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    but I think you miss my point.

    It mirrors daily prayer but it is NOT daily prayer. The point about mirrors is that they both reflect the eworld and reverse it.

    The reversal here is that it is secular, it is being done standing not kneeling, it is a statement of personal and collective power, not of submission.

    Its power comes from co-opting something that is very strong in Turkish life and subverting it, giving it new and unexpected meaning, .

    I completely agree that they are not in the mood for Mecca or prayers, but then, that is not what I said or meant.

    Until inauguration day The USA is in the greatest danger it has ever experienced.

    by Deep Dark on Wed Jun 19, 2013 at 01:08:28 PM PDT

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