2 readers online now  |  69 million page views

Jihad and its spread

Reader comment on item: Jihad and the Professors

Submitted by Joseph Goldhiemann (United Kingdom), Nov 2, 2002 at 07:10

Jiihad,

The literal meaning of Jihad is to 'fight', fight in expansion of the Islamic territory. To defend any member of the faith who is being oppressed, and the word used in the Koran is Kitaal. 'To kill'. The main aim of the Jihad is to kill the oppressor, to bring the offender of Islam to his knees, both spiritually, economically, militarily. In fact as Malcom X said ' By any means necessary'. I believe Malcom coined his phase from the word Jihad.

Jihad is a movement which can destroy much from very little, it is a movement which simply sets forth a momentous turn of events which ripple and turn and destroy its enemy. The more superstructure the enemy has in terms of economics, in terms of industry, in terms of complex financial systems, the easier it is to destroy, especially with global systems of governance that are being pursued today.

The larger an opponent is, the fewer people and the more daring acts will correlate to bring to 'superpower' to its knees. See the sniper who spent $3 on ammo, with a return on his investment of $3 Billion. See September 11,where the investment was $50,000 but the return on the investment was $1.6 trillion. If we are to succeed in our way of life, we must have these Jihadis stopped, because judging by the results of what is a few actions. If we kill more Muslims, we will create more Jihadis; if we kill Jihadis we will create more Muslims.

I think this is going to be a very worrying war. They could very easily topple the United States just as they did the Soviet Union. While the Soviets were willing to lose people, we cannot accept soldiers dying in 10's -- forget about 100's and 1000's. And that, my friends, is a very worrying fact. We will struggle to win this war and it will spread.
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 and its spread by Joseph Goldhiemann

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.)