Saturday, November 29, 2014

Erdoganistan Sentences Physics Professor to 12-Years-in-Jail for Opposing Hijab

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 By Daniel Greenfield 

The Hijab, like every other practice in Islam is imposed through coercion, brutality and terror. There is nothing free about any part of Islam.
A prominent Turkish professor on Thursday began a jail sentence after being convicted of preventing a female student wearing a Muslim headscarf from entering the university where he worked, his lawyer said.
Rennan Pekunlu, a former professor of astrophysics at Ege University, was sentenced to two years in prison in 2012 for violating a headscarf-wearing student’s “constitutional right to education” by barring her from entering the faculty.
Pekunlu began his sentence in a prison in the western city of Izmir, becoming the first individual in Turkey to be jailed for such an offence, his lawyer Murat Fatih Ulku told AFP.
Before heading to prison, the 64-year-old professor gave a public lecture on the “universe and evolution” to an audience including his former students, colleagues as well as members of several labour unions.
“This is not our last lecture. We have a lot more to do. This is not the end,” Pekunlu said before bursting into tears, as gasps and sobbing erupted inside the packed hall.
“Professor Rennan is not alone,” the crowd chanted, according to the website of Hurriyet newspaper.
“AKP dictatorship is doomed to collapse,” they shouted, referring to the Islamic-rooted Justice and Development Party.
There can hardly be a clearer contrast with what Turkey was, with what it is turning into under Erdogan’s Islamist tyranny. There is no longer a Turkey. Only an Erdoganistan that sends physics professors to jail for opposing Islam’s abuse of women.
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