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Submitted by Richard Burd (United States), Aug 9, 2002 at 13:42

Daniel says militant Islam has it's origins in the 20th century, in the 1920's. But wasn't Muhammad an Islamist? Wasn't his body of ideas the same as Osma bin Laden? Didn't he believe in waging Jihad against kufirs? And what about the Almohades in Spain, or the Ottomans in Turkey? They had the same ideas too didn't they? can you clarify this?
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