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Loyalty & subversion

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Submitted by DAVID R.GROESBECK (United States), Apr 21, 2013 at 12:50

Since 9/11 I've read virtually everything I could get my hands on to educate myself about Islam. I realize that a central component of Islamic political theology is that the muslim owes loyalty only to the worldwide umma & not any nation state. It's still extremely difficult to get my mind around that concept emotionally. Both terrorist brothers had been residents of our country for years. Of familiar note, however, is the very common story of people close to them noting the clear signs of radicalization but not taking it seriously.

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