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Reader comment on item: Harvard Loves Jihad

Submitted by Zita Dean (United States), Jul 16, 2010 at 11:21

The term "jihad" does not specifically connote terrorism or violence. It is an Islamic tenet that has moral applications in regard to the internal spiritual struggle that we all face. about.com has an article that addresses the finer points, http://middleeast.about.com/od/religionsectarianism/g/me080122a.htm

and it does mention a military ... See Moreapplication of the term. My opinion is that the term is misconstrued due to groups that use "jihad" in their name, and do commit violent acts, groups that are on the U.S. Foreign Terrorist watch list.



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