I'd lament that what the US lost in the downfall of Pakistani dictator General Pervez Musharraf, was a nascent model for Pakistan that ran along the same lines of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. An Islamic state with progressive, secular and modernized governance.
This latest bit of news is rather worrying. Turkey has been systematically banning various online services. The latest via BasBasBas.com:
Since today, whoever tries to access Blogger or any *.blogspot.com domain from Turkey will get the following message on my screen:Bad news. Turkey's initial ambivalence prior to America's invasion of Iraq seems to be evolving, via domestic movement toward Islamic fundamentalism.
(Blogger's banned in Turkey screenshot.)
This is the same message we get if we try to visit YouTube, which is also banned in Turkey. In the past blogging platform Wordpress.com has been banned as well (read more), to much dismay of many Turkish bloggers.
It is suspected that the reason for this has something to do with Adnan Oktar, by some considered the leading Muslim advocate for creationism, who has in the past managed to get Wordpress, Google Groups, as well as Richard Dawkins’ website banned.