secular

(redirected from Secularists)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Financial, Encyclopedia.
Related to Secularists: secularism
References in periodicals archive ?
Secularists have lost the moral high ground to Hindu nationalists by not taking terrorism seriously and secularists in the media and politics need to acknowledge that their mode has failed.
They fed Erdogan's fear of being toppled, and eliminated the remaining vestiges of the secularist regime from the military and civilian bureaucracy.
Under such circumstances, Turkish society will remain deeply polarized among Islamists, secularists, Turkish nationalists and Kurdish nationalists .
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's ruling center-right Justice and Development Party (AKP), which has Islamist foundations, suggested the relaxation of the trouser ban and the opposition parties - the secularist CHP, the pro-Kurdish BDP and Turkish nationalist MHP - supported the proposal, which has now been approved by the Turkish parliament.
But opposition from secularists as well as a ban in other state institutions--which was lifted this month--deterred women from wearing them.
Earlier, security forces fired tear gas in fields around the courthouse in the Silivri jail complex, west of Istanbul, as defendants' supporters gathered to protest against the five-year trial, a landmark case in the decade-long battle between Erdogan and the secularist establishment.
The Turkish public initially welcomed the trial on the grounds it would bring to account the country's "Deep State" -- an undefined network of secularists long believed to have been pulling the strings of power in Turkey.
Al Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahri accused the US of "plotting" with Egypt's military, secularists and Christians to overthrow Islamist president Mohamed Mursi, in an audio recording posted on militant Islamist forums.
CAIRO -- Al-Qaeda chief Ayman al-Zawahiri accused the US of "plotting" with Egypt's military, secularists and Christians to overthrow Islamist president Mohamed Morsi, in an audio recording posted on militant Islamist forums.
The army has simply reaffirmed and aggravated a decades-old feud between secularists and Islamists.
Investigation of the alleged conspiracy, which surfaced in 2007 when police discovered a cache of weapons in Istanbul, was initially welcomed by a public eager to see an end to the "Deep State" - a shadowy network of militant secularists long believed to have been pulling the strings of power.
It is the latest protest to rack Bangladesh, deepening tensions between secularists and the largest Islamic party, Jamt-e-Islami, whose leaders are under trial for crimes committed during the country's 1971 war of independence.