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Antithetical Reasoning of Process for Nation Building

Reader comment on item: Middle East Migrants: Stay in Your Culture Zone
in response to reader comment: a Muslim version of Israel?

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Oct 7, 2021 at 10:24

If the last one hundred or so years of modern hemispherical territorial restructuring has taught anything, specifically targeted nation building has limitations, if not direct evidence in this circumstance that nation building failed, not merely once, but for reasons we'll point to here, multiple times. To the immediate distinction of this forum's area of influence: Iraq and Afghanistan come to mind; not perfect examples, but if one had been successful, then Myth's conjecture could be plausible. Unfortunately, it is not. Yugoslavia is thought here to be last century's example; even more problematic, Turkey could be cited as well. Then we could review the tribally and culturally diverse rest of the Middle East.
Then we arrive at Israel, certainly targeted for reasons that we all are too familiar with; does Israel's true roots actually lend to a "Muslim' version of a supposed 'Palestine;' or does the world finally recognize the futility of the attempt to redefine what is historically a nation that cannot be subjected to the false global thinking that the Jewish nation is the world's business in its formation in 1948.
Even a secular Israel, which it appears even many of Jewish heritage would divide into a 'two-state-nation', defies the popular notion of that 'solution,' forgetting that millennia of interferences in that process have arrived at the current status, only to find out that ultimately Israel must return to its kingdom status.
Muslim Israel? Not likely, just like trying to create a secular Afghanistan or a Muslim Germany is not a very real prospect.


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