But then, to have a state with Islam as a religion, then the question arises whose version of Islam? Take for instance Pakistan. There are Islamic moderates, there are Islamic extremists, there are those who are in between. There are Barelvis, there are deobandis, Ahle Hadith and Ahle Sunnah, Shias with their sub sects and Sunnis with theirs. Some believe in garlanding murderers of blasphemers some believe in punishing them. Some believe in taking the law in their own hands and declare a Jihad against the state under the slogan of "Sharia or Shahadat" and some believe in treating such as rebels and crushing them! Some believe in helping neighboring Muslims suffering from invaders by crossing the border to help them; Others say this jeopardizes the security of the state and it's survival therefore, they must be stopped by force.
To have a state with Islam as it's religion, would we not first need to agree on what do we mean by Islam and Islamic state?
I feel this is the tragedy with us Pakistanis. We still have not figured out what we really want. If we seek cohesion through confusion then this is what we get. More confusion and chaos.