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Definitional Question

Now, Zack Roth thinks that it may not be right to call these guys 'birthers'. My sense though is that this is sort of a minor or perhaps even dissident sect within the birther movement. Sort of like Ismaili Islam -- a small but prominent branch of Shia Islam. Zack's angle seems to be that they're more like the Druze of Syria, Lebanon and Israel, who began as a dissident sect within Islam but are now, by consent of all parties, an entirely separate sect -- not part of Islam at all.

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