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Global Islamic 'Nation' or Legitimate Arab 'Nations'

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Submitted by Joe (United States), Jul 26, 2006 at 12:49

Pipes makes the all-important observation that serious ideological cracks may be beginning to emerge in the Middle East around the real issue of substance---Are the Jihadists a legitimate 'nation'? When you read the communiques of Hezobolla, Al Qaeda, Zarqawi's crowd in Iraq, and the head nutjob running Iran you see the same 'theme'..............reference to an 'Islamic Nation'.

This notion of an 'Islamic Nation' is in clear opposition to legitimate 'nations' of all types in the middle east. Hopefully the U.S. government will begin to focus on the fact that anyone that uses this term is de facto 'an enemy', whether or not they use terror to advance their aims.

In fact, this very term 'Islamic Nation' should be entered in to U.S. and European law as a form of criminal 'hate speech' as it is only used by those who want an end to the west as we know it. At minimum, anyone using this term self-identifies as a jihadist.

What the rising use of this term reflects, as Pipes points out, is the shift in leadership from a Marxist led 'national liberation struggle' model in the Middle East and Third World, to a global struggle led by Iran (the Stalinist) and Bin Laden (the Trotskist global revolutionary).

Bolton, Rice, Bush need to begin talking about this issue of the Islamic Nation in the UN. It's a big vulnerability of radical Islam. Maybe even a few Arab nations will pick up on the theme and run with it.


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