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Need clarification, Schills

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Submitted by sara (United States), Jun 27, 2012 at 17:10

Thanks for your response. I had some trouble following your points and I would appreciate clarification.

As far as Jihad goes, it means nothing when you use the tired old excuse that it is every Muslim's duty to do Jihad, blah blah. We are always always only talking about one kind of Jihad. The kind that compels Muslim people, mostly men, to believe that killing in the name of Allah is a guaranteed one way ticket to paradise and the virgins. Men who sincerely believe that serving their religion translates into killing for it. Killing other Muslims, their wives or daughters, or innocent strangers because they are guilty of being of a nationality or living in a country that the Jihadist hates.

That is the only Jihad I am talking about. Of course it is no one's business what personal beliefs, or personal 'Jihads' a person undertakes. The only quarrel any of us will EVER have is the issue of any random person being at risk of death by a Jihadist. If you are going to argue that there are lots of crazies in the world etc., then I put to you that Jihadists are a collective of a very particular type of crazy. They all have the same motives, M.O.'s, shared literature, shared sources, etc. Maybe they are even contagious.

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