Islam is the most democratic religion, says Madeline Albright. Yet in 1400 years of Islamic history, there has only been one democracy: Turkey.
Albright says that Turkey is a "perfect example" of how Islam is democratic. But let's look at the record. In the aftermath of World War I, Mustafa Kemal, who called himself Ataturk, or Father of the Turks, established the first secular government in a Muslim society, leading the Sheikh who famously visited Osama bin Laden on video in 2001 to refer to "infidels like the Turks." Ataturk declared that "the civilized world is far ahead of us. We have no choice but to catch up.