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Cause of war

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Submitted by Joe Six-Pack (United States), Dec 26, 2009 at 10:27

Abu Nudnik put his finger on one of the issues at the base cause of the war: Hizballah is NOT a government with ANY sovereignty. Yet it is acting like a nation-state. It has initiated acts of war.

This is a common problem throughout the Islamic world. Islam is NOT a nation-state. The fact that many individuals and groups are acting on Islam's perceived sovereignty is a basic cause of much of the violence. This concept will have to end before the violence and warfare can be ended.

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