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    • Bernie
    • 01.06.07 | 17:28 (IDT)

    Syria and Iraq were Baathist States. Both were secular and separated religion and politics. The only Arab State that is Islamic is Saudi Arabia. Israel and Saudi Arabia are the only officially religious States in Arab World. And Saudi Arabia calls itself the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, not the Islamic Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. So, in the middle East, the biggest theocracies are: 1. Israel 2. Saudi Arabia 3. Not sure what 3 is, but 1 and 2 are way ahead of the rest of the pack. The Palestinian refugee issue has nothing to do with Islam. Afghanistan, Pakistan, Iran, that is all simply misdirection. The Mandate of Palestine, prior to the Zionist invasion, was also a secular place where the 3 Abrahamic religions lived in harmony.

    from the article: IDF: No Gaza ground operation due to fear of war with Syria
    First published 00:00 01.06.07 | Last updated 00:00 01.06.07
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