Rather than getting into long-winded arguments about the true meaning of Jihad, I think the Islamic people must address the root cause of this misunderstanding. True, people don’t understand the real meaning of Jihad. But why is that? It is because the Islamic people have themselves allowed their leaders to (ab)use Islam in such a manner as to create a stereotype about Islam being violent and permanently at war with other states.
They must understand that their religious sentiments have been exploited by the Imperialist countries only for their own gain and to the detriment of the Islamic countries. The first instance of this is ironically in Afghanistan, where the US used jihadi scumbags to overthrow the regime of Najibullah. Here Pakistan was used as a condom to facilitate their evil designs.
Again, Chechnyan Terrorists are being trained in Georgia (an American ally) and infiltrated into ferment discord in the Russian province of Chechnya. Ditto in the Philippines and again in Kashmir, and again in Xinjiang province of China! And all in the name of jihad!
All these are examples where the Islamic concept of Jihad was misused and put to a use quite distinct from what it really means! So is it any surprise that people have forgotten its true meaning?
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