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Jihad?

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Submitted by JOE (United States), Dec 26, 2010 at 01:53

I'm not sure whether you have the right definition of jihad. there are actually 2 types. one greater and one lesser. the greater one is human mental struggle to become a better person. this can be described as pushing attention from lust or other sins. the lesser jihad is the one people exaggerate into terrorism. it is the right of muslims to defend themselves. if you think that defending yourself when attacked is wrong than you have an issue, because i assure you if you were to be attacked you would fight back. So to answer your question every muslim in the world fights jihad, and is a jihadist, because they constantly struggle to be better people.

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