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Islamic nationalism

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Submitted by Joe Six-Pack (United States), Jun 28, 2010 at 09:23

The concept of "Muslim land' and "Muslim waters" is a nationalistic one. Islam was designed to have the functions of a modern nation state, complete with foreign policy and a legal system. The modern national government did not evolve until much later. This struggle between the authority of the modern government and Islam is one of the major reasons for the constant violence and warfare.   

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