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Dueling Fatwas- reply to kman

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Submitted by Fazal Habib Curmally (Pakistan), Oct 7, 2010 at 00:23

I'm not soft soaping anybody because I don't have to. It seems from the way you write that you have studied in one of the schools preaching Jihad. It is time we changed the old adage" ignorance is bliss", it should be changed to read ignorance is a threat to life in today's world.

I don't think you even know what Jihad means, it means to strive. If you really want to know more on the matter, may I suggest you buy the following book from Amazon or Borders. This book is by Dr. Davis Cook and is titled Understanding jihad" It was published by the University of California Press at Berkeley in 2005. It has barely 208 pages and shouldn't be difficult to read.

About Pakistan preaching "Jihad" or being violent,perhaps you may find better examples in the Neocons in your country. We don't invade countries on false pretenses like the way the USA invaded Iraq or try to redraw national boundaries of countries that fall under USCENTCOM in schemes like your ex Vice President Dick Cheney did. We are enjoined by Islam to fight defensive wars and never try preemption. Most of all we don't have a US$600 Billion and more Defense Budget.

If Pakistan was violent, we would have attacked your bases in Afghanistan over the recent US helicopter intrusion into our airspace and think it is under attack because of rifle fire we used to warn the pilot he was out of Afghanistan and in Pakistan. What the helicopter pilot did was fire rockets and blow up the picket they were in. Both NATO, and the USA have apologized. So don't call us violent because when we act, we do it in defense only.

I wish you many hours of reading and studying.

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