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More Jihad definitiions

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Submitted by Bernard Freedman (United States), Nov 6, 2002 at 05:56

Here's another really great one Mr. Pipes:

Jihad - ("struggle" or "battle"), a religious duty imposed on Muslims to spread Islam by waging war; jihad has come to denote any conflict waged for princple or belief and is often translated to mean "holy....
Source: Encyclopedia Britannica (Note: The entry gives a very detailed historical study of the concept)

I am still checking other encyclopedias, but most of them require a subscription.

Bernie Freedman
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