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Posted on Wed, Aug 08, 2007 14:12

Caner says that there was a crucial message being offered by the media in the days following the terrorist attacks, a message that his 17 years as a devout Muslim caused him to immediately recognize as false. He says that most Muslims who call America home were as shocked as the rest of the nation by the attacks on their country. To them, "jihad" -- the struggle against "infidels" (non-Muslims) which inspired the men who flew themselves and the other passengers on the four jetliners to their deaths -- is nothing more than a theoretical doctrine of Islam. Almost exclusively, the Muslims who appeared on the major news shows to explain their religion insisted that Islam is a religion of peace and submission. They pointed out that the term "jihad" is not even found in the Koran. But Caner explains that the only peace that is found in Islam is found in submission to Allah, and all Muslims are called to conquer all non-Islam forces -- even through martyrdom. "For the first 17 years of my life, I assumed that I was to be at war" with Christians, Jews, and other non-Muslims, Caner recalls. He adds that according to a conservative U.S. State Department estimate, there are currently 300,000 Muslims worldwide with that identical driving ideal -- the doctrine of jihad.


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Posted on Thu, Aug 09, 2007 21:38

jihad mean struggle,any struggle for achieving legal thing in legal manner is doing jihad,jihad is mention in quran at many places cz Muslim struggle in this life in order to stay Muslim till his death,without struggle & sacrifice,we can't even finish school & collage.now in western terminology some one with bomb strapped around his waist & who blow himself is the meaning of jihad,that you know better.there is no wining & convincing in arrogance & ignorance.may Allah swt guide us all & give us real wisdom to understand.ameen


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