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JIHAD MEANS HOLY WAR OR HOLY BATTLE, BUT MUSLIMS' EXTREMISTS' WARS ARE NOT JIHAD

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Submitted by Mohamad Nozzi (Singapore), May 31, 2009 at 05:22

Jihad means holy war or holy battle. The word, holy, in Jihad has spelt out that the war itself is to be treated as holy purpose instead of bad purpose. Jihad at that time when Muhammad was here was simply the war between non-muslims and muslims. Muslims preached to non-muslims and caused non-muslims to annoy and it ended up that non-muslims were the first started war against muslims. If muslims do not defend at the time when non-muslims started their attacking, muslim religion would vanish from this earth since all muslims might have been killed by non-muslims during the war. The war was considered holy in the sense that muslims had to defend from the attacking by non-muslims to prevent them to burn down mosques and to prevent them from slaughtering further more muslims.

However, the war among muslim extremists is not to be teated as Jihad since it is no longer to be holy. They create riots, vandalism, violence and etc. in the society. Non-muslims are not the first to start fighting with them and yet muslim extremists are the first to trigger off their battle with non-muslims. How could this war be considered as holy when non-muslims do not attack them and yet these muslims try to create problems in the society?

Muslim extremists launched the airplane attacked in United States of America to cause a crash in a tall building that caused many muslims that have the citizenship in America to be perished. Many muslims perished during the airplane crash. This kind of war is not to be considered as holy since it kills also muslims in America. The same also in India. The attack in india had simultaneously effected in killing many muslims that hold the citizenship in India. Many modern muslims no longer put on veils or wearing hats. The attacking of non -muslims without enquiry whether those people are really muslims, have undoubtedly caused many muslims to perish. How could this war be caused, jihad, instead, it should be called, the evil war?

Bear in mind that the Holy Quran only promises those muslims that believe in the Oneness of Allah and to do righteous deeds have the right to the access to Paradise instead of those muslims that believe and yet do evil deeds by killing non-muslims without a cause as well as creating society's problem.

Quran 4:90 warns muslim extremists to stop attacking non-muslims when non-muslims withdraw fighting to them. It is a command from Allah since the act of disobedience of Quran would have their end in hell that has been spelt out in many parts of the Quran undoubtedly.

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