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Meaning is in the use.

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Submitted by Matthew Besson (Canada), Jun 1, 2005 at 16:39

Jihad is a word being used by our enemy. When he uses it, he means a Martial defense of Islam, not self improvement or any other such abstraction. We are at war with this enemy and we should be only concerned with what he means when he says it. For that is what Jihad means in the context that we are currently concerned with. No other discussion is necessary until we have no such enemy.

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Matt Besson
Winnipeg Canada
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