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Jihad: Straight from the horse's mouth.

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Submitted by Imran Khan (United States), Nov 1, 2002 at 17:25

With respect to the comment by Richard Botluck: Unfortunately Islamic secularists is an oxymoron. Find any Islamic figure who is willing to support secularism. Get any Islamic leader to stand up and claim that a secular Government is better than implementing Sharia. Name one Islamic country that calls itself secular country? India has the second largest muslim population in the world, and it was not accepted as a member of the "Organisation of Islamic Countries" that has over 80 members!! Why?

Here is the definition of Jihad by Islamic sites and these are the ones that are catering to the "Western Audience"! You really don't want to hear what the fatwa givers say when they think they are talking to just the insiders.
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http://www.islam-online.net
Jihad has been made obligatory, which means that the individual should, when the occasion arises, offer his life for the defense and protection of Islam and the Islamic state.


http://www.islam-online.net/completesearch/english/FatwaDisplay.asp?hFatwaID=16844
I'd like to make it close to your mind why Muslims are in need of fight or combat. How are you going to deal with drug traffickers or any outlaw if your preaching is not doing well? How will you deal with a criminal who wants to disturb peace and make life panicky? Islam believes in stopping injustice, oppression and any threat to peace or freedom. In many instances, there is no way to guarantee these goals without arms and fighting. The Qur'an says, "... And fight the elites of blasphemy. They don't honor any vow." (At-Tawbah: 12)

http://www.islamicity.org/dialogue/Q308.HTM
Jihad could be a simple action, such as standing firm in defense of the cause of Islam. This may require speaking out in public, against ignoring Islamic principles, and writing articles or publishing books. It may also take the form of reminding people of their Islamic duties and motivating them to conduct their lives according to Islam. [b]Its top and most noble form is to fight the enemies of Islam in battle in order to foil their attempts to smother the call of Islam. [/b]
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