4 readers online now  |  69 million page views

'Jihad-lite' - less filling, more tasteful

Reader comment on item: Jihad and the Professors

Submitted by Chuck Mundy (United States), Nov 1, 2002 at 12:51

When one looks at events since the Iranian Revolution, and uses them as a context for understanding which interpretation of 'jihad' is correct, one can only conclude that a 'martial' understanding of the term is the only one that makes any sense at all.

I simply cannot see why any Muslim, adopting the 'jihad-lite' understanding, would want to kill infidels. On the other hand, a Muslim understanding 'jihad' in the martial sense would certainly have no qualms about any person, other Muslims included, who did not adhere to his version of reality (translated as ideology).
Submitting....

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

Comment on this item

Mark my comment as a response to 'Jihad-lite' - less filling, more tasteful by Chuck Mundy

Email me if someone replies to my comment

Note: Opinions expressed in comments are those of the authors alone and not necessarily those of Daniel Pipes. Original writing only, please. Comments are screened and in some cases edited before posting. Reasoned disagreement is welcome but not comments that are scurrilous, off-topic, commercial, disparaging religions, or otherwise inappropriate. For complete regulations, see the "Guidelines for Reader Comments".

See recent outstanding comments.

Follow Daniel Pipes

Facebook   Twitter   RSS   Join Mailing List
eXTReMe Tracker

All materials by Daniel Pipes on this site: © 1968-2020 Daniel Pipes. daniel.pipes@gmail.com and @DanielPipes

Support Daniel Pipes' work with a tax-deductible donation to the Middle East Forum.Daniel J. Pipes

(The MEF is a publicly supported, nonprofit organization under section 501(c)3 of the Internal Revenue Code.

Contributions are tax deductible to the full extent allowed by law. Tax-ID 23-774-9796, approved Apr. 27, 1998.

For more information, view our IRS letter of determination.)