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Islam was NOT the first to have laws of warfare

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Submitted by the Grand Infidel of Kaffiristan (Australia), Dec 22, 2008 at 18:30

Keith writes:

"Islam was the first to have laws of warfare. Before Islam, war was an unregulated affair where anything happened."

This is not a factual statement. The most highly organized and disciplined army in the ancient world was the Roman army. Roman soldiers were subject to a strict code of military law and were severely punished if they transgressed.

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