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Submitted by Tuda (United States), Oct 23, 2007 at 17:53

Your definition of Jihad is completely skewed. I am a Muslim and know the true definition of the term. It IS, in fact, referring to hard work, self motivation, and struggle. It however, has NOTHING to do with any type of Holy War. Those who claim this are not Muslims or ignorant.

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