fol­low­ing him into the hell show­ing my mid­dle fin­ger to the divine judge who believes kneel­ing and bow­ing is wor­thy of divine approval more than my Turk­ish pride.
    Now go wor­ship that evil Arab, would you dare to make this sto­ry how Turks became mus­lim??? Pathet­ic to be hon­est. Ataturk’s lega­cy will live for­ev­er, Turkey is none of your busi­ness we’re sec­u­lar oh man if one man can destroy Islam in 15 years what kind of a reli­gion is this :D.

  2. all lies Ataturk not Ene­my Of Islam

  3. Hi,
    Did Ataturk do’ the Ramadan himself ?

  4. Hey you mind­less bunch of so-called reli­gious thugs. 

    We don’t need any argu­ment to put for­ward. All i can say to you is you need to make sure your tongue and lips are clean before you say the word Ataturk”.

    That’s all.

    Bye !

  5. Ataturd was a kaf­fir mur­tadd ene­my of Islam whore of the whiteman

  6. All peo­ple who sup­port him, Kind­ly explain to me the fol­low­ing paragraph.

    For near­ly five hun­dred years, these rules and the­o­ries of an Arab Shaikh and the inter­pre­ta­tions of gen­er­a­tions of lazy and good-for-noth­ing priests have decid­ed the civ­il and crim­i­nal law of Turkey. They have decid­ed the form of the Con­sti­tu­tion, the details of the lives of each Turk, his food, his hours of ris­ing and sleep­ing the shape of his clothes, the rou­tine of the mid­wife who pro­duced his chil­dren, what he learned in his schools, his cus­toms, his thoughts-even his most inti­mate habits. Islam – this the­ol­o­gy of an immoral Arab – is a dead thing. Pos­si­bly it might have suit­ed tribes in the desert. It is no good for a mod­ern, pro­gres­sive state. God’s rev­e­la­tion ! There is no God ! These are only the chains by which the priests and bad rulers bound the peo­ple down. A ruler who needs reli­gion is a weak­ling. No weak­lings should rule!3

  7. His­to­ry can be manip­u­lat­ed eas­i­ly. Lies mixed with truths (decep­tion, like daj­jal) Peo­ple can be brain­washed since young but they won’t realise [that’s why it’s called brain­wash’] How­ev­er, every­one will know the truth on Judge­ment Day lat­er. Don’t worry.

  8. Ataturk was great leader, indeed he was sec­u­lar­ist but in the end he did more for Islam that many so called Mus­lim lead­ers today. Turkey is mod­ern coun­try that is sec­u­lar and thank GOD not a theoc­ra­cy. Arabs are in ruins today thanks to their back­ward­ness and nar­row mind­ed inter­pre­ta­tion of reli­gion. Not a sin­gle Arab state is free or has any kind of free­dom. Their soci­eties are just not ready for 21 cen­tu­ry. A lot can be said about Islam­ic world today but bot­tom line is com­pare Turkey vs Sau­di Ara­bia need I say more.

  9. With­out him Turkey would have been plunged back­wards with the rest of Mid­dle East. From the ash­es of Empires he man­aged to forge a nation that stood against the reli­gious extrem­ists & the West’s impe­ri­al­ism. He was a true leader & this his­tor­i­cal garbage that the author has pro­posed here is noth­ing more than reli­gious pro­pa­gan­da besmirch­ing the name of this great man for the authors own warped ends.

  10. AtaTurk was a great leader and a true patri­ot. God rest his soul in peace. God bless him. He was at least 40 years ahead of his time. All patri­ot Turks love him. I as an Iran­ian adore him.

    1. Of course you would, kafir.

  11. If Ataturk was not an ene­my of Islam then why did he abol­ish the veil and for­bade reli­gious education?Turks be real­is­tic and stop defend­ing him unjustly.

  12. Shahid Bin Hasan , nice to see some­one has brain.

  13. These are nei­ther facts nor notions resem­bling any his­tor­i­cal facts. Most peo­ple here are extrem­ists and fun­da­men­tal­ist zealots of Islam.

    Peo­ple, who express them­selves here have no sci­en­tif­ic facts to share, mere­ly their echo­ing their hatred of a coun­try which chose the civ­i­lized val­ues. There are 57 Islam­ic Nations today, Turkey is one of them. Sad­ly these 57 are on the bot­tom rungs of devel­oped coun­tries. More Moslem blood is spilled by oth­er Moslems. It is bla­tant­ly obvi­ous, what the Saud­is are doing to the poor nation of Yemen, sim­ply ful­fill­ing the dirty work for Israel. Also let us all remem­ber when the Sau­di Fam­i­ly want­ed to build very large build­ings in the vicin­i­ty of Kaba, ren­der­ing it as though it had small sig­nif­i­cance to Islam, it was Mustafa Kemal Ataturk who threat­ened the Saud­is and dis­suad­ed them from going on with such com­mer­cial build­ings in the 1920’s.
    Ataturk has not for­bid­den Islam, rather estab­lished a spe­cif­ic office of Reli­gious Affair in Turkey, which is close to lev­el of a cab­i­net min­istry. The pres­i­dent of this office is dressed in Islam­ic garb.
    It was the so called moslims who sided with the Brits and stabbed the Ottomans from behind. It is the same Islam­ic hemi­sphere today, which makes no sig­nif­i­cant effort to help the plight of the Palestinians.
    Also the Islam today is far removed from the orig­i­nal Reli­gion found­ed by Mohammed The Prophet (Peace be upon him). Since most peo­ple nei­ther read or study the his­to­ry of the region, or the his­to­ry of Islam they sim­ply use jin­go­is­tic slo­gans, yet the rea­son that Islam has KEPT these nations from devel­op­ing, is because it has large­ly adopt­ed the meth­ods of Moawiyah, the arch ene­my of Mohammed the prophet. 30 years after the death of Mohammed, in Jerusalem, an Arab war­lord called Muawiyah was hailed as leader of the new Arab empire. Sad­ly, since he came on the stage, the Reli­gion of Islam nev­er recov­ered, nor has had a chance to go back to its orig­i­nal ten­nents. He was the most Machi­avel­lian oppor­tunist, who prac­ticed the reli­gion as a polit­i­cal tool. Pret­ty much the fanati­cism and hos­tile lan­guage used by most here, is still the rem­nants of teach­ings of that evil char­ac­ter. Today the politi­cians in the Islam­ic hemi­sphere are first and fore­most dic­ta­tors who suf­fo­cate the peo­ple in these lands, they are strict­ly reli­gious mer­chants and use reli­gion as a weapon and a means to supress the population.
    It is true, that Mustafa Kemal, the hon­or­able founder of Mod­ern Turks has cre­at­ed a for­ward think­ing, pro­gres­sive Coun­try and forced the arcane laws of sharia out. Peo­ple in those lands are still pret­ty much seen to be the prop­er­ty of the mon­archs, where­as the rule in The Repub­lic Of Turkey belongs to the people.
    Dur­ing the War of Inde­pen­dence, The Turks with the lead­er­ship of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk had to strug­gle and fight against 7 dif­fer­ent invad­ing ene­miy nations led by Impe­ri­al­ism, as well as against the trai­tors with­in The Ottoman Empire, who want­ed to go under the man­date of The British. The few back­wards mind­ed igno­rant peo­ple who con­coct a bunch of sil­ly argu­ments would be bet­ter served to read and under­stand the Holy K’oran.
    Turks, in their 5000 years of his­to­ry have been fier­cly inde­pen­dent. Ataturk is the epit­o­my of this col­lec­tive nation­al character
    Let’s not spread the poi­son of Islam mer­chants. Those who b.s here are not real Moslems, they can not hide that they are seri­ous­ly igno­rant and total­ly void of Islam­ic Culture.
    Arabs have to first get their own affairs in order, before insult­ing the founder of a Nation which was rav­aged by war for more than 40 straight years.
    Not that these ugly accusers would com­pre­hend any­way, but Ataturk already had mem­o­rized the Koran when he was 8 years old, because his Father had sent him to become cler­gy. He real­ized in the ear­ly days of the Repub­lic there were no schools, illit­er­a­cy was in the 90% lev­el. So he ordered the top cler­gy of the time to trans­late the Holy Koran to Turk­ish and even the the call to pray from the minarets. His words still ring true today, with­out under­stand­ing it, Turks were unable to under­stand, inter­pret and inter­nal­ize it. Stop dis­burs­ing child­ish and vile state­ments for a man who has put his stamp to the foun­da­tion of The Repub­lic of Turkey, he is also wide­ly accept­ed as the most impor­tant states­man of the 20th Century.

  14. very very right. he changed turk­ish peo­ple from islam­ic to west­ern in every man­ner. Mustafa kemal a true ene­my of islam and khilafah.

  15. I have read exten­sive­ly about Ataturk. After my inde­pen­dent research i have arrived at the con­clu­sion that Ataturk was insane.
    Most turks are through­ly brain­washed and we know what a com­plete indoc­tri­na­tion can do to mind of the indoctrinated
    Most turks also suf­fer from cog­ni­tive dis­so­nance. How can some­one sin­gle­hand­ed­ly save a nation. It was pro­grammed in their edu­ca­tion sys­tem to ele­vate Athe­ist Ataturk to the lev­el of a saint.
    All doc­u­ments show he was anti islam first by try­ing to change the athan in turk­ish. There is no doubt in my mind and most mus­lims oth­er than turks that he hat­ed Islam and every­thing islamic

    Ataturks hatred for arabs was stemmed from rhe Arab col­lab­o­ra­tion with the british and french in defeat­ing the ottoman empire. That car­ried it over to his hatred for Islam and call­ing our dear beloved Prophet ( saw ) the immoral arab while in in-fact he was the degen­er­ate and immoral alco­hol con­sum­ing father of dia­bol­i­cal evil and per­pet­u­al mischief

  16. Indeed he was. his words show that he was a Athe­ist and ene­my of Islam.

  17. Ata- turk a sym­bol of dajjal,he did every­thing to destroy Islam,how can he be hero ?

  18. I sup­port the com­ments of Shahid bin Hasan , and ask all read­ers to note how these were respond­ed to with abu­sive lan­guage and threats of vio­lence . Only those who can­not win with ratio­nal­i­ty resort to vio­lence . Let the inter­net be a place for the intel­li­gent exchange of dif­fer­ing points of view . Let Turkey too remain a peace­ful , pro­gres­sive open mind­ed and inde­pen­dent coun­try , that will thrive through free­dom of speech and free­dom of reli­gious obser­vance . Ataturk did not pro­hib­it the prac­tise of Islam , and it flour­ish­es here at present .

  19. dis­ap­point­ed..
    a man con­sid­ered to be the lib­er­a­tor of turkey
    the man which we believe is an Islam­ic hero was a liberal
    a man who believed that Islam is a the­ol­o­gy of an immoral Arab

  20. KAMAL ATTARTUK IS INDEEDHIGH LEVEL FREEMASON WHO WANTED POWER MONEY AND GLORY IN THIS LIFE IN EXCHANGE HE DAMAGED AND TRIED TO DESTROY ISLAM IN TURKEY IN VARIOUS WAYS AND THE WESTERN TRIED TO MAINTAIN HIS REPUTATION BY SUPPORTING HIM.. SHAME ON HIM ! MANY OF HIS PEOPLE DONT KNOW THE TRUTH ABOUT HIM SO WE CANT BLAME THEM COZ THEY ARE BEING PROGRAMMED TO THINK HE IS THE SAVIOUR (LIKE HELL HE ISSAVIOUR, HE IS DAJJAL’S FOLLOWER). HE WAS ONE THE BIGGEST ENEMY FROM THE INSIDE, JUST LIKE IBN SABA THE JEW..

  21. This is the one of the most ridicu­lous thing writ­ten about Mustafa Kemal Atatürk. Do not blame oth­er peo­ple for your shame of wrong­ly under­stand­ing and prac­tis­ing Islam. Atatürk was nei­ther an ene­my of Islam nor an Athe­ist. We as Turk­ish Nation are grate­full for what he did for us. Check your own cor­rupt­ed, vio­lent lead­ers to see a dic­ta­tor. Lying is unac­cept­able in Islam. You should tead Quran and embrace it befoew you call your­self Mus­lim. Shame on you, shame on all your lies.

  22. The great­est ene­my of Islam , lan­e­tul­lahi aleyh !

  23. It is told that this man was actu­al­ly killed, poi­son most pos­si­bly, but no news agency in Turkey would ever be will­ing to pub­lish such truth. The law pro­tect­ing his image as a leader” almost as a holy fig­ure” is still intact, 2018, and peo­ple are still blind­ed by pro­pa­gan­da about this sav­iour”. He was against Islam and that’s the only truth there is.

  24. Ataturk was not racist he just did not want us to be like them

  25. Ataturk was’nt super­mas­cist or any­thing he just did not want­ed us to be like them but he made some­thing called osman­cılık or hoşgörü that says we must nev­er judge peo­ple by their language,race or reli­gion he just want­ed us to be mod­ern that’s it

  26. as a Turk raised in the Kemal­izm’ edu­ca­tion sys­tem, they design the sys­tem to make Ataturk a super­hero that sin­gle-hand­ed­ly did every­thing by him­self. there is even a say­ing in Turkey sec­u­lars use a lot : if it wer­ent for you, we would­n’t exist”. i wish Turk­ish state would change the law about pro­tec­tion of Ataturk, only after that, Turks might start to believe who real­ly he was.
    He might be great sol­dier but he did every­thing to dam­age the Islam.

  27. No Atatürk is Müs­lim, and he is ordered the Turk­ish Quran.

  28. I have doubts about this Kemal fel­low, but one thing scare the hell out of me is the per­son­al­i­ty cult around him, Turks say that he sin­gle-hand­ed­ly defeat­ed the most pow­er­ful empire at the time, the British empire while the oth­ers Turks watched these mir­a­cles unfold, so this Mustapha Kemal was then a God, if he was a God we should all wor­ship him like a god a build tem­ples to him.

  29. You guys are fun­ny. World is full of peo­ple who think that they have a com­pre­hen­sive knowl­edge about a top­ic while their knowl­edge is at best igno­rant lev­el. That is in fact way more dan­ger­ous than know­ing absolute­ly any­thing and just admit­ting that. Read­ing only a hand­ful of sources and reach­ing strict con­clu­sions by mak­ing cita­tions with­out a com­par­a­tive analy­sis is a clear sign of sheer ignorance.
    I rec­om­mend you to work on your own huge pile of prob­lems before talk­ing about found­ing fathers of the only real state in the whole islam­ic world ; formed by a nation that actu­al­ly knows state­craft not ruled and bul­lied by oth­er pow­ers through­out the history.

  30. How ludi­crous ! Kemal Pasha was the fore­most leader and states­man of 20th cen­tu­ry. He went out of his ways to save Turkey from dis­mem­ber­ment by The Allies after the War. Peo­ple like you are the very rea­son mankind is in shat­tered states now. Do you real­ly think cling­ing on to a mil­lenia old ide­ol­o­gy of the Bedouin Arabs will help you ? The entire Mus­lim com­mu­ni­ty is in the grip of a coun­ter­ac­tive nar­cis­sis­tic per­son­al­i­ty dis­or­der, and peo­ple like you give them imag­ined ene­mies to fight. It is deplorable that such a great man’s image and per­son­al­i­ty has been dis­tort­ed by quot­ing out of con­text and cit­ing accounts on his pri­vate life. Shame on you ! No mat­ter what he did, he raised a mod­ern, sec­u­lar and demo­c­ra­t­ic coun­try from the ash­es of The War. I know, no mat­ter what counter evi­dences are stat­ed, you won’t be able to com­pre­hend it, as you have a low cra­nial capac­i­ty which made you write this deplorable piece of nonsense.

    1. The only deplorable piece of non­sense” that has been writ­ten here is yours. The foot­notes are there, any­one can check the ref­er­ences to ver­i­fy what was said.

  31. This is so innacu­rate. NONE the fuck off your bussi­ness on Turkey. HE is the sav­ior of Turkey. He was­n’t an ene­my of islam.
    We can’t be a fas­cist like a right­ist, and a com­mu­nist like a left­ist, we are nation­al­ist and def­er­ent to our reli­gion.” ‑Mustafa Kemal ATATÜRK.

    1. With the man­ners of a don­key by using words such as fuck off your bussiness[SIC]”, it is of no won­der that you lick the arse-hole of the Daj­jal by the name of Ataturk ! And by the way, Turkey *is* indeed our busi­ness — whether you con­sent to it or oth­er­wise — because Turkey was the heart of the last Caliphate and still has con­nec­tions to the Caliphate.

      Your IP address is 212.252.84.139 and let’s hope some­one traces it back to you.

  32. Who­ev­er wrote this ridi­colous lie will nev­er be for­giv­ing may Allah sees that. Because Islam tells us not to lie and not to talk bad behind dead peo­ple. He was nev­er an ene­my of Islam. He actu­al­ly helped Islam. Just because you hate some­one, you should not lie about their believes.

    1. The infor­ma­tion on this page is accu­rate and cor­rect, and we stand by it. All cita­tions on this page have been ref­er­enced to its orig­i­nal sources and you can check it for your­self. So lying about our con­tent is itself ridicu­lous and you should apply your own advice to your­self first.

  33. Attatur Lak­nat­ul­lah !

  34. mustafa kamal ataturk death history,

    i would like to know some thing about Ataturk death his­to­ry if you can help me for thie pleas send thruogh my email or dis­play this site

    thank you

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