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Submitted by Bernard Freedman (United States), Nov 6, 2002 at 04:32

It's me again Mr. Pipes:

Another dictionary definition of jihad:

1. Islamic campaign against nonbelievers: a campaign waged by Muslims in defence of the Islamic faith against individuals, organizations, or countries regarded as hostile to Islam
Source: Dictionary from Encarta (MSN Learning & Research)

A strange use of the word "defence"!

Strangely, I checked the Oxford English Dictionary site on the Internet ( using Google) and there was no listing for the word jihad. I am sure that it must be included in the the OED, but I didn't find it. Perhaps you can.

Bernie Freedman
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