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Do Sunni Muslims resent Ataturk for ending the Ottoman Caliphate?

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He is very controversial because:  1. He abolished the Islamic Caliphate system of the Ottoman Empire in 1924.  2. He abolished all Islamic laws in 1926.  3. He abandoned the system of Islamic inheritance.  4. He forbade the Turks to perform Hajj and Umrah.  5. He banned the teaching of Arabic in schools.  6. He forbade adhan in mosques.  7. He banned the hijab within Turkey.  8. He removed the word Mustafa from his name.  9. He canceled the festivals of Eid Al-Fitr and Eid Al-Ad'ha.  10. Made Sunday a formal day of rest instead of Friday.  11. He removed the use of Arabic letters in the Turkish language.  12. He changed the use of the word "Allah" in the oath of allegiance.  13. He killed hundreds of Islamic scholars who rejected his policies.  14. Before his death he enjoined that when he died people should not pray for him as the Muslims do.  15. In 1923 he stood in the Turkish parliament and said: "We are now in the twentieth century, the industrial century.we cannot continue to follow a book on the fruits of figs and olives."

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