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The Importance of Jihad

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Submitted by EuskalHerria (United States), Aug 19, 2009 at 20:50

John Brennan is confused about the definition of Jihad. During Muhammad's early Medinan period, when he and Islam were comparatively weak, he received many revelations which were conciliatory and tolerant towards non believers. He at this time defined Jihad as a struggle with oneself to overcome bad habits, to purify oneself, and so forth. After Muhammad had become victorious in battle and had established himself in Mecca, he received "revelation" abrogating the so-called "Greater Jihad" and instead promulgating the "Lesser Jihad", which mandates faithful Muslims to fight and conquer the Kuffars, converting them or requiring them to pay the Jizya tax and submit to the authority of Islam, or killing them and driving them out of their lands, so that eventually all lands will be under Allah's rule. Until our leaders realize this truth, the Isamicists will continue to mislead and progress in both violent and stealth Jihad, to the great danger to all free people.

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