One of the most-asked questions I’ve received is: What is this thing — Jihad — that is causing Muslims around the world to be violent in the name of holy war?
Heh, okay, let’s break it down, shall we? It’s really quite simple, and probably not what you’ve heard on your television screens.
Jihad means “struggle.” Nothing more, nothing less.A struggle with oneself internally, a struggle against injustice, a struggle against tyranny.
Jihad does NOT mean, on the other hand, holy-war-against-so-called-infidels-that-all-Muslims-are-supposed-to-do-so-non-Muslims-should-be-scared-of-their-Muslim-neighbors-and-kill-recent-college-graduates-over-a-supposed-parking-spot.Yeah. How about not.
While my neighbors are still...