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Balkanization Is The Problem, Not The Solution

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Submitted by Dave (United States), Feb 26, 2015 at 21:17

The intolerance is so rife, that many of the Islamic countries are being atomized. There are not only the Sunnis and Shiites, but the True Believers and the Takfiris (heretics), in addition to the shrinking non-Muslim groups. There is a logic in seeing all of this as leading to peace once everyone is allocated to their ethnically pure enclave, but there is also little reason to see an end to the fragmentation since the remaining pieces will probably be warring against each other. This is similar to the thinking that goes into the two-state solution, except for the inconvenient truth that Palestine wants to also include Israel. No, the only real solution is an end to jihadism and Islamic supremacism.

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