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al-Jihad? It really means missionary warfare (Patricia Crone 2007)

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in response to reader comment: Patricia Crone (1945-2015)

Submitted by dhimmi no more (United States), Jul 12, 2015 at 11:53

Dr. Pipes

I urge the readers to read what Patricia Crone wrote about what is really al-Jihad and she defines it as:

"missionary warfare"

No one can define it any better than this and here is the article "Jihad Idea and History" and here is the link


We have lost an amazing scholar who really helped in changing the way we must view the history of early Islam

May she rest in peace


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