I have seen numerous posts on muslim blog sites that repeatedly claim that Iraq is a "muslim" country. For some reason, until today, I have never questioned that. But, I got to thinking, why do they have a "muslim" claim to those lands. They certainly were not the first people there. If their claim is like our claim, that this land is our land because we have made it our land, then maybe they have some shred of truth. However, Saddam did NOT make Iraq a "muslim" country. Under Saddam all religions could openly practice. Before Saddam, it was a King, British, Ottoman Empire and so forth (list no exhaustive). I just fail to see how they can claim the country as "muslim." Further, many muslims feel that the "islamic" governments running their countries are not true islamic governments. Therefore, it seems to me, that following their logic that there is no true islamic government, then how in the HE double hockey sticks can they claim the middle eastern lands as "muslim."