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You could be describing Israel's attitudes, and laws, pertaining to mixed marriages between Arabs and Jews, or the many laws that describe Jewish-Arab segregation.

And so what does any of this have to do with Islamic terrorism, and groups that sponsor it? Iran likely sponsors and financially supports Hamas and Hezbollah, but that is support of terrorism only if you believe the US State Department, since bought and paid for by Israel.

Just who is keeping who under military occupation and stealing whose lands? Ever hear of state terrorism?

by shergald on Tue Aug 17th, 2010 at 07:43:21 PM EST
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Just to be clear, this doesn't imply Israel is a theocracy. It's just full of religious nuts and theocrat wannabees.

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by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 03:04:22 AM EST
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Actually the term "ethnocracy" has been widely applied to what the Israel government has or is attempting to create in Israel. However, the government's support of extremist religious groups participating in ethnic cleansing in the Palestinian territories does suggest some overlap of the idea of religion and ethnicity.

by shergald on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 08:54:32 AM EST
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some overlap of the idea of religion and ethnicity in the case of Judaism? You don't say!

By laying out pros and cons we risk inducing people to join the debate, and losing control of a process that only we fully understand. - Alan Greenspan
by Migeru (migeru at eurotrib dot com) on Wed Aug 18th, 2010 at 09:04:34 AM EST
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Iran likely sponsors and financially supports Hamas and Hezbollah

Hezbollah, almost certainly. Hamas, OTOH, I find harder to believe, seeing as they have historical ties with Iraq and Saudi Arabia, neither of which has ever been a bosom buddy with Iran.

- Jake

Friends come and go. Enemies accumulate.

by JakeS (JangoSierra 'at' gmail 'dot' com) on Sun Aug 22nd, 2010 at 06:26:14 PM EST
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